Makeup! I love everything makeup. I love how creative you can be, I love how it makes me feel, Everything! Before I was a health & business coach, I was a licensed esthetician (think anything skin care) and a nail tech and got to play with beauty products for a living. I get asked a lot what kind of skin care and makeup I use, so I decided to get it all in one place! Be sure to read all the way to the bottom because I also asked a few of my babes what their favorites are, too!
I first starting using Peter Thomas Roth skin care when I picked up their 4 piece Un-Wrinkle Kit at Ulta. It has two serums, a moisturizer and exfoliating pads. Since then I've also added in the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask which I love! (Just an FYI... it gets warm!!)
Ok, you're about to think I'm completely crazy, but trust me on this one. I read about this in a blog about 10 years ago when I was in esthetics school and I've been using it since. I use Monistat Anti-Chafing gel. Yes, it's the same brand as the yeast infection medication, but this particular product is solely for chaffing and has no yeast infection medications in it. Like I said, crazy, but it works! I also really like NYX Pore Filler and will sometimes use it over the anti chaffing gel.
Ahh, high school in the 90's. That shit fucked up my brows like nothing else. Haha Seriously, I had NO CLUE what I was doing as far as shape and I had way too much unsupervised time with my tweezers and my brows have never fully recovered. I have bald, patchy spots all over. I've used every pencil, powder and wax in the past, and hands down my favorite is It Cosmetics Universal Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil. It's one color for everyone, goes on super easy (and natural!) and it lasts! It's also great for people like me who have the bald patches that powders sometimes won't stick to.
*Update: I've recently had my brows microbladed and I'm obsessed!!
Under eye concealer
Right now I'm loving Bobbi Brown's Corrector in bisque. It's great at evening out dark circles and goes on smooth and wears well without getting caky or creasing.
I love when I find great drugstore products instead of more expensive department store ones! I also read about this in a blog and have been using it ever since. I use Revlon ColorStay in Natural Beige 330. I also put it on with a blending sponge (I know that's not how you're supposed to use the sponges, but it's what I've been doing and it works so who cares if I'm doing it right!)
I (along with about a million other women!) love Urban Decay's Naked2 eye palette.
I have super pale lips, like seriously no pigment in them, so my face can look super washed out if I don't have some sort of color on them. But I also don't want to wear a heavy lipstick every day. Right now I have 3 lip products I can't live without...
These bath gloves are the best! They exfoliate your skin and leave your skin so soft. I use them daily in the shower with soap (I use a natural vegetable oil based bar soap) and then hang them on little suction cup hooks to dry. They also help with preventing ingrown hairs from shaving or waxing.
This one is a toss up. I LOVE Essie's colors, but they don't seem to wear very well and chip easy and they also get goopy in the bottle kind of quick. OPI wears much better, but Essie wins out on color selection, and they also have a great base coat.
Just being honest, I love it. :) And a side note... at first my Botox was only lasting 2 months (instead of 4-6 months) so I went to a new Dr. who told me about a correlation between zinc and Botox. She said that people who workout a lot should take a zinc supplement because when you workout you sweat out zinc and the Botox needs zinc to make it stick.
*Update: the zinc didn't help
I don't get these all the time, but I love them! My lashes are super fine and blonde and could use any help they can get. If you're in WNY, I go to Daniella at Figurehead Club Salon. She's the best!
I also decided to ask some of my babes what their favorite beauty products are.... Here's what they said!
I'd love to hear what your favorite beauty products are, so be sure to comment below!
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