While I suppose it could, it should not surprise you that the Very Good Light editors come across a lot of products. Every month, we’ll sort through our bathroom counters and makeup bags to find the ones that stand out the most. They will be cataloged here, in no particular order.
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That's bananas: Vacation Lip Balm Set
Typically, lip balms fall into the same category as ointment and eye drops: utilitarian and serviceable products that I use but never wax poetic about. These five lip balms are the exception. My favorite flavors are After Dinner Mint (very realistic) and Bananas Foster (smells caloric). –Or Gotham
Based on a true story: Ilia True Skin Serum Concealer
I love a good face base, but I hate wearing a good face base. The answer to this otherwise unsolvable problem? Ilia’s concealer. Medium-coverage and impossibly lightweight, I have no idea how it does what it does, but it sure does do it. –Nicole Swiggard
Otherworldly: Good Light We Come in Peace Serum
Coming from a girl who has suffered from rough, bumpy pores in my T-zone, using this serum every morning has seriously saved me from impending mascne blow-ups. –Olivia Hawkins
Spirit fingers: Beaubble Peelable Water Polish
Sometimes you don’t want a manicure to last three weeks. Sometimes, you want it to last a few days, have zero chemical smell, and peel off when you’re done with it. That’s where this comes in. –OG
Gwen in doubt...: POPCHOS Dry Brush
I caved to the wellness influencers that own my Instagram feed, and finally Amazon Primed myself a dry brush. I sure do wish I had done it sooner. I follow Goop’s routine every time I get out of the shower, and my skin has never been so supple. –OH
It works, by gum!: K18 Leave-in Hair Mask
Now that I’m growing my hair out and blowdrying it constantly, I’m much more aware of the heat damage I’m accumulating. Here’s a full review of the treatment if you’re in a reading mood, but the short version is: it’s worth it. –OG
Boiiiing: Pattern Leave-in Conditioner
I’ve spent years suppressing my curls, which means they’re absolutely parched—dehydrated, dry, begging for a little TLC. I’ve only used it a few times, but I’m a changed woman. It’s life-altering. (And the bottle’s just so dang cute.) –NS