Ok, I’ll admit, being a blogger has its perks, we get a lot of goodies sent our way, and as a beauty junkie, I test them out one by one! I’ve done the work, so you don’t have to. These beauty products have earned a permanent place in my beauty arsenal. I love them so much, it took me long enough to have finally decided on sharing these 20 AMAZING beauty products and some easy get-gorgeous tricks. So let’s get started, shall we?
Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Illuminating Sunscreen SPF 36
We all know the importance of daily sunscreen, but some sunscreens leave a white cast, some feel greasy and sticky, worse some even sting your skin. This Dr. Jart illuminating sunscreen is going to be your best friend, it’s super lightweight, it protects your skin from UV rays, but also brightens and moisturizes! Try it out for yourself. I recommend your testing be conducted by the pool with a margarita in hand, for the sake of science of course.
Illamasqua – Radiance Veil, 30ml – one size
Wondering how to get skin that “glows from within”? Here’s my secret: illuminators. Illamasqua Radiance Veil works as primer creating a shimmery base that radiates and shines through foundation. The fine shimmer particles inject light onto the skin, adding a luminous effect. It works magically on many skin tones. There’s no quicker way to perk up your complexion and fake a full night’s sleep than finding the perfect illuminator.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
We could all use a little extra now and then. Sure, filters and Facetune help if you live on socials. But if you have a real life, with real friends, and going on real dates (umm, no judgment), this full-coverage Ultra HD Foundation might just be what you need to look flawless! So good, it covers all your imperfections. Quick, get your selfie camera ready!
MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face & Body Foundation
Ok, maybe some days we just want to go for that “I woke up like this” look. Then this MUFE Water Blend Foundation is for you. This water-based foundation feels fresh and weightless, and it hydrates your skin. It makes a perfect summertime staple.
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer
Oh, dark circles. We all get them, despite our greatest efforts! This Bobbi Brown has been my secret weapon for those sleepless nights, oh who am I kidding, I use it daily. Light Bisque 2 is my go-to. It neutralizes the under eye darkness and preps skin for perfect concealer application.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Binged watching on Netflix all night? You can count on this NARS concealer to hide the evidence. It evens your skin with buildable coverage. Use it under your eye, on your forehead and around the nose to look refreshed instantly. If there’s one beauty product I can’t live without, this would be it. I carry one (in Vanilla) in my bag for a quick fix. Just dab it with your finger or use a BeautyBlender.
COVER FX Illuminating Setting Powder
There are only so many hours in a day, and who has time for touch ups! This Cover FX Translucent Powder locks in your foundation and concealer to prevent streaking. It also brightens up the skin, and controls shine while offering a light, luminous finish.
Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer
Everyone needs an amazing bronzer all year-round! This Too Faced Bronzer makes skin look like you’ve been sitting underneath the sun on the beach, leaving you tan and dewy. It has a sweet scent and a matte finish. It also enhances your skin tone, and never appears orange-y. My color choice is Milk Chocolate, yum!
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick
If I had a nickel for every time someone asks me what I use on my cheeks! Now the secret is out. The BB Bronze Brick is my holy grail. It’s a blush and highlighter in one, with just enough shimmery to make your skin glow.
Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand
Shine bright like a diamond? Highlighters, I’ve tried them all. Sure it gives you a beautiful glow, but did you know that you could slim your nose by adding a dot of the highlighter high up on the top of the bridge of your nose, and couple this trick with contouring, instant nose job anyone? They don’t call it a wand for nothing.
Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette
Ok let’s be honest, Asian eyes are hard to work with. I have learned over the years that warm shades work the best for my skin tone and this is my go-to! It has all the essential colors for a smokey eye, a natural look, and for a bold, colorful look.
TarteistTM Double Take Eyeliner
An eyeliner that stays on all day is an absolute must. This eyeliner does just that, and is also super versatile. The liquid side is for your upper eyelids, and the pencil side is for your lower lids, so you don’t have to worry about liquid running inside your eye, ouch!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Eyebrows make or break a look. To get your brows on fleek, this amazing brow pencil is definitely worth a try. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is easy to use to create hair like strokes and get a natural brow. I use the Ebony color. If you’ve never used a brow pencil before, it may take some practice, but once you nail it, you’ll never want to go back to powder or gel.
Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm Tin Pink Bubbly
I have one in my bag, one in the car, one on my desk, one on my makeup counter, and one on my nightstand. And speaking of which, I think I should restock! Yes, it’s that good.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick
Toss your sticky gloss, it’s so 2007! Liquid Matte is the way to go in 2017. It glides on like gloss, but dries to a matte finish. Unlike many matte lipsticks, MUFE Matte Lippie is made with beeswax and nourishing avocado oil so it never dries out your lips! I can’t live without 103 (warm beige). It has an insane color payoff and is extremely long lasting. The nude shade makes it the perfect everyday choice.
MAC Matte Lipstick
Another nudie I love is MAC Velvet Teddy. This matte lipstick has outlived any other nude-spectrum shade in my collection. It’s a muted, light-medium rosy beige with a hint of brown. Perfect for daytime or paired with a sexy smokey eye look.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil
Always ALWAYS line your lips to give a little pow to your pout! Lip liner seriously makes such a huge difference, and this one is waterproof and foolproof.
NARS Pencil Sharpener
From eyebrows to eyeliner to lip liner, I use makeup pencils pretty much everyday which means they wear out pretty quickly! This dual-blade pencil sharpener gets the tip back into shape without ruining the pencils in any way.
Murad MattEffect Blotting Perfector
What, a blotting cushion compact exists? This one has got to be my favorite new discovery. As skeptical as I was, I applied the wet sponge on my skin, within seconds it dries to a matte finish. My skin felt clean and refreshed instantly. Sorry blotting paper, I think you’ve got yourself some serious competition!
tarte BrazillianceTM PLUS+ Self-Tanner + Mitt
My tan is almost NEVER real. There’s no reason to bake in the sun, especially when you can fake that post-vacation glow—no sun or plane ticket required. Tarte Self Tanner gives that gorgeous natural glow immediately and lasts for days. It also comes with a mitt so your hands stay clean!
Hope you like my beauty products guide and tips. Care to trade secrets? Comment below.
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