Today I am going to share my five favorite beauty products. I can be pretty picky when it comes to finding products that I love so when I do, I stick with them. That being said, most of these products I have been using for a few years. I tend to not wear a ton of makeup and have grown like a more natural look. The products below are pretty basic but are definitely the five products I use the most in my makeup drawer.
Mascara: Benefit Roller Last
I have been using this mascara for about 2-3 years now and I love it! I always struggled to find a mascara that I liked and was constantly trying different ones. This one works well for me and I usually only need a few coats/layers. It also does a good job at separating lashes which, to me, is important.
Powder/Bronzer: Benefit Hoola Lite and Benefit Hoola
Hoola (right) is one of Benefit’s bronzers and is basically the only bronzer I have ever used. I have always loved this bronzer and a little goes a long way with this product. Benefit came out with Hoola Lite about two years ago (I think), which is basically a bronzer for fairer skin tones, so I decided to try it. The color of Hoola Lite was perfect for my skin tone so I started using it as foundation/powder. This is what I’ve been using for over a year now. Both of these powders are super light on my skin which I love, I don’t like the feeling of a heavy foundation. I think Hoola Lite would work great as a setting powder for liquid foundation/concealer. When I wear concealer I use the Hoola Lite to even out/set it and I find it works really well. These give light coverage for reference.
Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow
Gimme Brow is a product I have been using for probably 6 years. It’s a brow gel and super easy to use. Benefit has so many different brow products now, but this was one of their first and definitely my favorite! There are a ton of different shades for different brow colors, I use the color 3. Highly recommend this product, it’s awesome.
Highlighter: Becca Highlighter
I absolutely love highlighter. Since I keep my makeup pretty simple I think it adds a nice touch to a simple look. I really like this one by Becca and have two different shades, (Vanilla Quartz, left, & Opal, right). This also can double as eyeshadow, which I have done. I love sparkles/shimmer so I think thats why I love highlighter!
Lip Gloss: Becca Glow Gloss in Opal
I’m typically not a lipstick/lip gloss person but recently I purchased the Becca Glow Gloss and I have been really liking it. I have the shade Opal, which is pretty neutral. I definitely lean toward neutral colors when it comes to most makeup products. This lip gloss is super light and feels almost like a creamy chapstick.
Those are my five favorite beauty products! As I mentioned above, I tend to stick with products for some time if I like them and they work for me.
I want to add that after I took these photos I realized that all of these products are either Benefit or Becca, guess I have two favorite brands? Benefit has always been one of my favorite brands and I have used a variety of their products over the years. Becca, I have tried a few of their products and the ones I have tried I’ve liked. Another brand I really like is NARS. They have a concealer that I use sometimes and I’m debating on getting one of their liquid foundations so that I have a foundation if I need it.
What are your favorite brands/products? Let me know in the comments!