I think I’ve bought more makeup/beauty products in the past month than I have in the past two years (which is SO not good for my bank account). Here are some recent buys that I am loving (for reference I have a very fair complexion, grey eyes, and combination problematic skin):
Yves Saint Laurent | Mascara Vinyl Couture
I received this as a free sample (Sephora’s points program is amazing) and let me tell you, this is the best mascara I’ve ever tried. You get perfect volume and definition, which does not always happen. I fully intend on using every speck of the sample and then purchasing the full size bottle.
Josie Maran | Argan Enlightenment Illuminator
Another sample from Sephora, this liquid highlighter leaves me looking so glowy and fresh. You can also mix it with your foundation if you want that all-over glow.
L’Occitane | Cleansing and Softening Shower Oil
I’ve been a fan of L’Occitane for a few years now but I’ve just gotten around to trying this product. Amazing! Leaves my skin soft and it has the best warm, rich smell. Definitely a keeper!
Origins | High Potency Night-A-Mins Skin Refining Oil
This oil, which you use at night (3-4 drops will do), has left my skin feeling fresh and I’ve already noticed a difference in my
extremely awful problematic complexion.
NARS | Blush in Orgasm
I’ve heard people rave about NARS blush, in the shade Orgasm, for years. It’s lauded as a perfect shade for every skin tone. So I finally broke down and tried it out and let me tell you, everyone was right. It’s SUCH a flattering shade on me, and I put it on my mom (who is darker than me) and it looked awesome on her. The shimmer adds such a glow that you don’t even need a highlighter to go along with it. Peer pressure ftw!
NYX | Liquid Suede in Soft Spoken
And finally, I’ve been branching out into using more lip color and NYX is THE BEST brand out there (at super affordable prices). Soft Spoken is such a lovely brown shade, it works well with my skin tone and doesn’t budge. (Another great and hella affordable brand to try is Colourpop. They only ship in the US but their matte lip colors do. Not. Move. An. Inch. And for only $6 a pop, it’s sooooo worth a look!)