My Favorite Beauty Finds

I worked in cosmetics for a few years at the Christian Dior counter. I have done makeup for a number of weddings, and these are some of my most sworn by products.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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My go-to drugstore foundation, the best dupe for Dior Forever. This is a solid medium coverage, it can definitely be built up to be more full, or mixed with moisturizer to be more of a skin tint. The new packaging makes it easier to get all of the product out and not throw any away.
You can still purchase the glass bottle here.
This lip sleeping mask is amazing at night, but I also use it as regular lip balm during the day.
This is my holy grail of dry shampoos. It soaks up ALL of my oil, and has a super clean scent. I do love the Living Proof PHD one, however this is very similar at a fraction of the price.
Redken Color Extend Blondage Hair Shampoo, 10.1 oz.
Love to keep your blonde cool and ashy? Try this purple shampoo, and thank me later. Here’s the conditioner, while you’re at it.
After trying this type of eyelash curler, I will NEVER go back. The top part is pointy, rather than rounded like traditional curlers, which makes your lashes insanely curled, and once you put on mascara, they are perfect.
I switched over to this microfiber velvet beauty sponge and I have not looked back. It soaks up way less product than other sponges, I usually use a lot of foundation and with this only need 1-2 pumps for full coverage! I also use it to blend out my cream contour, and to apply powders. If you don’t want to buy it from their site, you can get it on Amazon here!
Always wash new sponges before use.

I have been using this dye for over a year to dye my eyelashes black (blonde problems). I’m working on an article that includes “perming” or “lifting” your eyelashes too!

*(I am in NO WAY advising or stating that you should try this yourself, do your own research.)
($25 Value) Laneige Special Care Water Sleeping Face Mask, 2.3 Oz
This mask is ultra hydrating, and is perfect to use at the end of the day when you feel like you need a little bit of extra moisture. Just rinse it off in the morning!
Round brush hair dryers are the best invention. This one smooths my hair and gives it so much volume, and it’s usually right around $30.
This gel nail light is super easy to use. Apply the gel primer (applies like regular polish), apply the color you chose, and then apply the top coat! I put my nails in to ‘cure’ them between each coat.
You need special gel nail polish to go with it, and these are by FAR my favorite. There are tons of colors to choose from! The bottles are a little smaller than normal polish, but that is because it stays on your nails for weeks and you need to do them way less.
For the gel polish to adhere properly, you have to use the primer and the top coat. This pack comes with both.
If you want the absolute easiest tanning routine, this is it. The self-tanning butter kicks off your tan, while the self tanning drops boost it as much or as little as you want. I have used the drops in regular lotion, and they work well like that too, but I like the extra kick the tanning butter gives. The drops are a must on your face, even if you use mousse on the rest of your body. I use the ‘dark’ shade, but I like a very dark tan, the medium and light are gorgeous if you want something a little more subtle.
If you prefer tanning mousse for your body, or when you need a tan right now, this is my go-to. This color is dark ash, so it is not orangey at all.
I typically go back and forth between this coconut self-tanner and the dark ash shade. This website has it the cheapest that I’ve ever seen it by far. You get 2 bottles and 2 mitts for less than just one full-size bottle of the same self-tanner at other retailers.
Milani blushes are some of the best drugstore blushes, in my opinion. The shade Luminoso is a subtle peach color with a hint of glow.
These refreshing face mists can be used on top of makeup, or on bare skin.
A good quality shower cap is essential to keep your hair completely dry during your shower. Just putting your hair up or using a shower cap that is not tight will ruin your hair faster than you can say dry shampoo.
L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, 0.28 fl. oz.
This mascara wand style is my favorite, it fits my eye shape well, and with a shade called “blackest black”, sign me up!
This is a medium-full coverage foundation that lasts all day and sits so well on your skin without being cakey.
I have this hair mask on hand at all times. My hair is so silky after I use it, it’s also perfect to use when your hair is super tangled before you brush it out.
I have been using leave in conditioner since middle school (Aussie brand back in the day), and this one is now my ride or die, I’ve been using it for the past 5 years at least. It can help you brush out wet tangly hair, or as a heat protecter before you blow dry it.

I use this foundation as a cream bronzer in the shade chestnut. It is inexpensive, looks super natural, and because it is a foundation it comes in a ton of colors so it’s easy to find your perfect bronze shade.
This foundation is fairly sheer, but still covers well, similar to a tinted moisturizer. This is my go-to for summer, or any other occasion where I want natural makeup. If you are looking for a bit more coverage, set your face with a light weight foundation powder.
One of the easiest and fastest ways to get a tan. You apply this wet (I apply it with the water off in my shower) just like you would rub in lotion and lightly pat dry. I use this to help maintain my tan on vacation, or when it has been awhile since I used a tanning mousse.
This is a brush cleaning mat that has suction cups on the bottom, so that you can set it in your sink and wash your brushes on it without it moving around!
This face mask can be mixed with water or apple cider vinegar. It helps to heal and remove dirt from your pores without being too drying. It also has additional uses as a hair mask, on bug bites, etc.

Are there any products here that you have already tried? Let me know below!

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