I experiment with and try A LOT of beauty products! It’s one of the reasons I keep my subscription with BoxyCharm so that I can keep updated on what’s new in trends and popular brands. And I would definitely say that I LOVE lipsticks and skincare. Those are my favorite beauty products I always keep stocked and have a ton of.
My favorite all time primer is definitely Cover FX Blurring Primer. This is the holy grail of primers. After getting a sample in a subscription box, I knew I couldn’t live without it. When I lived in Myrtle Beach, they were sold out everywhere. Even on Ulta’s website. I couldn’t find it anywhere. So I picked up another primer that ended up breaking me out. Finally, I just found it in Charlotte. (They must not know about this liquid gold). So I’m happy again. Sometimes when I’m having a lazy day, I just put on this primer and some mascara and call it a day. It’s literally airbrush in a bottle. I highly recommend this. It BLURS out any imperfections. Perfection.
My favorite lipstick right now and for a while now, is Kylie Jenner’s Velvet Liquid Lipstick in the shade Savage. It’s the most perfect nude lip color and doesn’t dry your lips out at all. It’s very natural looking but also can be glammed up. It’s always my go-to and I probably need to buy another one soon. I actually got this in a bundle from PoshMark when I didn’t know that Travis Scott (Astroworld tour) was doing another tour. They were selling this bundle at the concerts and I literally bought this just for the packaging. No lie. But best purchase I’ve ever made. (Bundle included: Savage, Boss, and Glitz.)
Rosewater Toner. I can’t tell you how much I love rosewater toner. I have a huge bottle that I keep at home and a travel size in my purse. I use this everyday. Multiple times a day. I use it after the shower, first thing in the morning (it wakes me up), and throughout the day when my skin starts to feel dry and blah. I usually use Mario Badescu’s rosewater but my go-to is the one from the health store, which I also found out that they have a Marshall’s from time to time. It really evens out my skin tone and BEAUTY HACK: if/when you are hungover, it makes you not look so pale and sickly.
I love a good exfoliator. I got a facial a while ago (due for one so SOON) and they recommended this product. It’s made for men, but it smells so heavenly and really gets the job done. It’s Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub . Story time: I have these little bumps on my face, almost like the tiniest of pimples right below the surface of my skin that never actually get irritated and really surface and this helps SO well. I keep this stocked at all times and use it two to three times a week. My skin is baby smooth.
I am a huge sucker for eyeshadow. I love experimenting with it and I am slowly getting better at blending. My go-to eyeshadows are the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe pallet and any and ALL LimeCrime Venus pallets. I have lived for the first Venus pallet but recently walked into Ulta and the third pallet was on sale for $20, usually $40. I’m living for it. The JH x Morphe pallet is really great as well and I really use it for the browns! They’re so pigmented and easy to blend. If anyone is just starting to get into makeup, I high recommend this pallet for sure. It has great colors and isn’t too pricey. Also, made by a queen herself: Jaclyn Hill.
Okay, so, I honestly can’t tell you what a good makeup brush is. I have no clue. A brush is a brush to me. I’m not that experienced and educated in that field yet. But when I saw that Jeffree Star came out with his own brushes with Morphe, I had to get them. I needed to know what a good brush felt like and let me tell you, these apply makeup so effortlessly. Collection includes 7 brushes and a cute cosmetics bag. All pink of course.
My favorite thing in the world is when someone compliments the way I smell. And I have never gotten so many compliments until I started wearing KKW Crystal Gardenia Oud. I have bought this three times. (Third one is in the mail as we speak.) I love the packaging so much. It’s just so beautiful and also comes in a beautiful box with loose crystals. I haven’t even tried her other fragrances. This is the first one I bought from her and it sold out so fast and was just recently restocked around Christmas time. So I’ve been stocking up on it before it sells out again! I might just have to bite the bullet and try a different scent when it does sell out though and I’m sure the other Crystal fragrances smell just as amazing but this is my go-to. I bathe in it.
Some of you know that I used to sell Younique, BUT I’m not even trying to sell this. Epic mascara. It’s just literally my favorite mascara and I cannot live without it. It even beats Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (in my opinion). I even sent a tube to my best friend in Philly and she’s obsessed with it too. It’s perfect and really makes it look like you have falsies on. The formula DOES make your lashes super stiff but it’s a great product and really makes your lashes do the damn thing. I even love applying it WITH false lashes on to really make them pop. And I get so many compliments on my lashes. If you find a better mascara, let me know. I’ll wait. Because you can’t. LOL.
What are your go to products!? Will you be picking any of these up??