Beauty Faves: Old, New, Tried and True

Every so often I like to do a little beauty roundup to share with you what has currently caught my attention. I could probably do these roundups once a week because I am a sucker for beauty products!

As much as I do love to try new things, there are items that I find myself reaching for day after day! 

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Makeup Eraser: I got this in one of my Popsugar MustHave boxes and was excited to give it a try. It works so well! While you can use it to remove all of your makeup (and it really removes it), I like to use it to erase little mess ups I have when I am applying my makeup! 

Blotterazzi by Beauty Blender: I’ve snapped about these before and my love for them. These blotting sponges are great to keep in your bag and are perfect for on the go. They are washable and come in a hygienic, vented compact so you can re-use them!

Tarte Amazonia Clay 12 Hour Blush: I know I primarily use drug store makeup, but this is a blush I have been wanting to try for a while, and it does not disappoint. I snagged some when they were having a sale and was eager to try! I feel like their colors are really pigmented and rich, and the blush does last!  I think because it does last and applies so well it is sort of worth the price tag! 

Tarte Tarteist Metallic Eye Shadow: I purchased this when they were having their sale as well. It’s a really pretty rose gold color. Like the blush, it applies so smoothly. It’s such a rich color that lasts all day and wears really well. I love that the metallic isn’t too in your face. It gives just enough shimmer!

Rodan + Fields Lash Boost: I can’t say enough good things about this lash boosting serum. In the 8+ weeks I have been using it I have noticed my lashes have gotten longer and fuller (which is what my main goal was in using it). I seriously get compliments all the time on my lashes and my answer is always the same! Lash Boost and my all time favorite mascara, Cover Girl Lash Boost!

Here are my four week results from using it:

Revlon ColorStay Foundation: I had been on the search for a good drugstore foundation a few months ago (you can see my YouTube video of drugstore foundation hits and misses). This is one of my favorites out of all the ones I tried. I use this every day and swear by it! 

e.l.f. Smudge Brush:  I had been looking for a short, dense brush that would allow me to apply shadow precisely! I actually found this when I was in the checkout at Old Navy! It works really well, especially for the smoky eye look, and for applying eye shadow as liner! 

it Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer: I have been using this for months and don’t plan on changing any time soon! This is another item in my beauty bag that is a little more expensive than my other drug store items but so worth it. I have yet to find another concealer that does the trick like this one does. While it’s more expensive it is so worth it- a little goes such a long way. Really-I have had my current tube for months!

Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Mat: I have always been pretty terrible at cleaning my brushes. I know-so gross! For some reason though, this little mat gets me to clean my brushes more often! There’s something weirdly fulfilling about rubbing my brushes on this mat and seeing the makeup wash away! They even have an awesome Brush Cleaning Glove, too!

What about you? What are some of your old, new, tried and true beauty products? Any you swear by?! I want to know! 



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