1. Make Up Forever HD Pressed Powder ($36) // 2. CoverGirl Bombshell Bombshell Mascara ($12) // 3. Kiehl’s Jumbo Creme de Corps ($75) // 4. Anastasia Pencil Sharpener ($6) // 5. Bear Naked Nail and Cuticle Wipes ($9) // 6. Detox Dry Shampoo ($20) // 7. Butter London Boxing Day Ombre Fash Pack ($35)
It’s that time of the month when I celebrate my favorite beauty buys–the products that I loved and needed all December long.
One. If you need a powder to set your foundation, the Make Up Forever Perfecting powders will set it in place without feathering or that dry, powdery look. I’ve used their powder before, but I don’t care for loose powders, so this pressed one is a godsend. For maximum effect, don’t forget the large, poufy brush.
Two. When choosing a mascara, you can go for volumizing, lengthening or both. My lashes are long enough, but they need a boost in the thickness department. This Bombshell mascara is the only product that I’ve used in years that has me putting down my beloved Max Factor mascara at least a few times per week.
Three. The air in Montana is so dry. My skin is just dying for some moisturizer. Sadly, my beloved Creme de Corps Jumbo bottle doesn’t travel well (stupid TSA). But when I get home, I am going to cuddle this bottle like a puppy.
Four. I recently purchased this Sephora pencil sharpener for my regular-size makeup pencils, but it won’t accommodate my largest pencils. For my Anastasia highlighting pencil, I grabbed the brand’s jumbo sharpener. Unlike most sharpeners I’ve used, it doesn’t clog up after a couple of uses.
Five. Nail polish remover smells terrible, is loaded with chemicals and will melt the finish off your dining room table if you spill it (don’t ask). These wipes from Josie Maran are easier on the environment (and your skin), smell like grapefruit (or peppermint) and won’t spill. Plus, you can carry them in your suitcase without fear.
Seven. I absolutely adore the mix of colors in this Butter London polish set. From a metallic pale purple to a vibrant, punchy pink, there’s a shade for every occasion. Prefer neutral colors like grey or chocolate-brown? There is also a collection for you. Want both colors and neutrals? This set has a dark pink, pale pink, tan and grey.