My Beauty Favorites
My favorite beauty products has been the most requested topic, so I figured why not get all your questions at once in a blog!
CLEANSING Oil (Cleanser): I use jojoba oil, coconut oil and lavender (see my recent post on oil cleansing).
ANTI-AGING (Preventative): My “potion” Carrot seed, pomegranate, lavender, vitamin-e, and rose hip oil. Great for sensitive or easily irritated skin.
EXFOLIANTING: Organic granulated sugar in any cleanser
BLEMISH TREATMENT: Baking Soda paste (Seriously, it works)
Fabulous Consumer Products-MAKEUP
Concealer: L’Oreal True Match Concealer
Bronzer: Physicians Formula (I recommend any of them)
Eye shadow: NYX Shadows
Primer: NYX Primers
Gloss: NYX Lip Glaze
Mascara for sensitive eyes: Physician Formula
Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous
Light wear - TruMatch.
Full Coverage - Revlon PhotoReady (ironically PhotoReady is not great for pictures, has SPF in it and washes you out on camera).
Pencil - L’Oreal Infallible Silk
Setting Powder: NYC High Definition Translucent Powder
Garnier Makeup Wipes
Harmon’s Makeup remover (in bottle)
BB/CC Cream: I have really sensitive skin and BB/CC creams give me cystic acne. However, before the skin issues come up, I do like Garnier BB/CC creams the best. Super light and fades into skin nicely.
Fabulous Consumer Products-HAIR
Shampoo and Conditioner: ORX (Formerly Organix - Paraben FREE!)
Fine Hair: Coconut Water Line
Thinning Hair: Collagen Booster Line
Un-manageable Hair: Keratin Line
Setting: Aussie Instant Freeze (I know, weird right? But, seriously, it’s awesome and is great for buns! My hair doesn’t move or get frizzy)
Shaping: Garnier Setting Spray
All other styliers:
Garnier or L’Oreal Paris*
*Tip- L’Oreal owns professional and consumer hair products. Their consumer lines are VERY close to their professional line. Garnier & L’Oreal Paris products are as good as their Matrix and Redken products!
Ah-Mazing Luxury Products-MAKEUP
Concealer: Laura Mercer Secret Concealer Pot
Makeup Forever, HD Foundation
Skin Break-out Makeup: Clinique Acne Solutions- Ah-MAZING. Clears my breakouts, while concealing them!
Blush: NARS Matte
Eye shadow: MAC pigments, matte, any of them! MAC Shadows are the best!
Primer: Laura Mercier, Original
Gloss: Lancôme Juicy Tube or MAC Lip-glass
Lipstick: Nars, MAC (any of them!)
Mascara for sensitive eyes: Clinique Volume
Mascara: MAC Haute and Naughty (Dries out quickly, though)
Bronzer: Nars (Any)
Eyeliner: MAC Gel, MAC Retractable
Setting Powder: MAC Prep and Prime Setting Powder, Translucent
Ah-Mazing Professional Products-HAIR
Fine/Thin: Bumble & Bumble Thickening
Curly: Matrix Total Results Curl
Coarse: unmanageable: Biolage KeratinDose
Curls: Kenra Curl Line
Blow-Outs: Matrix Oil Wonders Line- All of them!
Volume: BigSexy products- all of them!
Shaping: Vavoom Setting Spray
Some other of My Favorite Tips
Use a shaping hairspray to set your makeup. It’s the same ingredients are Urban Decay setting spray.
For bags under your eyes, go back to old faithful, Prep H!
Dry cuticles? Dip in coconut oil. Dry anything, coconut oil.
Use eyeshadow to fill in your brows, it looks the most natural.
Do your concealer in a V under your eyes to really blend out the undereye bags.
Use white liner to make your eyes look larger and more “awake”
Warm skintone (green veins in your arms):
Use gold tones, not silvers
Use peachy or maroon blush, not PINK
Use dark browns instead of black shadows ( It lessens the harshness of your under-eye circles)
Cool skintone (Blue veins)
Do the opposite of olive skin! Use silvers
Use pink blush
Use blacks not brown for more of a pop.
Zit? Use a bobbypin to pop it, not your fingers
Dry hair? You heard me, coconut oil. Just seeing if you’re paying attention!
SPF is great for your skin…unless you’re expecting to be in front of a camera all day. SPF washes washes out your skin in photos. So, make sure your makeup artist knows no SPF on your big wedding day!
Sensitive Teeth Whitening Treatment: Peroxide on a q-tip once a day. Personally, I can’t recommend anything else because any other treatment hurt my gums so much; I never made it to any results. Peroxide works, though!
Sensitive Gum Toothpaste: Arm & Hammer Sensitive Whitening
Cavity Prone- ACT Fluoride Mouthwash (Totally Helps!)
Eat all your colors in fresh produce
Drink 64 ounces of water a day for hydrated, clear skin!
Collagen and Biotin vitamins only work if you take a multi-vitamin with it.
That should do it! Till next time my loves!
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