June 5, 2017 // beauty· style
If you read this blog even slightly consistently, follow me on Instagram or know me in real life, you know I swear by Glossier products. So it’s no surprise that their number one best-seller also happens to be one of the five beauty products I can’t live without — with a bonus sixth beauty tool. However, it’s not all Glossier, all the time, but a mix of cult favorites, worth-the-splurge items and drugstore staples that I will continue to use and repurchase … probably forever, actually.
Glossier Boy Brow
Yep, this is their number one seller! And you will pry it from my cold, dead hands. I love how low maintenance and downright simple to use this product is, while still actually doing something for my eyebrows. No, it’s not going to give you Lily Collins eyebrows in one swipe, but it does a fantastic job of filling in brows and giving them that natural-but-still-done look. I’ve tried quite a few eyebrow products, both high-end and affordable, and Boy Brow wins easily every time.
For any fellow redheads struggling with which shade of Boy Brow to get — I always go with blonde.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps
I know, I know, I know, it’s super expensive for a body lotion. But I kid you not when I say it is the best body lotion ever. My skin is quite dry and can get super itchy after I take a shower. This stops that. Also, it feels great without being greasy or oily, and it’s Kiehl’s, so you know it’s full of high quality ingredients.
Neutrogena Makeup Wipes
I tried the Koh Gen Do wipes that Eva Chen likes, I tried some fancy caffeine matcha wake-up wipes (which, granted, were fun), but nothing holds a candle to the O.G. blue package Neutrogena wipes. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if they’re good enough for Kim K, they’re good enough for me.
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara
Some people say that Diorshow is the best mascara. Others claim it is Maybelline Great Lash. All of these people are wrong. It is L’Oreal Voluminous, the $8 gold-capped wonder that can be picked up on your next Target/CVS/Duane Reade run.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
If I were stranded on a desert island and provided sunscreen and basic necessities but only allowed one beauty product, this is it. Because I’m so fair, I have terrible under-eye circles. They’re not puffy, just purple, but this does the trick to conceal them. Maybe one day I’ll splurge on Cle de Peau’s magical mythical concealer, but until that day comes, I’m sticking with NARS.
Surratt Relevée Eyelash Curler
Back in 2014, Phillip Picardi waxed poetic about this lash curler on both Refinery29, where he was beauty editor at the time, and to Coveteur, where he confessed he owned no less than FOUR of these bad boys. At $30, it’s pricey for a curler, but it’s SO worth it. The curler doesn’t pinch, or squeeze too hard, or give your eyelashes a weird kink, and that matte black finish is just plain pretty. I know everyone and their mother swears by Shu Umera, but the Relevée is better. Trust.
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What’s in your desert island beauty bag? What, it’s totally a thing, and I want to hear about it in the comments!