Let's Face It
Let's talk beauty for a change. Lately, these are some of my favorite products! (click for higher res)
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I've never been one to prep my skin and use primer, but I started realizing that my makeup had zero longevity and would crease easily. NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer in Clear is an awesome, inexpensive silky primer that does the job.
I've replaced caking up my face with powdery foundations in exchange for a tinted moisturizer. I use Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Medium/Deep, and I literally get compliments for days! I love the dewy glow and sheer coverage, plus the protection from the SPF 30.
I got this C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve as a Christmas gift and boy, do I love it! I always keep this little baby handy in my coat pocket or purse to ease chapped lips and always keep them moisturized.
When I'm on the go and don't have the time to fully apply lipstick, these NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams come in handy. I typically have these tubes in my purse at all times. They're so soft and buttery and I mean, c'mon, who doesn't love a matte finish? Abu Dhabi (nude shade) and Monte Carlo (red shade) are my favorites at the moment!
But before applying lip products, I use Shea Moisture Argan Oil & Raw Shea Hand & Body Scrub. Yes, I know the title says it's for your skin, but I also use it every other day (especially during the winter) on my lips! To achieve a soft, exfoliated pout, I scoop a pea size and scrub my lips until all the grains have smoothed out, rinse with warm water, then pat dry with a towel. It tastes so yummy! And, of course, I also use it on my body, leaving my skin soft and moisturized. It's bliss in a jar! :)
Lately, I've been ditching eyeliner for a more natural look. A little BB cream and mascara go a long way - sometimes less is more. But to still make my eyes pop, I apply Rimmel London Volumeflash Scandal Eyes Mascara in Black to thicken and elongate my lashes *bats eyes*.
What are some of your holy grail beauty products?