Alright gals, here are my top T E N favorite products that I can’t live without! I will start by saying my skin is not perfect at all, and in fact I have rosacea on my cheeks, and I have DARK circles to the point that people ask if I am sick when I don’t wear makeup…moral of the story- these products better work magic or I won’t use them or tell you guys about them. These are products that I absolutely love so hopefully you will love them as well!
1. IT COSMETICS ILLUMINATOR BYE BYE UNDER EYE CONCEALER
Remember those dark circles I talked about earlier? This helps make my eyes look brighter and more awake which is EXACTLY what I need. It is very thick and applies so well. I have tried others to see if anything holds up as well, but so far I haven’t seen anything as good.
2. DRYBAR TRIPLE SEC 3-IN-1 or LIFE PROOF FULL VOLUME BLAST
Okay this is two products buuuut they basically do the same thing. The Drybar Triple Sec works wonders to create volume AND is a dry shampoo that makes your hair look good as new, so obviously I am in love with it. My roommate let me try it on my hair and it was AMAZING! I am a big fan and definitely need to pick some up for myself! I currently use the Life Proof Full Volume Blast and it definitely has been good for volume, but it doesn’t work as a dry shampoo as well so I don’t love it as much as the Drybar one! If you are looking for just volume though…this one is GREAT!
3. PIXI SETTING SPRAY MIST
I need my makeup to survive rain storms, wind storms, and whatever else life throws at me and this definitely helps keep my makeup where it is supposed to be, plus it smells good! Do I really need to say more than that?
4. BENEFIT HOOLA BRONZER
Best bronzer ever. I have used this bronzer for 3-4 years. They also came out with a light version, so when winter rolls around and my foundation is called transparent I can still contour without looking like a weirdo!
5. JOHN FRIEDA SHEER BLONDE COLOR RENEW TONE CORRECTING SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
For any of you ladies that dye your hair, this is AMAZING. I use it in between dye jobs because my hair has a tendency to go a little too yellowy-golden and this keeps it from doing that. My hair stylist recommended it to me and I haven’t looked back! Definitely a need, especially for all the blondes out there!
6. TARTE COSMETICS SHAPE TAPE CONCEALER
Alright so the IT Cosmetics Illumination Concealer paired with this is THE DREAM TEAM fam. I am so excited that I finally splurged and got this because let me tell you, this is amazing. I have the worst dark circles because not only are mine hereditary, but I am a college student and I constantly lacking in sleep so this definitely comes in handy when I am in need of some cover-up. I know y’all have busy schedules and probably get less sleep than me so this is worth the splurge in my opinion.
7. ARDELL MEDIUM-LENGTH INDIVIDUAL LASHES
These do wonders for when you need a little extra something for your eyes. I love using these and they look so much more natural while making your eyes POP! I normally use the DUO Lash Glue that dries clear.
8. PMD PERSONAL MICRODERM
This product is amazing for my skin and I am obsessed. I can’t afford to go get spa treatments weekly for my face, so this is a more budget friendly choice for me. I have Keratosis Pilaris (KP for short) on my arms and face which can cause some serious redness, and roughness on my skin. I also have rosacea on my cheeks paired with the KP so I have been looking for a product that could help me get rid of it or at least reduce the appearance. I will post pictures later and might even do a blog post on this product alone, but it made my skin noticeably smoother within the first use which was amazing and made me so happy. I will do a poll on my instagram but if you are interested in hearing more about this let me know and I will do a post on it!
9. ESTÉE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR FOUNDATION
I have rosacea and KP on my cheeks which makes them so red PLUS I have combo skin. I am very oily in my “T-Zone” so the fact that this actually stays put and can give me the coverage I need on a daily basis is glorious. Cheers to you Estée Lauder!
10. BIORÉ DEEP PORE CHARCOAL CLEANSER
I wear makeup almost daily, and I do a full face, so I need a good cleanser otherwise I breakout. This has made my skin noticeably clearer and softer so cheers to that!