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It’s no secret that our beauty routines have changed a LOT during quarantine. I personally have been leaning into skincare (I mean that’s nothing new), but I take baths nearly every night and probably mask 4-5x a week? Makeup is another story. A lot of times I skip it altogether, but have found a few tiny tweaks: a swipe of a rosy lipstick, a hint of mascara and highlighter… a bit of bronzer… can make such a big difference, not only for my Zoom calls but also for my state of mind!!!! When I put on even just one or two products, I look and feel better and wind up happier and more productive.
Today I’m going to share 10 products I love right now. Three are skincare, but the rest are makeup! All (in typical Grace fashion) very fool-proof and easy to use but will leave you feeling just a little prettier (and hopefully happier, too!).
But before we dive in one really cool thing I love! Credo’s new Live platform. Credo has temporarily transitioned their store staff to be digital associates and they are now manning their assisted shopping platform! It’s a great way for consumers to connect with their beauty experts, while stores remain closed.
10 Credo Beauty Products I Love
I love discovering a new brand so we MUST start out talking about Westman Atelier. The way that this project worked was that I could pick any products that Credo carries, but they asked if I’d be open to trying a few Westman Atelier products and WOW I am obsessed with this brand… the mascara and the highlight are especially pretty. The line was developed by Gucci Westman (the famous makeup artist). If you know Gucci Westman’s work, you know she’s all about dewy, radiant, healthy skin, and each of the products will help you get there! It doesn’t hurt that the packaging is in line with YSL’s… it’s so glamorous and luxurious… the sort of products you want on your vanity and (someday, haha) in your purse!
This Westman Atelier Super Loaded Tinted Highlight, in “peau de rose” is so pretty on the skin. I would liken it to a clean, highlighter version of NARS Orgasm. The color is just pink and peachy enough to make you GLOW – but it’s a highlighter, not a blush. I really like the formula, too. Again, it’s totally idiot-proof. When I opened the compact, I was like… Is this a cream? Is it a powder? It’s kind of a hybrid… nourishing and creamy (the formula contains hyaluronic acid and organic jojoba oil!), but it’s not greasy or too creamy – if that makes any sense!?
The Westman Atelier Eye Love You Mascara is also fantastic. Honestly, I was a little bit distracted by the packaging at first (it’s really luxe – that heavy, gold tube!) The formula is very natural and pretty (I’m wearing it in the top photo, above!) leaving lashes longer and more voluminous, with a hint of a curl! New fav.
The next few products are skincare!
I talk about Skin Food all the time here (read my blog post about all the ways to use it!) and was so happy to see that Credo carries it as it’s one of my more affordable clean beauty holy grail products. It’s the BEST.
This product is a cult fav. A friend got me into this a LONG time ago (and we used it when I took Lan Shin’s gua sha class!) It has a few uses. First of all, if you use it after cleansing (before serum and moisturizer) it will boost hydration, helping your serums and creams absorb better. It’s also great as a face mist!
This mask is fantastic when you need a good deep clean. The best part is that you only need to use it for five minutes to see results! It’s packed with kaolin and bentonite clays to help clear pores… as well as BHAs to gently exfoliate and brighten! It’s a lot like my fav from Tata, with added deep cleansing benefits.
Okay, let’s get into the makeup picks!
For face, besides the highlight, there are 3 more products to discuss.
The first is the KOSAS concealer. I have raved about this at length here but this concealer is INCREDIBLE. What makes it so great is that it’s packed with good for your skin ingredients, and it’s very full coverage without ever looking cakey. I haven’t found a concealer that works on blemishes/red spots and dark circles equally well, and this is it! My hands down all time favorite concealer. I use shade #3!
I’ve also been playing with the new KOSAS bronzer, also incredible (I swear everything KOSAS makes is just magic – they are such a great brand). I use the lightest shade which just gives you a soft, radiant glow. Like I haven’t been living indoors on my couch for weeks and weeks!
And then there is this cream blush from Tower 28 in “Magic Hour.” A while ago I was obsessed with a shade called “Dusk” from Glossier Cloud Paint. It was so pretty on, giving you that naturally sunkissed rosy/bronzy look. The problem with that one was that it just didn’t stay on. Not the case with this one! It lasts and lasts and is SO pretty!
We will end with two lip products.
The first is KOSAS (yes another KOSAS product!) lipstick in “Rosewater.” I’m wearing it in the top photo and the photo below. It’s the perfect pinky nude. When you wear it, you’ll never look too done up, just naturally pretty! It’s one of my most favorite lipsticks right now, and definitely my favorite clean lipstick!
Last but not least is Tower 28’s lip jelly! You’ve heard me rave about these lip glosses but they’re the best – delivering a shiny wash of color without any stickiness. I love the colored ones but the clear has actually been my go-to these days. It’s so hydrating but also so shiny and not even a little bit tacky.