I’m a serious sucker for makeup, I love trying new products, but for the most part, when I find THE ONE, that’s it! Done, Sold, Married. Unless they discontinue the product, yeah that’s happened more than once and I was pretty devastated! But I’m hoping and praying that these 7 products are here to stay because I honestly don’t know how I could go on without them!
Now I’m not saying all of these products will work for you, but I think they’re pretty awesome and so do a lot of other people! I’d love to hear about some of your favorite beauty products, I love trying and discovering new ones! A couple of these were actually discovered through my Ipsy Glam Bag Subscription. Never heard of Ipsy? Well, it’s a month subscription for beauty products, for $10 I get 4-5 products plus a makeup bag shipped right to my door. And you always get at least one full sized product! Check it out here.
What it is: A soft-focus highlighter for face.
What it does: This cream-to-powder highlighter turns up the wattage with a delicate, gorgeous champagne glow. Its smooth application and luminous sheen switches on the “wow” factor for any complexion. Apply it to cheeks and brow bones, then sculpt with the soft-glow blender for your perfect gleam.
Why I love it: I LOVE cream to powder makeup and this highlighter is no exception. I use it on my cheeks, brow bone, and my upper lip. It adds a perfect amount of highlight without making me look like I’m heading to the club. Not that it’s not great for club nights too!
What it is: A fresh, flirty, natural-looking blush with deliciously rich color.
What it does: Spherical powders allow for a perfect glide of application. High levels of pearl give a stunning visual effect both within the dome and on the cheek. Rich blend of oils and “clays”, including marula oil, promote longer wear—up to 8 hours. Handmade and slow baked formulas create unique patterns to ensure individuality for each product and binds the ingredients for long-lasting wear. Community Trade olive oil from Italy helps to condition skin.
Why I love it: Seriously, these blushes are amazing! I actually have a limited edition one from three holiday seasons ago, it’s cracked and the case is busted but it’s still the best blush I’ve ever used! It’s got the perfect amount of shimmer and blend so perfectly. It lasts all day and it looks amazing.
What it is: A versatile, larger makeup brush that is just the right size for applying blusher, bronzing powder or shimmer to the face.
What it does: Soft synthetic hairs are long-lasting and specially cut to be extra gentle on delicate skin. Wide tapered head is ideal for applying and blending powder formulations. You might also like the Face & Body Brush.
Why I love it: I’ve had this brush since my freshman year of college, it’s now 6 years old and it’s soft as ever and I swear it hasn’t lost a single hair! I actually have the whole line of The Body Shop brushes and they’re all amazing, but this one is by far my favorite! It’s perfect for apply my baked blush and any facial powders.
What it is: A liquid stain that gives a hint of natural-looking color
What it does: This dual-purpose liquid stain gives lips and cheeks a hint of natural-looking color and can be used under gloss for added intensity.
Why I love it: Alright, I’ll admit that it took me years before I finally tried this product. Everyone raved about it, but it was just too red for me. I literally had a tube of it in my vanity for 3 years unopened and then one day I thought to myself, red ain’t so bad. And then I realized my mistake, I had missed out on 3 years of this amazing product! It’s not super red, but it can be, this lip and cheek stain is all about layering. Want a hint of color, one swipe is good, want more, then do a couple. Just layer it on until you reach your desired hue! I have never actually used this on cheeks but it’s make favorite go-to lip product. It’s not sticky and you don’t have to worry about it wearing off on your morning coffee or your husband’s lips!
What it is: The biggest, blackest, baddest mascara EVER!
What it does: Perversion mascara glides on and gets you sexed up in one stroke, yet it won’t quit until you say when. Build, separate and define the look of each lash with our ultra black pigment – for bigger, blacker, badder lashes. It’s insane how black it is…the purest, deepest, most intense black colour imaginable. Perversion has a creamy, full-bodied texture that’s not too dry, not too wet. This allows just the right amount of “pull” so it glides through lashes. The result: incredible control for insane lashes. Go ahead and pile on coat after coat. Want to apply more before you go out at night? No problem. Even if it’s been all day since you applied, more Perversion always means more beautiful lashes. It NEVER gets brittle or clumpy. The twisted trim on the high-tech, volumising brush latches on to each lash to separate and define; finally, a volumising mascara with a clean, clump-free finish. It pulls through lashes smoothly and lays down a generous amount of product. No need to wiggle the wand or maneuver it at all different angles!
Why I love it: Where the hell has this product been all my life? I was a serious mascara whore before this little gem arrived in my Ipsy Glam Bag a few months ago. I had been using the Urban Decay Perversion Eye Liner (which is also awesome) for months, but had never tried the mascara. My vanity is seriously a graveyard of mascara tubes. Horrible, no good, very bad masacaras. Okay, they weren’t all terrible, but none of them was THE ONE. This mascara is THE ONE. It’s so effing amazing I can’t even get over it. If I could marry a mascara this would be it. And out of all of the products I’m sharing today, this is the one you really, truly, absolutely NEED in your life. Seriously, run to Sephora!
What it is: A skin smoothing face primer.
What it does: This face primer virtually erases pores, softens lines and perfects your complexion leaving skin ready for bronzer, powder, makeup or nothing at all.
Why I love it: This is a very new to me product, I really love everything Too Faced makes and I had a little extra spending cash one week and decided to splurge on this $30.00 tube of heaven. And heaven it is! It lays the foundation for absolutely flawless skin! It’s silky smooth and fills in pores, I can wear it with nothing else and my skin looks great! It’s not heavy in the slightest and a little bit goes a long, long way. I’ve tried tones of other primers, but this one stands head and shoulders above the rest!
What it is: A light matte bronzer infused with real cocoa powder and long-wearing pigments.
What it does: Too Faced has combined the natural detoxifying effects of real cocoa powder with their signature bronzing pigments to create a lighter version of their bestselling Chocolate Soleil original matte bronzer. The Milk Chocolate shade is perfectly suited for pale to medium skintones for a touch of summer warmth all year-long.
Why I love it: Umm… because it smells like CHOCOLATE!!! Enough said. Okay, really though, it’s so easy to work with and adds just the right amount of color for contouring. Since I use the Watt’s Up and the Baked Blush which both have shimmer to them, I adore being able to tone it down with this matte bronzer!