Over the years I have REALLY gotten into beauty. I used to be such a boy, seriously. Like wear ugly sweats with a baggy top, hair in a rats nest and no makeup on. Thankfully for everyone’s sake I have grown up and actually care about my appearance. Beauty is SO interesting to me because you can always put your own spin on it and wear what fits your personality. Most people know I usually go for the natural look, since I’m always wearing sporty clothes (lol). The natural look is one that is so simple yet looks good on everyone. Here I will share my 5 favorite beauty products with you that I swear by!
The first one is a product I actually bought when I first got over here in The Netherlands. The brand is Kiko cosmetics and it’s considered a “smart hydra shot cream”. Okay so wtf is that? Hydra meaning water, I was immediately intrigued. If you have dry skin like I do THIS WILL BE YOUR SAVIOR. It’s exactly like it sounds. A cream infused with water to moisturise your skin. I know it sounds skeptical, but the other plus is it’s super cheap at $10! Right when I get out of the shower I make sure to wash my face and clean with a wipe immediately before applying. This way my face is clean and pores are open for the “water cream” to fully do it’s job, & it does. The cream is cold – it really does feel like you’re putting water on your face. It has the same consistency as a lotion, so it’s super easy to apply and soaks right into the skin. My face is no longer dry at all!!! I purchased about 2 months ago and am only halfway through the bottle. Seriously, if you are looking for a solution to your dry skin this is a MUST – I promise!
A second of my favs is actually from Lush! Lush is known worldwide for their fun soap bars, but most people don’t know they actually sell cosmetics! This “feeling younger” is a skin tint that “reflects light to brighten the skin”. It’s basically a cream highlighter, but it’s purpose is as a base instead. You can mix with your moisturizer before applying makeup or directly with your foundation. All it really does is add a sparking glow to your base underneath your layer of makeup. I like to use this product as it really gives your skin some life instead of looking dull. It’s the perfect product to throw on if you’re in a rush & don’t want to look like a zombie!
My third fav is Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Promade! As I mentioned before I always try and go for as natural of a look as I can. This being said, I don’t really like when girls pencil in their brows so dramatic that they look like geometric shapes. I like soft edges and this promade goes on super smooth! When applied with an angled brush it is so simple to fill in some color or line your edges. With just a few strokes you can have much fuller looking eyebrows with some added color. It is available in basically any color you would like, you just need to make sure not to go too dark. It is super noticeable when girls with light hair fill in their brows with a shade 5x too dark. Just be smart and start small – you can always add more as you go!
Glossier “Lash Slick” is the one product I will RAVE about. O.M.G. I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon Glossier as it’s not one of the more popular cosmetic brands. They have tons of other products I want to try in the future, but this mascara is unreal. I always want my lashes to be longer, but not clumped together like other brands tend to make them. I got asked sooo many times if I was wearing fake lashes or if I got lash extensions – noooope, just Glossier!!! Seriously, I’ve never used a better mascara. The brush has millions of small bristles instead of a few fat ones, which really allows the product to reach all of your lashes from top to bottom giving a much fuller vibe. If you want a natural looking mascara that gives you a super long look, this is it!
The fifth and final product is Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Match Stix in “starstruck”. First of all why wouldn’t you want to buy it if Rihanna made it? Second of all it’s one of the best all around highlighters I’ve ever used. It’s magnetic so you can stick it right on your mirror, it’s small and compact so you can carry it in your purse on the go and it’s full of so much pigment that really grips onto your skin and lasts a very long time. Not to mention, it comes in like 5 million colors it was so hard to choose. You can apply directly to your cheek bone and then brush in to soften, or you can apply to your hand/pallete and brush it on. It is so versatile, so full of color it will have your cheeks POPPIN!