I'm a bit of a beauty junkie. One of my many guilty pleasures in life is going into a drugstore and purchasing nail polish, lipstick, bronzer etc. everything I always say I "need," but I really don't. However, these are some my favorite beauty products that I use on a daily basis and I swear by all of them!
EOS Lip balm- These pocket sized lip balms work wonders on your lips leaving them soft, smooth, and supple. I just recently discovered these when I moved to New York. I'm sure they have them at drugstores in Florida, but the weather in New York was pretty brutal my first couple weeks. I needed something to protect my lips and keep them from getting chapped. I chose EOS lip balm in Summer Fruit. They also have an array of flavors. In addition to, medicated and SPF lip balms. EOS products are all-natural and organic.
$4.29 at Target or Duane Reade
Tanwise- This tanning lotion is the best self-tanner I have ever used. The color goes on right away and gradually gets darker. I simply do not tan, so spray tans are my go-to when I need instant color. I used to use the tanning mists, but the lotion is so much better. There is less mess! The only downside to this lotion is you need to wash your hands immediately after use. I use this lotion on my face and entire body. The lotion also nourishes your skin, it doesn't dry it out like some sprays do. This beauty product is a must-have for me!
$10.99 at Sally's
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer- Fit Me by Maybelline is really a fantastic collection of products. I love this concealer stick. It's perfect for those problem areas such as around the eyes, nose, and forehead. It blends nicely and hides my dark circles, which is a must! I also have very fair skin and the number 15 matches my color perfectly.
$4.29 at any drugstore, Target or Walmart
Andrea Strip Lashes- These lashes are perfect if you're in a pinch and need an instant pick-me-up. I think false lashes really open your eyes and make you look more awake. There is a natural way to wear them. You can either purchase the strip or apply individual lashes. I've tried both, but I like the strip lashes better. I always buy number 53, because it's the most natural looking. You can purchase a starter kit that comes with self adhesive glue, lashes, and a lash applicator. Or, you can purchase just the lashes if you already have the glue. I apply them with my fingers, but you can use the applicator or tweezers work just fine.
$5.49 at Walgreens or Duane Reade
Sonia Kashuk Highlighting Stick-This highlighter stick is everything you need to achieve a youthful summer glow. I use this highlighter on my cheek bones, nose, and forehead. It provides a light shimmer to the most prominent areas of your face. I purchased mine in Sparkling Sand and I love wearing it on top of my bronzer.
$10.99 at Target or Target.com
Elf Facial Whip- Bought this product in Lilac Petal. I use it on my face. Specifically, my cheek bones. However, you can use on your eyelids and lips as well. It illuminates the skin and creates a healthy sparkle. This product is almost identical to Benefit High Beam, but here is the kicker. These are only $1 at Target!!! How can you pass that up?
$1 at Target or Target.com
Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer- This product keeps my makeup on all day and leaves my skin silky soft. Primer is probably one of the most underused beauty products for women, but I think it's one of the most important. Not only did this product set my makeup, but it also reduced the appearance of pores and fine lines.
$10.45 Target or Target.com
On the more expensive side...
YSL Touche Éclat- When I purchase a beauty product, I always check reviews. After researching YSL Touche Éclat, everywhere I looked it received 5 stars. I immediately went out and purchased it. I was so excited to try it, but I really did not see what all the fuss was about. Beware, it's not a concealer, it's a brightener, so use it sparingly. Apply it in the corner of your eyes, around your lips, and bridge of your nose.
Physicians Formula Mineral Correcting Powder- I love all the Physicians Formula products. Especially, the Mineral Correcting Powder. If you have an uneven complexion, this powder will be your best friend. It's perfect for red areas around your nose and acne marks that were left behind. Physicians Formula's products are made for those who have sensitive skin, like myself.
$13.95 at Walmart
Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Gloss in Brazen Berry- This is my go-to lip gloss. I first got this product in the Michael Kors for Estee Lauder collection during Christmas and I loved everything. Especially, the lipgloss. I used it up fairly quickly, so I then purchased it at Dillards. The gloss can be somewhat sticky, but it stays on for hours.
$24 at Dillards
Looking for more? Check out an older post about some of my favorite beauty products seen here!