5 Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without
This morning I was doing my makeup & saw a bunch of products I never use sitting in my beauty drawer. I started to wonder what products I could get rid of, & what products I can’t live without. If I had to pick only 5 beauty products, these would be it.
- Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
- Sephora Eyelash Curler
- Maybelline Waterproof Big Shot Mascara
- Vaseline Lip Therapy Chapstick
- Benefit Gimme Brow
1. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
In a past post, i’ve talked about acne, & how I struggle with it, & how I’ve “cured” it, but still have scaring. So, my solution is to cover it up! A small amount of foundation to cover up the scaring, & even out my skin tone can really make me feel differently about myself. I get a burst of confidence. I know, I know, I should love the skin i’m in & know i’m beautiful without makeup. But, lets be real. Does everyone feel like that everyday of their lives? I highly doubt it. Some days, most mornings I wake up & think wow, my skin looks amazing, i’m not going to wear any makeup today. The moment I get hot, or cold, the scaring will turn bright red then I feel like everyone is staring at my scars.
One morning I had woken up late for work, didn’t have time for makeup. I brushed my teeth, got dressed, & got to work. At least 3 people had asked me if I was okay, if I was sick, and one said “oh, you must be in love because people in love get pimples” (never heard that before)
To avoid the weird stares along with odd comments, I cover up with a light layer of foundation. Maybelline Fit Me is cheap and does the job for an everyday foundation.
2. Sephora Eyelash Curler
Eyelashes make the biggest difference. Unfortunately, I was not blessed with naturally curly eyelashes. My eyes are already small “chinky”, so having straight eyelashes don’t do them justice. Curled eyelashes transform my eyes instantly, I can go from looking tired to looking like i’m ready to conquer the day within seconds. I use the Sephora eyelash curler, because, 1. It’s gold & cute, 2. The grip is very strong and keeps my lashes curled longer than any drugstore brand has. I’ve had this curler for over 5 years, & I haven’t had to buy another.
3. Maybelline Waterproof Big Shot Mascara
I must use a waterproof mascara. A regular mascara will make my lashes instantly straight. Assuming it’s because my lashes are getting wet. Just like when your hair is curled & it rains… But wouldn’t waterproof mascara technically be wetting your lashes too? I don’t know, but you understand what I mean.. I hope! Not only does having curled lashes make a difference, but adding mascara really makes me look wide awake. Mascara pulls any look together, bolding them, bringing focus and detail to my eyes, allowing them to shine through.
4. Vaseline Lip Therapy
I wrote a blog post about this product recently, explaining why I love it so much, if you’re interested to find out more, click the link. So I won’t go into detail here. Bottom line, who wants chapped lips?
5. Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
This perfect little product adds a little tint to your brows, to fill in any sparseness you may have. No need for any other product if you’re on the go. It adds volume for fuller looking brows. Who wouldn’t want fuller brows? I know, thin brows use to be in, & i’m guilty of following that trend. Nowadays full, thick brows are totally in, I must say it’s a way better look than thin brows. I love Gimme Brow solely because for a no makeup makeup look (which I would clearly have to do with only 5 products) Gimme Brow gives my brows a thicker appearance while filling in the sparseness, which I usually need.
Well love, that’s that for my 5 beauty products I can’t live without. Let me know some products you can’t live without, maybe I’m missing out!