42 Life-Changing Beauty Products From Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter, and Violet Grey

Allyson Payer
·5 min read

Remember the days when you had to physically go to a drugstore or department store to buy beauty products? (Am I showing my age?) Luckily, it's no longer 1999, and adding to our beauty product collection gets easier and easier, thanks to e-tailers like Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom, and Violet Grey. These three sites have some of the internet's most epic selections of beauty products, from mainstream brands to more under-the-radar ones.

I know that it's a strong statement to refer to something as "life-changing," but if you've ever found a beauty product that not only affects your appearance but also affected your confidence level, then you know that "life-changing" isn't always an overstatement. Yes, 42 items might seem like a lot, but these beauty products are seriously chock-full of powerful ingredients that always receive tons of strong buzz, so why not put them all in one place? Keep scrolling to shop them all and find out why they're amazing (in case you haven't already heard a million times).


Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30)

This is the secret to looking wide awake when you're running on fumes.

Nécessaire The Body Lotion ($25)

I love a product that lives up to the hype.

Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum ($185)

When I use this at night, I wake up the next morning with dewier, plumper skin.

Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Lip Balm ($34)

This is one of the rare beauty products that I buy over and over. It's just that good.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($399)

I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard how incredible this hair dryer is.

Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes in Platinum ($46)

If I could wear just one eye color for the rest of my life, it would definitely be this one.

Chanel Le Lift Firming Anti-Wrinkle Flash Eye Revitalizer ($130)

As Instagram-friendly as it is effective.

Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner ($98)

I've been using this for years and can vouch that no other growth serum compares.

Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum ($180)

This fragrance is nothing short of intoxicating.

Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel ($28)

I started using this a few months ago, and I'll never look back.

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 25 ($73)

This makeup artist–adored concealer banishes imperfection in seconds.

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash ($39)

Yes, this seems pricey for hand wash, but using it is so uplifting and the bottle is big.

Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in Dip ($27)

Even if you don't consider yourself a "lip gloss person," this stuff will convert you.

Indie Lee Banish Stick ($28)

One of the chicest, most effective way to nip blemishes in the bud. You can even wear it under makeup.

Violet Grey

Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum ($88)

I've tried a lot of brightening products and this one is tough to beat. Instant results.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Bitten Lip Tint ($34)

Violet Grey is one of the only places you can get this buzzy everyday lip product.

CocoFloss CocoFloss in Fresh Coconuts ($9)

This floss actually turns a chore into a treat.

Kosas Tinted Face Oil ($42)

This provides the perfect amount of dewy coverage.

IS Clinical Active Serum ($138)

This is one of the most popular anti-aging serums on the market, so consider it a worthy investment.

Rouje Paris Lip Palette Les 4 Rouje ($45)

Here's how to achieve that perfectly imperfect French-girl lip.

Ouai Air Dry Foam ($28)

The only product that keeps my hair from looking crazy when I let it air-dry.

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 ($34)

A lightweight sunscreen that's truly invisible on all skin tones.

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector ($28)

Say goodbye to dry, unhealthy hair for good.

May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate ($180)

This versatile balm can miraculously treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea.

Macrene Actives High Performance Lip Filler ($125)

Feel free to take a break from getting expensive lip fillers.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O ($15)

The best makeup remover on the market, in my opinion.

Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower Eau de Parfum ($195)

This luxurious fragrance is said to be fully worth the price tag.

Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm ($30)

This chic little tube has so many uses.


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk ($27)

This perfect lipstick has a massive fan club (I'm a member).

Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment ($123)

The glowy skin this provides never ceases to amaze me.

Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil ($44)

So many celebs with perfect skin swear by rose-hip oil.

Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating Mask ($48)

How to fake a facial for under $50.

Fur Fur Oil ($46)

Finally, a chic product for banishing ingrowns.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrate ($28)

Dry skin doesn't stand a chance against this.

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in Lost Cherry ($60)

This looks as stunning on as it does in the tube.

Dr. Barbara Strum Hyaluronic Serum ($110)

Powerful, weightless hydration can be yours.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel x 16 ($88)

I used one of these last night and did a double-take when I saw my glowing skin this morning.

Coqui Coqui Mosquito Repellent, 2 ($45)

No other insect repellent will ever be this chic.

Sisley-Paris Black Rose Cream Mask ($166)

They had me at "plant and algae extracts promote collagen growth and cell regeneration."

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Micro-Powder ($37)

My desperate search for a natural-looking pressed powder ended here.

Augustinus Bader The Cream ($170)

I've been dying to try this holy grail face cream, how 'bout you?

Virtue The Perfect Ending Split End Serum ($40)

Put off that pricey haircut for just a little while longer.

Next up, how to get tighter skin, according to dermatologists.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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