WHEW man. So many posts guys. We’re going to have some “two a days” for awhile because there’s just too much good stuff to cram into one post per day ?!
If you’re not familiar with Beautycounter, it’s my #1 go-to clean beauty brand. They have amazing quality skincare and makeup products that are 100% clean and free of any questionable ingredients. It’s a little known fact that the US government doesn’t regulate the ingredients that go into cosmetics or personal care products and that the last law they passed regulating what can and can’t be included in personal care products was in 1938. Yeah, it’s scary!
I’ve been transitioning all my products over to cleaner alternatives over the past year and Beautycounter has been instrumental in making that transition as enjoyable as possible! (By the way, if you’re interested in doing the same, definitely sign up for my Clean Beauty email list–I may or may not be offering a Black Friday special exclusively for my subscribers! I’ll pop the form below! ?)
So–if you’re looking to buy beauty products for your girlfriends, family, or even for yourself–why not get products that are better for you AND high quality at the same time? (I’m a beauty snob, remember? I don’t like “natural” crap that doesn’t work–I promise, this is NONE of that! ?)
The list of Beautycounter products that I love is very long, so I’m not going to list EVERYTHING I’ve tried here, but I’m going to organize it in sections so you can better shop based on your preferences! Also worth noting, they’re providing free shipping for all orders over $50! ??
The sale runs now through Monday, and they won’t be offering additional discounts on Monday–so don’t wait to see if the deals get better–they don’t, so buy now before your favorites sell out!
First, here are my top Beautycounter gifts:
(Ordered from least expensive to most expensive–items listed are the 15% off sale prices!)
BEAUTYCOUNTER MAKEUP WIPES: $17 sale price!
I’ve never been one to regularly use makeup wipes because they’re either greasy and make me break out, or they’re drying and leave your face feeling gross–and you always have to wash your face after! These are NOT that–they actually remove makeup AND clean your face at the same time! (Without having to wash or rinse after!) They are WONDERFUL. Often times they’re the only thing I use to wash my face (especially when I’m tired or traveling) and they’re amazing. These would make an excellent stocking stuffer or a gift for a girl who is always on the go!
**Note: I did have a friend tell me they aren’t the best at removing eye makeup if you wear a lot of that. I have eyelash extensions and don’t wear mascara so this is probably why I never realized this! Just a heads up if you do wear a lot of eye makeup, these probably won’t be for you, but if you primarily only need face makeup removed, these are a god-send!)
COUNTERMATCH ADAPTIVE MOISTURE LOTION: $41 sale price!
I love that this lotion really does what it says–it adapts to the level of moisture your skin needs and provides all-day hydration. (I thought it was a total crock when I read this on the website, but now I’m a believer! ) If you’re one of those people whose skin gets drier throughout the day, especially in the winter, (like you look in the mirror at 3pm and your making up is flaking off–UGH) then you’ll love this lotion.
Charcoal Essentials Set: $42 sale price!
I am a HUGE fan of both items in this set–this is a great gift for guys as well (not too “girly” and so great for oilier skin!) Both products are formulated with Japanese binchotan charcoal, which gently washes away impurities without harsh surfactants and helps absorb excess oil to keep skin smooth, balanced and clear.
Mini lipstick set: $67 sale price! ($100 value!)
Okay, I fully realize that this sounds like a lot of money to spend on lipsticks–but when you factor in how much lipstick costs individually AND the fact that there are so many colors in this set (all colors that you’ll actually want to wear, I might add, which honestly never happens) it’s a true steal–they come out to a little over $8 each! My favorite color right now is “9-5″–I’ve been wearing it non-stop!
Also, this is a great set to buy and divvy up to give to all your girlfriends individually–it’s a sweet little “something extra” for coworkers or gift exchanges to go along with holiday cards!
Cleansing Balm: $68 sale price!
This is one of Beautycounter’s cult favorites–it’s a multi-tasking product that every woman will LOVE, especially for winter. It’s a beauty cabinet workhorse–takes off your makeup, cleanses, and can be applied as a mask overnight when you need extra moisture. You can feel a difference in your skin the first time that you use it! I know it’s an investment, but a little bit goes a LONG WAY. I have friends who have had theirs for over a year and it’s still going strong!
Instant Awakening Trio: $75 sale price! ($134 value!)
Perfect for reviving dull winter skin–the star of this trio is the Overnight Peel, which is one of my favorite skincare products of all time! It’s a gentle exfoliant derived from plant-based ingredients, and you can tell the difference in just a couple uses! I use it a few times per week at night, your skin literally glows in the morning!
The full sized peel itself is $58, and while this doesn’t include a full sized product, it’s still a really good size so you can use it for a long time to get a feel for the effects before you buy the full size! The set also comes with a full instant illuminating cream, which I love mixing with my foundation for a dewy finish, and 5 under eye patches to reduce puffiness and revive your undereyes!
Winner winner: Best of Beautycounter Set: $75 sale price! ($132 value!)
If I had to choose one set for you to purchase, it would be this one. This set is an absolute STEAL–valued at over $132–this set includes some of their best-selling products, many of which are listed above (all of which I have tried and use regularly with the exception of the #1 facial oil–I haven’t tried that one yet but it’s my most popular reader recommended BC product!) This would be an awesome gift for yourself or any woman in your life, especially for BC newbies who want to test out a few different products at a great discount!
Set includes: cleansing balm, countermatch adaptive moisture lotion, charcoal mask, brightening facial oil.
Other favorites: Makeup
Eyeshadow Palette: $42 sale price!
I fell in love with the colors in this palette but total disclaimer–fully expected it to not perform as well as my favorite Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadows–and it TOTALLY does. I seriously can’t tell a difference in the product quality. It stays on well–I use the dark browns with a liner brush to line my bottom and upper lash lines–I can create a natural looking smokey eye or a super natural look for daytime–there isn’t a color in this palette I don’t use. I can’t say enough good things, and it would make such a great gift for any beauty junkie!
Sheer lipsticks: $27 sale price!
Their color intense lipsticks are to die for, but if you’re in the mood for something a little more subtle, their lip sheer lipsticks are just as wonderful. I also love that they’re very moisturizing. I would say the formula looks and feels very similar to Clinique’s!
Tint Skin hydrating foundation: $35.70 sale price!
This is one of my top reader favorites, however, I will say this is NOT enough coverage for me–but if you’re the kind of person (or you’re buying for someone who is this kind of person) who wants a little bit of coverage for already good skin (and you don’t want to feel like you have anything on) you will love this product.
Other favorites: Skincare
Rejuvenating Eye Cream: $51 sale price!
I’ve been using this eye cream for over a year and it’s AWESOME. Using it regularly has definitely helped my concealer not crease as much, it’s anti-aging, and my favorite part is that it gives you an instant awakening effect because it has caffeine in it to instantly perk up your eyes! (This would be a GREAT gift for a new mom, haha!)
#1 Brightening Oil: $59 sale price!
This is my #1 reader favorite Beautycounter product! I haven’t tried this myself but I can’t tell you how many rave reviews I’ve heard about it! It’s great for lightening dark spots, evening skin tone, and adding another layer of moisture to dry skin!
Overnight Resurfacing Peel: $49 sale price!
If you didn’t have an interest in the set I outlined above, you can totally purchase the Overnight Resurfacing Peel on its own! This is one of my favorite skincare products of all time.
Other favorites: Haircare
Shampoo, conditioner (both on sale for $19) and bodywash ($21):
These were the first three products that I purchased from Beautycounter and what got me hooked on the brand! These are all super affordable, sulfate-free, and have a very light citrus scent (your guy won’t mind using them either–they don’t smell too “girly” ?) They are non-drying, non-irritating, and even if I don’t add any product to my hair afterwords, or if I forget to put lotion on after I shower–it’s not a fiasco because the products are very moisturizing! I have truthfully hated every other sulfate-free shampoo I’ve tried because they don’t foam up as much as regular shampoo and therefore I feel like I need to use a lot more to get my hair clean–that’s not the case with this at all!
Sea Salt Spray: on sale for $24!
This is the spray I use to get my beachwaves! Since I air dry my hair the majority of the time, I use this stuff multiple times per week. I only need a few spritzes and it gives your hair that “perfectly undone” effect. See my full air drying ‘beach waves’ tutorial here!
Whew, that was a lot! But I hope it was helpful–I know you guys are specifically searching for some great beauty deals this holiday season so I hope this helps you cross some items off your list! ??
Do you have any questions on specific products? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me more about your skin and what you’re looking for and I’m happy to make more personal recommendations for you!