You all know, I love beauty products. Give me all the creams, over clothes, any day.
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve shared some of my favorite products, and if you are anything like me then you are always curious about what others are using and loving. So I thought I’d share what I’m currently using.
When it comes to beauty products I love to try new things–and–I’m, also, a loyalist. I try new things based upon recommendations or need, never refuse a sample, and occasionally, as a blogger, receive new products or lines to try.
Once I find a brand or product I like, I tend to stick with it–and spread the word.
For reference I’m 41-years-old with definite signs of aging (and sun damage) and I have normal to dry skin. I’ve listed the some colors and shades, should anyone inquire, but you may need to adjust accordingly. I have fair skin with pinkish undertones. Also, I should note: in the photo I’m wearing eyelash extensions–I’ve gotten them a few times for special occasions. They are super fun, but in the end I only last a couple of months because they annoy me (and they take time and money).
Now…. here are the products I’ve been using, and la la loving, this past year:
The * indicates a forever favorite product that I’ve been using for years or plan to.
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*Estēe Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover: Always and forever. Anytime, I stray, I regret it. It truly is gentle, yet can take off long wearing mascara.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil: I love using this at night. The lavender scent, totally, relaxes me (I actually want to wash my face!). I like that it’s an oil that slightly suds into a milky consistency–keeps your skin soft and supple–no drying out here.
*Most mornings I just simply use a warm wash cloth to wash my face, but a couple of times a week I use *Exfolikate (on my forever faves list).
*Ole Henriksen Truth Serum: I can tell a major difference when I don’t use this Vitamin C Serum. This right here is the one thing that keeps me from getting flaky.
Nuxe Eau démaquillante micellaire: Lovely light smell. I use this in the evening, after the cleansing oil. Double Cleansing is a thing and it’s working well for me.
*Charlotte’s Magic Cream: This cream is luxurious (and spendy which is why I usually get it on my birthday or Christmas and use it sparingly), but it is so so so good. I haven’t found another day cream that I like better, but I’m always looking (any recs?).
Botanics All Bright Day Cream: I’ve been trying this natural drug store find, recently. It’s nice, but I prefer a heavier cream. If you like ones on the lighter side, this one is lovely and a bargain.
Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil: I used this last winter and really liked it. I’ve since tried another brand of face oil and am not crazy about it. I love using an oil in the evening with a rose quartz GuaSha tool (total fan of these–way more than the face roller).
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue Cream to Turn Back the Clock: Loving this one at the moment. The texture is divine.
Estēe Lauder Resilience Lift Firming Sculpting Eye Cream: This is a nice one too. Whenever I’m not sure what to buy, I always return to Estee Lauder. The Advanced Night Repair Serum is fabulous and has stood the test of time. My mom has used Estee Lauder for years and she looks amazing (most people think my kid’s are hers–ha!)
Bobbi Brown Instant Full-Cover Concealer (I use Cool Sand): Love having a wand for quick coverage.
RMS Uncover Up (in 22): A really great natural choice. This works great all over as a light foundation.
Wonderglow Face Primer: I love this light primer. When I wear this I often get asked how I got that “glowy” look. This is how!
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum (warm sand): This is a new fave. It’s a serum and a foundation. The coverage is a little more full than a tinted moisturizer but not quite as heavy as traditional foundation. For days when I want to go a little lighter I use CT’s Light Wonder.
Glossier Haloscope (Topaz): A dewy bronzer. I also have a powdered bronzer in a palette that I use. Not too fussy when it comes to bronzer.
*Nars Multiple (in Orgasm): Best color ever, whether in powder form or the multiple stick.
Estee Lauder Sumptous Knockout Mascara: I’ve been sampling new mascaras. This was sample that my mom gave me and I love it! I’ve never used EL’s mascara but this is a win.
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara : Just got this one and love it as well–for the bigger fluffier wand. I recently read someone saying that their secret mascara trick was buying drugstore mascara and throwing it away often (in other words, not letting your mascara get old). I also like the idea of buying travel size and switching.
*Eyes to Mesmorize Cream Shadow in Jean: Obsessed with this cream shadow in a pot. I swipe it on with my index finger and go.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Taupe: Love this basic color. Another product I swipe on in a hurry. Doubles as an eyeliner, for me, too.
*Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift: I’ve tried a number of brow pencils. This is my fave.
*Anastasia Brow Gel: I think I prefer a pencil and a clear gel. This gel fab.
Glossier Boy Brow: If you like to skip the pencil and just do a colored gel…this is great one.
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Truffle: Love how easily this applies.
Verb Ghost Shampoo and Conditioner : This line was sent to me and I really like it. It’s light weight and lovely.
Kristen Ess Reconstructive Moisture Mask: Favorite hair mask and a Target buy!
*Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: This one is spendy for hair…but it is soooo sooo good. I try to put it on my birthday wish list and make it last for almost a year (which means I have to hide it from Ella). It is the theeeeee best texturizing spray I’ve ever used…and the smell–divine.
Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo: This dry shampoo is in powder form and I really like it. I use it right after I wash my hair for texture at the root line.
Philosophy Amazing Grace Dry Shampoo: Love this in the travel size. It smells so good and really zaps the oils.
And, what about you? I’d love to know what products you are using and loving! Leave me a comment!
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