These are a few makeup & skincare products I’ve been using and loving lately. There are quite a few because I didn’t blog a January or February favorites, but all the same these are products that worked for me and I recommend for you! Enjoy, xxo!
Avène Micellar Lotion $28
First up is this micellar lotion/water. LET ME JUST SAY that I have tried soo many different kinds of micellar lotions and 95% of them have been oily messes. But this one is AMAZING. I use it take off eye makeup mostly, but when I do use it to take off my face makeup it leaves my skin feeling cleansed and soft. $28 is kinda steep, especially for an essential everyday makeup remover, but the bottle is HUGE and you can make it go a long way if you really want to, lol!
belif Aqua Bomb face moisturizer $22-$38
As an oily skin girl, I’ve struggled with the right moisture balance for as long as I can remember. What I love about this moisturizer is that it’s a gel formula, making it super light and airy on the skin. It’s perfect for night and daytime wear and wears nicely under makeup. I honestly cannot say enough good things about this product. This brand has entire product lines for all skin types, so if you’re a dry skin girl, you can check them out too!
PUR Joystick Exfoliating Cleanser $26
I used this every single day for an entire month and I could absolutely tell a difference in the texture of my skin. YOU NEED THIS! I’ve already purchased another one. I’m someone who battles skin issues like texture and blemishes, but I feel like this is gentle enough for you gals who don’t, and simple enough for those of you who don’t feel like committing to an entire skin care regimen. Totally worth purchasing!
boscia Luminizing Black Peel-Off Mask $34
I’ve been loving using this mask once or twice a week when my skin is feeling/looking a little dull. It feels good and cleansing to peel off and doesn’t tug on those peach fuzz hairs, lol. The description says this mask is for pores, oiliness, and blemishes, but is safe for all skin types. It didn’t necessarily make my skin feel less oily or dryer, but definitely felt as though my pores were excavated and I was left with brighter skin.
Covergirl Outlast All-Day Concealer $12
I saw this concealer spoken about by Tati and eleventhgorgeous on YouTube so of course I had to try it out for myself! Although a little runny, once set with powder this concealer does not budge! It doesn’t crease or leave my under-eyes looking cakey. I use the lightest shade–fair– and I find that it makes my under-eyes brighter and I look more awake. It isn’t a full coverage concealer so it’s great for everyday, but for a more full glam look I recommend pairing it with a more full coverage concealer. Some people hate the sponge-tip applicator but I myself am indifferent. I don’t find it messy or unable to be precise.
Merle Norman Dual Action Concealer $17
This concealer was created with a mixture of fairy dust and water from the fountain of youth. It’s my holy grail and I go to no public outing without this on my face. I’m obsessed and I assure you, you need this! I’m use light or medium light neutral. <3
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder $5
I cannot believe this powder is as inexpensive as it is. It’s not as full coverage as something like the Make Up For Ever pressed powder, but it makes my face look flawless nonetheless! I use a lighter shade to set my concealer and then a shade close to my skin color to set the foundation on my face. I love this powder!
NYX HD Blush$7
These blushes are perfectly compact, inexpensive, PACKED with pigment, come in 24 colors and wear SO well throughout the day! Unfortunately, several shades are only available online, but at the price they are, I would gladly pay for shipping! Now, these blushes do have shimmer, but are buildable so the shimmer may not transfer to your face depending on how much product you put on your cheeks. Personally, I love blushes with shimmer and I can’t wait to purchase more! 😀
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter $6
My personal fav is the shade peach lights, but I’ve heard amazing things about golden lights as well. You can use these wet or dry. This formula does show skin texture, but the look is gives to the skin is so beautiful I can look past that. I prefer this highlighter over my Nicole Guerrero X ABH palette (IKR?!). Normally I am all for a glittery highlight, but the ABH X NG palette just does not give me the beautiful glow that this $6 Makeup Revolution highlighter does. This formula is not chalky, is easy to blend, and is buildable. Have any of you guys tried this out? I’d love to know!
Tarte Maneater Eyeshadow Palette $29
Honestly the packaging of this palette is so stinkin’ cute I would have purchased this regardless, but the shadows are AMAZING quality! They blend incredibly easily, which is why I recommend this product for even the most novice of eye shadow mavens. I can create a really sultry warm smokey eye with this palette or do a super simple neutral office-approps eye look as well. I’m debating snagging a back up of this palette since I use it so much and it’s limited edition. What do y’all think??
Wet n Wild Gel Lip Liner $3
I bought four of the six shades and have been patting myself on the back since I got them in the mail LOL! I love wearing these alone, without a lipstick overtop. They give such a great color to the lips and feel like I’m wearing almost nothing! I do use them under lip products, but they’re so pigmented on their own I prefer to wear them that way. I’ve tried several different types of lip liners and I just can’t get away from these!