Rounding up my favorites for everyday beauty must haves. These are my go-to, no questions asked, tried & true favorites. If you just want to spruce up your basic hair and makeup products, there’s really no downside to these.
This foundation is the real deal! It will stay all day, it’s weightless, buildable and has a natural matte finish. So what does all that mean… Stay all day: it’s sweat proof, humidity proof, water proof and transfer resistant. Weightless: it doesn’t leave you feeling like you have a bunch of makeup on. It’s so light, you won’t even notice it’s there! Buildable: you can start with a little to get a medium coverage and add more to build up to a more full coverage. Natural Matte Finish: this means that it’s great for any skin type! It’s moisturizing, but helps control oil without drying you out.
I use number 3 Neutral most of the year.
This lip balm is awesome for everyday wear! I’m obsessed. It’s a soothing, hydrating lip balm with a sheer tint. They have peppermint oil in them which is refreshing and plumps the lips. Vitamin E and algae extracts, they help soften and smooth your skin.
My favorite colors are rose, coral and berry.
I have been using this same eyeshadow palette for YEARS! It’s got beautiful shades of Mauves, Plums and Browns in both warm and cool tones. I love that they are matte so they’re perfect for any age. They are very pigmented so a little goes a long way and stays put!
I use this pallet several times a week and have been using the color Wanderer to fill in my eyebrows for many years. There’s a reason this is one of their best sellers!
There are so many types of makeup brushes, it can often be overwhelming, right?! If you need some good, basic makeup brushes… this is a great set to start with. They are so so soft and made cruelty-free.
Inside you’ll get:
- Powder Brush
- Complexion/Foundation Brush
- Angled Blush Brush
- Highlight + Contour Brush
- Fan Brush (great for highlighting cheek bones)
- Eyeshadow Brush
- Smudge Brush
- Blending Crease Brush
- Concealer Brush
- Angled Liner with Spoolie Brush (I would use this for eyebrows)
- Faux Leather Brush Roll (to pack in for traveling)
This concealer is a staple in my makeup kit! It lasts for up to 16 hours, is great for all skin types, blurs the look of lines and wrinkles and hides dark circles. In my opinion, it’s more of a light to medium coverage. The consistency isn’t thick or sticky and it bends in beautifully.
Pick a color that is 1-2 shades lighter than your foundation and use under the eyes, under nose (most people forget about this area but it really helps when you lighten here), and between the eyebrows blending into the center fo the forehead.
For anyone looking for a CC cream, this one is hard to beat. It is more on the full coverage side, comes with a natural finish (so not drying and not “dewy”) is great for any skin type, and has super beneficial ingredients, including:
- physical chemical sunscreen = PREVENTION of wrinkles, sun spots, scaring or worse
- collagen = youthful, smooth appearance
- peptides = reduces the appearance of wrinkles for smooth, firmer looking skin
- hyaluronic acid = locks in moisture, supports elasticity and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles
A facial roller is built to have a cooling, soothing effect on the skin, promote drainage and reduce facial tension. Because it’s made of the natural stone Jade, it has balancing properties and retains its’ coolness for long periods of time.
This is so relaxing after a long day and I highly recommend running it under cold water for a moment and then using it with your favorite face serum or lotion.
This concealer is full coverage and will last for up to 16 hours. It smooths and brightens the eye area but what’s even better is that it won’t crease or settle! Who doesn’t want to help smooth and blur fine lines and wrinkles?!
This cute set includes one queen satin pillowcase, along with a matching satin eye mask and a volume scrunchie!
You may have heard that sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase is good for your hair and skin and I fully support that idea! I have been using one for over a year now and I really notice a difference. As much as I try to sleep on my back, I always end up on my side. Satin is said to prevent sleep lines on your face, decrease bedhead and helps to prevent split ends. I totally agree.
Also, unlike cotton, satin doesn’t absorb moisture or trap oil from your skin, allowing your skin to stay hydrated while you sleep for a more youthful complexion.
Your eyelashes will also benefit from the lack of friction standard cotton pillowcases may cause. Anyone who has lash extensions may want to try this satin pillow case!
I’ve tried a lot of mascaras over the years and this one really takes the cake for most reliable, curling and lengthening mascara. It stays put and truly does lift and curl your lashes giving making your eyes look more open!
This is such a beautiful, everyday eyeshadow palette with golden pink shades. It’s got 2 rich matte colors and 2 satin shimmer colors that are universally flattering for any skin type or age. Seriously one of my FAVS!
This is your secret weapon if you have dark circles or tired looking eyes!! It is a cooling primer that diffuses light and preps the skin for makeup application. Plus it’s got Vitamin E to help nourish the skin!
This little thing will last you a LONG time and it is worth every penny!
For a steadfast curling iron that will last for a very long time, this iron is definitely worth the investment!
- Ensures even, consistent heat
- Custom blend ceramic surface glides smoothly to create a frizz-free shiny finish that lasts
- 5 Adjustable Heat Settings (260-410 F): I have very thick hair and I use mine at level 3.
- It’s very lightweight
- SmartTwist Dial: To easily turn the tool on/off and regulate the temperature
- 1 Hour Auto-Off: For safety and energy saving
- Cool Tip & Stand: Enables easy, secure styling
- 9 ft, 360 Swivel Cord: Prevents cord from getting tangled or twisted
I love this thick, furry headband to wash my face and apply makeup. Or if I want to take a “body shower” but not wash my hair, it holds it out of the way and prevents the hair around my face or nape of the neck from getting wet. Just toss it in the wash with your towels when it needs to be cleaned.
Besides that, it’s just too cute with that big bow!
Need a little extra volume? This stuff is awesome! It gives you a blast of volume and hold that lasts! And it doesn’t get crunchy or sticky but a little goes a long way.
The scent smells good but it is a little strong, in my opinion. I still think it’s worth it 😉.
Perfect for detangling wet or dry hair, smoothing and blow drying hair. The wide surface area helps your hair dry faster and the flexible bristles don’t pull or tug your hair. A must have for anyone.
I love this ceramic brush for a beautiful, at-home blowout. It speeds up dry-time, adds body and volume, and leaves your hair smooth and shiny.
So there you have it…. 17 of my no-questions-asked, beauty must haves for every day. If you have any products that you can’t live without, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to check them out if I haven’t tried them yet. 💕
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