October 07, 2016

Holy Grail Beauty Products: High-End

Hey guys,

Here is a list of 10 of my holy grail beauty products that are high-end. The products include makeup, skincare, and other items that are beauty related. These are products that I have purchased several times and have become staple in my beauty or skincare routine. 

1) GLAMGLOW SUPERCLEANSE™ Daily Clearing Cleanser

This is probably my most favorite cleanser of all time. This cleanser i pretty pricey for fashwash but it is magical. I also really like the mask version of it as well but it is even more money. If you have a zit just use this on it a couple times and it will dry it up and make it disappear within a few days. If you use the face mask it will typically clear the zit up a lot faster. Just put some of the mask on the spot and leave it on there for about 20 to 30 minutes and it will pretty much be gone by the next morning.

2) St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Express Starter Kit

This is my favorite brand of self-tanner. I live in Florida and I am super pale, I know how weird that sounds but I unfortunately don't tan at all. All I do is burn and then peel and my skin will get a tiny bit dark but basically I would have to repeat that process over 100 times before I actually became tan haha. And unfortunately, skin cancer runs in my family so that is not something I will be doing. I would so much rather go get a spray tan or self-tan at home. I have tried a few different brands of self-tanner and this is by far my favorite. I like this kit because it comes with everything, it comes with an applicator mitt, an exfoliator to use before you apply the tanner, the tanner itself, and a moisturiser to help increase and keep the tan after you apply it.

3) MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix Setting Spray

Out of all of the setting sprays that I have tried, this is the only that really works for my oily skin. I have been wanting to try the Mac fix+ plus but I keep forgetting to purchase it whenever I am by a Mac counter. I use quite a bit of this stuff and I also will continue to use it throughout the day the more oily my skin becomes because this stuff seems to dry the oil up.

4) beautyblender the original beauty blender

This is my favorite makeup applicator. I use it to apply my liquid foundation, blend in my under eye concealer and my highlight, and I also use it to press powder under my eyes to set it. I have owned several beautyblenders and I plan to keep repurchasing them for a while. Also, I have owned several dupes and none of them work as well. They own 

5) Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

This made it on my list for my top favorite high-end mascara which you can check out here! I absolutely love this mascara and I think everyone should own a tube of it. It is amazing!

6) Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

So one of the lasted trends in beauty has been liquid lipstick. I personally love it and I own several different colors from several different brands. This liquid lipstick just so happens to be my favorite.  I own it in a couple different colors and I totally want to go buy more of it. Also, prefer liquid lipsticks  over any other lip product because they actually last for quite a while. It's very similar to a lip stain however some of them aren't as drying as lip stains can be. I don't own the color up above but I totally want it now!

7) Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm

I discovered this stuff a couple of years ago because of watching YouTube videos. It smells amazing and it is also. It kind of reminds me a fancier/nicer version of vaseline. It's great for making your lips very smooth and it's to put this on at night before going to bed or before you start putting on your makeup so it can sink in and make your lips look great all day!

8) NARS NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette

This palette is quite expensive but in my opinion it is totally worth the price. You get 1 bronzer shade, 6 blushes and two of them can actually be used as a highlighter as well. You get quite a bit for the price and it's also great for traveling because you can just bring this one palette with you and you have your blush, bronzer, and highlight.

9) Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

This is my favorite face primer! I have tried sooo many primers and this is by far the best one that I have tried. The texture is quite weird but it makes your face feel so soft when you put it on. It's like your face becomes velvet, it's so crazy! I typically only use one pump when put this on and I also only use for special occasions because it is pretty pricey. 

So this is my favorite spot treatment for acne. I have had acne for several years and this is pretty much the only spot treatment that I will use. I have tried probably over 10 different spot treatment products and this is the only one that I have used for years and will continue to use because it really is the only one that works.

Since it is salicylic acid it can be very drying so I do recommend that you use a hydrating moisterizer  over the top otherwise it can make your skin look a little dried out and patchy if you use too much. This product usually works really well and pretty quickly. If I have a spot then I will put this on it morning and night and then depending on the size of the zit, it will be gone in 24-48 hours. 

However, this does not work on cystic acne, which is what I am really struggling with at the moment. I have yet to find a spot treatment that actually works on cystic acne and I don't think I will because of the fact that cystic acne is hormonal and under the skin.

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XO, Steph


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