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With Mother’s Day and Graduation so close I decided to do a few post on gift guides, no surprise the first one is on beauty products! All of these products are products that I currently use and of course the bag is just really cute!
I try different products all the time and there are several that I really like a lot these are just the ones that I seem to use the most. The Christian Dominique palette isn’t on this post but I will put a link at the end, my foundation isn’t on this post either since it was just in another post, also my powder I use is the Too Faced Peach Mattifying Setting Powder, and it can be hard to find (it sells out a lot). I think it must be a lot of people’s favorite.
L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara – Lately I have been using this mascara everyday. I have watched numerous you tubers say it works just as good or better than Too Face Better Than Sex Mascara (which I love) and I agree, it is a great mascara.
Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter – I tried several drug store brand highlighters that I did not like and I finally saw a makeup artist say that this was almost just like Laura Geller’s Time to Glow Highlighters. This highlighter really works and it only takes a little to shine!
Tom Ford Lip Colors – These lip colors are expensive but I will tell you that they stay on really well and the color is very pigmented so I think they will last a really long time. Tom Ford did just come out with a version called the “Boys and Girls Colors” that are about $20 cheaper. I haven’t tried these yet but I am hoping the formula is just as good.
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighter – This highlighter is a very good price and gives you a great glow. I was very surprised by how well this highlighter worked.
Milani Baked Blush – This has become my favorite blush. I was using Nars blush but I tried this in Dolce Pink and it looks almost identical and is actually more pigmented, you don’t have to build this blush up as much
Tatcha Silk Canvas Face Primer – I love this primer so much! It is exactly what it says it is! It feels so smooth on your face and fills in any pores or lines you have so good
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil – These are the smoothest eye pencils I have found and they do stay really well. The glide on so easy, they don’t tug on your eye or skip and pull at all. I have tried others but have not any that are as good as these
Benefit Cosmetics Shape & Define Pencil – I do really like Benefit Brow Pencils when needing a medium brown a lot of pencils will have a red tint in them and Benefit doesn’t that’s a win for me
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner – This is one of the best liquid liners I have used. It goes on easy, glides really good, stays put, and it also dries fast when applying
Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment – I just recently discovered this. I really messed my skin up a few months ago by using a product that was too harsh and only meant to be used once every two weeks, I was using it several times a week because it worked to great the first time. I have had a time straightening my skin out and this really helped! It will help shrink your pores and it says it will clear your face up, I didn’t have that issue but I am going to get my daughter to try it
Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer – This is actually a concealer and it only takes a little bit, so this little jar will last a very long time. The color I posted is dark but I like a lighter color it really brightens up the undereyes
Morphe 3502 Eyeshadow Palette – This was actually the first Morphe Palette I ever bought and I was very impressed by how good it was. I heard mixed reviews about the palettes before but apparently they changed their formula with this one and it is really good, I have bought a few others that are older palettes and I definitely see the difference
Jaclyn Hill Palette – There’s not a lot I need to say about this palette, I think everyone has it and loves it. If you don’t have it get it, if your mom doesn’t have it or you know a girl graduating this year that doesn’t have it, it will be a great gift
Too Face Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer – I just got this 2 weeks ago and I can already tell it is going to be a favorite It goes on like a cream but has a finish like a powder
Too Face Better Than Sex Mascara – I think this mascara has been talked up everywhere as being great and it is, that’s why I wanted to try the lash paradise to compare. You can’t go wrong with this mascara
Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape – This is hands down one of the best concealers ever! I love it! You can cover anything with it and use it to contour. I haven’t tried the Shape Tape Foundation yet but I hear it’s really good too
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer – I have to use eyeshadow primer before doing my eyemakeup and I think Urban Decay has the best. They offer several different types depending on what you’re wanting, I know a couple have a slight color to them like a base color which is really pretty, and their original primer and my favorite the anti aging primer! It really does help to keep your eyeshadow from creases as the day goes on and helps it to wear much longer without any touch ups
Drunk Elephant Serums – Oh! My! Gosh! is all I can say about this!! I linked the trial size of the am serums but during the Sephora VIB Sale I bought the full size night serum and I could tell after a few times of using it that it had really helped my skin. It is expensive but it is a serum and takes very little to cover your entire face so it should really last
Shiseido Sunscreen – I have looked for a sunscreen that I won’t sweat off for years. I tried so many even the ones I bought from my dermatologist wouldn’t stay on and my face would end up getting burned. I tan really easy so any sunscreen works for my body but I don’t tan my face at all and finding a sunscreen that would stay put was hard. I received this in the mail last year and tried it, it did not move! Stayed on so good, I didn’t sweat it off and it didn’t come off in the pool I didn’t even have to reapply it. My husband used it last week while playing golf and he agrees with me, if you need a sunscreen to stay put this is it! They have a whole range of different sunscreens to choose from
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer – This is a great powder bronzer, it is a cool color not warm so you don’t get any type of orange tint when you use it. This looks good on all skin tones too
Dr Brandt Pores No More – I discovered this primer when I messed up my skin and started trying to correct it. My pores had never been noticeable before and all of sudden they were, of course I’m sure age has a little to do with this too but I still didn’t like it. If your skin is oily or if your pores have just become noticeable or if you know someone that would love to fix this problem this primer is great. It also has a wonderful cooling feeling when you apply it
Bag All Beauty Box Travel Case – This makeup case is so cute and such a good size for either storing your makeup or traveling with it
Microneedle Face Roller – I got one of these a couple of weeks ago and I really like it, I have used it every night since I got it (the size you get determines how often you can use it and what it does so read the chart) Anyone serious about skincare would love one of these
Jade Beauty Roller – I really love this mainly because it feels so good lately on my lymph nodes but the benefits are great too
- Smooths fine lines
- Enhances benefits of serums
- Flushes toxins via lymphatic drainage
- Stimulates collagen production
- Boosts elastin
Tip: Use daily and nightly after cleansing to optimize your self-care ritual. Place inside freezer and use on the under-eye area to constrict blood flow and reduce the appearance of dark circles. Use over your favorite serum to enhance benefits.
Dominique Cosmetics Latte Palette – This is my favorite palette at the moment, I use it more than any other palette. I have an entire review on it you can read for all of my thoughts
I thought if you have a mom or a future graduate that is a beauty product lover, it would be really cute to put together a gift bag of products for them or even one product! These are the products I’ve used lately that I know have worked great me.