10 Beauty Products You Should Definitely Ditch By Age 30
“Your 30’s are the new 20’s!”—most of us have probably heard this life philosophy by now and nodded along in fervent agreement. And though we concur with it in most regards, we do think there are some things you should bid adieu as you approach the new golden decade—glitter anything, for example.
To help you approach this fabulous new decade with style and grace, we’ve compiled a list of the ten beauty products that are best left behind to the chaos, er, learning period of your 20’s.
Keep flipping for 10 beauty products you should definitely ditch by the time you turn 30—and what to replace them with!
Ahh—nothing brings back memories like the pungent smell of a fruity body spray with a name pulled straight from a dessert menu. As much as we’ll miss smelling like the contents of a punch bowl, let’s leave these sprays behind, along with the days when we thought the “spritz and walk through” technique was the proper way to apply perfume.
As much as we love long, fluttery lashes, an over-the-top fringe looks silly when it’s not accompanied by a sequined mini dress (a former closet staple we humbly suggest also leaving behind in your 20’s).
A sheer, non-sticky gloss, like YSL’s Gloss Volupté ($32), gives you sleek shine with a touch of color.
If you insist on shimmer, reach for a creamy eyeliner with a barely-there glint of metal. We love Chantecaille’s Waterproof Eyeliner ($26) in Nutmeg.
When it comes to your nails, we believe your color preferences and tastes will change naturally with your age—so wear whatever color you want on your digits, and do it proudly.
Pictured: Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer ($18) in I Know What Boys Like
A petal pink lipstick is not only more flattering than bubblegum pink, but more age appropriate. We like Dolce & Gabbana’s Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick ($36) because it delivers color with just a hint of shine.
Don’t get us wrong—we think hair extensions are genius. Clip a couple pieces into your hair that stubbornly refuses to grow, and you’re left with Gisele-status waves? It sounds too good to be true—and unfortunately, it usually is. Extensions might be a quick fix, but more often than not, they don’t always look natural (to put it delicately).
By the time you hit 30, you’ll have learned how to accept hard truths (even if you don’t like them). So your hair refuses to grow past your shoulders—take a minute to process, and then learn to love your natural strands. Short hair is striking, so why not play up your texture with a texturizing spray, like Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray ($42)? If you’re determined to have long locks, try taking one of these vitamins to boost hair growth.