January 2023 beauty faves flatlay
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I’m super excited to be writing my first beauty faves blog post of 2023 with my top 5 makeup and skincare picks for January.

I tend to get quite a few beauty products for Christmas, so I had a lot of amazing new products to pick from this month. I’ve chosen the 5 makeup and skincare products that I’ve been reaching for most days. From indie skincare brands to TikTok-viral makeup products, all of the products in my January beauty faves are 100% worth checking out.

Plus, there are some fab discounts throughout this post, so you can save money on your next haul.

Keep reading to see which beauty products made the cut this month.

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1. COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream

£14.22 for 50ml with code LFTFBLOGSARAH

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream image

The COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream made it into my top 10 skincare products of 2022 for a reason y’all. And with 20% off at LookFantastic using the code LFTFBLOGSARAH, this SPF is seriously hard to refuse.

This SPF50 is amazing. Lightweight, hydrating, and non-greasy, and it doesn’t make my skin look flat or matte. Despite having oily skin, this soothing sun cream works wonders for my skin. It’s wonderfully hydrating without ever feeling heavy or oily on my skin. It means that if I’m layering a few hydrating serums, I can skip moisturiser altogether because the COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream gives my skin enough nourishment.

Plus, it gives my skin a subtle healthy glow. Korean SPFs are my fave formulae. They’re so good.

Rating: 5 stars

Obviously, this is a 5-star product!

2. Clinique Almost Lipstick Black Honey*

£16.59 with code LFTFBLOGSARAH

Clinique Almost Lipstick Black Honey image

Clinique Almost Lipstick Black Honey broke the internet. This sheer, buildable lipstick blends with the pigment of your lip to create a shade that is unique to you. It’s one of those products that looks amazing on every skin tone.

The formula is glossy, light, balmy, and hydrating. One swipe of product on your lips will provide very light coverage for a ‘your lips but better’ shade. But you can build up to medium intensity with a few coats of product. I’m honestly obsessed.

My Clinique Almost Lipstick Black Honey Instagram reel is my most popular reel to date!

Plus you can get 20% off at LookFantastic with my code LFTFBLOGSARAH.

Rating: 5 stars

Clinique Almost Lipstick Black Honey is absolutely worth the hype, especially because it’s so comfortable and wearable. Love it.

3. BB Skin Vitamin D Serum*

£30 for 30ml

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I love the whole glazed doughnut skin trend, and the BB Skin Vitamin D Serum delivers serious #GlassSkin vibes. In fact, I wore this a couple of weeks ago when I was getting my nails done, and a lady in the nail salon commented on how radiant my skin looked!

This is essentially dewy skin in a bottle enriched with the benefits of vitamin D and niacinamide. It makes my skin hydrated, plump, and smooth. There’s no pilling either, so I can easily layer it with other serums, such as vitamin C or hyaluronic acid serum.

My skin has been a bit drier recently due to the central heating being on, so this is my go-to serum at the moment to instantly revitalise my skin.

Full review here.

Rating: 5 stars

This serum makes my skin look super dewy.

4. Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder

£ 26.35 for 20g with code SARAHSSPH

Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder image

Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder is another viral makeup product. I’ve never seen anyone say a bad word about this setting powder. It really is that girl.

I’ve got the shade Cherry Blossom Cake, and the pink truly helps to brighten my under-eyes. The powder is incredible. It’s finely milled, so there’s no chunky or patchy powder left on your skin. There’s no flashback on the camera. And it makes my skin looks smooth, soft, and poreless. This really does blur the skin and keeps makeup in place all day long without creasing.

You can get 15% off at Sephora UK with my code SARAHSSPH. What a steal!

Rating: 5 stars

This is easily one of the best setting powders I’ve ever tried. It does it all! That’s why it made into my best beauty products of 2022.

5. Envio Skin Vanilla Lip Balm*

Envio Skin Vanilla Lip Balm image

Lip balms are a must all year round for me, but they become imperative during the colder winter months. I apply them at least three times a day, so I know a good lip balm when I try one.

The Envio Skin Vanilla Lip Balm is incredible. Smooth, hydrating, lightweight, and protective. The formula truly melts into my skin to deliver lasting nourishment. Plus, the vanilla scent is so addictive. I find myself wanting to apply this lip balm every 30 minutes!

Full review here.

Rating: 5 stars

I love this lip balm. It deserves more hype!

Final thoughts on my January 2023 beauty faves

All of the products in my January 2023 beauty faves got 5 stars. The products really are that good! But if I could only pick 1 product, it’d have to be Clinique Almost Lipstick Black Honey. I’m in love with how versatile this sheer lipstick with. It works with so many makeup looks too!

Have you tried any products from my January 2023 beauty faves? Let me know in the comments below!