1. Neutrogena Foaming Facial Cleanser
It’s gentle and works great, plus I’ve had like 5 different dermatologists recommend it! I don’t go to a weird amount of dermatologists I was just part of this health academy in high school and we had all these guest speakers and every dermatologist that spoke to us always had great things to say about Neutrogena products so I always go Neutrogena when in doubt! Love that it’s also a make-up remover so you save a step, and save money on make-up removers!
Since there’s no added acne-fighters or micro-scrubbers or anything weird you can use it everyday, sometimes I end up washing my face multiple times a day and I know it won’t over dry or damage my face since there’s nothing added. This cleanser is my hands-down go to cleanser and I always have some in stock in my bathroom.
2. Covergirl Lashblast
Easily the best mascara I’ve ever used for both thickness and length, and basically every roommate I’ve ever had has agreed 🙂 Just be careful you read what color you’re getting because I always end up grabbing brown instead of black and then my eyelashes look weird. Okay so I’m probably the only one who notices that my eyelashes are slightly lighter than normal, but still.
3. Neutrogena Skin Clearing Make-up
Good for your skin and it covers any existing blemish beautifully! I rarely wear foundation because I feel like since I have such fair skin it makes me look kind of cakey, but this stuff is super light and says it fights blemishes while you wear it. Mostly, I like how light it is and it’s easy to find your right shade so you don’t feel discolored….
4. MAC eye shadow base
Eyeshadow base I’ve discovered is essential to a long lasting look and since I discovered that little gem I started my hunt for a base that really worked. MAC is great for long lasting wear, this stuff smoothes your lid to give you a clean, even palette to work with and provides mad staying power! My smokey eye looks cute all night and never hits that weird smudgy point were you start to look like a beat up prostitute..which can be super awkward..
5. MAC eyeliner
Stays on great for as long as you’re wearing it and it smudges just enough so you can smooth the lines and keep it from looking super clean, but it’s not going to rub off on everything and everywhere and make a mess, which only adds to the beat hooker look mentioned above…
6. Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Moisturizer
I LOVE this stuff, I swear my skin is perfect when I’m using it regularly and it’s gentle enough that it won’t over dry skin. I used to borrow it from my friend all the time when we’d go swimming at her house and my skin would get crazy dry from being in the water and then the sun. I finally got my own and I can’t go back to using anything else!
My face dries out so easily, but I also break out like anyone else so I have a really hard time finding a moisturizer that both fights acne and keeps me from being totally dried out.
7. Mr. Pumice
I have a weird thing for pumice stones, I don’t know what it is but I’ve always counted them among my beauty must haves and Mr. Pumice makes my favorite! They’re lightweight enough so that you don’t actually feel like you’re using an actual stone on your body, which can be a bit much.
8. Seche Vite Base and Top Coat
I love this stuff! Okay it smells like chemical death, but I swear you use this stuff and your nail polish will never come off. Some people have problems with shrinkage, but as long as you use plenty you shouldn’t have a problem. My favorite thing about it though is the quick dry feature of the top coat.
Your nail polish dries in 5 minutes max, usually faster. It also dries all the way through not just the top so it still squishes and smudges the under layers like some polishes do. I’m definitely a fan and won’t be switching to any other brand for my base and top coat any time soon!
9. Crest Vivid White Toothpaste
I can’t really whiten my teeth because I have crazy sensitive teeth, but I also hate having yellow teeth so I started using this toothpaste because my boyfriend uses it, and his roommates (which are his entire frat…).
I love it because it doesn’t make my teeth sensitive and painful like whitening strips, but I notice a real difference in the whiteness of my teeth! Whenever I don’t use it I can tell because my teeth start to look dingy and I loose that extra white look they normally have with Vivid White!
10. Flowerbomb Perfume
Okay this is my #1 beauty weakness!! This perfume smells amazing, but it’s about $150 a bottle so I’m currently out until the next gifting holiday rolls around 😦 regardless I’m obsessed. I wear it so much people say they smell me before the see me…in a good way. It’s become my signature scent and I adore the mix of florals with subtle vanilla making it sweet without being nauseating.
I first started wearing it senior year of high school and it’s still my favorite. Everyone who smells it on me loves it and I get so many compliments, from both guys and girls.
More than anything I love it because its become something that reminds people of me and my friends always laugh because everything I own smells at least a little bit like flowerbomb.
It even got a shout out in an Owl City song:
“Flowerbomb perfume, all my clothes smell like you ’cause your favorite shade is navy blue”
What would you add to the list?? What are your beauty “must-haves”??