Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation
This is a new find for me. I have never been a liquid foundation person. I had been an avid user of Bare Minerals powder-based foundation since the 8th grade…so the past EIGHT years…until I found this foundation. I was really wanting a more high coverage foundation that would last longer throughout the day, because I tend to have more oily skin. I had heard so many good things about the Double Wear foundation, and after reading all of the rave reviews, I finally got myself a bottle this past Christmas. It is AMAZING. I won’t ever be able to go back. It makes your skin look so good and actually lasts all day. It’s definitely a new holy grail product for me.
Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow
I started using these eyeshadows a few months ago and I am obsessed with them. I use the colors ‘Golden Goddess’ and ‘Rose Gold Retro’ and I wear them everyday. They are really sparkly so if you prefer a more toned-down makeup look during the day, I would just set these aside for your night-out makeup. But I love sparkle so I have no problem wearing mine during the day. The pay-off is really beautiful and there is no fall-out at all.
Pureology Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner
If you read my All About My Hair blog post, you already know that I love this shampoo and conditioner. My mom and I have been using this stuff for the past few years. It makes your hair feel so good and healthy. I love how thick the shampoo is too. My mom and I get the big bottles to last us a few months, which is what I’ve linked above. That’s why they’re so pricey.
T3 Convertible Base & Whirl Trio Interchangeable Wand Set
This is another product that you’ve seen if you’ve read my hair post. I heard about this curling iron because a TON of bloggers that I follow use it. It is very pricey, but I got it as a birthday gift last year and I love it. If you curl your hair as much as I do (all the time), I highly suggest investing in this product. One suggestion I do have though, is to only purchase one barrel that you think you’d like to attach to the base. I got the set of three attachments and I only use one of them. It’s sort of a waste to spend the extra money on all three (even though they call it a “deal”) because you could spend less money on just one. I only use the 1″ straight barrel and the other two just sit in my drawer.
Milani Baked Brush in ‘Dolce Pink’
I love blush! I feel like it just brightens up my face and my makeup isn’t complete until I have it on. But if I’m being honest, I’m not very picky when it comes to my blushes. All I ask is that it be pink and have a little bit of shimmer. I have tried higher-end, cult classic blushes like Nars ‘Orgasm,’ and although I liked it, it didn’t exactly blow me out of the water, especially considering its cost. But I just grabbed this blush randomly one day at CVS and I think it’s really great. It lasts all day and has good color pay-off and beautiful shimmer. Plus it’s eight bucks, so…..what more do I need to say?
Vanillamint Supreme 2X Lipgloss
This might seem kind of random since it’s just one of those random lip glosses that Bath & Body Works carries, but I honestly love this stuff. I love the fact that all of the flavors are mint flavored, because I really like the tingly feeling of the mint on my lips. My favorite flavor is the Cinnamint one, but I couldn’t find it on their website. I feel like the cinnamon in it sort of plumps your lips. To be honest I feel like the plumping factor that the mint in these lip glosses gives you makes them a solid dupe for the Dior Lip Maximizer. My mom has the Dior and I tried it one day, and I didn’t really notice a difference between it and the mint gloss from Bath & Body Works in terms of their plumping factor.
NYX Lip Pencil in ‘Mauve’
I used to never wear lipstick or lip pencils, I would just wear a gloss. But over the summer I started wearing this lip pencil under my gloss and I can’t go back. Now I feel like I look dead when I don’t have this lip pencil on. All I do is line my lips with it and then fill them in just a little bit. It’s just a great, simple lip pencil, and it’s only $3.99.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
This is another product that I have been using since literally the 8th grade!! I had really oily skin in middle school and I would always get so bummed because my eyeshadows would crease on my eyelids by the middle of the day. I watched a bunch of Youtube makeup videos and found this product and have been using it ever since. Your eyeshadow won’t go anywhere. It is spectacular. Plus a little goes a long way, so a tube lasts you like a year. I’m sure a lot of people are thinking, “Ew, gross it’s expired!” but I don’t care lol.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
I’ve been using this bronzer since the 9th grade. It is the perfect shade for fair skin, and isn’t harsh or orange at all. Plus it is matte so that’s nice. Simply put, it’s just a great, easy bronzer! No fuss!
The only reason these products are not included in the list is because I could not find them online! But two products that I LOVE are the Almay Intense i-color liquid eyeliner and pencil eyeliner for blue eyes in the shade ‘Brown Topaz.’ I rave about these eyeliners. I have been using them since…no joke…the SEVENTH GRADE!!! So ten freaking years. If these eyeliners ever got discontinued I don’t know what I would do. The fact that I couldn’t find them online scares me a little bit. I may have to got Ulta tomorrow and buy every single one that I can find. The color is the perfect shade of brown, not too dark and not too light. It compliments blue eyes perfectly and is such a flattering color. I think they have colors for brown, hazel, and green eyes too. I can’t speak for those colors since I have blue eyes, but I’m sure they are wonderful too. Seriously next time you are at Ulta or a drug store, pick up these eyeliners…just make sure you leave some for me. They are holy grail products for me, for sure!