Is everyone else obsessed with favorites videos on Youtube? I don’t change my favorites enough to do monthly favorites because I tend to stick to things I really like. I also don’t wear a lot of makeup. I was a makeup artist for four years while I was in college, so I go pretty natural these days. Plus I’m only ever at three places: the office, the grocery store, and home.
You’ll see that a lot of the products are natural. I’m in the process of making the switch to healthier products because I work so hard at putting good things in my body, so I shouldn’t be putting unhealthy things ON my body, right? The majority of the natural products I’m using are from Beauty Counter. They have an amazing philosophy and if you’re interested in using healthy and natural products, take a peek at their story here.
I’ll hyperlink the products and prices below the photos. If you have any feedback or questions (maybe which shades I use?) please leave them in the comments. Thanks for reading!
I wash my face with coconut oil and baking soda–one part baking soda, two parts coconut oil. I have combination skin, so I typically don’t need moisturizer after I cleanse in the morning. At night, I follow with patting in a few drops of Beauty Counter Balancing Oil. If I need spot treatment, I dab on Mario Badescu Drying Lotion with a Q-Tip.
I usually just use a tinted moisturizer on my face. For very little coverage, I use Beauty Counter Dew Skin. It just helps to even out a little discoloration, but doesn’t cover other imperfections. When I need a little more coverage, I use Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream. If I’m having a bad skin day, I use foundation. The one I love is Beauty Counter Tint Skin. It has light, but buildable, coverage with a dewy finish. It makes my skin look natural and perfect. For a matte finish over any of these products, or for extra coverage, I lightly brush over it with Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation.
Let me sing you Tarte Cheek Stain’s praises. I’ve been obsessed with it for years! It lasts all day and looks so natural, but is also incredibly buildable. These also never run out–as you can see from my bottle! It has spent many months in my purse and makeup bag.
This is a recent favorite of mine. I’m a fan of Carli Bybel and while perusing through the Ulta website, I saw that her palette has been killing it! It’s so affordable and I thought I should give it a chance. I don’t wear much eyeshadow, but these colors are perfect for fall and I have actually been really enjoying how the pink and plumb colors bring out my hazel eyes. What I’m really thrilled about, though, is the highlighters. They are so pigmented and last all day.
Aside from the eyehadows in the last photo, here are my other eye favorites. I have spent so much money on luxe brand mascaras and none of them touch Covergirl Lashblast or Maybelline Lash Sensational. If you like huge separated lashes, here are your go-to’s. For my brows, I use Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color. It looks really natural and is about as close as you can get to actual brow tattooing. For a little extra brightness, I use Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow and the shine is unbelievable. I finish with Beauty Counter Touchup Skin under my eyes.
I don’t use too much on my lips. I’m usually wearing Beauty Counter peppermint balm, Sheer Minerals Hydrating Organic Lip Gloss, or Urban Decay gloss for some fun sheer color.
I got sick of spending so much money and time on SNS manicures, so I ordered Sensationail. It’s basically an at-home shellac manicure. I got a bunch of colors and look forward to changing the color every week. It’s also just so nice to do your nails, put them under the lamp, and then not have to worry about dry time and ruining them.
I get all of my colors off of Amazon.
I wash my hair at night and go to bed with it damp, so in the morning I just put in these large barrel curlers and finish getting ready for work. I love that I never have to blow dry and my hair takes maybe 10 minutes tops, but I always get compliments on it.
Ceramic Tools Curlers: $42.99 and I bought larger barrel Ceramic Tools curlers separately.
Beauty Counter Citrus Mimosa Cream smells amazing and is so light. I use it straight out of the shower and keep a travel size in my purse. I also use Beauty Counter Lustro Shimmer Oil on my legs, collar bones, and cheek bones.
In the summer, I use Royal Hawaiian Pikake Cologne. It makes me smell like a vacation. My winter scent is Alien by Thierry Mugler. It’s a sexy, woody fragrance and I’ve literally been chased down by people asking for the name of my perfume. I at least get one compliment a day on it. Fragrance to me is so important because it’s feminine and is part of being “put together”.
Royal Hawaiian Pikake Cologne: $12.88 (I purchased this in Hawaii so I’m not sure if the stuff on Amazon is real or not.)
None of these are sponsored products. All opinions are my own.