I’m often asked opinions on what my favorite beauty products are so I thought I would compile a little list! Granted, I haven’t tried every little thing out there…but I’ve tried a lot! Thanks to my Glambassador role with Glamour Magazine, I’ve been trying tons of stuff I may not have tried on my own, and I’m loving a lot of it! As you’ll see, there’s a good mix of department store and drugstore pricepoints. Here are some of my all-time faves:
Facial Cleanser – Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel is an awesome sulfate-free cleansing gel! I have tried A LOT of cleansers, I’m really particular about getting a good clean feeling without leaving my skin greasy or too dried out. Boscia does the job!
Shampoo/Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair (Salon) – Pureology Hydrate is sulfate-free, hydrating, AND smells great, need I say more? Okay, but at $20+ for each bottle, it’s a bit of an indulgence!
Shampoo/Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair (Drugstore) – L’Oreal Paris EverPure is a new line of sulfate-free hair products that so far I am loving! They smell great and leave my hair feeling soft and wonderful!
Hair Straightening System – Japanese Straightening! I’ve been doing it for probably 6 or 7 years and I get a good 10 months of lovely straight manageable hair out of it! I’ve tried the Brazilian Blowout too and although great for a couple of weeks, it faded out much quicker. If you’re in the San Diego area and want a free consultation and estimate, call my awesome miracle-worker hairdresser Carole at 619-295-5796 and tell her I sent you! She’s located in Mission Valley and is awesome!
Anti-Aging Serum – Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum, I was able to try this out thanks to Glamour and immediately noticed a decrease in fine lines around my eyes and mouth. Compared to higher-end serums, the $24 price tag isn’t too shabby!
Eye Cream – StriVectin SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles combats wrinkles, puffiness AND dark circles. I’ve searched far and wide for an eye cream that actually works and I love this stuff. Thank goodness a little goes a long way, it makes the $59 cost not seem so bad. Amazon sometimes carries it for a lot less!
Primer – Benefit Cosmetics “That Gal” Brightening Face Primer is lightweight and has a pink tint to help even out skintone, making skin appear brighter and smoother. It’s pricey considering the quantity you’re getting ($28 for 0.37oz), so I’m currently on a mission to try out some other products that may be more cost effective! Stay tuned!
ConcealerEstee Lauder Double Wear!! I’ve long battled with under eye circles and struggled with finding a concealer that provided good coverage but didn’t feel or look cakey. This stuff feels light, goes on very easily and provides great coverage!
Foundation/Powder – MAC Studio Fix has been a fave of mine for years. I just can’t do the foundation thing, but don’t want bare skin, so this is a nice compromise for me. It has decent coverage but feels weightless on the skin!
Lash Enhancer – L’Oreal Paris Lash Boosting Serum, you don’t need to spend a million dollars on Latisse (or risk turning your green eyes brown!), just spend $15 at Target and get a great product that really delivers! I noticed an increase in the length, quantity and thickness of my lashes within weeks of twice-daily use. I’m now using once a day and still loving the results!
Mascara – Maybelline Great Lash After not using this stuff since probably like 7th grade, I was sent a tube by Glamour and realized sometimes expensive doesn’t mean better! Great Lash adds volume, separates the lashes and is glob-free! No tarantulas! It’s my new-old fave!
Lip Gloss – MAC LipGlass is a hands down winner here, I own 40 tubes at the moment and am loving Pink Poodle as well as several of the Dazzleglass colors. This stuff has serious staying power allowing for long-lasting wear! It’s a little sticky for some, but I dig it nonetheless =)
Nail Polish – SEPHORA by OPI in Metro Chic. It’s just awesome. I’ve never gotten so many compliments on a nail color, EVER! Pretty much every single day someone tells me how much they love my nail color…and it might be the first time in history that I use up a whole bottle of nail polish!
There you have it! Any suggestions anyone would like to add to the list?