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As a beauty editor, I feel it’s my duty to let you in on a little-known secret that I’m very tempted to gatekeep: If you love luxe makeup, elite skincare, and designer perfumes like I do, you should know that Net-a-Porter is the place to go for these buys. Amid the retailer's trendy fashion pieces and coveted labels, you could potentially miss its beauty section. When I finally did a deep dive, I kicked myself for not checking it out sooner. To my surprise, I found some of those quiet-luxury beauty brands that are insanely difficult to find anywhere. I also stocked up on some best-selling classics and trendy new launches. Keep reading to see what made it into my cart—because friends don’t let friends miss out.
Chapped lips are kind of inevitable in the fall and winter, but this lip balm is here to save the day. It’s packed with plant-based emollients including shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E to soothe and hydrate. It’s constantly out of stock, though, so I’d recommend snatching it up while you can.
Eighth Day is the cool-girl, minimalist skincare brand that you need to know about. The newest launch is this high-tech cream crafted by board-certified dermatologist and company founder Antony Nakhla, DO. It contains peptides, growth factors, and amino acids to stimulate dewy, plump perfection. I dare you to find a more hardworking moisturizer.