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CURRENT BEAUTY FAVORITES || SPRING 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

With each and every season, my beauty routine changes. Whether it's the type of skincare I'm using, the shades, or even the amount of makeup I wear, it all changes. Once the weather starts to get a little warmer, my skin goes from extremely dry to combination, almost borderline oily, so of course my makeup routine needs to change since my skin is changing. I've been on the hunt for a really good oil-fighting, pore minimizing primer, so if you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments!

A couple of weeks back, I took a poll on Instagram asking you what beauty post you wanted next. Well, you guys answered and a lot of you wanted to know my current beauty favorites! Don't worry though, if you responded that you wanted to know my Drugstore beauty favs, I have that post in the works and it will be coming later this month!


Today, I'm not going to share all of the products I use, since even on a day-to-day basis they are changing as I'm trying new products. What I will be doing is sharing my favorites that I have been loving recently, and I will continue to use all throughout the spring & most likely the summertime.

These products are more of a casual makeup look, too! I've been keeping my makeup pretty simple lately except for church on Sundays when I'm on stage, but then again, my simple makeup look is still over-the-top for some peeps. 🙈 #sorrynotsorry Anyways, let's get started. haha!

Hair Products //



Once I curl my hair, I curl it to last a few days. This dry shampoo helps keep my hair feeling & looking fresh! It also adds in a little boost of volume to keep some life in it. I've been using this almost daily since January, and I'll definitely be using this throughout the springtime--especially once it starts to get a little warmer.



I ❤️ volume. Am I crazy to think that my hair & face look better when my hair has more volume?! haha! This volumizing & texturizing powder is amazing to give your hair an extra lift. 

Skincare //

Saranghae Deep Radiance Essence + Serum //



Just recently, I debuted Saranghae's five-step skincare routine on the blog. I've seriously been loving it. Out of all five products, the Essence + Serum has been my all-time favorite! It helps to balance the pH of your skin preventing dry, flaky skin, balances your skin's oils, and helps to prevent breakouts! I've been using this each and every day for around two months now, and I have seen a dramatic difference in the health of my skin.

Related Reading: The Importance of a Skincare Routine + My Ride or Die Skincare Routine

Face Makeup // 

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream //



I have talked about this CC+ Cream in so many beauty posts recently, and that's because it's the best foundation out there! Not only is it full-coverage, it doesn't feel full-coverage. It's also anti-aging, so while it's helping your skin look good now, it's helping it look good in the future, too! I use this beauty sponge to apply it.



Here's another product you've seen on the blog before. It's the perfect pair to the CC+ Cream. Since this formula is a little thicker than other concealers, like Tarte Shape Tape, I've had a lot of questions about application for this product, so here's what I've been telling peeps. Take the teeniest, tiniest amount on your ring finger. Rub your ring fingers together to warm up the product and then pat the concealer under your eyes in a triangle (under your eye and then from your outer corner to the bottom of your nose). Then, using a damp beauty sponge, (I recommend using this one!) gently press the product into your skin. This will help your concealer go on super smooth and prevent creasing. You can also set it lightly with a setting powder like this one to keep it in place all day!

It Cosmetics Confidence In A Compact //


This foundation is a solid serum foundation. Just like most IT Cosmetics products, it's anti-aging, and it also has SPF 50+! I usually don't use this all over my face, usually just on trouble spots like my acne scars (which are almost gone! woo!), and on my cheeks since I have rosacea. I actually just received this neutralizing redness product last night in the mail for a collab later this month and after just one use, I can already tell I'm going to love it!




I've been using BarePRO foundation to set my skin lately and it's been working so well. I used to use it all the time, but I just recently started using it again. It was one of those products that I don't even know why I stopped using it! It's a super breathable pressed foundation, it's made with 90% minerals, and it lasts for up to 12 hours!

It Cosmetics Sunshine In A Compact //


Raise your hand if you want your bronzer to be anti-aging, too!? 🙋 Well, I've found one for you! This color is perfect for fair/light to medium tan skin tones and you can achieve a natural-looking, airbrushed glow. I'll usually do a light bronzing all over the outer edges of my forehead and contour a little and it gives me a sunshine glow.

I've also been using a little bit of this bronzer as the crease color for my eye shadow! In the spring & summertime when I am wearing less makeup, this is the perfect alternative to warm your eyes up a bit. So quick & easy!

Eye Products //

Stila Liquid Eye Shadow //



If you're wanting to keep things simple, this may not be the product for you, but if you like your casual looks to be a little extra glam without all of the effort like me, then you will love using this liquid eye shadow. You can still use bronzer as your crease color and then just use the doe foot applicator of the Stila liquid eye shadow to swipe the product on your lid.

Once the product has sat on my lid for about fifteen seconds, I will take my ring finger and gently pat the shadow to get rid of any excess product. I also take my eye shadow brush that I used to apply the crease color and blend the liquid eye shadow and crease colors so there are no harsh lines.


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara //


I have been using this mascara for years now. It's the only mascara that truly gives me the perfect amount of volume and length without clumping my lashes together. If I'm wanting more of a dramatic look, I will use this drugstore lash primer before apply my mascara!

Lip Products //

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Serum //



This is probably one of the coolest lip products that I own. Not only does it help to hydrate the lips and lock in moisture, it is infused with pure color pigments that react with your lips and create the perfect pink tone for your lips! It's super quick to put on and perfect for when I'm running out the door and need the perfect lip color!

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Have you used any of these products before? I know a lot of you use the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream! What else do you love?



10 comments

  1. I love the Better Than Sex mascara - I can't use anything else now! And I've always wanted to try the IT Cosmetics CC cream - but it's so hard to get in the UK :(

    Megan || www.megansays.com

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  2. Loving this roundup of beauty faves! I'm a huge fan of IT Cosmetics and they have such great natural-looking coverage.

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  3. I love all of these! That nail color is so classy and cute!

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  4. Love this round up!
    I use the Kenra Dry Shampoo and love it!

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  5. Wow! So many fantastic products to try! I want to try the CC cream. I have some CC creams and I just love them so why not add another? Great selection!

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  6. Mom said I looked like a figure skater when I wore the gold Stila liquid eyeshadow lol. I've heard that mascara is great!

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  7. Girl, you have good taste. ;) I love IT Cosmetics! Their CC+ Cream would have to be my favourite product by them. I've got to try their bronzer! I'm also obsessed with Stila's Magnificent Metals eye shadow (my fave is Kitten Karma) when I'm feeling a little extra and Better Than Sex mascara is amazing. xx

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  8. IT Cosmetics EVERYTHING are my faves...but that CC cream is my favorite season after season. It's just too dang good!!!

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  9. These all look amazing!! I love the Stila glitter shadow, the Kenra dry shampoo and the powder play, but haven't tried anything else!! I'll have to check them out!

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  10. I love the sunshine in a compact too! Great picks!

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