The Best Beauty Products That You’re (Probably) Not Using

Every once in a while, I discover a new brand or product that is worth writing about.  I have mentioned a couple of these items in the past but have never compiled an actual list of the products that I absolutely swear by.  I have one rule when it comes to something expensive: If you’re going to use it and it improves you FOR you, buy it.  Below is a list I have compiled of the products that I swear by.  In no way does this post reflect anything YOU should buy (you know yourself better than anyone) but it’s a few products to look out for just in case you ever want to try something new.

Juara Sweet Black Tea & Rice Facial Moisturizer: This moisturizer has saved my skin.  It’s so light and airy that you don’t even notice that you’re wearing it.  And it smells great, too! http://www.juaraskincare.com/product_detail.php?id=8

Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie: This conditioner (of sorts) is the only conditioner that makes my extra-thick hair nice and soft and manageable. http://www.carolsdaughter.com/Portal.aspx?CN=9CE97316BE98&GCONTENTID=D3954F94DBE0&SEARCH=smoothie

MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil: This eyeliner is the only liner that stays on my waterline all day and all night without smudging and giving me the dreaded “raccoon eyes”. http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/151/476/Powerpoint-Eye-Pencil/index.tmpl

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara: There was another brand of mascara that I used to swear by until I discovered this mascara.  It does indeed make your lashes appear longer and thicker and it doesn’t budge no matter what you do to it. http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/theyre-real

Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick: The only lipstick I have ever used that didn’t leave my lips within 2 hours.  http://www.sephora.com/buxom-big-healthy-lip-stick-P243804

Nars Blush In Orgasm: This is a staple in most makeup bags.  This is the perfect shade for ANY skin tone.  http://www.sephora.com/blush-P2855

Shiseido Eyelash Curler: This eyelash curler is relatively simple to use and guarantees that your lashes will have the perfect curl throughout the day.  http://www.shiseido.com/eyelash-curler/0729238500969,default,pd.html

LUSH Lip Scrub In Sweet Lips: I constantly have dry lips due to the fact that I am dehydrated no matter how much water I drink.  I throw this stuff on every morning, scrub off the dead skin (lovely, right?), and voila my lips are smooth.  http://www.lushusa.com/Lip-Balms-and-Scrubs/lip-balms-and-scrubs,en_US,sc.html

Alberto VO5 Shampoo: Yes, believe it or not I do use shampoo from the Dollar Tree.  It cleans, it hydrates, and it doesn’t strip my hair color. http://www.vo5haircare.com/products/#shampoos-and-conditioners/champagne-kiss

Amepha’s Organic Oatmeal Milk & Honey Sugar Scrub Scoops: Definitely a product that deserves a lot more recommendations than it is currently receiving.  Use these babies on the shower and your skin will thank you. http://www.amephasorganic.com/Body-Scrubs/Oatmeal%20Milk%20Honey-sugar%20scrub-scoops

Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer: The perfect facial makeup during those hot summer months.  This moisturizer doesn’t budge no matter how much I sweat. http://www.urbandecay.com/urban-defense-tinted-moisturizer-sunblock/298,default,pd.html

Fekkai Essential Shea Shampoo: This shampoo is literally infused with shea butter.  You can only imagine how soft your hair feels just after rinsing it.  http://www.fekkai.com/essential-shea/shampoo/essential-shea-shampoo/00730870811818,default,pd.html?start=5&cgid=shampoos

MAC Eyeshadow In Brun: I fill in my eyebrows every.single.day.  Therefore I need a product that will stay in place through the elements.  MAC eyeshadow does the trick and brun is a universal color that tons of makeup junkies swear by. http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/154/363/Eye-Shadow/index.tmpl

Stila Cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner: Not only do these eyeliners come in some funky, awesome colors they also stay all day long.  http://www.stilacosmetics.com/product_detail.asp?PMID=760&dept=2&cat=7

Paul Mitchell Extra Body Thicken Up Styling Liquid: I swear by this, hands down.  It is the only product that I have ever used that actually made my hair thicker.  I had no clue this was even possible.  http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Mitchell-Extra-Body-Thicken/dp/B001OXO6DO

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: I discovered this stuff YEARS ago.  I now wear it every day.  There are two things I hate leaving the house without: my eyebrows filled in and my cheeks having some sort of shimmer appear.  Buy it, wear it, love it.  http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/159/782/Mineralize-Skinfinish/index.tmpl

Sonia Kashuk Makeup Brushes: I have a basic motto when it comes to makeup applications: Your makeup is only as good as the brushes that you use to apply it.  I do like to splurge from time to time on MAC brushes, however, Sonia K. (sold at Target!) makes amazing brushes for half the cost.  http://soniakashuk.com/sk-MTA_All.php?gp=10

Michael Todd Balancing Gel Cream: Back in the day, I had a bit of a pizza face.  At the time, I went to a dermatologist and they fixed me up, but over the years the co-pays became rather expensive and I needed to find something cheaper.  Thanks to a sample site, I discovered the Michael Todd line and I haven’t looked back since.  This balancing gel cream makes my skin happy.  I apply it every night after washing my face.  http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Todd-Balancing-Gel-Cream/dp/B004KG6XWO

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion: Get this, this product contains salicylic acid mixed with calamine lotion.  Together they form the perfect zit clearer.  http://www.mariobadescu.com/Drying-Lotion

Aquaphor Healing Ointment: I use this ointment for nearly everything.  I originally bought it when my tattoo artist recommended it for the tattoo healing process and later I moved onto using it for any part of my skin that was dry.  I put it on every day after scrubbing my lips and I also rub it into my ankles after every shower.  http://www.aquaphorhealing.com/#/main/skincare/ointment

Hopefully I didn’t bore you all too much!

What are some of your favorite beauty products?

 

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6 Responses to The Best Beauty Products That You’re (Probably) Not Using

  1. Reblogged this on Spa Life West Palm Beach and commented:
    I am working on a top notch list for you but in the meantime check out some of these great finds.

  2. quinngoldie says:

    Thanks for the re-blog!

  3. AirportsMadeSimple says:

    Great tips! I love to hear the real facts for real people – things you’ve actually tried and use, and not some magazine trial. Awesome!

  4. melinda says:

    Hi, that is a real good list, thank you very much. I have also found out this list of best of beauty products which I think consists of real best products. can be helpful:
    http://go-to.in/bestofbeauty

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