Must Have Beauties

Beauty Must Haves

It’s no secret I’m a beauty junkie, so I figured why not share some of my most favorite products with you? These are no haphazard beauty experiments, these are my holy grails – products I use everyday and repurchase immediately every time I run out. Try one or two of em out and I promise you’ll fall in love too!

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L’Oreal Sunless Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizing Lotion – Gives you that perfect year round subtle glow. Its light formula makes it hard to mess up, even if you’re just doing a quick once over.
By Elizabeth Dehn Serum – This serum from beauty guru Elizabeth Dehn does it all! It gives you decadent hydration with no breakouts in sight. I just ran out and must replenish immediately!
Urban Decay Naked Palette – I haven’t used any other shadows since I snagged this palette in the Spring. No fall-out, amazing pigmentation, perfect neutral colors, and endless possibilities!
Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask – I used to be conditioner shy, but ever since I got extensions I need no-joke detangling. This smells amazing and really softens and hydrates the hair without weighing it down. I can’t be without it.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder – It sets your makeup without looking cakey or done, yet the coverage is potent enough to dust on alone for out-the-door flawlessness.
Yes to Cucumbers Daily Soothing Cleansing Wipes – You have no excuse not to take your makeup off before bed when it’s as easy as a swipe of these wipes. Bonus: They smell like soothing cucumber.
Beauty Blender Sponge – I use this sponge damp to apply my foundation and it gives the smoothest and most even application with nary an imperfection.
Kate Somerville Exfolikate – By far the biggest splurge on the list but trust me – the difference it makes in your skin’s consistency and behavior is life altering.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation – Don’t bother touching up before going out for your evening plans. Your face literally looks exactly the same as it did when you put it on this morning.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 – My husband and I share a big ol bottle of this stuff and it’s equally reliable for both of our skin types all year round. It even lives up to my more pricey favorite, Kate Somerville Goat Milk, AND it has SPF.
Korres Jasmine Lip Butter – Perfect soft consistency – not sticky, grainy, or thin, and smells/tastes like a subtle sweet treat.
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo – Filling in your eyebrows is one of the best ways to wake up your face. A wise woman filled me in on this powder duo and I’m so glad she did. It makes it so easy to get the shading just right.
Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel – Tried and true, this gel cleanser smells citrusy fresh and lasts forever. With just a little dab, it foams and cleanses thoroughly without drying the skin.

What are some of your can’t-live-without products?



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  2. I love your entire arsenal! I too am hooked on the NAKED palette (amazing!) and the Kiehl’s – I use the tinted moisturizer though. I will try the L’Oreal Glow because I can tell that I’m already turning into the undead without sunlight!

  3. Totally obsessed with that Mac Skinfinish powder… It’s a miracle worker!!!

  4. SUCH a great round up. My husband and I also share a big-old bottle of Kiehl’s w/ SPF moisterizer. Clearly we have something in common and should all be friends :)

    And I went to CVS looking for Say Yes to Cucumbers, but no luck! Will keep an eye out for it!

    And the rest of it – putting it on my wishlist for upcoming beauty needs! xo

  5. The cucumber cleansing wipes and Naked palette are two of my favorite beauty products!

  6. I just found this and I am bookmarking it. I don’t trust magazines anymore — I need personal recommendations for this stuff. Thanks!

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