Hello my beauties and welcome back! Today, as you can see by the title, I’m going to share with you some of my absolute hands down favorite products. It was tough narrowing down the field to just eight products but I’ve truly picked things I use multiple times a week if not every day. Keep reading to see what I chose!
First up, eyeshadow. I’m talking about my Jaclyn Hill Volume 1 palette from Morphe. I cleaned the palette up a lot before taking pictures so it would look nice. I use this palette quite often because it has a nice selection of neutral colors with some pinks, teals, and purples for pops of color. I really like the formulation of the shadows, they blend so easily for me. Plus, the shimmers are absolutely outstanding! I’ve loved all of her palettes that I’ve tried, even the Vault Collection (unpopular opinion). I highly recommend checking them out!
What girl can go a week without using dry shampoo? I know I can’t! Right now I’m using this Batiste Wild one but my favorite is from Rock Your Hair but it’s a bit pricey. Dry shampoo is great for giving you better second and third day hair as well as making hair easier to style when it’s squeaky clean. I always have to have a dry shampoo on hand, it’s a staple in my routine.
Next is the La Roche Posay Effaclar face wash. I absolutely love this face wash. I use it at night to get rid of all of the grime from the day. I switch up what I use in the morning but at night I will always use this. My skin is still acne prone and this face wash has really helped to keep my skin clearer than it’s been in a long time. It’s a gentle foaming gel cleanser, it doesn’t dry out my skin and it’s not so strong that it burns when I use it. Even if you only get rare acne flare ups, I would still suggest this face wash. It’s that good.
My Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is something I discovered last year around this time and I fell in love and I fell hard. I mainly use this at night time but sometimes if my lips are really in a bad place, I will use it during the day too if I’m not going anywhere. Every VIB sale I make sure to pick another one up. This one came in a Christmas kit but usually I go for the Vanilla flavor. I actually like the little spatula that comes with it, it makes applying the product a bit easier and less messy. Especially now when we’re not supposed to be touching our faces, the applicator makes it a bit more hygenic.
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost lip gloss in Vibrant Raspberry has quickly become one of my go to lip glosses. It’s also in my Project Pan for this year, I’m trying to finish it. I love this lip gloss because it hydrates my lips without feeling oily or super slick. It’s a bit on the thicker side which I actually like. The color has amazing pigmentation. The staying power is ‘meh’ but it’s a gloss, what could I expect? I’m always recommending this line to my friends when they’re looking for a new lip gloss.
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is hands down my favorite perfume. It knocked my Vera Wang Princess (original) perfume out of the top spot a few years ago. This is such a lovely perfume, it smells of flowers but I don’t find it to be sickening or overpowering at all. I’m very close to finishing up this bottle and then I have a little spray that I can work on. I love wearing this when I go out or on days when I just want to feel a little bit special. It makes me feel like an adult, haha.
I love a lot of lotions but the one that I use every night, without fail, is The Body Shop’s Argan Oil Body Butter. I think this is better than their other body butters because it is so much thicker and I feel that it moisturizes my skin better because it’s so much denser. You need the smallest amount to do your arms and legs so one regular sized tub lasts me a good couple of months. You can buy a jumbo size from the Ulta website but I’ve been sticking to the regular size for right now.
There are a lot of highlighters I love but my favorite is this highlighter. The Maybelline x NikkieTutorials Master Chrome highlighter has easily become my favorite highlighter. It’s also the first highlighter I’ve ever hit major pan on. It’s in my Project Pan this year in the finish category. It was an exclusive to Ulta so I bought two back ups so I will have it for awhile. A good dupe for it is the Mary LouManizer from The Balm. This highlighter gives me such a blinding highlight, it’s my go to for most days.
There you have it! What are some products you can’t live without? Leave them in the comments down below, I’d love to hear of some new products to try! If you liked today’s post and want to be notified each time I post, don’t forget to follow before you leave. To see what makeup looks I create and don’t share here, be sure to check out my Instagram (linked down below). I post every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 11AM PST. Thank you so much for stopping by, your support truly means a lot to me. I hope to see you back soon but, until then, don’t forget to be bold, be beautiful, and be YOU! ❤ XO Emma