After years of trying different skincare products and makeup brands, I have come to find some favorites and staples I use almost every day! I will say, my makeup and skincare routines are very simple. I like to keep it natural and believe less is more! I know sometimes we will buy products in the name of the “brand” or the hype around them, but these products have actually worked for me! I have normal to dry skin outside of the t-zone. So if you have any similarities, you’ll love these! All the headings are linked if you’re interested!
Oh my word, I love my MUE! I actually dreaded taking off my makeup at the end of the day, and makeup wipes feel like I’m wiping chemicals all over my face, haha. This was a game-changer! It takes makeup off so easily, can be washed and cleaned no problem, and is gentle on my face. I 100% recommend this product. They make awesome gifts too!
I swear by rose water. This is my #1 recommendation! My mom introduced it to me years ago, and I have never stopped using it since. Rosewater is a great toner, naturally hydrates your skin, and contains antioxidants. It also helps reduce skin irritation which has been a lifesaver for me with allergies. It preps your skin so nicely for makeup and freshens up my dry face and makeup throughout the day. Whenever people ask me how my skin is so clear, I say rosewater. It is my go-to in every season. The benefits go on and on! I apply it all over my face with either a cotton pad or just spray depending on how I want to use it.
I also LOVE these! The hype around Mario Badescu is real, y’all. Speaking of rosewater, they have a great rosewater spray as well. My other favorites are the aloe-cucumber-green tea spray for hydrating, and the lavender spray at night time. These facial sprays make a great refresher and pick-me-up! Definitely helping the morning face…haha.
Oooooh, you guys…This moisturizer is as smooth as milk. I had been looking for a moisturizer for the longest time and this one did not disappoint! I didn’t want something that felt like sunscreen on my face. This Mario Badescu moisturizer is so light but still makes my face feel hydrated and has good coverage. A little goes a long way!
This cream we found recently, and I love it too! This one is a lot thicker than the Mario Badescu moisturizer, so it’s perfect for winter! It is for both the face and body. I love how smooth and thick it is without feeling heavy!
This is my absolute favorite lip balm right now! I use chapstick all the time during the dryer, winter season. It’s made with natural ingredients and goes on smooth. It comes in a pretty chunky tube which I like, and honestly, is so much better than Burt’s Bees. There. I said it.
This is my favorite mascara by far! My mom, sisters, and I buy multiple tubes of it at a time because we love and use it so much! The brush really gets all the lashes and lifts them up so nicely! It doesn’t really clump together but separates and lengthens. I have tried a couple different brands and types of mascara but always come back to this one. It’s not nearly as expensive as other brands I’ve seen either (plus there’s usually a sale or deal going on for it at Ulta 😉 ).
I got these for Christmas a couple years ago, and I AM OBSESSED. These brushes are so nice! The quality is amazing. They have a pretty heavy-duty base and the softest bristles. Plus, they look so beautiful and classic! I definitely recommend investing in this set!
That would wrap up the list! This post is not sponsored. Just a few of my favorite staples I wanted to share! All opinions are my own. If you have tried any of these or have some favorites yourself, I’d love to hear in the comments! I’m always open to new recommendations from you guys and not just some company marketing. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great rest of your day! 🙂
Until next time,