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12.08.2018

Holy Grail of Beauty Products


#1 MOROCCAN OIL DRY SHAMPOO // This is the holy grail of dry shampoo, I swear by this stuff! I started dying my hair purple earlier this year, and washing it too frequently makes the dye come out. So now, while I shower every day, I only wash my hair twice a week and use dry shampoo all the other days! I used to think it was crazy when I would hear bloggers say that, and it actually kind of grossed me out, but using dry shampoo really does the trick to freshen up your hair and give it volume. It's easier to style the rest of the days and doesn't get as limp or flat as it does when I was washing it frequently! Plus it smells GREAT, my husband loves it lol he always tells me I smell nice when I've used it!

#2 MAC LIP DUO // This is a great holiday shade combo and also makes a great Christmas gift for the makeup lover in your life! It's a true red and a beautiful, highly pigmented shade with a matte finish. It's on sale right now!

#3 DRUNK ELEPHANT THE LITTLES // This travel set has COMPLETELY changed my skincare routine and my skin. It comes with a jelly cleanser, a day serum, a night serum, intensive hydration serum, luxury facial oil, eye serum, whipped moisturizing cream, and sunscreen. This would be a GREAT Christmas gift for someone who is just starting out with a skincare routine. I sometimes wash my face in the morning when I shower but usually I only wash it at night. Drunk Elephant actually recommends you skip your morning cleanse if you've washed your face the night before. Anyway this jelly cleanser is cleansing without drying, and it's also gentle on my super sensitive skin. I follow the cleanser with toner (sometimes I forget, but when I use it I use this Kiehls toner) and two pumps of the day serum mixed with two pumps of the hydration serum. Vitamin C can be drying, which is why I mix it with the hydrating serum. I apply it on my face, neck, and back of my hands. Then I apply the sunscreen and after all that has absorbed into my skin, I follow my regular makeup routine. I love Drunk Elephant because it's part of "Clean at Sephora" meaning it's made without a lot of bad stuff for your skin, and a lot of these products are also vegan and cruelty-free.

#4 CLINIQUE TAKE THE DAY OFF CLEANSING BALM // Oh em geeeee do I love this stuff! It's so thick without being greasy. My face feels so clean after I wipe off my makeup and follow with the Drunk Elephant cleanser. Plus the packaging is beautifulllllll. I've used a lot of different makeup removers over the years but this one doesn't dry out or irritate my sensitive skin.

#5 ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR CONCEALER // This is called the Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer for a reason!! This is hands down the best concealer I've ever used. It gives excellent coverage and doesn't crease, crinkle, flake off, melt, etc. I just bought another tube because I just ran out! Love love love!

#6 ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS BROW DUO // Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pencils are the. best. I love the Brow Wiz and the Brow Definer. Use the brow gel to set your brows after you've penciled them. My brows have never looked better!

#7 ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS MODERN RENAISSANCE EYE SHADOW PALETTE // This beautiful, pigmented palette is just THE BEST. I use it constantly. It has everything you need from neutral, earthy-tones to shimmery metallics. UGH I LOVE IT! Love Letter and Venetian Red are my favorite shades.

#8 MAC LIP PENCIL IN SOAR // This is a pinkish brown tone that I use with soo many different shades of lipstick and lip glosses. Mac lip pencils are just the best, they go on creamy and last. I love pairing this with Blankety (#10!)

#9 YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE HYALURONIC ACID MOISTURE CREAM // I just got on the hyaluronic acid train because I've read about how it's a necessary part of skincare! It's supposed to help with dryness, fine lines and wrinkles and loss of firmness and elasticity. I focus on areas I get wrinkles, so right above my lips and my forehead. I've definitely noticed it helps with the wrinkles above my lips!

#10 MAC AMPLIFIED LIPSTICK IN BLANKETY // I love love love this nude shade! It's a beautiful pinky beige that's ultra creamy and has a semi-lustrous finish. I love wearing it with the Soar lip liner.

#11 BECCA UNDER EYE BRIGHTENING CORRECTOR // I have dark circles under my eyes and this stuff is LEGIT for brightening up my eyes and making me look less tired! You can use it under concealer or over concealer for a more brightness and luminosity.

#12 TOO FACED NATURAL FACE PALETTE // I use this for my bronzer, blush and highlighter and even for contouring! I've mentioned before how much I love this palette, from the packaging to the smell, plus it's great to travel with because it has three products in one. I even use the bronzer on my lids as eye shadow sometimes when I'm in a rush!

#13 BONUS! I forgot to mention the three powders I rotate through and I love them all - I'd say my "favorite" is a tie between the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder and the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (they both come in minis, btw) with the Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder second. It actually feels cool and wet when you put it on - it's so weird! But it has a nice cooling effect.

Check my Instagram @styleupdateblog for a photo of how I do my makeup with many of these products!

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