In high school I used to be a bronzer connoisseur, like a majorly orange connoisseur because I was sensitive about being pale. As I got older, I focused on embracing natural beauty and healthy, flawless skin. I’ve become kind of a makeup junkie from mascara to lipstick. So when I find something I really love, I want to yell it from rooftops and share it. Here are the latest favorites in my makeup box.


it Cosmetics CC+ Cream
I’ve heard so many great things about this CC cream and finally got the chance to try it. To say I’m hooked is an understatement. Its literally an all-in-one product that has replaced a daily need for foundation and concealer. I love a good foundation + concealer, but for everyday usage, I like to keep my makeup clean, dewy and EASY + fast. This CC cream provides great everyday coverage, SPF 50 (YES, PLEASE) and even has anti-aging ingredients (extra yes, with a side of YES). A little facial oil and a makeup sponge gives you a flawless finish. If you want to give it a test run, give their travel size a try. (I’m all about getting a travel size of products to make sure its worth a splurge!)

Benefit’s They’re Real Lengthening Mascara
I’ve been going through our mascara master list and They’re Real has been my absolute FAV right now. Flake-free formula with tons of length and volume SANS primer. I can’t even imagine what this mascara could do with a primer, probably go past my eyebrows? Speaking of which, any primer recommendations so we can test the theory?

Benefit’s Watt’s Up Highlighter
Highlighter has become such a staple in makeup bags this past year and this is hands down the best highlighter. I’ve used a few powders in the past and they either fade as the day goes on or it just doesn’t show up at all. This champagne color is perfect on cheekbones, brow bones, and cupid’s bow. The shimmer makes features pop and it LASTS. Lasts as in the whole day and I’m still on my first tube after using it daily for months.

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Chat soon,

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