The Cut: What's Trending Lately


Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask: Looking for instant skin gratification? The Renewal Mask promises to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help heal acne scarring, fade away pigmentation and deliver an instant radiance to your skin. Quite a lot to offer in a 1.7oz container. I was skeptical, as I usually am with any peel type product, but I have to tell you, I am SO impressed with this! I've been using it 2x weekly for the past 4 weeks and it's made a difference. It instantly dissolves dead, dry skin and makes my complexion bright and radiant. A great buy for the upcoming holiday season.

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Bronzer: Truthfully, the packaging made be buy it (and the fact that I'm a sucker for anything Victoria Beckham collaborates on). And the product is better than I expected, in fact, it's perfect. The matte shade works well with those who have a light to medium skin tone. The finish is not too orange, not too red. It delivers the amount of warmth that I desperately need this time of year. After one application, it easily made the cut.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealing Pot: I'm always on the hunt for a great concealer (and if you suffer from any sort of dark circle issue, I'm sure you are, too). Having an arsenal of varying formulations is important — liquids, creams and sticks all have a purpose and address different concerns.

It Cosmetics has led the pack in two of those categories lately — cream and liquid — with the Bye Bye Undereye Illumination and Bye Bye Undereye Concealing Pot. The pot is what made The Cut this month, as it's heavy duty, but barely breaks a crease. It's filled with collagen, peptides and other skin-friendly ingredients so it's actually doing something for your skin other than simply concealing it. It's effective in brightening up my dark circles but I've noticed it works well on acne, too.

Cuyana Travel Set: I can't tell you how badly I was in need of a new makeup bag. The one I had been carrying around for the last 5 years was ripped, stained and completely battered. I loved it, but it wasn't a good look. Enter in, Cuyana. Chic, leather, monogrammed and came in a set — I was sold from the moment I spotted it online. The bags are the perfect size: one for the purse, the other for travel or for larger items to store. If you're in desperate need of a new makeup bag, try them out, they're totally worth the price. And frankly, for the quality, they're an absolute steal!

Paula's Choice Refreshing Moisture Mist: I live for a great hydrating spray. Especially in the cooler months when the skin just always seems. to need something extra. Paula's Choice had sent this to me to try a few months back, but frankly with the unseasonably warm fall, I didn't see a need for it. I've finally been using it and have formed an instant dependency (told you, I live for a good spray). A combination of peptides and antioxidants (the stuff your skin really needs) restores and keeps my complexion looking vibrant, while it instantly hydrates and revives. It'll be a staple for the next few months.

GlowPro by Beauty BioScience: When I begin testing any sort of anti-aging product or tool, I usually allow myself a minimum of 4-6 weeks to really share my thoughts. I've had the Glowpro in my possession for a mere 1.5 weeks and already feel the need to rave about it. Seriously, it's that good. While the tool looks rather intimidating, the concept is simple: a microneedling device that regenerates skin by creating deep passageways (that regular exfoliation just cannot create for you). These passageways allow product to absorb deeper, promote skin to rebuild and heal quickly (creating new collagen). And if that weren't impressive enough, it has LED Light Technology! I'm so obsessed, I'll be writing a more in depth review of the GlowPro in the near future. But for now, I'm telling you, buy it!