As I get older I am more and more a consumer of more expensive amazing quality products. Expensive in the sense of great quality, and usually pricier than the drug store. They should not create flare ups, should last all day, and definitely do not break your bank account.
Because I deal with acne, and have for most of my post puberty life, I need to find things that will work with my “naturally sourced product” philosophy. With that said here are some of favourite items which I can tell you by now – I totally swear by!
one:: Fresh Soy Moisturizing Cream. Exactly what it says, FRESH! It smells great, goes on without any issues with my skin, and keeps me feeling wonderful and moisturized. I am picky with scents, and this one did the trick.(After looking long and hard and refusing to buy something that a) either smells like my mother or b) is over $50/jar).
two:: Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer. Made from all natural clay, I adore this stuff. I adore Tarte for everything they have, but this stuff works for me. I tried so many concealers before settling on this one, and tracked it down in the US because in Canada they were sold out!
three:: Bare Minerals. These amazing little pots are my all time favourite part of my beauty routine. They help cover all my dark spots without making me look like a made for TV person. I look polished, but not overdone. And best of all it has SPF, and is made with real minerals. I swear by this stuff. I am good with the amount I use, and have only had to buy more about 3 times. This is totally worth the money!
four:: Smashbox Eyeshadow Fusion Soft Lights- Baked Stardust. Similar to this one. But the other Mama got it for us in a Smashbox kit from Sephora. This stuff makes my eyes look sun kissed and just glowing. Never used it on my cheeks before, but would totally work!
five:: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush in Tipsy. This stuff makes me look bright and cheery and definitely just a hint of looking tipsy!
six:: Benefit They’re Real! Mascara. Just miracle stuff! I have Asian eyelashes, aka short. So this stuff makes me look like I have extensions…it is brilliant!
seven:: Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara. Just to add that thickness when heading out for a night on the town…this is it!
eight:: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner. This stuff is amazing. I have NEVER found a liner that for whatever reason can stay on me ALL day. Go buy it!
nine:: Tarte The Bright Side Double-Eye Brightner. Makes me feel like a sun goddess. Another Tarte product, another happy customer.
ten:: NARS Lipstick in Heatwave. With stay all day power, and a serious POP of colour. This one is a designer/fashion bloggers go-to pick!
eleven:: Smashbox O-GLOSS Intuitive Lip gloss. Looking for a perfect pink lip? This is the one, totally matches your skin tone every time.
twelve:: Burt’s Bee’s Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm. Fresh and clean and moisturizing. You know how much I love grapefruit things!