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How an Editor Spends $500 at Space NK

Restock your beauty essentials.

By: Hannah Baxter

As all beauty lovers know, sometimes you have to make a dent in your credit card to snag the best luxury skin, hair, and makeup items for the season. I’m as guilty as the next person, but I also take comfort in the fact that my beauty routine is my own personal form of self-care. Can I shop like this every month? Definitely not. But when the seasons change, or I look around and realize all my favorite products are almost empty, I treat myself to a much-deserved shopping spree on Space NK. Check out everything I’m scooping up this month below.

Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder, $44

Although I prefer pretty natural-looking makeup, I can’t help but love a perfectly sculpted face. This formula is ideal for fair skin when you don’t want to look like you have two strange stripes hanging out underneath your cheekbones. Just blend with a medium fluffy brush out towards the ears, and you’ll look chiseled in no time.

Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser, $82

I adore this oil. My skin feels deeply nourished but also removed of any lingering dirt or debris. In the winter I use just this in the morning, and in the summer as the first step of my two-part cleansing process.

The Original Beautyblender, $20

As much as I love using my fingers to apply product, a Beautyblender really does help soften the edges of my concealer and cream blush. Trust me, it’s worth it to invest in the original—the material doesn’t eat up all your makeup the way some other ones do.

Angela Caglia Detox Serum, $80

If you battle clogged pores or the occasional hormonal acne flare-up, like me, this serum is about to be your new best friend. The added antioxidants act as a shield against environmental stressors and leave my skin super soft and glowy no matter how stressed out I am that day.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, $19

Scalp care is seriously underrated, especially if you’re a girl who uses styling products (so, basically all of us). I use this bi-weekly before a deep conditioner to clear out any lingering buildup.

Diptyque Shower Oil L’Ombre Dans L’eau, $50

My skin soaks in moisturizer after I shower, so I’ve turned to an in-shower oil to help hydrate it even further. This one foams, so it really feels like it’s cleansing your skin, which I definitely need after a day out in this summer heat. Use this, and you'll marvel at how soft you’ll feel afterwards.

Uma Ultimate Brightening Rose Toner, $65

To reset your skin after cleansing and prepare it for serums and moisturizer, I prefer this gentle rose toner every other day. It doesn’t strip all the natural oils but still leaves my complexion looking bright and even.

Surratt Auto Graphique Eyeliner, $42

I am *super* picky with liquid eyeliner, since it tends to transfer to my upper lid after a few hours of wear. This guy is deeply pigmented and stays put all night long.

Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask, $46

If you want to amuse the people you live with, walk out of your bathroom with this mask on. It bubbles up upon contact with skin, oxygenating your pores to remove trapped dirt and oil. Why can’t all skin care be this fun?

Byredo La Tulipe Hand Cream, $42

I’ve been traveling a ton this summer, and I never, ever fly without at least three hand creams in my bag. La Tulipe from Byredo is my current favorite. It smells like a French garden in the summer and keeps my skin from chapping in the recycled air.

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