Fall Beauty By the Decade.
CLT Bloggers Best Product Picks for Your 20s | 30s | 40s | 50s | 60s

How lucky are we that we have access via social media to all sorts of experts extraordinaire like bloggers, influencers and YouTube stars?  Scoop loves tapping into the collective knowledge of these gals to take a virtual peek inside their makeup drawers and bathroom cabinets to find out what really works.  Here are some of our favorite Charlotte-area bloggers picks by generation and a little bit about why they love them.  Find your next favorite– though of course, I want them all.

Beauty in Your 20s 

From Kathryn Menzies | southerntailored


Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer
With the temperatures fluctuating so much right now and winter coming, I mix this with my everyday foundation to give an extra boost of hydration. It helps to give my skin a dewy look.


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
This has been part of my everyday routine for about two years now. After I wash my face at night, I use the beauty elixir below and this I put on the Estee Night Repair before my lotion. I love getting my Vitamin D 🙂 so I use this at night to help my skin repair itself from the day.



Caudalie Beauty Elixir
This has also been a part of my everyday beauty routine for about two years. After washing my face, this is the first thing I put on. I love the fresh feeling of the mist and it helps to work as a toner for my skin. My skin can get red spots on my cheeks so I like to use this to help start the repair process overnight and for the toning benefits.




Beauty in Your 30s 

From Stacee Michelle | @itsstaceemichelle


Kjaer Weise Cream Blush Makeup Compact in Lovely
Easily control the color intensity from sheer to bold thanks to moisturizing, skin-loving ingredients like castor seed, jojoba, and rosa rubiginosa oils. Safe enough to multitask on eyes and lips. Don’t know this brand? Find it at Neiman Marcus Southpark.


Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Night Treatment
Gentle, yet highly effective Even Tone Night Treatment delivers dramatic hyperpigmentation correction and anti-aging benefits, as it evens out skin tone and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Urban Skin Rx HydraBalance Instant Moisture Infusion
Note: Lightweight, non-pore clogging moisturizer powered with hyaluronic acid to provide skin with intense hydration and a youthful glow. Its powerful formula protects skin from free radical damage and helps achieve smoother, softer skin



Beauty In Your 40s 

From Laura Long | @smartsouthernstyle


MAC Lipstick in O
One of the questions I get regularly is “What color/brand of lipstick do you wear?”. I wear the color “O” by Mac year round, but especially love this bronzy plum color in the fall. It would look great on any skin tone!


Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V Original 1970
This exfoliating toner is a miracle worker! Soon after I started using it, my skin looked brighter and smoother. I use it morning and night and have seen such an improvement in my skin’s tone and texture. I discovered this skincare brand about a year ago when I started going to Toska European Spa for facials. Toska’s spa is one of the few places in the country where you can purchase this line of products.


Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Lotion
I get really dry skin in the fall and winter, and this is the best lotion I have found to combat my dry skin. It contains beta-carotene which is an anti-oxidant, as well as cocoa butter and sesame oil which helps make it super smooth and moisturizing


Beauty In Your 50s 

From Barb Brooks | @southernblondchic


Urban Skin Rx LACTICGLOW MicroPolish Gentle Cleansing Gel
This Cleanser is AMAZING. I have extremely sensitive skin – and I mean EXTREMELY. Too much of even a good thing and my eczema wreaks havoc. This MicroPolish Cleansing Gel has done wonders for me. I use it twice daily (have been for almost a month) and the texture of my skin has never been better. This company is LOCALLY OWNED – by the fabulous Rachel Roff.


Urban Skin Rx Pumpkin Pore Detox Mask & Scrub
Well, we’re right back to skin again~ But remember without a good foundation, you have nothing to build on and your best skin is imperative to a bright, youthful look. I love this Purifying Mask/Scrub and use it twice weekly and there is a significant change in the overall appearance of my skin and pore size. Plus it smells like PUMPKIN (or is that just me?!), so it’s a MUST For Your Fall Beauty Routine.

Lancome Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base
Ok y’all, I am NOT a big believer in mascara primers . . . or maybe I should say I WASN’T before I tried this CILS Booster by Lancome. HELLO . . . GAME CHANGER!! I am in absolute LOVE with this product. Other primers left my lashes looking and feeling stiff – this Lancome Mascara Base actually conditions lashes. I have even heard make-up artists say they SLEEP with a layer of this Base on their lashes to improve the overall lash condition.


Beauty in Your 60s 

From Jan Correll | @silver_isthenewblonde


Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil
I use this every day, year-round after washing my face. It keeps me moisturized and hydrated and helps with Rosacea in the winter.

Boots No7 Laboratories LINE CORRECTING Booster Serum
The best new product on the market. I have seen great improvement in my lines and wrinkles since I started using it two weeks ago. The perfect alternative for those seeking non-non-injectibles.

Laura Mercier Tightline Set
I use this complete set every day on my eyes. For an everyday look, I use the Au Naturel Caviar Stick and then when I want a smoky eye at night… I add the Amethyst shade too!


Lesley Downey is a Charlotte-based beauty writer, tennis hack and beginning oil painter. She is a kitchen comedian for her three kids, and trophy wife to her husband Bill.