Here’s a list of some of my current favorite beauty products. I plan to do another set of recommendations another time, so I will label them in “parts.” This time, the beauty products I’m recommending include luxury lipstick brands, such as Guerlain, Dior, and Chanel.
This has automatique-ly become one of my top favorite lipsticks. First off, I love these cases. You just slide the lever down, and the lipstick is let out through a little golden doorway. So simple and classy. And this particular color- -Vega- -is a surprisingly gorgeous red. I like the way this lipstick smells, too. See also my Guerlain lipstick review.
Dior Rose Diablo
I mentioned this color (Rose Diablo) in my Dior lipstick review. I am on my third tube of this stuff, and I foresee many more in my future. It is just the perfect “every day” color. It’s not to attention-grabbing, but also somehow far from boring. Super pretty with clear gloss, too.
Chanel anything always seems to be of the highest quality, and their lipstick is no exception. Passion is a fun, flirty red. It’s somewhat bright, but a soft bright, if that makes sense. Definitely a red lipstick, but easy on the eyes. The consistency of the formula is really pleasant, and I love the Rouge Allure tubes. You push one end in, which causes the applicator to eject enough to be pulled out. A must-have for all lovers of red lipstick.
Besame Lip Balm
This gloss just feels like such a decadent little delight, to me. It smells good, and feels good on the lips; a nice level of moisture. It gives to the bare mouth what I would describe as a kissable tinge of red. I pretty much love all Beseme products, as you can see from my Besame lipstick review.
This is my current favorite lotion for my hands and arms. It’s organic, and it smells strongly of coconut, which I like. And the texture is perfect. Some lotions are too liquidy, but this one sinks perfectly into the skin. It keeps my hands moisturized for long periods, too.
This is my second-favorite lotion. It’s really like a whipped souffle, texture-wise, which I love. It is very moisturizing, and I use it all over my body, including legs and feet. The smell is sweet. It’s kind of weird to have a lotion that you have to dip your hand in… I prefer to squeeze it out. But I like this lotion enough to not let it bother me. Oh, and a little goes a long way.
Bath Bomb from Blissful Bath
These are really good bath bombs. I previously wrote a bath bombs review about Moon Harvest bath bombs. I would definitely still buy them, but the bath bombs from Blissful Bath are my new favorite. The way they dissolve is so awesome… really really fizzy and fun. The few I’ve tried have left the bathwater a pretty color, and smell divine. I also love giving them as gifts.
I recently started including primer into my makeup routine, and the only other one I’ve tried so far is one by Napoleon Perdis. I like the Smashbox primer better, personally… just the feel of it on my skin after I wash my face and before I apply foundation. And I do feel like a primer helps make up to go on more smoothly and stay on longer. It is hard for me to tell for sure without more experimentation, but so far I can say I recommend this primer, and I will likely be buying more.
I was turned on to these makeup applicators by a friend. I was living in the ice ages, using my fingertips to spread liquid foundation onto my face. What you do with these cute teardrop-shaped makeup applicators is repeatedly dab the foundation onto your skin. The texture is kind of skin-like, and just dabbing it on your face with some foundation on it gives surprisingly good coverage. And the way the applicator is shaped makes it easier to reach all areas of the face. Love it.
Neutrogena Makeup Remover
Definitely one of the best inventions ever. I wear a lot of makeup, and one or two of these wipes gets my face clean. Well, I still wash my face afterwards, but these wipes really effectively remove makeup. And they’re so convenient; no dealing with creams or lotions or oils. Just use the wipe, it already has the stuff in it.
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner
My favorite eyeliner, gel or otherwise. It gives clear, crisp lines that stay on all day without smearing. Yet if you want a kind of blended look, you can play with it with a q-tip once it has dried, and get a more smudgy effect. If you are used to using an eyeliner pencil, it will a bit of adapting to use a brush (like the one below) and gel, but it isn’t all that different from using a pencil. Also, the formula tends to dry out a bit after a few months. Still my fave.
I used to apply gel eyeliner with a non-angled type of eyeliner brush, but like the angled better. It gets around the eyelashes with more ease than a non-angled, in my opinion.
Feels good and smells good.
Really good conditioner, and inexpensive. Worth a try if you are looking for something new to use on your hair. After shampooing, just towel dry. Then work this conditioner through your hair, detangling with your fingers. I like to leave it in for at least five minutes before rinsing.
How could a lipstick addict not want a pair of these?
The Lipstick Lady