I’ve never been a big cosmetics person, but there are a few go-to items that I splurge on because they work for me. I’m finding that they older I get, the more I need to spend the time to invest in solid products for the good of my skin, hair, etc. And to avoid looking exhausted all the time.
Sugar lip gloss, Plum fresh. SB turned me onto this gem. Extremely moisturizing and with a perfect amount of color for a subtle, every day look. I wear to work every day but also put it on to bum around on the weekends. Plus, it’s SPF 15.
Revision Intellishade. This tinted moisturizer is my favorite part of my beautification routine. My skin has started to really crave some moisture after I shower in the mornings, and so I slap this on first before makeup. The best is that it adjusts to match your skin color, so you don’t have to do any guessing on the right shade. I buy the matte version, but SB and Mom swear by the Original, so I will probably switch.
Amy Head Makeup. I’ve used Amy Head for over seven years now, and I’ve loved it’s natural look and how long it lasts. They only have stores in a few southern towns (The company started in Mississippi.) My favorites are the coversticks, eyeliner, and foundation.
Wella Enrich Shampoo & Conditioner. I started using Wella hair products after my stylist-friend told me that Wella was her next favorite hair products after Aveda (and she had worked in an Aveda salon). I love the smell and the price (you can buy in bulk at Amazon), and my hair does really well with the level of moisture in the shampoo.
Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer & Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother. These are my go-to Aveda products. They’re affordable and last a very long time because you only need a tiny bit for one use. If I want to go wavy, I use Be Curly. If I want to dry and straighten, I use Style Prep.
Origins Ginger Rush body cream. I love the smell of this and how it feels on my often-dry skin. I carry a travel version with me, a gift from my sis-in-law.
What products do you swear by?