I'm a fairly loyal beauty customer. Although I like to experiment with a rogue eye shadow or two, these are the products I stand by (pretend you asked!). My beauty purchasing motto is sorta like: buy the nice stuff, make it last
  1. Sunday Riley Good Genes serum
    My mom has the most incredible skin so I'd like to think I have *actual* good genes but this well-branded serum is a solid contingency plan. Evens skin tone. Smells like lemon. Most importantly: I notice a difference when I don't use it every day under my moisturizer
  2. Tracie Martyn Alma purifying cleanser
    Totally indulgent but somehow justifiable splurge at $65. I know I know it's fucking face wash, and if baby doesn't start getting paid for writing soon I will have to give this up, but it's SO good. Doesn't irritate skin, gently foams, takes make-up off and most of all THE SMELL. It smells more like a spa than actual spas.
  3. Natura Bissé Oxygen Cream
    My everyday moisturizer day and night. I have combination skin, pretty clear with a blemish here or there if I'm not being vigilant. This keeps my skin dewy and clear and I love it even though it smells (temporarily) like garbage
  4. Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion
    This is a fancy French toner with a cult following that I swear does something to minimize my pores. I might be delusional but they look smaller and smoother to me and that's all that matters. This also smells like garbage.
  5. Clarisonic facial brush
    In an ideal world I would use this every night but I'm lazy. Removes every bit of makeup/every sin. Like an exorcism for your face. Makes you feel guilt-free and your pores brand new. It's almost a religious experience is what I'm trying to say
  6. Bioderma Créaline
    The best stuff to take off your makeup. Completely non-irritating. I use it every night to take off my eye makeup and I use it on the rest of my face on those nights when I'm too lazy/drunk to use my face wash + clarisonic and do a proper cleanse. Takes everything off in a couple easy sweeps
  7. Kiehls Crème de Corps
    Have used this lotion every day since I was about 10. Super moisturizing and unscented, so it doesn't compete with my perfume
  8. Kiehls sunscreen fluid 50 sph
    Apply this every morning rain or shine. Got vigilant about sunscreen after my mom got skin cancer.
  9. Cle de peau eye cream
    Eye cream is like insurance right?
  10. Tammy Fender Epi Peel
    A scrub/mask and the only export from Florida I will embrace. I tend to have negative reactions to physical exfoliant but not this baby. Keeps skin clear and glowy and that's the ball game folks
  11. Clark's Botanicals Intense Radiance Mask
    My favorite mask (maybe tied with those SK-II sheet masks that make you look like Oogie Boogie). Clarifies, soothes, moisturizers, delivers radiance *intensely* as promised
  12. Giorgio Armani Face Fabric in 2
    Everyday MVP. Feels soft and satiny and light yet provides great coverage.
  13. Cle de peau concealer in Ivory
    I use this to conceal any spots. It has a great coverage and texture
  14. Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Palette
    I use the lighter shade everyday to highlight (cupid's bow, bridge of nose, inner eye, top of cheekbone and under eyebrow) and the darker one on special occasions with a VERY light touch if I want cheekbones
  15. La Mer translucent loose powder
    Just a very solid loose powder (get it?) to set your makeup (doesn't turn you orange or white which is all we can ask for). On the pricier side ($65) but I've had mine for probably two years so it's a worthy investment
  16. RMS Beauty lip shine in Bloom
    I dab this on my cheeks like a renegade. It gives you a perfect natural peachy sheen
  17. Tom Ford lipstick in Scarlet Rouge
    A classic red. Wear this daily (light pats for day; more full-on for night 😉)
  18. Lipstick Queen Medievel
    Sheer red I apply through the day like Chapstick. Tints my lips just enough that I don't look sickly
  19. Aquaphor
    A thick creamy salve that makes the best lip balm and can even take off eye makeup in a pinch
  20. Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Color
    I air-dry my (oily scalp, dry ends, colored) hair 95% of the time and use minimal product. This gets it clean and smooth, right at the sweet spot between moisturized and not-weighed down