10 Beauty Must Haves

When it comes to beauty, I have never felt confident in my skills.  I have always played it safe but much like everything else in my life, when I turned 30, I threw caution to the wind and started trying new products because why not?  I have found most of my beloved products by word of mouth recommendations because I don’t want to waste my time or money.  Who does?  So, I thought I would share with you my 10 beauty must-haves in case you need a good recommendation to add to your beauty repertoire!

10 Beauty Must Haves

beauty products on counter

1 – Skin Care

I have used Rodan & Fields Redefine for the last few years and it really has kept my face looking more youthful and vibrant.  Something happened when I turned 30, I suddenly noticed wrinkles so I had to up my skincare game.  In an effort to save a little money, I stretch my order out to every 4 months (instead of the auto-replenish date of 2 months).

I just bought Mary Kay eye makeup remover after asking my Instagram tribe what they would recommend and it was a landslide, so many people recommended Mary Kay!  In the interim, you all reminded me to use coconut oil as my makeup remover as well!

Kiehls Youth Dose Eye Treatment was gifted to me by Influenster but I have been using the product every day to help the fine lines around my eyes from all that smiling I like to do.  It also is tinted so it acts as a subtle concealer as well.  I use it both day and night.

2 – L’oreal Lumi Glotion

I just added this to my routine after a friendly and helpful Target Beauty employee told me it would give me a more dewy look.  I love the subtle glow it gives my skin.  It has no SPF so I put it on top of my AM moisturizing lotion.

3 – Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector

I use a pea-size amount of this product and mix it with a pea-size amount of the glotion for my foundation.  It goes on light and smooth with built-in SPF.

4 – Tarte Shape Tape

This product was recommended to me by several fellow bloggers.  I was hesitant to spend so much money on a product and use it when I want full coverage concealer for blemishes, red spots and under the eyes.  It works great!

5 – Blush & Highlighter

I use the Elf Highlighter along my cheekbones before applying my blush.  I am currently using this blush.

6 – Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Loose Powder Foundation

I use this after applying my foundation before the highlighter and blush.  I like the way it gives me a matte, breathable and natural finish.

7 – Eye Shadow Palette

I am not too picky on brand, I am pickier on color.  I currently love the warmer golden hues for summer!

8 & 9 – Neutrogena Eye Liner & Neutrogena Hydro Boost Waterproof Mascara

I love the eyeliner and most days just use it on my top lid but occasionally I will go halfway across my bottom lid.  I usually use a grey or brown-black color since I have a fair complexion!  I like the mascara shown as well as the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara but I just asked for recommendations on non-waterproof kind since I find waterproof to be so harsh on the eye for everyday use.  I just ordered some from Mary Kay, I will keep you posted.

10 – Brushes & A Tinkle

I love the Sonia Kashuk brushes from Target.  They are great quality for the price and hold up really well.  The bristles don’t shed and they apply the makeup well.  I also love my tinkle for those little facial hairs you just want to take care of the older we get.  If you buy anything after reading this post, buy a tinkle!


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So, there you have it my tried and true 10 beauty must-haves.  I like to keep it nice and simple with a clean, natural look most of the time.  It usually takes me less than 10 minutes to do my skincare and makeup routine.  What about you?  I don’t use anything for my eyebrows, do you?   What are your beauty favorites?  If you blogged, make sure to link-up!  I can’t wait to get more beauty recommendations from you, sound off in the comments.

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Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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