I’m probably the biggest girly girl you’ll ever meet. I’m not very outdoorsy, unless you consider lunching on a patio outdoorsy. I’m not very athletic with the exception of running. What I am is very girly. I love anything having to do with beauty products, fashion, accessories, and pampering. With that being said, I have more makeup products than I’d like to admit. I’m close to being qualified a hoarder in that regard, but over the years, it’s only led me to the best of the best beauty products. I’m always on the lookout for new things, but what I’m about to share with you is my tried and true beauty arsenal. I’ve had a few of you (thanks, Chelsea
) ask me for my beauty routine or what makeup products I use, so here are my absolute favorite things and what I use daily.
I’ll try and break everything down into categories just to make it easier for you. I’ve also provided a link to each item in case you just have to have something, because don’t we all need a little something new?
My sister got this for me for my birthday, and I love it! You could probably use this for a lot of different things, but I use it for my powder and lipsticks.
FAVORITE FACE BRIGHTENING EARRINGS
These really do make your face brighter. Don’t ask me how it happens, but they just do.
FOR THE FACE
These are my favorite things when it comes to taking care of myself and this face. I had a horrible reaction to pregnancy. Yep, you read that right. I’ve never had an acne problem until pregnancy and postpartum life. When dealing with that, I used the Rodan + Fields Unblemish
line. It cleared me right up. Now that I’m back to my “normal” combination skin, I stick to washing my face morning and night, moisturizing daily, and that’s about it. These are my necessities.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
I’ve tried the generic drugstore version, but the brand version proves to be better.
L’Oreal Paris Eye Makeup Remover
I do buy the generic drugstore version of this. It works just as well.
This is an absolute must-have. I have used every concealer under the sun, and this is my favorite. If I don’t wear this, my face looks like I’m sporting a cold. A little pricey but so worth it. It not only comes with a concealer, it has a pale yellow setting powder. Magic.
Hands down, the best powder I’ve ever used. I’ve tried using drugstore brands to save money, but I always go back to this.
This has been a favorite as of late. I’ve been out of my favorite Nars blushes listed above, but this CG blush has been doing just fine as a replacement.
I’ve had this brush for quite some time now. It was a Christmas gift years ago, and it is still in perfect shape. I’d say it’s a great investment brush.
I’m all about the neutral shades when it comes to eyeshadow. I’ve also been using the same color for years now. I usually swipe one of these and am done with it. I like what I like. Sometimes I go without eyeshadow and opt for just eyeliner and mascara.
I love using this as an eyeshadow. I use the Bronze and Gold Shimmer Brick, but I’m loving this limited edition Sandstone version.
in Romp and Dreammaker, both no longer being made. Boo. One is a gold shimmer and the other is a dark bronze. I would go with All that Glitters and Bronze to get the same everyday smoky effect of the two colors I consistently use. I’ll put this on for date night.
This is the best eyeshadow brush I’ve ever used, and it’s also the only one I ever use. Still looks brand new years later.
I’ve tried all of the mascaras, including Dior Show, and this Maybelline mascara is by far the best one I’ve found. It’s a stickler to get off, but it is definitely my favorite of all time.
This little thing is like an instant face-lift. It’s a clear wax so you don’t have to worry about finding a perfect shade to fill in your brows. I love this thing.
I have about a bazillion lipsticks, lip glosses, and lip stains, but I have three favorites right now.
My daily go-to.
It’s the BEST red I’ve found. And because of its blue undertones, almost anyone can pull it off. It’s matte and fabulous.
Bright and pink.
My all-time favorite, and the scent is minty and fresh.
Because pregnancy and postpartum fun messed with my hair and scalp, I had dandruff similar to the girl in The Breakfast Club. This shampoo is the only one that got rid of it after one wash. Amazing!
The best curling iron. I like the 1″ to get the look of Kate Middleton curls.
I don’t have a favorite brush, flat iron, or hair dryer. All three of those things I do own, but they are old and could probably stand to be replaced. I usually straighten my hair because it’s the fastest. What I use now gets the job done, but I really miss my CHI Ceramic Hairstyling Iron
. That was the bomb dot com. I don’t know why I haven’t bought a new one. Let’s add that to my ever-growing mental shopping cart.
You definitely get more bang for your buck if you get the biggest size sold in 6.7 ounces. That’s what I have and three years later, I still haven’t run out. I scarcely wear my perfume though. I didn’t wear it but maybe three times the whole 14 months I was nursing. But this scent is pure heaven. It’s fresh and clean and light. Just perfect.
So there you have it. All of my daily go-tos and must-haves. If you have any questions about anything listed above, just give me a shout.
What are some of your favorite beauty products that you just can’t live without?
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