This is where you'll find a comprehensive list of my current favorite beauty, hair, and skincare products. If you see it listed here, it's something I use all the time — and likely have been using for many, many years.
This page will be updated anytime I discover a new must-have product. If you have any questions about specific shades or anything else, please ask in the comments!
A few of my essentials listed above are so good that I feel the need to elaborate…
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original: (Make sure you get the original formula! It's the best!) I have oily skin and used to have a difficult time keeping my eye makeup on, but ever since I discovered the Urban Decay primer I haven't had any issues!! My eye makeup stays put and doesn't move at all throughout the day. It's like a miracle product to me!
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion: You'd think one of the perks of being an adult would be an end to pimples, but I still get the occasional breakout — particularly when I'm stressed. Enter Mario Badescu! Their drying lotion prevents pimples from getting worse, and I've even had small ones disappear overnight. It's a cult classic for a good reason. Mario Badescu is my favorite skin care line, but this is one of my top picks out of all their many products that I love. Another favorite? I wrote an entire post about my love for their Vitamin C Serum.
Benefit Posietint (blush): This is another product worth pointing out because it gives my cheeks a natural flush that lasts all day and well into the night. Whenever I use it people tell me I look really healthy. You need to rub it in pretty quickly, but you can see how to use it and how natural the Benefit cheek stains look by watching Daisy's “No Makeup” Makeup Tutorial on YouTube.
We're both 100% Benefit girls, so you'll notice a lot of our essentials are from the Benefit brand. They make great mascaras, and their POREfessional primer is the one we both use and swear by. I don't know how it works, but I swear it makes my pores look smaller (and I know it's not actually possible to minimize pores).
I hope this list of my essentials has been helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions.