It’s taken me a very long time to find my beauty comfort zone, but I’m finally in it thanks to a few products that I just can’t live without. With the help of these incredible beauty products, I’ve finally learned how to achieve that “no makeup, make up look” that’s oh-so illusive and also been able to use these products as a foundation for any make up look I may want to experiment with. So without further ado, here they are:
Moroccan Oil Luminous Hairspray: It’s essential in the humidity. Light, but still holds my Hot Tools waves.
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Nude: I don’t know what I did before I found this. It gives you dewy, soft coverage better than any other one I’ve tried.
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in Golden Bronze: You know that “glow from with in” people always say they want to create with make up, well if you don’t have it naturally, this will give it to you. The shimmer is soft and luminescent, not at all glittery like may others out there. It’s pricey so split it with a friend because a little goes a long way.
Josie Maran Argan Blush in Passion: Bright cheeks are an essential. This lovely shade of pink works perfectly year-round and always makes me look awake and refreshed!
CoverGirl Nature Luxe Mascara in Black: I’m in love with this formula and the wand. It’s taken the place of my tried and true LashBlast and that’s saying a lot! This is one product I never splurge on, there’s no need!
Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in 2L (Brown): Hands down the smoothest, stay-put liner on the planet. I use it to line my eyes both on top and on bottom– it’s even soft enough for your waterline. Black is too dark for the summer so I switched to this deep brown shade instead.
Urban Decay Naked Eye Palette: I mean, need I say more. Find it and buy two. It’s the only palette I will ever need.
Armour Lip Gloss in Gazarri’s: For that flush of bright pink that says I want to wear lipstick without wearing it there’s no better gloss! It delivers lots of pigment but still feels soft yet punchy! This is my new favorite color for the summer!
Essie Nail Colour in Peach Daiquiri: I was never a orange-y nail girl until I discovered this color. It’s just the right blend of pink and coral and it’s perfect for a pedicure.
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets: I don’t leave home without them. Unlike powder, this really absorbs all the oil on my face and even (I think) below the surface. Blotting with this helps my make up last all day and I don’t have to deal with all that powder build-up after a long day of shooting outside.
MAC 188 Small Duo-Fibre Face Brush: It works for everything…powders, highlighters, blush, bronzer, you name it. I love how it delivers just the right amount of product and blends flawlessly.
ROC Multi-Correctional Exfoliating Cleanser: Your make up will never look good if your skin doesn’t. This product has changed the texture of my skin and invigorated it with brightness like no other cleanser has. With my Clairisonic Mia, it’s a winning combo!