Top 5 beauty buys for face...continues! It probably should've been top 10 instead. :) And I seriously had to limit myself to my all-time favorites!!
1. Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer
I have used this lotion for FOREVER. I love the smell, feel, and hydration it gives. My skin is super, super dry and this moisturizer really quenches it. I also love that it has SPF 15, so since I put it on every morning, my face is always protected from the sun. I like the sensitive skin version best. This is the holy grail of daytime moisturizers – and won't cost you a fortune!
2. Benefit Hoola Matte Bronze
I've also been using this bronzer since high school. Benefit is an awesome brand, and they really kill it when it comes to powders like bronzer and blush. Hoola is the perfectly brown color – it doesn't give off an orange tint at all. I love that it's not shimmery (hard to find in a bronzer!), so it doubles as my contour powder too. This stuff is the best.
3. Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
I think this might be everyone's favorite setting spray. I had trouble pulling the trigger on this purchase, but I'm so glad I did! It keeps your makeup on, you got it, all night long. Simply spray your face a couple times once you finish your makeup and you're good to go. I recently bought NYX's dewy setting spray after reading awesome reviews, but I've only tried it once so I can't judge it just yet! Stay tuned. :)
4. Milani Baked Blush in 'Luminoso'
I bought this blush after scouring beauty blogs and finding out that this is a much-used "dupe" for NARS 'Orgasm' blush. I was having a hard time spending the money on the NARS shade, but thought at $8 this was totally worth checking out. I now use it every day! It's such a pretty coral-y shade with the perfect sheen to it. Total steal!
5.MAC Transparent Finishing Powder
Before buying this powder, I never realized how important it is to set your face makeup. I would always wonder why after a few hours it was like I never put any makeup on at all. You need a finishing powder to keep it in place! I'm a big fan of MAC products and this powder seemed like a no-brainer. Paired with the setting spray, this finishing powder keeps my makeup on twice as long. I've heard good things about the Makeup For Ever version, too.
I'd love to hear your holy grail products!