Most-Loved Edit: My 2023 Favorites
Last year I rounded up my most-loved products of 2022 and thought it'd be fun to see how my list compared to this year's favorites. You'll see quite a few repeats from last year which continue to be my ride-or-dies, plus a handful of new things from 2023 that I've really loved. Keep reading for all of the style, beauty, skincare and haircare favorites that I wear and use on a weekly basis, plus some of your go-to's in a few categories that I polled you on Instagram about.
Keep reading for your feedback on your favorite recommendations from me in 2023!
Bra: Aerie SMOOTHEZ Bra-ish Wireless Bralette
I have a few bras in my rotation but this is the one I always reach for first. I love that it has full support but feels as comfy as a bralette. Runner up is my favorite strapless bra by Soma!
Voted by you: Soma Enbliss Wireless Bra
Underwear: Skims Fits Everybody Thong
A little on the pricier side but worth every penny and holds up perfectly over time. THE comfiest underwear I've ever owned.
Basic Tee: Abercrombie Essential Easy Tee
The perfect relaxed fit that's super-soft from the get-go. I've worn and washed this more times than I can count and it's still in perfect condition.
Voted by you: The Abercrombie Essential Easy Tee was top-of-your-list too, followed by the Nuuds Everyday T-Shirt
Blazer: H&M Gathered Sleeve Jacket
I love how the gathered-sleeve style gives off that rolled-up sleeve look without the bulk. Great price-tag for a classic blazer.
Jeans: AGOLDE 90s Fit in 'Snapshot'
These 90s jeans have been my go-to style for a few years now and this wash is my favorite classic pair and the one I reached for most this past year.
Voted by you: The Abercrombie Ultra High-Rise 90s Straight Jean (I also love these! Tip: If you usually wear a 'regular' length, go for the short length in these for the best fit)
Leggings: Lululemon Align 28"
I'm never not reaching for my Aligns when I'm throwing on leggings to wear out or around the house. This is one that I can definitely say is worth the price tag for me!
Everyday Sneakers: Adidas Samba OG Shoes
Trends of course come and go but this is one that I've gotten a ton of use out of and will continue to wear into 2024! For a full review + sizing tips, check out this post.
Boots: Dolce Vita Arya Pointed Toe Boot
Perfect low heel that elevates an outfit while still feeling comfy. Dolce Vita always ends up on the top of my list!
Sunglasses: Oversized Square Frames & Prada-Inspired Rectangle Sunnies
Kind of shocked that this $16 pair is still in perfect condition after how much I wear them! This past year I also loved this prada-inspired pair which I got a ton of use out of.
Everyday Jewelry: Electric Picks
EP has pretty much taken over my entire jewelry collection. With a lifetime guarantee and a price-point that aligns with its quality, you really can't beat it. These were my most-worn earrings & this was my most-worn necklace. Code DANIELLE20 gets you 20% off sitewide, always!
Foundation: ItCosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination
I haven't strayed from this foundation for a few years now. It's buildable, dewy, feels lightweight and is packed with SPF50+ (I wear shade Light).
Voted by you: Haus Labs Medium Coverage Foundation
Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy
This is another OG in my makeup bag that I can't live without. I wear shade 20B. Code DANIELLE gets you 15% off sitewide at Tarte, always
Voted by you: Tarte Shape Tape was also at the top of your list, tied with Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze
I started using styling wax in early 2022 and it's been such a game-changer. I brush my brows with this first, and then fill in with the Brow Wiz pencil.
Cream Bronzer: DIBS Desert Island Duo
This is a hard one because I have 2-3 bronzers I really love and keep in my rotation but if we're talking most-used, it's definitely the DIBS Desert Island Duo. It applies so smoothly and blends beautifully. I use shade Bronze Voyage.
Powder Bronzer: Tarte Park Avenue Princess Waterproof Face & Body Bronzer
I love this one when I need a little color on my neck or body. It comes in a huge palette and lasts forever! Bonus points that it's waterproof (code DANIELLE).
Voted by you: The DIBS Duo took your top spot, too!
Blush: Merit Flush Balm Cream Blush
Talk about a seamless application. This blush is everything! I love shades Beverly Hills & Cheeky. If you need a good cream blush brush, this $15 find is my go-to.
Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Balm & Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump
At $43, the lipstick better be worth it and I promise, YSL's Rouge Shine Balm lives up to the hype! It's this beautiful hybrid lipstick/balm that keeps my lips hydrated all day with a pigment that's natural without being too overhwleming. Love shade 44 Nude Lavalliere. Of course, Tarte Maracuja is always top-of-list too! Shades Peachy Beige and Rose are my most-worn (code DANIELLE).
Lip Liner: Make Up Forever Artist Color Pencil
One of my favorites, @makeupxka put me onto this pencil in shade Wherever Walnut and I have not looked back since!
Setting spray: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish
This is another viral TikTok find that I've been using since 2020. Your makeup won't budge!
AM Moisturizer: Summer Fridays Dream Oasis Deep Hydration Serum
I started using this one around the end of Summer 2023 but I love it so much that I've already gone through 5+ bottles.
Voted by you: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
PM Moisturizer: Colleen Rothschild Extreme Recovery Cream
My skin is always on the drier side so I like the heavy hydration hitters at night. This one is a ride-or-die for me! Code DG20 gets you 20% off any full-priced items sitewide.
Serum: Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment & Colleen Rothschild Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Hard to pick just one in this category because I switch up my serums pretty often based on different skin concerns! These two were my most-used for skin resurfacing and brightening.
Sunscreen: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
This top-rated sunscreen is so worth the hype for me. It's weightless under makeup and fragrance free - you seriously don't even know it's on!
Cleanser: ItCosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm
I was initially so sad when I found out ItCosmetics was revamping this formula because it was my absolute favorite but the new version is just as good! I use this as step 1 in my cleansing routine every night and it does such a nice job of not only getting makeup off but also keeping skin feeling extra clean and hydrated.
Voted by you: Revision Skincare Brightening Facial Wash
Lip Treatment: Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm
My love for Summer Fridays runs deep! This stuff is the best.
Self Tanner: Dolce Glow Lusso Self-Tanning Mousse
Started using this in Spring of 2023 and it quickly jumped to the top of my self-tanners list. If you're looking for a good facial tanner, that doesn't clog pores, +Lux Unfiltered N°12 Bronzing Face Drops are my favorite, and also double as skincare.
Signature Scent: Ambre Blends Ambre Essence
I swapped out all of my perfume for Ambre Blends oil and haven't looked back! The signature Ambre scent is my favorite of the 5, all natural and lasts about 3 months. If you're thinking about trying this brand, definitely recommend the Sample Pack which is what helped me find my scent!
Shampoo: Ouai Detox Shampoo & dae Violet Hour Purple Shampoo
I like to use this clarifying shampoo about 1x a week to remove product build up from hair treatments, dry shampoo, etc. My hair always feels so clean after using, and it gives me about 5 clean-hair days!
Conditioner: Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore
Oribe's Gold Lust line is worth the price-tag. It's something I would never recommend unless I really loved it, and this line has changed my hair!
Hair Treatment: Kérastase Blonde Absolu Heat Protecting Serum
I love using this on towel-dried hair before blow drying. Also doubles as a heat protectant up to 450°.
Heat Protectant: Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray
I always give my hair a few spritzes before blow drying or styling (following a hair treatment if I'm using). It smells amazing, too.
Dry Shampoo: Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo
I'm not the biggest fan of dry shampoo (most days I'd rather just wash my hair) but when I'm in a pinch, this is the one. I've been using this dry shampoo for a few years now; gets the job done and no residue!
Voted by you: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo (have tried but this scent was not my personal fave!)
Styling Cream: DAE Hair Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream
This is a must in my haircare bag for anything slicked-back! Smells so good and keeps hair smooth without adding oil.
Finishing Spray: Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Hair Spray
I'm not a hair spray girl at all, so don't be swayed by the name of this. I love this finishing spray for taming frizz, especially in the Summer. Smells amazing and keeps fly-aways at bay with an invisible-feeling hold.
Hot Tools: Shark FlexStyle Blow Dryer & Multi-Styler
Dyson who? I know the Dyson is very hyped up (it made your faves list below), but if you want to spend HALF the price for a product that's just as good if not better, trust me on this one! Here's my full review and comparison to the Dyson.
Voted by you: Dyson AirWrap
*Although I have a few personal discount codes for some of the brands on my list, don't let that sway you in any way! These are all brands I use and love regularly, so much so that we're able to get a code from time to time since I'm sharing them so often organically.
Your Favorite Recommendations from Me
With how much I share and how many people I share with, I'm always so curious to hear about what you loved, what may have been a miss, etc! I love hearing your feedback after you've tried out a recommendation and recently asked you to weigh in on your favorite recommendations of 2023! Here are the top products and brands mentioned multiple times!
+ Shark FlexStyle - On my list for a reason!
+ AGOLDE Jeans - Quality over quantity mindset. One pair will last you forever!
+ Electric Picks - The lifetime guarantee should be reason enough to try if you haven't yet
+ Sleepy Tie - Overnight blowout game-changer for medium to long length hair
+ Madewell 90s Straight Jeans - A more recent favorite. The fit is amazing
+ ItCosmetics CC+ Cream - No need for a heavy foundation with this product
+ Everything Abercrombie - Working on getting us a code this year!