It’s been a hot minute since my last beauty gems post, and of course, I have new favorites to share. This post is mostly a round-up of go-to’s: An amazing CC cream, my new go-to eyeliner, and my absolute top daytime mascara, among others. If you’ve used any of the following, please let me know in the comments below — and share any favorite products of your own that you think I should check out!
ONE // Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
I honestly fall in love with pretty much every mascara I use. I have yet to find one I truly dislike. But honestly, of all the mascaras I love, I truly think this one is the best. Not exaggerating! It is better than both of the mascaras I’ve previously featured (though I love those too!). In particular, this mascara is great for the everyday. It gives your lashes such a natural, no-fuss look that’s still so pretty. It really separates each lash and doesn’t clump at all. If you’re looking for a go-to daytime mascara, this is it. (I would do something a little more dramatic for a night out, however!)
TWO // Unite Blonda Conditioner
I have blonde hair (obviously) that I get highlighted every once in a while, and I like to take as long as I can in between those trips to the colorist (I know, I know, you can see my roots.) I recently tried this purple conditioner, which has been great for helping me maintain the brighter blonde hues in my hair. (And yes, I know, I need to go get highlights!)
Concealer can be so tricky. I have a thick one that I use to cover pimples and other blemishes, and a liquid one I use if my dark circles are really bad, or I’m really looking to brighten up my undereyes. But sometimes you just want to swipe something on, blend it with your fingers and go. That is where this product comes in. It’s a stick with an illuminating core that’s easy to apply and does wonders for dark circles on an everyday basis.
I love NARS Orgasm as much as the next girl, but every once in a while, it’s fun to switch things up on the blush hue front. This Urban Decay blush comes in such bright and fun colors — I love “Obsessed” and “Quickie.” Beware, apply lightly: They’re really bold, but go on so nicely with a soft touch.
FIVE // NARS Eyeliner Stylo
I’m the #1 felt tip eyeliner cheerleader (seriously, why would you use anything else?) and I love finding new ones to add to my arsenal. There’s not a ton to say about it, except it goes on dark and precise, which is exactly what we’re all looking for in an eyeliner, right?
SIX // VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask c/o
I’m lucky that I don’t deal with severe bags under my eyes (only if I don’t get enough sleep!). But I still like to take care of the skin around that area, as I know it’s very sensitive and more prone to dark circles, wrinkles, etc. (It’s never too early!) I love these eye masks to wear before bed (and during — you can wear them for up to eight hours!) They leave the skin under your eyes looking fresher, de-puffed and brighter. If you do deal with bags or dark circles, definitely give these a try!
SEVEN // IT Cosmetics CC Cream
Everyone raves about this CC cream, and there’s a reason: It’s really, really good. It’s full coverage but light — you don’t look like you have product caked on. I have the illuminating style, and I love the subtle shine it gives your skin. Plus, it has SPF 50, an absolute must for someone like me, who is very fair-skinned.