When it comes to makeup/beauty, I follow the same philosophy I use for the rest of my life – it must be simple. Every beauty product I own is light, cheap, and does exactly as little as I need. If I can tell that I’m wearing a beauty product (like if a mascara is heavy or a foundation is thick), I won’t wear it! I also only buy drug store products because #ballingonabudget.
This is the complete list of every beauty product I own.
Each of these has been a staple of mine for a few years and I don’t see them changing anytime soon!
Maybelline Volum Express Falsies Mascara – I have been using this mascara since 10th grade. I will never give it up. It makes my blonde-haired self look like I have eyelashes, but goes on so softly that I can’t tell I’m wearing mascara. It also doesn’t clump and stays on all day. What more could I want?
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner – I have also been using this since 10th grade. Once a year I try liquid liner and after ending up with it all over my face, I return to this trusty servant of mine. I love this because it’s easy to wipe off and correct when I make mistakes with it 🙂
Andrea Eye Q’s makeup remover – I don’t use waterproof makeup because I like to just rinse my makeup off in the shower at night. When I do use remover, I trust this product for my eye makeup! It’s super quick and only takes one wipe to remove all mascara/eyeliner. (I don’t use a face makeup remover because face wash does the job for me).
COVERGIRL Clean Matte Liquid Foundation – This is my favorite product ever. I have super sensitive skin, so facial products can make me break out. This foundation, however, keeps my skin clear while covering any blemishes. It’s barely-there coverage means I often forget whether I’m wearing it at all! I get this in the lightest shade because #palelife.
Maybelline New York Cover Stick Concealer – I buy a fresh stick of this maybe once a year? I use it if I need extra coverage for any spots, and for extra coverage of dark under eyes.
Broken Makeup Brush – I bought these brushes on Amazon years ago. I actually only use one, which the handle broke off of, but I decided it’s even easier to use that way! I use this to put on my foundation. Who knows if that’s what you’re supposed to do with it, but it works for me.
Maybelline Brow Define + Fill Duo Makeup – This product makes filling in my eyebrows SO easy. My brows are naturally thick, so I just use the spongey end of this to add some overall color, and then pencil in where my brows are a bit more transparent.
Batiste Dry Shampoo – You can read all about my journey to dry shampoo here, but it’s my most important beauty product. This is the one I’ve found to be most effective!
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In Product – My hair gets so tangled when I shower that it takes 30 minutes to comb. When I spray this on my hair after I shower, it takes 5 minutes top! Total game changer.
Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser – This face wash smells nice, and I rarely break out so I guess it works! I use it every night before bed.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream – I swear by this face lotion. My mom gives me this for Christmas each year (because I refuse to spend $25 on a lotion), and it keeps my SUPER dry face moisturized all winter long!
Profoot Care Heel Rescue Foot Cream – My mom also gifts this to all of the females in my family (what a great mom). This is a LIFESAVER and keeps my feet (and the rest of my body) soft! Disclaimer: The packaging has a picture of cracked feet on it which totally grosses me out, so I tear it off immediately. It’s worth it, but be warned.
Maybelline New York Expert Eyeshadow Quads- I bought this from Rite Aid for my senior year prom. It survives and THRIVES 10 years later. This is the what I use for any “special occasions” like weddings, bridesmaid activities, or fancy dinners. I watched 3 YouTube videos to figure out how to put it on, so basically I’m stuck with this for life.
That’s it! All of my beauty supplies fit in a little travel case, which makes storing and using them super easy.
I’m completely fascinated by how different people’s beauty routines can be. Do you have a simple beauty product supply, or are you a beauty supply junkie? Let me know in the comments!