2.25.2013

{my beauty essentials}

I'm the type of person that when I find a product I love, I stick with it. I'm willing to spend a little more money on brands that I can trust, and that work with my personality. This is true for clothing (hello Kate Spade), and definitely true for my makeup and beauty products. I guess I just have too much experience with foundation that doesn't match my skin color or moisturizer that makes me break out.

For a lot of the items that I use on a regular basis, I've been using them for years and I don't see myself changing that any time soon. My beauty routine is pretty simple too, so I don't have a problem spending a little bit more on those perfect products for me. 
mascara :: Sephora // blush :: MAC // eyeshadow palette :: Stila // powder :: Bare Escentuals // eyeliner :: Sephora // moisturizer :: Cetaphil // hair oil :: Garnier Fructis // perfume :: Chanel

I've actually been using that same perfume for at least eight years now, though I only tend to use it a few days a week (because, I mean, that is a little too much for me). On off days, I like to use Victoria's Secret body mist, which is obviously more casual but doesn't smell too fruity for me. I also just discovered Laura Mercier HydraTint, which I love. It goes on like chapstick, but has color to it. I never remember to put on lipstick, so it's kind of perfect for me. 

What are your beauty essentials?

16 comments:

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I love cetaphil! And MAC's blush is one of my favs!


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Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

We're pretty similar! I used to use bare essentials powder, but had to switch to something similar with mac since they don't carry BE here. I also use mac blush and Chance. Mascara is from body shop and eye shadow is from benefit :)

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Jenna

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

ooh that stila palette looks beautiful!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I sure need a beauty boost - and a new mascara!! Friend, your so talented - I always love your collages and handy work! :) too cute!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I love cetaphil! It's helped my skin so much. That eyeshadow palette looks so pretty. I love finding new palettes!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

my scent is Coco Mademoiselle - I ran out months ago but I simply can't stomach spending that much money on a new bottle! if only Jon were the cliché type and had bought me a normal Valentine's Day present... haha :)

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Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Ha, right? Robert nevers buys me perfume either! I usually get it for Christmas from my mom :)

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Cetaphil is definitely the best moisturizer I've used, much better than Olay or anything fancy like that! And that palette has some really pretty neutrals. It's perfect for a low-maintenance makeup girl like me :)

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Thanks Meg! This has to be my favorite mascara I've found so far, but it's a bit pricey ($15). Let me know if you find anything good!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

It's my favorite eyeshadow I've found recently! The colors just look really good with my skin tone.

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I love BE, since I don't really need that much coverage. How is MACs version? I love that I don't feel so guilty when I forget to take it off at night, since it's a mineral powder :)

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I love MAC for almost everything, really! I use their foundation and powder when I want really good coverage, but it's a little too expensive to use on a daily basis :/

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I love seeing what other women's beauty essentials are and I'm really intrigued by that Stila palette - the mix of colors looks really versatile and perfect for travel! My beauty routine changes every few months but I cannot live without Le Metier de Beaute's peau vierge tinted moisturizer (pricey but lasts me almost a full year) and a MUFE aqua eyes liner (the only liner that stays all day for me)!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I'm so weird, but I never wear perfume! Nick says that he likes my natural smell and most scents actually make me sick to my stomach. I know, I'm such a horrible girl! haha. My aunt just gave me a sample of Bare Escentuals. I can't wait to try it!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

SO cool, someone who is wearing only powder like me! I want to ask you if u have any cleanser which u swear by! thank you.