Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Spring Beauty Refresh

If you're like me, you love your tried-and-true makeup products. I have some products I've used for years, and once I know something works, I'm fine to keep it the same for awhile. But every so often, I like to switch things up and try something new. My last trip to Ulta was meant just to find a new foundation, but next thing you know, I ended up with multiple new products to try. 

I purchased the Bare Minerals foundation on a recommendation, but when I got it home, it was not the right fit. While I was looking for a new dewy appearance, the Bare Minerals offered more of a matte finish which for my dryer skin was not best. I hopped back over to Ulta and ended up with the Too Faced Born This Way, and so far I am loving it! You can layer the coverage and it also has the dewy finish I was looking for. I have used Esteé Lauder DoubleWear for years and though I'm still a fan, I just wanted to try something new!

Some other recently purchased beauty items:

+ Rodan + Fields Lash Boost: A little over a month ago, I decided to take a break from lash extensions and try Lash Boost instead. I had heard a lot of great things about the product but wasn't sure if it would work for me. But even about 5 weeks in, I'm already seeing great results, especially when paired with the next two products. 

+ Benefit They're Real Primer: This primer is amazing! I have used it several times without mascara on top if I'm just running errands with minimal makeup. I love that the brush separates and lengthens my lashes. 

+ L'oreal Telescopic Mascara: I absolutely love this mascara! I haven't used it without the primer so I don't know if I would love it as much, but it takes the results I have with the They're Real primer and lengthens! Sometimes I will go over my lashes again with the primer just to brush them out. 

+ Nyx Butter Gloss: I have used several Nyx products and been happy with them (I like the dewy makeup spray) and this butter gloss is great! I love the color options and the one I chose is a perfect neutral. 

+ Buxom Full-On Lip Cream: This lip gloss is my absolute favorite! I love the lip plumper and though I've tried multiple colors (I'm on my 5th tube of this stuff...) the color Dolly is my favorite. 

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