I like pampering myself once in awhile, but to tell you the truth, I'm not big into beauty products. I try to keep it simple and quick. Even so, hubby still complains I spend way too long in the bathroom. It's really because my eye makeup routine requires special attention. You really need patience for liquid eyeliners! Here are six things I have constantly re-purchased and get really antsy if I don't have on or with me.
1. Avon Dew Kiss
I've practically used this my entire life. My mom would always order this when she was an Avon lady. I have never been able to switch over to any other lip gloss that has satisfied me quite like this one. It's super moisturizing, cheap, and pink! I buy a whole arsenal of these from Ebay.
2. Almay 16-Hour Liquid Eyeliner
This is the ONLY eyeliner I have tried that will stay on my dewy lids. I try to buy these two at a time since stores tend to run out of the black.
3. Mascara (+ eyelash curler)
Any mascara will do as long as it doesn't clump or flake. I tend to use two at a time- one for lengthening and another for volume. Currently, I use Maybelline "Define-a-Lash" for lengthening and Maybelline "The Colossal" when I want that extra volume.
I actually just started using blush last year. I never thought I needed it because my cheeks tend to flush easily, and I'm naturally rosy. However, I tried it once for kicks, and to this day, I haven't looked back. That extra pink glow really does wonders!
5. Watson's Facial Absorbent Paper
The bane of my skin existence is that it becomes oily within a couple of hours. Again, I buy these in bulk from Ebay. The ones I purchase come in packs of 5 and each pack is a different color. These are the best ones I've tried for the value. The sheets are pretty large and can be used on both sides. I stash these in my car and in every purse.
So you would think that my oily skin would keep me from having to always use moisturizer but no. My skin is the driest in the mornings after I have washed my face. I always start with an oil-free, mattifying moisturizer, and then follow up with any other type of moisturizer I have around the house for the parts that are still dry. This requires me to tote around a portable tube of lotion at all times. Good thing hubby is always staying in hotels because he brings home the mini-lotions for me. Thanks babe.
As you can see, I don't use any fancy, expensive makeup. I just don't believe in the hype. My local drugstore seems to offer me everything I need. Plus, if something doesn't work out, I can just try something else with no remorse. I do have a soft spot for Clinique products just because my mom used it when I was growing up. I swear by their Long Last lipsticks!
Do you have any recommendations for beauty must-haves?