As we’re winding down the work week and gearing up for a wonderful weekend, I thought I’d take a minute to share some of my favorite beauty products of late that have been more than getting me through my day-to-day with ease! I’ll include as many links as I can so you can try out these products if you like, too!
LUSH POPCORN LIP SCRUB
Guys, this is one of my absolute favorite beauty products of all time. It’s so easy to use, smells just like fresh popcorn (they offer a bubblegum and mint alternative if popcorn isn’t your thing), and really makes a difference on your lips, especially with continued use. I love to apply some right before I wash my face in the morning to really get my skin tingling but also to make sure I get all the sugar granules off my lips.
GARNIER MOISTURE RESCURE GEL-CREAM
Truth: I have this in the regular formula and dry skin formula because I can’t go a day without putting this on. It’s my favorite moisturizer because it’s light, refreshing, cooling, and works well with just about any other makeup you wear – including eyes, which tend to be so pesky with heavy-duty moisturizers like this!
HONEYDEW & CHAMOMILE OVERNIGHT CREAM MASK
I’m big on the creams during the colder months, and this one is a little drugstore gem I happened upon right before Christmas. It smells amazing, feels even better, and refreshes your skin no matter how many hours you’re working and how little sleep you’re getting.
MILANI BAKED BLUSH IN ROSE D’ORO
If you want to save a couple steps in the morning and still leave looking cheerful and dewy, you’ll love this blush. It’s got rich pigmentation, a little shimmer, and a way of catching the light that makes you look lit from within. Pick some up on your next CVS run or peruse Milani’s other products – you won’t be disappointed!
ELF HIGHLIGHTER IN PINK DIAMONDS
I’ll admit I was a little skeptical of this one when I first tried it, but it’s surprisingly pretty over a rosy blush. I love that it’s cool-toned enough to play off silvers, blues, and purples in your makeup (lips or eyes!), but it also looks beautiful paired with a neutral eye and glossy lip if you want to keep things simple.
LANCOME JUICY SHAKER IN MANGOES WILD
This is a great choice for ladies who like to keep things natural during their work day. The color is sheer, buildable, and comfortable, the fragrance is delectable, and the slip of the gloss isn’t sticky or cumbersome in any way.
TOO FACED MELTED LIQUID LIPSTICK IN MELTED BERRY
This is a cult favorite, and for good reason. It doesn’t budge, the color payoff is crazy good, and the variety of shades makes it the perfect choice for everyday wear. What I love about the Melted Berry color is that it looks crisp with a chambray shirt, pretty with a breezy dress, and glamorous with a cocktail dress – plus, it’s a universally flattering shade on any skin tone!
ESTÉE LAUDER STAY-IN-PLACE EYE PENCIL BLACK PLUM
I borrowed this shade from my mama and I haven’t given it back (sorry Mama!) because it’s that good. It’s creamy, long-wearing, flake-proof, and goof-proof – perfect for ladies who have a lot to do and don’t have a lot of time to devote to the perfect winged eyeliner. Plus, the smudge tip isn’t rough on your delicate eyes!
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS WORLD TRAVELER SHADOW COUTURE PALETTE
I just love this palette for a twist on your favorite go-tos. The warm pink and chocolate shades are so pretty no matter the occasion and the wildcard deep blue and matte black work on everyone for after-five. The shadows are 100% crease-proof, too, and look just as great at cocktail hour as they did during your 8:00 a.m. conference call.
KAT VON D SERPENTINA PALETTE
This palette is limited edition – so sorry y’all! Kat Von D just launched some amazing new palettes worth checking out though – go take a look! This is easily my favorite item on this list for the intense color payoff, deep, rich jewel tones, and surprisingly blendable and wearable color.
KATE SPADE LEOPARD BAG
This one is unfortunately an older model, too, but KSNY always has something luxurious and fun for your vanity / purse / gym bag / whatever. You can fit a surprising amount of makeup into this little guy, and it’s every bit as gorgeous as your favorite clutch – seriously!
Hope you’re having a great week!