I thought today I would share the beauty products that I use on a daily basis. I'm not a huge makeup user. As I get older I've decided that less is definitely more when it comes to makeup. Too much makeup and it just ages you, in my opinion. So I have my 4-product routine that I love and think works really well for me. (Side note, not long ago a very popular blogger did a post about her "daily makeup" and no lie, it was 13 products. Thirteen! No thank you)
A few things about my favorite products - one, I pretty much only shop the drugstore/Target makeup. Mostly cause I don't live anywhere near a Sephora or Ulta and I personally believe that you can get the same quality items at Walgreens/WalMart/CVS as you can the high-dollar stores. Secondly, I use a beauty blender that I bought at WalMart and it makes all the difference in the application of the moisturizer. I'm sure the original beauty blender is amazing....but my $5 one works pretty darn well, too!
So, jumping in!
Sonia Kashuk Radiant + Tinted Moisturizer
This stuff is amazing for a tinted moisturizer. I've used a couple different kinds - most BB creams - but when I tried this one I loved it immediately. It has really great coverage for being a tinted moisturizer but feels really light on your skin. It leaves a bit of a glow, which is a plus for me. You also only need a teeny, tiny bit if you're using a beauty blender.
Revlon Highlighting Palette, Rose Glow
After applying the tinted moisturizer I use this stuff on the apples of my cheeks. It basically gives a light rosy glow. I use a fairly large blush brush to apply. On its own it's so pretty but really light. (I also can't wait to use this stuff once I have a tan! Think it would be killer with some color)
Maybelline Fit Me Blush, Medium Pink
I follow up the Revlon blush with this Maybelline one. The reason being is that it creates what I think to be a perfect imitation of Nars Orgasm blush. Seriously! It's kinda amazing. I just put a tiny bit on my cheeks and boom, a $27 blush recreated for less than $10 (and you're getting two separate products.) Try it and see!
L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara
I discovered this mascara last year and it is crazy good. Mascara is one of those things that I do think spending a little bit extra can get you some amazing mascara (loooove Benefit They're Real! and Dior Show) but if you don't want to spend the extra cash, there's still some really great drugstore options. This is one of them! It separates the lashes, never clumps and lengthens them. I'm sold on it.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
So this is my one $$$$ item. My sister gave me a tiny tube of it a couple years ago and I.loved.it and it lasted forevvvvver. It's basically like a clear lip gloss but here's the deal with this stuff - it will make your lips so, so soft. And being that I live in an arctic climate, I have dry and chapped lips pretty often. I can put this stuff on twice in a day and the next day my lips feel great. It spreads super well so you only need a teeny bit. I can justify the price of it because it will seriously last forever, works well on chapped lips and also important, leaves a pretty shine.
And there you have it! These are my staples....at least until summer and I get in a rut and decide to change it all up ;)