Every girl loves a good makeup haul. Pretty packaging is a must and instantly draws me in. Who doesn’t love unpacking/unboxing pretty little products that you will actually USE.
Have you seen my latest haul on Snapchat? ( @kellitesta ). Is there such a thing as a makeup high?! No? …maybe that’s just me. The girls at Sephora basically all know my life story at this point.
They really get me.
With winter right in front of us, I always change up my daily routine making sure to take extra care of my skin. I’m not into wearing a lot of makeup to begin with, but there are a few musts that I literally won’t leave the house without. Lips, mascara and soft skin are my MUST HAVES. The hat trick of makeup if you will.
Okay, let’s talk products. Let’s start with skin because I feel like a lot of people don’t take care of their skin enough! And really, who wants wrinkles? No thank you. This face peel from Real Chemistry is one of my favorites. The acid-free formula gently sloughs away dead skin cells, evening tone and smoothing rough patches without irritating sensitive skin. And friends, this is not just your normal peel, but will bind to dead skin cells on the face, neck, and décolleté, forming solids that can be easily washed away with water—all in just three minutes. It’s so easy to apply in the shower, done and done.
Next, let’s talk Primer. Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish is one of the best primers I’ve ever tried because it gives you that dewy skin to start and makes any color applied seem more vibrant and effortless. It pretty much lives up to it’s name and lasts for hours.
On to lips. So LipSense was kind enough to hook it up with some amazing products AND I’m very excited to share this with you guys. This stuff is no joke, it literally lasts like 12 hours ( Yes, seriously). Which couldn’t be more perfect for my hectic schedule and/or forgetfulness to reapply throughout the day. Water-proof, kiss-proof, smudge-proof – it’s the real deal. I was skeptical at first and kept checking my lips every few hours. But nope, it’s still on and still looking flawless. Honestly I’m loving all the colors they offer and you can mix and layer different mattes and glosses to create your own custom look.
And then the eyes. I seriously cannot leave the house without some kind of high volume extreme impact mascara. Full lashes just make you feel more girly and open up your eyes. And who wouldn’t want that?! I change my favorites often, but my current go-to mascara is this one by Tarte. It’s pretty fantastic for those thick babydoll lashes ( make sure you are curling the lashes before applying, gotta keep it flirty).
Lastly, finishing up our look with hair. Oribe has been making it’s presence known over social media the past few months and for good reason. Have you tried this stuff? Game changer. One of my favorites is the Wave and Shine Spray. It’s made of hydrolyzed wheat protein, vitamin B, copolymers, and amber extracts to pump up each hair shaft and add wavy texture. Super bonus for girls with extra flat hair ( Hi, have we met? ).
What do you guys think? Do you have any favorite recommendations for your winter makeup routine? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! All my favorites are linked below. And a special thanks to Amy from LipSense
for collaborating on this post!
+ this post is in collaboration with LipSense,as always all opinions are my own.