Check out the BELLA Team’s Must-Have Beauty Products…
VANESSA COPPES, CEO + EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
If I had to pick between putting on my own lash extensions or a root canal, I’d pick the latter—until I discovered Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara™ from Thrive Causmetics . I was blown away by how you can instantly create the look of extensions without the hassle! Best part? It’s vegan + paraben-free!
JESSICA CIRZ, COVER + FEATURES PHOTOGRAPHER
I am completely obsessed with the IT-Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil in taupe. It goes on with the look of microblading and stays on all day. And, it is self-sharpening, so it always has a nice edge to work with.
LYNETTE BARBIERI, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Anyone who knows me knows I love to try out all different beauty products, especially if it has anything to do with reducing fine lines and wrinkles and helping me to look younger. But the one product that stands out above the rest is my Estala Skincare Age Defying Retinol Mask. My skin actually glows and looks hydrated, and it leaves me with a dewy, more youthful look. This product has also dramatically helped with the wrinkles on my forehead.
I also have to say the Gel to Milk Cleanser by Yangu Beauty is another must-have as it has really helped with my dry skin. As we all know, nothing ever looks good without hydrated skin!
JANENE MASCARELLA, BEAUTY DIRECTOR
It’s pretty safe to say that at any given moment I have an arsenal of go-to beauty products to rave about. One amazing mainstay in my haircare routine is this top-notch hair serum that I absolutely cannot live without. Just a few drops of Ricardo Rojas AMORE SERUM give my hair that shiny, reflective look and also a bit of texture. The more it’s used, the healthier, stronger, and more shimmering my hair becomes. Totally obsession-worthy!
JONATHAN CALIXTO, FASHION AND LIFESTYLE EDITOR
With adapting to this new normal of face masks, I’ve had some time to try out a range of skincare products, and my new go-to is NARS Multi-Action Hydrating Toner. I love that it feels very lightweight, but also leaves you immediately feeling a tingling sensation, like your skin is finally getting a chance to breathe. Plus, how can you not love that it is alcohol-free?! As we begin to enjoy nicer weather, give your skin the boost it needs to remain bright and hydrated.
JENNIFER WALSH, MIND+BODY CONTRIBUTOR
I have spent the past 25 years in the beauty/wellness world, so I have quite a few favorites and must-haves. During the pandemic and beyond, I have worn very little makeup and I amped up my skincare routine. I have been using different Fresh products for 20 years and continue to fall in love with their new launches. I have now been using their Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask as a daily mask because it is just what my dry skin needs.
AMANDA MACTAS, FOOD EDITOR
Can I really only pick one? There are so many products I feel like I can’t live without, but lately I’ve been obsessing over Ahava’s Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter Facial Serum , which leaves my skin dewy, hydrated, and glowing. I usually mix it with a hyaluronic acid and then apply all over my face and neck.
Additionally, I can’t rave enough about Beekman 1802 Goat Milk Hand Cream , which has been a life saver for my overly sanitized and dry hands.
GINA LAGUARDIA, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
Laugh if you will, but when they say motherhood consumes every part of you, they weren’t kidding! One of my must-have beauty products is my daughters’—yes, my daughters’— Fairy Tales Sun & Swim Coco Cabana After-Sun Spray . I started buying this for the girls when they were toddlers to help smooth their knotted tresses all year round, not just for the summer. It ends up that the formula—light, effective, and with an aroma so calming—did wonders for my own hair. Over the years I’ve gifted this to my niece, my daughters’ friends, and my goddaughter, and they all love it too—it’s that good.
VIVIAN NACIONALES, “LIFE IS BELLA” PRODUCER
I’ve been on the hunt lately for natural products and remembered that I once had a conversation with a healthcare worker and friend, Comfort Gold Okolie, about her skin product of choice. She suggested I try shea butter, so I have put it into my nightly and morning routine, and I love it. Shea butter—real, authentic shea butter, like Proclaim Professional Care Shea Butter —is a natural moisturizer and sunblock. Although oily when first applied, it sinks into my skin nicely, leaving no residue. I’ve read many positive things about shea butter, including that it is a natural sunblock, is great for correcting skin discoloration, has anti-aging properties, and provides relief to itchy skin, among a host of other benefits.
MINDY GURA AND PAULA ORLAN, FASHION STYLISTS
We have always been girls who love to try new makeup products, shampoos, fragrances, and moisturizers! Sometimes we stay true to certain brands and other times we like to be adventurous and experiment with different lotions and potions. But the one beauty product that we are completely loyal to is La Mer Moisturizing Cream . It is expensive, but when we put that soft, buttery cream on our skin, we feel like a million bucks! The dewy glow it gives us under our makeup is worth every penny. If you want to splurge on an amazing product, this is the best one out there!
JENNIFER DECILLIS, PUBLISHER
One of my absolute favorite beauty treatments is a facial— cleansing, resurfacing, refreshing—I’ll take them all! But when I can’t get to a professional, an at-home mask is my go-to. Right now, I love the MASKTINI Twilight Zone Tahitian Detox Mask . Made with purifying bamboo charcoal, polishing black pearl, and hydrating botanicals, it draws out impurities, gently resurfaces, and restores moisture—a must-have for my dry, sensitive skin. For a face that literally glows, give this “black magic” a try!
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