I’ve got a large—um, huge—product empties post coming up soon, so in light of that, I thought I would share five beauty products that I will always repurchase. With these products, there’s no experimenting around with other variations of the same type of product. I’ve used them for years and have compared them to so many other products. I know I love these five so much that when I run out, I grab a new one without even thinking about it. End of story.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel: I have unruly brows and this is the only thing that holds them in place all day. I don’t feel like my makeup is done unless I’ve combed this through my brows.
Batiste Dry Shampoo: I don’t mess with the tinted versions of this product, but I will repurchase the original all day long. If you have dark hair, I’d recommend applying it at night instead of in the morning so that you don’t have the white-cast. I’ve tried a million dry shampoos and this is the only one that actually makes my hair look clean.
Shimmer Lights Purple Shampoo: If you have blonde hair, you need this. Using it once a week or so will take the brassiness out of your hair. I love this because I crave that cool, sandy blonde. (Don’t bother with the conditioner though—it’s terrible.)
Benefit Hoola Bronzer: This is a matte bronzer, so it doesn’t have any shimmer in it. I like to use this for contouring. I swear the shade is perfect—it’s not orange or muddy. When applied, it looks just like a natural shadow on my face. On sunny days when I’m going to be outside, I like to wear this because I don’t like to see distinct shimmer particles on my face when in the harsh sunlight, which I can always see with “glowy” bronzers. For night, I love to use this in combination with a shimmery bronzer. The combination of the two products gives such a cool effect.
Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder: I’ve used this for years. It is the perfect translucent powder to set foundation. It doesn’t make you too matte, but it definitely keeps oil at bay. The special amazonian clay formulation is supposed to be balancing for your skin and I believe that. It also is nearly undetectable on the skin (I feel like other powders like this are chalky). I swear by this product.