I wanted to share with you some of my favorite beauty products!
I have super dry skin and my favorite way to moisturize my face is with this Josie Maran Argan Oil. When I was first advised to use this, I was apprehensive about how I’d like moisturizing my face with oil. I’ve always just caked drug store lotion on my face. Let me tell you, it was life changing for me. I only use it at night, after I have washed my face just before bed. Drop a dot of oil on each fingertip on one hand, rub your hands together, and rub it on your face. Make sure your hands are clean before doing this! I have recently added the hydrating mist and milk from the Josie Maran collection, which I use before applying the oil, but the oil is my ride or die!
I have never been a foundation girl. Ever. I always just wore powder, if anything, for the longest time. But I realize now that I just never found the right foundation. As I have gotten older, I have tried a lot, most I hate, some are just okay, and a couple are great. But my all time favorite is this Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. It is silky, goes on smooth, and looks flawless. I like to apply it with a foundation brush first and then use a beauty sponge to dab all over to make sure it is blended perfectly.
Speaking of beauty sponges, I can’t live without one. I used to buy Beauty Blenders, which are fantastic; however, my sweet pup loves to jump up on my counter and chew them to shreds. It happened too many times to keep replacing them at twenty bucks a pop, so I started buying the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge for a fraction of the cost and I am obsessed. They work just as well, if not better, and I love the shape of them. If you love your beauty sponges like I do, and haven’t tried this one, you must!
The Anastasia Brow Definer is bomb. That is all. Go get it. Now. 😉
These next few products are especially great for spring and summer. This Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer is so nice, especially for the price – it’s less than $15! It is a lighter bronzer which is great for me since I have fairer skin, especially in the winter. Annnndd… this best part?? It smells like a pina colada! Summer is right around the corner and what says “summer” more than a fruity cocktail?! Bronzer is something that I cannot go without. Ever. I feel like it gives my face life.
This YSL Volupte Sheer Candy lipstick in No.12 Tasty Raspberry is my absolute favorite lip product of all time, especially for spring and summer. It is minimal coverage, but gives this beautiful shine that makes me think of sunny days. It’s perfect for when you are having a “no-make-up” make-up look, which I like to do a lot in the summer. I’ve gone through several tubes of this!
Finally, I love an awesome highlight. There are definitely some that are only suitable for the tops of your cheekbones, but this one is one of my favorites and it has a pinky undertone, so I like to put it on the apples of my cheeks, too. It is The Celestial Powder in Starlight by Kevyn Aucoin. It just makes me glow and feel dewy without looking oily, which is the look I like to go for this time of year.
Let me know if you try one of these products or have any other questions in the comments below. Also, I’d love to hear from your what some of your favorite beauty products are – I’m always looking to try new things!