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Favorite Beauty Products

Thought I would share a few of my favorite products with you. See below for a brief description on each product and why I love! IMG_2356 Philosophy “purity” face wash – It’s the only thing I have in this brand because it’s not cheap, but this face wash is the I’m dying to try the hydrating moisturizer…

Love&Salt hair/body spray from Anthropologie – I’m a big fan of this stuff because it’s versatile. It’s great for that summer “tousled” hair. It’s also a nice body mist. This is beach must have!

Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil – I use this as a face, hair and cuticle moisturizer. This stuff is pricy, but lasts forever and it’s pure argan oil as opposed to a lot of products that claim to be. Argan oil is so light weight and can be used for so many things!

Amazonian Clay Foundation Brush by Tarte – Super soft, full coverage brush. This is my favorite makeup brush eva.

Oil Free Face Primer by Smashbox – I recently discovered that primer is vital before you apply foundation. I love this stuff and a little goes a long way.

Makeup Forever Foundation & HD Powder – I don’t wear liquid foundation every day, so on those off days, I wear Bare Minerals powder. I’ve tried a lot of different liquid foundations over the years and this one wins because it doesn’t leave that cake-like feeling on your face. It’s easy to apply and looks super smooth. My sister recently introduced me to the HD powder, it’s a game changer. The HD powder keeps the foundation in place and gives that perfect flawless look we all want.

Well Rested Concealer by Bare Minerals – This stuff is awesome if you have dark circles. It’s a life savor in the morning when you’ve been up all night with the baby.

Anastasia Contour Kit & Brow Wiz Pen – I just got into the contouring and let me tell you, it makes a huge difference! I only do it when I’m going out, it’s not an everyday thing for me (aint nobody got time for that). I’m a huge fan of this line, if you’re thinking about trying contouring..start with this one. The brow wiz pen is just amazing, trust me.

Chanel Mascara – When it comes to mascara, I promise that I’ve tried every single one out there. My sister introduced me to this one and I’m obsessed. It’s the best for that dramatic look.

Roller Lash Mascara by Benefit – They make the best mascara in my opinion. I use this for my every day look.

Watts Up Highlighter by Benefit – This was a freebie I got a long time ago and just started using it. I LOVE this stuff. I apply to the apple of my cheeks after I apply blush. I also brush down the bridge of my nose. Gives off a dewy, chic look.

“Deep Throat” Blush by Nars – OH M G… my face turns red every time I say that out loud. Anyway, love this color and I wear it like err day.

Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette – There’s a reason why this is the most popular eyeshadow out there. I love this palette because it has the perfect nudes, pinks and shimmer. There are a few dark colors as well to create the smokey eye, which I haven’t mastered yet.

Lip Liner in Raison by Revlon – I don’t know why I just started using lip liner because it makes a major difference. This color goes well with any lipstick shade and it’s totally affordable.

Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Nude Beige by YSL – I love this lipstick so much. It gives the best nude lip! I wish I could buy every color because I’m obsessed with this line.

Satin Lipstick in Snob by Mac – Okay, this is the best pink shade out there in my opinion. I keep it in my purse at all times and wear it every. single. day. Also, I’ve noticed all Mac lipsticks smell so good..I don’t know what it is, but I’m a fan.

LipGloss in Baby Doll by Sephora – Another great pink shade, but in a gloss!

L’Occitane Lip Balm – I used to only use Eos lip gloss until I discovered this gem. It wins and has shea butter which keeps your lips super moist.

Bottom Line – I know a lot of these products are pricy, but makeup is something I wear every day, it absorbs into my skin. I’m willing to pay on average $15.00-$20.00 more for a product if it’s better for my health and lasts longer.

The Red Lip

My Friday Favorite goes out to the Nars lip pencil in Cruella. This is the perfect shade of red and stays on really well! FullSizeRender

Red lipstick is fun, but not something you wear every day, so finding the perfect one for your lips is important. There are a million different shades of red out there, so finding the right color presents a challenge as well as finding a brand where you’re not having to reapply every five minutes (seriously, nobody has time for that). I’m so happy my search is over, this definitely wins.

It’s important to apply lip liner (I used Revlon in Raisin) and a light gloss to smooth out lips before application.