Five to Try

It's been awhile since I last did a "Five To Try" post, probably because I haven't been trying nearly as many new things lately. I've gone through and rounded up some things I've been using nonstop, and it seems there's a bit of a theme. There's a couple lightweight water-gel products as well as creamy products that are easy to work with.

Fresh Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm* | This has quickly become my go-to lip balm throughout the day. It feels super hydrating and comfortable on the lips, while still being quite lightweight and non-sticky. It makes the lips feel quite plumped and cushion-y, so it's a great one to use pre-lipstick. I'm sensitive to many lip balms, but this one doesn't irritate my lips at all - it's definitely going into my usual lip balm rotation of Glossier Balm Dotcom and Bite Agave Lip Mask.

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Hydro Soothe Eye Gel* | If you find, like me, that sometimes eye creams make your eye area a little too greasy or feel a little too heavy, then this one could be for the one for you. Usually when something calls itself a gel, it's more of a gel-cream, but this truly is a clear gel. It feels super cooling under the eyes and sinks right in. It plumps up the skin to help fill in fine lines, and it helps to depuff quite a bit. It's light enough to wear during the day, but also hydrating enough to use overnight.

Nudestix Sheer Color Eye Pencil, 'Pewter' | This is my go-to "in a rush but still want to wear eyeshadow" pick. Like the name says, it's quite sheer, but it gives a lovely sheen and wash of color. Pewter is a mauve-y bronze shade that's perfect for everyday. Since these are so sheer, I'd definitely recommend picking up one of the "darker" shades - the nude ones would probably read as more of a gloss (and I've just talked myself into buying a nude shade now, whoops).

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask | I've been so into overnight masks lately - I would do masks more often, but I usually am too lazy and don't want to deal with washing them off. So overnight masks are perfect! I've had this beauty by Laneige in my collection for a few months now, and I've only just gotten around to using it consistently. I've never used something that feels so lightweight on the skin that packs such a punch of hydration. I use this as the last step of my skincare routine, over my night cream, and it just works to seal everything in and keep the skin hydrated all night long. This has been so handy for summer nights when we've had to sleep with the air conditioner on - I don't wake up with parched skin anymore! If you're looking to foray into the world of sleeping masks, I'd check this one out first.

Bite Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks | I know I've already done a full review on these, but you definitely need to try one. I was growing sick of the super matte, crusty liquid lipsticks, so these are a breath of fresh air. They're beautifully creamy and don't fully set down to a matte finish, but instead to a satin. They do transfer, as you can imagine, but they still last a long time on the lips. I have the shades Whip and Chutney, which are the perfect neutral shades, and every day I think I add a new shade to my wishlist.

What new things have you been trying lately?

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