Vacation Beauty Essentials

As a seasoned island veteran (twice counts, right?) I’ve perfected the art of packing the perfect bag of vacation beauty essentials that withstand the heat, sun, sand and TSA. To sum up my tropical beauty routine, it’s all about simplicity, sun protection, and surf-friendly (as in water-resistant). And not that it’s out of the ordinary from my everyday beauty routine, all of it matches my no-makeup makeup routine, but even simpler—where no brushes, only fingers, are required for application.

Everyone Hand Sanitizer Spray

My nightmare: porta potties. I love the beach, the sun, dipping in and out of the water for hours, napping on the sand and all of those things that oceanside life provides. But, when you’e living that beach bum life, your bum occasionally has to take a visit to some nasty places. That’s why I can’t not pack a bottle of hand sanitizer spray wherever I go for quick spritz/cleanse from my least favorite place—the porta potty.

Would I purchase again? I mean, sure, it’s just hand sanitizer.

EiR NYC Surf Mud Sunscreen

While on vacation, I tend to transform into a surfer girl with zero worries or cares, except for avoiding sunburn. I’m famous in my family for burning on the first day of vacation, nearly every vacation, but this sunscreen has kept me burn-free (on my face, the body’s a different story) for my past two island visits. Yes, it leaves a slight whitewash to application areas and you have to be a little careful to not get it on clothes, but it stays put seemingly all day and through all types of water activities.

Would I purchase again? Yes!

Ursa Major Essential Face Wipe

Man, I felt so smug and smart when I was buying a 20 pack of these Ursa Major wipes. I thought it would be genius to carry these around in my beach bag and use them to wipe down my face and underarms after spending hours in the sun and sand. Instead, I constantly forgot to use them after a day at the beach and instead they got the most use back at the hotel to wash my face when I felt too lazy to turn on the sink. They do a great job of removing grime, leftover makeup and sunscreen though!

Would I purchase again? Maybe—they didn’t get as high of use as I was expecting.

Glossier Zit Stick

Even if my email is on vacation mode, I’m doing things that are FOMO-inducing for others instead of the other way around and am fresh-faced and makeup-free for most hours of the day, a zit can and will find a way to my face. Glossier’s Zit Stick, a mix of benzoyl peroxide and other things, does a killer job of clearing a spot up in 48 hours.

Would I purchase again? Yes!

Herbivore Botanicals Orchid Face Oil

I’ve already shouted my praises for Herbivore Botanicals before, but I’ll do it again—I LOVE THEM. My skin gets extra thirsty while on vacation and particularly in warm weather, but I don’t like to slather a heavy cream on at night. So, instead, I’ve cracked the code for tropical weather wherein I mix a couple drops of face oil with my everyday moisturizer. The result? Fresh, dewy skin in the morning that’s ready for another day of fun in the sun.

Would I purchase again? Yes!

Clinique Pep-Start Daily Sunscreen SPF 50

If you, for some odd reason, not headed to the beach during a beach vacation and choosing to stay landlocked, it doesn’t mean you have an excuse to skip the sunscreen. This one by Clinique is light, layers over moisturizer and under makeup like a dream and is easy to throw in your bag for throughout-the-day application.

Would I purchase again? Yes!

Tweezerman Slant Tweezer

I’m a planner. Which when it comes to prepping for a beach vacation, I open up my calendar, work backwards from my departure date, then schedule a perfectly time wax appointment to defuzz. Another thing I’ve learned to plan for? Errant hairs that pop up post-wax. That’s why I can never not pack my Tweezerman tweezers—which are still sharp after years of ownership.

Would I purchase again? Yes (but I hope I don’t have to).

Glossier Lash Slick Mascara

I have definitely written this before, but if there’s one form of makeup that I could not live without, it would be mascara. Lash Slick is by no means my everyday mascara (that seat is currently taken by Dior’s ‘Pump N’ Volume’), but it’s non-irritating, waterproof and natural-looking application make it my vacation staple, especially in water environments. Even through a day of snorkeling, dips in and out of the water (pool or beach), it stays on without looking overdone or flaking.

Would I purchase again? Maybe. I have another holy grail mascara, but this one is great for a light, more natural look that’s water-resistant too.

Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam

I see little to no reason to bring a makeup brush on a tropical vacation. I’m always running dewy (not sweaty, thank you!), which just defeats the purpose of powder. That’s why I leave my powder blush, highlighter, anything at home and leave it to liquid formulas to do the trick. Even though I can blush at the drop of a hat, I still like a fresh cheek, so I reach for Glossier’s Cloud Paint in the peachy-tone of Beam and simply apply it with the swipe of a finger.

Would I purchase again? Yes!

Vapour Illusionist Concealer

Even off the islands, this is a daily staple as I’ve started to transition my beauty cabinet to natural, non-toxic skincare. To be honest, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find a concealer that would do the trick of covering zits and dark circles from late nights, and last the whole day. Enter this concealer by Vapour, which is formulated with beeswax, sunflower seed oil and other earth-friendly ingredients. It never feels heavy, provides ample (but not heavy coverage) and is slightly buildable if you need it to pull double-duty on any given day.

Would I purchase again? Yes (and already did).

Winter Beauty Essentials

If you’re reading this and enjoyed a hot, humid summer—it must have been nice. This summer, I invested in a leather jacket that I hope to have for years to come. And wore it frequently. In the summer. Remind me why I live in San Francisco again, anyone? Since winter is going to make its way here sooner rather than later, I’m getting a head start on wrapping up my favorite winter skincare and beauty essentials that I will be finishing till the last drop until spring hits.

Puffy Under-Eye Patches by Peace Out

Even with a full 8 hours of sleep, a camel’s worth of water during the day and healing crystals by my side, I still wake up with dark circles. Enter these patches by Peace Out. I’ll be honest, they don’t magically lighten my under eyes but they do make them feel super hydrated and refreshed after a 20-minute soak. Bonus points for storing them in the fridge for an extra cooling sensation.

Would I purchase again? Eh, maybe. If I’m feeling luxe.

Ouai Hair Oil

I feel like oils are (were?) having a moment—from face oils, to cleansing oils, to hair oils, to olive oils, everyone is just loving oil. My favorite oil du jour is the kind makes your hair silky, soft and smell like fields of jasmine. I’ve been running this hair oil by the Ouai through my damp strands before bedtime and then again in the morning before I style with hot tools, then just a little bit once I’m done. The result? Very soft hair that I just want to be all up in during the day.

Would I purchase again? Yes. Everything by the Ouai is my favorite scent.

Supergoop! Setting Powder with SPF 45

Growing up, I swear my mom would slather a half a bottle of Coppertone onto my body before I hit the pool after school. Just 10 straight minutes of hovering my arms away from my swimsuit. I may not be swimming as much these days, but wearing sunscreen is a daily habit of mine (no thank you sun spots!). Since the SF fog has a tendency to hide the sun until you’re at least 45 minutes away from home, I’ve started carrying around this powder sunscreen from Supergoop! in my bag for quick SPF touch-ups. Plus, it pulls double duty as a mattifier (which I always need).

Would I purchase again? Yes. Can never have too much sunscreen.

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser

I’m still on my natural skincare kick and finding products to swap in for old favorites. My latest facewash favorite is Indie Lee’s cleanser, which does make my skin look a little brighter. Or it really could be a very good placebo effect, but it very well could be the vitamin C and strawberry seed oil (both known for their brightening properties). My face feels refreshed, cleansed and ready to face the day every morning.

Would I purchase again? Yes.

Gloss Bomb by Fenty

Ugh, RiRi. The woman knows how to make fun make-up. I strongly consider myself a no-makeup makeup kind of girl, but I’ve never been soclose to buying hot pink eyeshadow until I saw Fenty Beauty. As an incremental step into the world of more makeup, I picked up Gloss Bomb and boy, I’ve never looked back. Need coffee? Swipe on some Gloss Bomb. Bad day? Swipe on Gloss Bomb. Feel like your outfit needs a little something else? Gloss Bomb.

Would I purchase again? Yasssssssss RiRi!

Non-Toxic Skincare Favorites

Have you ever flipped a bottle of shampoo around to read the ingredients? How about a tube of sunscreen? Whenever I read the labels, all I see is xyxyzyzzzyyyyzzyyxx. Totally normal ingredients that I want to be slathering into my skin, all over my body and willfully subjecting to this stuff absorbing into my pores. That’s why I’ve been transitioning my skincare picks from ingredients with zyyyyyxxxyyy to thinks like jojoba oil, lapis lazuli, and squalene. Now—these are all ingredients I can pronounce.

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Here are my favorite non-toxic skincare picks.

Volition Helix AM/PM Eye Gel 

Have you ever heard of a company that asks their customers about what their next product should be? Meet Volition Beauty—the company that asks you to submit an idea, then for everyone to vote on which product they should make next and then, boom—it’s on the shelves at Sephora. Plus, all of their products are non-toxic and never tested on furry friends. This eye gel is the bomb too for depuffing and moisturizing that sensitive, around-the-eye area.

Would I purchase again? Yes, for sure.

Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm

If you haven’t washed your face with a balm, you’re missing out on a very fulfilling skincare experience. This cleansing balm by Farmacy really does melt everything off—including waterproof mascara. Farmacy partners with two farms (like actual farms!) to gather the honey and echinacea that are key ingredients in most of their products. Plus, their very chic packaging is recyclable and printed on paper from well-managed forests.

Would I purchase again? Yes, for sure.

Herbivore Botanicals Facial Oils

The first swap that I made was switching my nighttime moisturizer to face oils by Herbivore Botanicals—a brand that I was itching to try out. Founded by a Seattle-based couple (quite literally in their kitchen), their focus is on creating high-concentrate products with food-grade ingredients with no fillers (aka non-active ingredients).

Would I purchase again? Big yes. I particularly liked the Phoenix and Lapis oil, the first for everyday moisture and the second for balancing my skin.

Farmacy Honey Drop Moisturizer

What’s up, honey? Yup, pure honey goes into this lightweight moisturizer that lasts all day. I’ve been a fan of mixing in the Herbivore facial oils with Honey Drop for added moisture throughout the day. Something new and fun too? Cupuaçu butter beads that go from full-on beads to melting into the skin after taking it out of the jar.

Would I purchase again? Probably not—it’s a little pricey for my bones at $45 for a jar, and doesn’t pull the weight that I need to feel like my skin is moisturized.

What are your favorite non-toxic skincare products? Give me the scoop!

The Glossier Products Worth Buying

If you really know me, you would know that every other sentence that comes out of my mouth contains “glossier.” But if you don’t know me, you’re probably thinking that you say it like gloss-ee-errr. And if so, we are no longer friends, not even acquaintances. If you happen to live in San Francisco (like me), I have some exciting news for you: Glossier is coming to town. I repeat, Glossier is coming to town and their pop-up is popping up in the Mission at Rhea’s Café.

Glossier Products Worth Buying

To help celebrate, I thought I’d wrap up my favorite Glossier products (for now) so you have the slightest idea of what to buy tomorrow (if you’re local) or what to buy on their website (if you live far, far away).

Here are the Glossier products worth a shot. 

Priming MoisturizerHello, I’d like to introduce you to your new favorite everyday moisturizer. If you’re not moisturizing during the day, WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING THEN? Even for combination skin like mine, Priming is light but still feels like enough. The only downside on this guy is that there’s no sunscreen, so wear sunscreen (see below).

Balm Dotcom: “IT’S WINTERTIME,” said pop sensation Cardi B. Apparently my lips got the memo too. Whenever they get a little chapped, I just do a little dab of balm dotcom and everything is smoooooth sailing from there. I prefer the original, unscented version but there’s also rose, mint, cherry, birthday cake and coconut flavors too!

Haloscope in QuartzGlossier basically trademarked dew. Fresh, morning mist had nothing to do with dew with it. If you don’t know what “dew” is, start using Haloscope as your highlighter and you’ll look like you just had a jog through the subtlest of fairy dust that still looks natural and never too much.

Boy BrowWhen I was younger I was so, so foolish. I once thought that my bold, thick brows were a curse, an even bigger sign that life is unfair. But now that I’m old, refined and wise, I now know that bold brows mean you never have to touch an eyebrow pencil ever in your life. I love Boy Brow (a cult-like, nope—a cult) favorite of Glossier virgins and veterans.

Stretch ConcealerAh, Stretch Concealer, my very first concealer. I always thought that concealer was going to heavy and cakey, but Stretch feels anything but. It’s light, blends easily and keeps those deep, dark, dehydrated bags under my eyes under wraps all day.

Body Hero moisturizerThe first time I put on Body Hero, I just thought to myself, “MY BODY FEELS LIKE A DOLPHIN.” So yeah, it’s good. Expect a subtle neroli scent, the teensiest bit of sheen and a pleasantly weighted body lotion that leaves you feeling slippery (hm) and moisturized all day long.

WowderWe are getting to know each other pretty well now—yes, I have combination skin and yes, I get a little shiny even when I’m not sweating and/or nervous. A brush of Wowder and I’m covered for most of the day, but to be honest, it could have a little more staying power. But don’t be afraid to pack this guy in your purse for a to-go moment.

Invisible Shield sunscreenSorry, I have to end on a dark note. We are all aging and we can do nothing about it, except eat our vegetables and wear sunscreen. Another point of honesty, but Invisible Shield isn’t good for an all-day hike to the peak of a mountain, but it is great for everyday wear in a congested city where you may be weaving in and out of tall buildings all day. Plus, it layers over Priming Moisturizer and under Stretch Concealer like a dream.

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My New Favorite Blush & Thoughts on Byredo

Okay, yes, I know, it’s been a while since I posted about my favorite beauty products (and yes, I know that I have openly expressed my interest in being a beauty blogger, so I don’t have a good track record so far). But I figured the only way to be a good blogger is to only write about what you really love and not just that #sponcon. So here goes, here are the latest and my current greatest beauty product obsessions (and yup—whether I’d buy them again or not!).

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: If I could only wear one makeup product for the rest of my life, it would be mascara. I mean, it really was the first real makeup product that I started wearing regularly and it was the star of my one-product makeup routine in college (how easy it was back then). Better Than Sex is really…quite good. It holds a curl (my one request), lengthens and thickens. My not-so-favorite part? It smears, so I think I’ll swap for the waterproof version.

Would I purchase again? Yes—but in waterproof 

Eucalyptus Oil: January was not my month. But just in terms of getting a stuffy nose, sore throat or dry cough every other week (and sometimes all at once). The one thing that I looked forward to every night? A steamy shower with a few drops of eucalyptus oil. You’re welcome for this in-home spa tip moment.

Would I purchase again? Yes 

‘Captivating’ blush by Tarte: One fateful night I wandered into Sephora, lost, confused and in need of a new blush. I needed a reinvention. Luckily, I met a man named Derrick who patiently tried multiple blushes on my cheeks and put up with my “mmm, I don’t really like that.”  We landed on this perfect peachy-pink shade that just makes me look healthy.

Would I purchase again? Yes 

‘Don’t Blow It’ Styling Cream: I can do my makeup in 7 minutes flat, but my hair? That’s a whole 30 (minutes). I’m a nighttime shower-er, so this styling creme by Bumble and Bumble is a little bit of a time saver when it comes to making my hair silky and smooth if I’m planning to air dry in the morning or if I have a long night ahead of me.

Would I purchase again? Yes

Inflorescence by Byredo: After a solid year of crushing on Inflorescence, I finally added it to my top shelf. It’s a grown-up floral that’s still light, fresh and fragrant. But, I am a little disappointed in it’s staying power—it wears off after a few hours!

Would I purchase again? No

Conditioner by Kristin Ess: Everyone’s going crazy for Kristin Ess products at Target—they’re literally sold out all the time in the city. I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical for a drugstore brand shampoo with Instagram-hype behind it, but I’m sold. The scent is so good, like a musky floral, but even better? My strands are silky and soft.

Would I purchase again? Yes 

Matte Bronzer by Milk Makeup: I’m not really a stick bronzer type of gal, but after realizing that I can use it as an easy eyeshadow, I was sold on this sample size of matte bronzer by Milk Makeup. It’s a light wash of bronze that’s a little dewy and gives me just a wash of bronze. Bonus points for their full-size packaging, it’s like a giant push-pop.

Would I purchase again? Yes—but in full size! 

Fall Beauty Essentials

Fall’s almost in full swing (officially). To gear up for the new season, I’ve been rounding up my favorite beauty products that are going to make me, my skin and my hair presentable for the change in weather. From the cheapest body moisturizer I’ll probably ever use, to the most luxurious glycolic serum I’ll ever own, here are my favorite fall beauty essentials.

Almay Smart Shade concealer: I think I got tan this summer. To cover up any imperfections with my new, golden glow, I added in Almay’s concealer which lasts all day long and really does match to my summer skin tone (whatever that may be).

365 Maximum Moisture lotion: I hope you have a Whole Foods nearby and $3.99 to burn. It’s light but deeply moisturizing and inexpensive. And organic. I’m also fairly certain the bottle is recyclable. Basically Mother Nature’s best friend.

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Bumble and bumble Brilliantine: Almost every morning, I strive for that languid, beachy wave look but more often than not my curls end up looking a little too pageanty. A little bit of Brilliantine tousled through the ends roughs them up a little and adds a very good gardenia-floral-esque scent.

Caudalie Glycolic Mask Review

Caudalie Glycolic Peel mask: They always say, start ’em young, so that’s the same approach I’m taking to my anti-aging regimen (along with plenty of SPF). I’ve been using this 2-3 times a week, before bedtime and afterwards my skin feels nice and fresh.

T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum: Drunk Elephant might be the most decadent thing I own. I don’t know if I’m totally quite on the serum train yet with this, but it did turn me onto the beauty of having a nighttime skincare regime with more than one product.

Glossier Priming Moisturizer:  Okay, you know the drill. Can’t do one beauty post without one Glossier plug. When I first started using Glossier, I actually thought this would be my least favorite product (and the least important in my regimen). Turns out, it’s my absolute favorite. I’ve definitely noticed softer skin since using this every morning. Can’t argue with that.

 

 

Wednesday Wants: Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials 2016

Summer is here in San Francisco, but it’s not hot, hot, hot! On one hand, I’m lucky that I’m not stifled by humid air and dewy by the time I get to the office. But, there are (many) days where I wish that I could just wear a dress to work without getting goosebumps. But I guess having an SF summer means that my beauty routine doesn’t have to drastically change or lighten up. Here are this summer’s beauty essentials, in order from left to right, top to bottom.

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer, SPF 45: Having an oily t-zone means that you look sweaty by the middle of the day, regardless of whether you worked out or not.I can’t recommend this for a visit to the beach, but I can recommend it for daily city venturing and in-office wear. It’s lightweight, moisturizing and has a pleasant fragrance to boot.

Belif, The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb: My love for Belif has been documented already and it’s definitely not coming to an end anytime soon. I’ve been using this moisturizer every night and my skin is baby smooth in the morning and hasn’t felt cracked or dry at any moment.

Balm Dotcom by Glossier: Another repeat appearance of this beauty essentials, but it really is the cure-all for anything chapped or uber-dry. I use it exclusively on my lips and all I have to do is apply it once a day—it’s that good.

Boy Brow by Glossier: Alright, you might be thinking by now that this is just recycled content because of another repeat appearance from Glossier. I have been #blessed and #cursed with thick brows and Boy Brow tames up the ever-increasing bald spots and keeps them in place all day.

Florence by Tocca: If you ever meet my mom, she’ll probably tell you the story of how we went to Sephora, I sprayed on too much of this and then she was stuck in a small car with me for the rest of the day. I guess if that’s the most embarrassing story she can tell, I can consider myself lucky. Filled with my favorite  notes of jasmine, tuberose and gardenia, it’s the ideal scent if you’re looking for something a little woodsy and a little floral.

P.S. You can still get 20% off at Glossier with this link here!

 

All About Glossier Phase 2

Glossier Phase 2 Review

I’m not one to pine for compliments and when people do give me actual compliments, I cringe a little, mumble a meek ‘thank you’, then descend into a tumult of thinking over and over again, “DID THEY REALLY MEAN IT”? The other day, I completely lost my s*&# when my aunt dropped this gem, “Have you heard of Glossier? They totally remind me of you.”

A Little Bit About Glossier

Now that I’m done with my internal mini-meltdown, let me introduce you to Glossier in three sentences. Glossier is the brainchild of Emily Weiss, the founder Into the Gloss and head of the coolest girl gang on earth. Back in 2014, the brand launched their Phase 1 collection which cemented their status as the coolest skincare line and their spot in the beauty cabinets of cool girls everywhere. Phase 1 also introduced their “skin first” mantra with their milk jelly cleanser, a priming moisturizer, and a universally acclaimed skin salve aptly named, “balm dotcom.”

Glossier Stretch Concealer in LightGlossier Boy Brow in BrownGlossier Generation G in Cake

It was only natural that they venture into makeup with their next kit, and that’s just what they did. Earlier this month, Glossier released their Phase 2 set which includes a concealer, brow wax, and matte lipstick to round out their complete mantra of “skin first, makeup second” which I’m a full-blown fan of.

Glossier Phase 2 Review

My Makeup Routine with Glossier Phase 2

I was already a fan of the “no-makeup makeup” look (oxymoronic, I know), but Glossier really hit it out of the park on this one. My makeup routine is now an even quicker process which includes: moisturizing, SPF, the Stretch Concealer, the Boy Brow, mascara, and a swipe of Generation G as partially demonstrated by these gifs.

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I snatched up the Stretch Concealer in light, the Boy Brow in brown, and Generation G in Cake.

What I L.O.V.E. about Glossier Phase 2: 

  • Stretch ConcealerAs a concealer-virgin, I’m in love with the lightweight texture of the Stretch Concealer. It feels like I’m just dabbing a moisturizer over those not-so-pretty spots and areas. Layer it for heavier coverage, or use just a dab for a quick touch-up.
  • Boy BrowAnother new tool to my makeup arsenal was any sort of brow grooming product; just getting my eyebrows threaded was grooming to me. But with the Boy Brow, there’s nary a strand out of place or weirdly slanted to the point where I self-consciously swipe my index finger over my brows every hour. Plus, it’s super easy to apply the mascara-like formula with the teeny wand applicator. If you’re also new to the eyebrow game, I read this article to help me pick my shade (I was deciding between black or brown).
  • Generation GMarketed as a matte lipstick, this really performs like an upgraded chapstick, which is not to say that it’s lacking in staying power. Cake is an orangey-nude hue that gives your lips a healthy flush of color without drawing too much attention to the mouth. It’s the perfect off duty shade and just fine for the office, too.

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I’m still not a cool girl, but major props to Glossier for blessing us all with Phase 2. I can’t wait to see what’s next for Phase 3!

Get 20 percent off your order with Glossier by clicking here! Shipping is also free on all orders over $30! 

Wednesday Wants: Beauty Essentials

This week’s Wednesday Wants aren’t things I’m craving. Rather, they’re the things I can’t live without in the beauty department. My morning routine consists of a quick 10-minute slather of things onto my face. No more, no less, I’m all for the quick makeup routine. Hair? That’s a different story. It takes work to make it look effortless, but that’s for another day.

Body Time Zara Perfume Oil – Berkeley based Body Time makes some of my favorite skincare products, I am never not using their Clarifying Face Wash for as long as I can get my hands on it. Their perfume oil is inexpensive at $13, so it means that you can have a whole army of perfume oils without emptying out your bank account. Zara is a fresh, fruity and barely floral scent that I’ve been rocking since Spring.

Giorgio Armani ‘Eyes to Kill’ Waterproof Mascara – My lashes are notoriously difficult when it comes to holding a curl and keeping mascara on my eyelashes. Luckily, a dear friend bought me this mascara for my birthday and forever changed my eyelash game. It holds a curl, stays on all day, and not once has it made me look like a raccoon.

Makeup Forever HD Microfinish Powder – I was a bit skeptical of this powder before I tried it. I was not keen on spending over $30 for…powder. But, I was wrong! It mattifies, it smoothes, and it cuts down on any and all sheen.

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer – Tinted moisturizer is one of the best things to have ever been invented. Sunscreen, moisturizer, and coverage in one tube.  This one’s not too heavy and not too light, and I’ve definitely noticed softer skin in the weeks that I’ve been using it.

NARS Blush in ‘Deep Throat’ – We all know the most popular NARS blush shade, but my personal favorite is its second cousin. This peachy shade with just a touch of shimmer is versatile enough to be taken from day to night and from summer to fall. The slight shimmer adds just enough light reflectors to give me an extra bit of glow and the subtle peach tone can be flattering on just about everyone.