I'm Most Often Complimented on My Soft Skin, Brows, and Nails—Here's the Reveal

One of the major perks of being a beauty editor is the abundance of products at my disposal. I've slathered my face in serums that cost more than a steak dinner, adorned my curls with the most luxe oils, and played with just about every liquid eyeliner there is. While I consider myself a humble queen who doesn't rely too heavily on external validation, I am human and certainly take notice when certain features of mine rack up compliments. And when I post selfies to my Instagram Stories, or even sometimes when I'm out walking the dog, the areas that seem to attract the most praise from friends, family, and passersby are my skin, eyebrows, and nails.

As someone who's got more beauty products than I can even fit in my house (I had to build out a whole organizational setup just to house them all), I do sometimes get product ADD. But I guess I'm passionate enough about soft skin, bushy eyebrows, and pretty nails to have cultivated go-to routines around those areas, stacked with products that keep my interest despite all the shiny distractions. Interested in the reveal? Keep reading for the 20 products that deserve all the credit. 


(Image credit: @court_higgs)


(Image credit: @court_higgs)


(Image credit: @court_higgs)
Associate Beauty Editor

Courtney Higgs is a Cancer sun, Libra rising beauty enthusiast with about six years of experience in the editorial space. She was previously Who What Wear's associate beauty editor after spending many years working on the West Coast edit team at InStyle Magazine. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a BA in communication studies and pivoted to editorial after spending her college years working in the legal field. Her beauty philosophy is simple: She believes there are no wrong answers and that discovering our favorite beauty products and rituals is a journey, not a sprint. When she's not geeking out over products, she can be found adventuring around L.A. with her fiancé; watching reality TV with their French bulldog, Bernie Mac; or relating way too hard to astrology memes.