By Abby Berman Mazenod
I love my beauty products. I feel like finding what has worked for me has been such a journey. It’s important to know what you do and don’t want in your beauty routine, and it’s really exciting to find something that really fits! This is just a mini list of beauty products that I use daily and I cannot live without. Take a look and try them on for size…
1. Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm-$36
This BB cream is almost a medium coverage foundation. It is rich, smooth and has a soft texture after applied. It is also moisturizing, anti-aging, and has a SPF(Sun Protection Factor) of 25, so I feel like I am nourishing and protecting my skin daily. I have used this product for 2 years, and I feel that visually it does as good a job as any medium coverage foundation, while giving the protection of a BB cream. It’s a little pricy, but a little bit it goes a long way. I only have to purchase a new tube every 6 months.
2. Clarisonic-$199+, $27 for replacement brushes
Give your skin a deep clean. This thing rocks! My skin feels polished and smooth from using my clarisonic daily. It keeps my face clear from breakouts and more importantly Healthy, it also makes it easier to apply my makeup evenly. They recommend that you buy a new brush every three months, but here’s a trick to save some money… clean your brushe like you would your makeup brushes: wash them in baby shampoo, soak them in rubbing alcohol, and then rinse them off. Now they’re clean and sanitary as new, and you’re not adding excess waste to the environment!
3. Moroccan Argan Oil- $17.99 or whatever you’re willing to pay
I use Argan Oil as my Only moisturizer. Seriously. I have pretty dry skin, and this is the Only moisturizer that I use before bed, and when I wake up. It’s AMAZING! I was first turned on to Argan oil when we were in Marrakech a few years ago. Some sweet merchant in his suk told me that it would change my skin and my life… and it has. This thick oil moisturizes, and makes skin soft and glowing. I don’t bother buying any fancy brands, it can get pricy if you buy it from a cosmetic store. I just make sure it’s certified 100% pure USDA organic. I payed $17.99 on Amazon for a bottle that’ll probably last me a year.
4. Too Faced Matte Bronzer (Milk Chocolate Soleil)- $30
I have fair skin… In the past I have really have a hard time finding a matte bronzer that was light enough for my skin tone. I feel like so many of them, if they are too dark, just look like you have rubbed dirt on your face. This soft shade was the answer to my conturing problems. It’s worth the high price, I only have to buy it once a year… and I looooove to over-bronze.
5. Benefit- Powder Blush (CORALista)- $29
This blush is perfect. It’s simple, it’s innocent, it’s sweet, and I feel like it goes with every skin tone. It’s a creamy powder that blends well, and it comes with a blush brush in the cutest packaging ever! It’s another product that lasts a very long time because a little bit goes a long way. I only have to buy it once a year.