Here is a compiled list of things I use every week, skincare wise and makeup! As my favorites change, I will make more posts on things you MUST try!!
Face Wash– Neutrogena Foaming Cleanser
I use this literally every day, its gentle on the skin and a good basic cleanser for ANYONE. Seriously, all the salicylic acid and acne washes just make my skin worse and never help when I do breakout.
Perfume– Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
This is my ALL time favorite perfume, it smells amazing and it’s not too heavy. If you for some crazy reason have never heard of this, BUY IT NOW. (it’s worth the price)
Liquid Peel– Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel
I recently just purchased this and it’s so cool to use! Weirdly, there are no instructions on how to use it so I suggest starting with a clean, dry face and applying two pumps to your face in circular motions. Your skin literally starts to “peel off” and removes dead skin for a serious glow!!
Moisturizer– Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer
This goes hand in hand with the liquid peel, I only use it at night and it helps bring back illumination to my face and it’s not greasy at all. It’s more of a gel consistency and it rocks!!
Okay so this is my “splurge” item, it’s kind of pricey for such a small jar but it smells like vacation and it really brings hydration back to your face. I usually will put it on in the winter when my skin gets a little dry and even in the summer when I have been in the sun too much. You basically can just slap this on at night and wake up feeling hydrated in the morning (no wash off necessary)!
Lotion– Coconut Body Butter
This is my all time favorite lotion. It’s actually hydrating (recently some lotions have had me feeling more dry) and it smells like coconuts so there is obviously nothing better, even Stephen loves this lotion and uses it every night! (They also are having a sale at Body Shop, 30% off their favorite items and free shipping so go check it out!!) (Oh, and cute Mother’s Day gift sets that your mom will LOVE)
Spot Treatment– Eradikate Acne Treatment
LOVE this spot treatment because you can put it on throughout the day or just dab it on your pimples at night and they visibly go down/away within a day or two (stubborn ones take longer sometimes).
No, I didn’t join the party train late, I have had this for quite a while now but I just love it SO much and the colors are gorgeous! The pink/red colors (Venetian Red & Love Letter) are my favorites in the palette as well as the golden shimmery color (Primavera). If you haven’t bought this palette, do it!! It will step up your eyeshadow game!
This color is GORGEOUS, its exactly as the color says (Dusty Rose). It’s beautiful on every skin color and it stays on for a loooooong time! They have several other colors that I love as well, but this is probably my favorite right now.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Ophelia (not pictured)
I didn’t picture this one, but all of her liquid lipsticks stay for a long time and have pretty pigment to them, this one is beige/nude in color with a tad pink in it and its gorgeous (plus who doesn’t love a product named after one of Shakespeare’s plays, cue literary nerd gushing).
This color is my all time favorite from MAC and it’s also a beige/pink tone (see a pattern here, haha). This lipstick might not stay on as well as liquid lipstick but it’s beautiful on and I have been complimented so many times that I’m totally okay with re-applying throughout the day.
Setting Powder– Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Holy grail of seting powder ladies, as most of you should already know. Just pat in on over your finished makeup look and it should battle any oiliness you might have throughout the day, plus it doesnt feel caked on and looks flawless. Hello, whats not to love?!
Love this color on lighter skin tones, of course they have darker colors as well. It also smells like chocolate…yes, you heard that right. I usually use this to “contour” my face!
Highlighter– Becca Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop
This is perfect, like its really hard to explain how pretty it is on unless you buy it. HOWEVER, contrary to some people’s belief, there is such a thing as too much. If you slather it all over your face, you won’t look cute. Just put it on the tops of your cheekbone & the brow bone (making a c around your eye) and you’re good to go! And for some older women who might think they won’t like it, try it!! It will make your skin GLOW.
There is no better brow pencil out there than this one, yes it is a little pricey. But it lasts quite a while and it makes your brows look PERFECT. Always go a shade lighter than your hair, so you don’t freak out when you use it and look like Cara Delevingne (let’s face it, not all of us are made for those brows). Also brush them out with the little spoolie attached to the pencil, it helps give a more natural look!
Setting Spray– Urban Decay All Nighter
I’ve just always loved this setting spray and if you pair this with the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, your make up shouldn’t budge, like ever.
Mascara– L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara (not pictured)
I don’t really care for fancy mascara because it never works like it says it will, my go to used to be the Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced, but it started to flake all over my under eye area and I looked like a hood rat…so there’s that. This L’Oreal mascara is cheap, waterproof (if you get the waterproof one), and it definitely adds volume to your eyelashes. Why mess up a good thing? (-;
Foundation– Urban Decay Naked Skin (not pictured)
Okay so the reason I didn’t picture this foundation is because I like the product and its gorgeous on, but it’s probably not my favorite. I honestly haven’t found a favorite foundation besides using my airbrush machine and obviously not everyone just has an airbrush machine lying around to use. I am still looking for the perfect foundation that will not come off so easily. So, to be determined at a later time. **Disclaimer, absolutely DID NOT like their new foundation Urban Decay All Nighter. It looked great at first but this foundation tends to oxidize like a… well you know. Basically, it’s awful. Just my personal opinion/experience. I wouldn’t waste my money.
What’s your favorite products? Is there something you think I MUST try? Comment below! I’d love to hear about them, I am always looking for new things to buy (duh).