With the holidays coming up, I thought it might be helpful to share some of my favorite beauty products (these make great Christmas gifts for the women in your life). I also love reading what beauty products other women love and I usually thoroughly research products before I spend a lot of money on higher end makeup. I have found over the years that, depending on what you're buying, it is often worth it to invest a little more money in nicer beauty products. They typically work much better and last much longer.
Here's a few of my favorite products I've found:
Primer: I didn't use primer for years and then one day I tried it and I realized what I'd been missing all those years! Now I think primer is an essential first step. Primer smooths out your skin, reduces oil, and your makeup stays on MUCH longer with primer.
Foundation: I've learned the hard way that foundation just doesn't seem to be one of those things you can go cheap on (let me know if you've found a great inexpensive foundation that doesn't rub off on things, looks natural, and lasts all day!).
Concealer: I've struggled to find a concealer I really, really love so let me know if you have a favorite!
Nails: I love the colors of Essie nail polish! They're a little pricey but you can often find them half off at TJ Maxx. Here's a few of my favorite colors for fall:
Dry Shampoo: Batiste (this stuff works great and is fairly inexpensive...look for it 1/2 off at TJ Maxx), Merle Norman (I got this stuff in a Birchbox one year and LOVED the volume it gave my hair...it is pretty pricey so I don't buy it now)
For more tips, a few of my favorite beauty blogs to follow are The Small Things Blog and Beauty Department. Another great way to learn about beauty products and to save money is by signing up for Birchbox. I used to receive a Birchbox each month and I LOVED it! It gave me a chance to try beauty products I wouldn't have otherwise known about and it gave me samples of (and sometimes full sized!) high end products each month which helped me cut down on the over-all amount I was spending on products. Birchbox also makes a great gift to give to someone. One other great resource that I love is Allure's Best of Beauty 2015. This gives you a very comprehensive list with reviews of many different products.
>>>I'd love to hear from you! What are some of your favorite beauty products? Leave your comments below.