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Lipstick on the Rim: Our 3rd Annual Beauty Hall of Fame – Meet the 23 Products (Plus a Few Bonus) That Molly and Emese Couldn’t Live Without in 2023


Can you believe it’s the end of the year? Neither can we. This is one of our favorite episodes and we love that Beauty Hall of Fame has become an annual tradition. We tried to keep it edited by just giving you our 23 favorites from the past year in honor of year 2023 (but we always have to sneak in a few more). We’re beauty junkies, we can hardly help it! From the absolute best body cream to the prettiest shade of blush, the best mascara of all time, and so much more, look no further than Molly and Emese’s standouts of the year.

[Molly] On Her 2023 Must-Haves

“I had a small sample for this product given to me. Now I have a large bottle that is constantly replenished. It’s the Future Cosmetics Lumeria Phytomarine Body Cream. It’s unbelievable. It has great oils and is rich in seaweed extract. And what I love about it most is that it actually feels silky. Silk peptides, exotic herbs, essential oils, it nourishes, it’s radiant, it’s deeply, deeply hydrating. It is one of the best body creams I have ever used. It smells delicious and it’s so chic. I’m not gonna lie, it’s expensive but she’s a good one. This wouldn’t be a hall of fame without a couple of YSE Beauty products. You guys, they really do work. This perfect pair starts with the Morning Cocktail Vitamin C Serum. Vitamin C is non-negotiable in all routines. This is the serum that does it all. It brightens, it smooths, and it evens out your skin tone. What’s incredible is that it has three forms of stabilized vitamin C, niacinamide, squalane, and hyaluronic acid. So it’s definitely hydrating. I mix it with the Skin Glow SPF 30 Primer. You guys have seen me all of summer and fall wearing this product. It can be worn on its own, or I sometimes mix it with just a little bit of tinted moisturizer. It has an invisible finish and an instant glow. It prevents spots, reduces the appearance of dark spots, and lends to a natural glow. What I love most about it is that it reduces the appearance of pores. It’s amazing. I put it on under my makeup every single day.”

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[Emese] On Her 2023 Must-Haves

“This is an oldie but a goodie. It’s the L’Occitane Hand Cream. I really think this is the OG of hand creams. It is so delicious smelling and you can buy them in tiny little tubes. I have them in my purse especially in the winter when my hands get dry. It is rich in fatty acids and has 20% organic shea butter. I hate when I try hand cream and my hands have this, like, sticky film on it after. Not this, though. This hydrates my hands and makes them soft. Here on the East Coast in the winter, they get so chapped and dry, and this cream absorbs really quickly. So, that’s been one of my OGs for years. Then there’s the serum I’ve talked about quite a lot now, the Biologique Recherche Collagen Serum. It’s made of type O collagen, which boosts the four main types of collagen to re-densify the skin. We lose collagen every day from our skin after the age of, I think it’s like 26 or 27. So that’s why collagen is what keeps our skin firm and plump. As you age and lose that collagen, that’s what kind of causes our skin to lose the bounce to it. This serum does an incredible job of stimulating the collagen that’s naturally present in the skin at the gene and protein levels. Combined with what I’m doing with my facialist in rebuilding the collagen through heat therapy, it really is a game changer. My skin feels so much firmer. I can just feel it. This serum is a 10/10.”

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