This is a very simple post. Below are six products that I use everyday. Even if I only have five minutes (or less!) in the morning these products are the ones I will spend the extra time putting on. They make a huge difference to my face and help me to look more awake and put together. I think it is really important to have a handful of products that you know you can reach for as you are running out the door. I keep all these products within arms reach on my vanity so that I know exactly where they are and never have to go searching for them.
1. Origins GinZing Eye Cream ($30)
This is a product I began using three weeks ago and it has quickly become part of my everyday morning routine. You only need a small amount for each eye, so although this eye cream is a bit pricey, it will last you a long time. I just dab a little on my ring finger and then tap it on under my eyes. It really works to brighten up my under eyes and make them feel refreshed. I generally have sensitive eyes and this product doesn’t irritate them at all which is a plus.
2. Black Eyeliner – Covergirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner ($6)
The exact eyeliner I use for this varies but recently I have been loving this Covergirl black liner. I only apply it to my tightline to make my lashes look fuller and my eyes stand out. When I’m running late and I don’t have a lot of time, this step and the next product I’ll talk about is something I will not skip. It makes me look more awake and put together.
3. Black Mascara – Revlon Lash Potion ($8.50)
Mascara is a must for me! This Revlon one is the one I am currently using and I really like it! I don’t know if it is my favorite mascara ever, but it makes my lashes look voluminous and separated and doesn’t smudge on me. If you have any drugstore mascara suggestions, let me know in the comments below! I would love to try some new ones out!
4. Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel ($22)
In my opinion, brows are a really important part of everyone’s makeup routine – or at least they should be! Especially when you are not wearing a lot of makeup, defined brows help to frame your face and make you look put together in a very subtle way. The idea is to fill in your brows in a way that makes a difference to your face so that someone looking at you will think “Wow, she looks nice today” as opposed to, “Wow, look at her brows.” On days when I don’t wear a lot of makeup I will use a tinted brow gel like the Anastasia one because in one step it helps to make my brows look more filled in and keeps my brow hairs in place.
I recently got this in my September Ipsy Bag (check out what else I got in my box here!) and have fallen in love with it. On days I’m running out the door, it takes the place of concealer, foundation, and/or powder for me. It also works well as a finishing powder over foundation. It makes your skin insanely smooth and fills in your pores so your face looks flawless.
6. Lip Balm – Korres Lip Butter in Guava ($12)
Now, it is by no means necessary to spend this much money on lip balm! There are so many great lip balms you can get for under two or three dollars at the drugstore. However, I got this lip balm in a value set when Korres was on Hautelook and as part of the deal, I got this at a great price. I’ve been using it for a few months and it is a really awesome product. The scent is really nice and fruity but not overly strong and it feels great on your lips. I use this before bed and when I wake up and my lips feel smooth and nice. So if you want to invest in a nice lip balm (or technically lip butter), I would recommend this one, but it really is not necessary.
Which products do you find yourself using every day? Do you believe in the importance of doing your brows every day too? Share your thoughts below!