It’s time for another edition of “Teagan’s Favorite Things”! This time it will be all about beauty products. Recently, I’ve been trying to learn more about makeup and how to do different makeup tricks. Up until then, I had been doing my makeup the same way for years. I’ve learned a few things recently that I will share with you today. I have also found some products that have made a world of a difference when it comes to my daily makeup routine. Enjoy!
1. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Let me start out by saying, I LOVE this product. I never thought that I needed a tinted moisturizer because I have such fair skin. Boy, was I wrong. I recently bought this item in the “light to medium” shade at Target because it was recommended to me. I figured I’d try it because I like to experiment with new things occasionally. After I wash and moisturize my face (this product does not replace the need for a regular moisturizer), I dab a little bit of this all over my face. Then I brush it all over to even it out. My skin immediately looks like it has an even tone. It also reduces red spots and the appearance of acne scars. Another plus is that when I put my powder on over it, it stays on 10x longer than it used to. Again, I highly recommend this product!
2. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 25
If you’re like me, you have the misfortune of having dark circles under your eyes all the time. I have always hated the fact that I looked so tired all the time no matter how much powder I added under my eyes. This brightening eye perfector really does the trick. I picked this up in the “fair” shade on the same day that I bought the moisturizer. I heard that you need a more heavy duty concealer for under the eyes. I put this on after the tinted moisturizer. I dab a little under my eyes, at the corners of my eyes and even on the lids (this helps your eye shadow stay on longer, just like the powder!). Once I blend it in, I instantly look more awake and vibrant. I even put a little bit of this on when I don’t wear makeup, to lessen my dark circles. I now swear by this and wouldn’t want to wear makeup without it.
3. Forever 21 Love & Beauty Bronzer
I had always wanted to learn how to “contour” my face but was scared to try (I have never been very successful when trying new makeup tricks). I kept seeing celebs rocking this makeup style and finally decided to learn how to do it myself. I went on youtube and watched a ton of tutorials (my favorite videos were from beauty blogger, Jaclyn Hill). Once I felt comfortable enough to try it myself, I pulled out some bronzer that I had bought at Forever 21 a month or two ago. Now, when I bought this bronzer, I was in the check out line of a Los Angeles Forever 21. It was just an impulse purchase that I grabbed while I was waiting in the long line. Never did I think I would love this product so much. I bought the “tan” shade, so it wasn’t too harsh. After I made my first attempt, I loved it! I applied it around my hairline, below my cheekbones, and on my jawline. I immediately noticed that my cheekbones seemed more prominent and my face looked warmer overall. It’s great for everyday glam or for a night out on the town. It’s affordable too, which is always a plus!
4. e.l.f. Powder Brush
This is what I use to apply the bronzer that I just described. It’s sort of a strange shape, but it really works! It’s great for buffing out the makeup lines around the hairline and jawline. It’s especially effective when contouring because it blends in the bronzer really well. Better yet, it was $3 at Target. It doesn’t get any better than that, folks.
5. Forever 21 Contoured Makeup Blender Sponge
Now onto another funky looking tool, the makeup sponge. I had seen this sponge on literally every makeup tutorial video that I watched, so of course, I had to buy one. As the name describes, this sponge is great for contouring and blending. It has a different effect than a brush does. It is really helpful when using liquid based makeup. I would stick to the brush for powder makeup, but I would definitely use this sponge if you’re using liquid makeup.
6. NYC Expert Last Lip Color in “Berry Me”
Over the past couple of years I have been collecting different shades of lipstick. Lipstick is one of my favorite accessories, it can completely transform a look. One of my favorite shades right now is berry. It is a darker shade of pinky/purple with a little brown mixed in. I think this color is so unique and chic. It mixes rebel with beauty. Try it out, you won’t regret it!
That’s the end of the list! I hope you have enjoyed reading about some of my new favorite beauty products and tricks. Try some of them out! It’s always fun to switch up your makeup routine a bit.
Thanks for reading!