A Few of My Favorite Things

Hello Beautiful! Let’s kick this off with a chat about a few of my favorite go-to products. I’ll do an updated post from time to time with different kinds of products and update with any new things I’m replacing old loves with. So excited to share with you!

First, let’s talk about foundation. One product that I have used for several years and continue to love is IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream, I wear the shade light pretty much year round. It’s got SPF 50 so you’re covered well (don’t forget to reapply though!) and it’s got a lot of ingredients that are good for your skin. I don’t use a heavy moisturizer with it, sometimes I don’t use any at all because the product feels moisturizing on it’s own. It’s super easy to use and it’s got great coverage. The only complaint I’ve heard about it over the years is that it wears off or slips off the face quickly as the day goes on. I don’t personally experience this when I wear it but I also have “normal to dry” skin so if you have oilier or combination skin you could try it and maybe use a setting spray to keep it in place.

That brings me to my next two recommendations: a light but wonderful moisturizer – Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing GEL and Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray. This moisturizer is perfect in the summer months when you need a light layer of moisture. It’s great for sensitive skin, I use it on my clients all the time because I never have to worry about it clogging pores or causing a reaction on their skin. If you have skin on the dryer side I also highly recommend the traditional Dramatically Different Lotion.

Urban Decay is one of my favorite makeup brands! Their All Nighter Setting spray is a super fine mist that doesn’t feel like it’s adding another layer to the face after applying your makeup. It really works to lock your makeup on so that you can go about your day without worrying about touch ups. Try spraying it on your brush or sponge (I love the Beauty Blender!) before applying and blending cream or liquid products for a lasting effect!

Let’s chat again soon! I love trying different products and recommending things that are tried and true, not just for me and my particular skin type and preferences, but also for those of my clients.