It’s 2017! This edition of my Sona Selects beauty series will look back on the best products of December that will carry you through the New Year! They say new year, new you and while I don’t entirely agree with that, it doesn’t hurt to change up your routine for 2017! Here’s my top picks from last month!
1. PUR Air Perfection Cushion Foundation ($43)
Cushion foundations have been all the rage recently, and this is one of my favorites! The formula is super lightweight, but gives a good medium coverage. The PUR Air Perfection Cushion Foundation is infused with nourishing babassu and has SPF 50, which is great for if you’re spending time in the sun or snow!
2. MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder ($28)
The MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder doubles and a blush and a highlighter! Since it has some reflective shimmer, it really makes the apples of your cheeks pop! I love the idea of adding a little extra glow to your face in the winter.
3. Vita Liberata ‘Trystal Minerals’ Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals ($45)
Especially around this time of year, I feel like my face needs a little bit of extra warmth! Vita Liberata’s Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals creates a nice bronze effect while interacting with your moisturizer or foundation to work as a self tanner.
4. Dior Capture Total DreamSkin’ Global Age-Defying Skincare Serum ($150)
This Dior Capture Total Serum makes your skin look radiant before you even put makeup on! It tightens pores, minimizes fine lines and gives your skin a pretty glow. I use it before I put on my foundation in the morning. It is expensive, but if you’re looking to spend money on a serum, this is it!
5. Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eyeshadow in The Glo Down ($3)
One of my friends, and fellow beauty YouTubers, Melissa Alatorre, told me to try Maybelline’s Expert Year Eyeshadow in this shade as a highlighter and I love it! This shade is perfect to add a bit of glow to your cheeks. Plus for the price, it’s an amazing deal!
6. L’Oreal Color Riche in Zoe’s Red ($5)
L’Oreal’s Color Riche in Zoe’s Red is an amazing shade of deep, almost brownish red. It’s perfect if you want to high-impact effect of a red lip, but without using a bright red. The formula is semi matte.
7. Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème ($60)
My skin always gets super dry during the winter, so I try to have some hand lotion with me wherever I go. The Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème in Tart Au Citron smells lightly lemony and sweet, but isn’t overpowering as it settles into your skin. I keep a mini version in my purse at all times!
8. Kiehl’s Limited Edition Creme de Corps Moisturizer ($48)
This Creme de Corps from Kiehl’s is my current favorite body lotion! I use it right after the shower, it’s super moisturizing without being too greasy. Plus the packaging illustration is so cute!
What beauty product are you obsessing over in the New Year?