Over the past several months, I’ve been getting back into beauty and makeup. When I first started my blog, makeup was my main content. I used to do reviews, first impressions, empties, and more. Since I’m currently on the mend from surgery, I’ve had to find another hobby to focus on for a few weeks that didn’t involve dead lifts.
A lot of these favorites you might recognize from my recent Mexico Packing List. Turns out, all my picks for our spring vacation were perfect for traveling and every day looks. All of these products help with perfecting my base which is essential to any makeup look.
These picks are also perfect for quickly getting ready and out the door for work, which is always a plus. Life has been getting busier by the day, with regular work to-dos, house to-dos, and of course wedding planning. So any product that makes for a quick and easy look, so I can get some extra Z’s in the morning gets an A in my book.
I’ve also been cleaning up my YouTube subscriptions, adding makeup and beauty channels that I use to watch years ago. And remove those that no longer bring me value and joy. I can see a lot more makeup and beauty related content coming to my blog over the next few months. Stay tuned!
Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist
I’ve been on the search for a long wearing foundation for the wedding day, and many that I’ve been testing are pretty mattifying. In the dead of Minnesota winter, matte isn’t always flattering. My skin needed a boost of moisture so I went for this Pixi facial spray. I’ve always heard good things about Pixi skincare, but never got around to trying anything. .
I’ve been applying this mist after my regular moisturize before primer, and then let it sink into my skin a few minutes. I love everything about this product. The packaging is adorable. The mist is super fine, which I appreciate as to not over do it. The scent is amazing, but not over powering. The hylauronic acid gives just enough moisture to the skin for a more natural look under matte foundations. It’s also perfect for refreshing the skin as a touch up product.
Garnier Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller
Another product contributing to a healthy complexion! In addition to my usual Dermadoctor Wrinkle Revenge, I’ve been using this lightweight serum on my undereye area in the morning for a tad more moisture and plumping. The product is light weight, easy to apply, and again good for traveling. Sometimes I throw this is my purse for a quick pick-me-up during the day!
I remember my mom using this eye roller YEARS ago, so it’s always fun to bring this out in the morning. Honestly, I wasn’t sure this product was going to give the results the packaging say, but it’s great! The down part of this product is that it’s kind of hard to come by – I had to do in-store pickup from Target.com.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream
I used to never think I would like wearing a more natural looking complexion product, but the It Cosmetics CC Cream has opened my eyes. I love the way this product makes my skin look! It has medium coverage with a natural finish, while also providing SPF 50 and additional skin benefits (according to the product description). If you’re planning to spend your day outside in direct sunlight, I would still pair this product with another SPF.
I like applying this with a duo fibre brush – I use the Sigma F50 – and then going over my skin with beauty sponge – I like the Beauty Blender or the one from Real Technique. Underneath, I use Ulta’s Mattifying Primer and sett everything with MAC’s Mineralize Skin Finish Natural and a spritz of Urban Decay’s All Nighter for longer lasting results. I even got my friend hooked on this stuff! She bought two shades already!
Flower Blush Bombs
These Flower Beauty Blush Bombs are one of my favorite finds from the past few months. In addition to the shade Nectar that I traveled to Mexico with, I also own Pinched and Cinnamon. Pinched is more of an every day, neutral pink shade and Cinnamon is a redish-brown shade that gives almost a sunburn like bronzed look after applied.
The consistency of this product is more of a gel than a traditional cream blush, which is why I think I enjoy it so much. It goes on smoothly without disrupting my foundation and powder underneath. It applies well with finger, a beauty sponge or my personal favorite a duo fibre brush.
Maybelline Bad to Bronze
Again, this was a product I picked up for the hot and humid weather of Mexico. It was perfect for throwing on and forgetting about because it doesn’t budge. Before dinner, I added a bit more over the top for more drama and I was out the door.
Since returning from our vacation, I’ve been using this on a weekly basis for easy, work looks. The bronze/taupe color is perfect for every day, goes with any blush or lip color, and would be flattering on almost any skin color.
I’m not one that strays from my usual hair products. I have my curly hair holy grails and stick to them (blog post coming soon on my ride or die curly hair products). But I had been eyeing this AG product for a while and it went on sale at Ulta right before our trip. I picked it and was so impressed that I ended up taking it with me over my holy grail styler!
Rather than adding extra hold to my hair, which I get enough from with a gel, Re:Coil is a curl activator giving the curls the last push they need. The consistency of this product is in between a cream and gel. It gives my hair is lighter feel and gets more volume, which I’ve been embracing a lot more. It’s also ideal for refreshing curls (another blog post coming soon). I find that over a few days of refreshing, curls can get a little limp. But this stuff perks them right back up!
What beauty or makeup products have you been loving this spring?