MY STAPLE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Vanity, thy name is...myself.
  1. Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Purifying Gel Cleanser
    I'm religious about washing my face before I put make-up on in the morning and when I take it off at night. This cleanser is gentle, all-natural, and keeps my skin clear thanks to ingredients like salicylic acid and willow bark. Plus, it's cruelty-free, which I try to use whenever possible.
  2. Nelsons Pure and Clear Acne Treatment Gel
    Oh my god, I love this stuff! I apply it to my whole face every other day, and when I do have a breakout (which, knock wood, is very seldom), I'll spot treat with this twice a day and it clears up super fast. It's made with arnica, which reduces inflammation, tea tree oil, which is a natural disinfectant, and calendula, which promotes quick healing. The smell might be a little strong for some, but I don't mind it.
  3. CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
    I am a pale gal, so moisturizer with SPF is crucial. CeraVe has SPF 30 and is super light and not at all greasy.
  4. Stella by Stella McCartney
    This has been my signature scent since my freshman year of college. It always makes me feel feminine, but with a slight edge.
  5. MAC blush in Margin
    A friend was got this blush in a gift bag and passed it on to me. It turned out to be my perfect rosy cheek shade. I also need very little, so it's lasted forever. In the summer, I switch to Cargo's Georgia, which is a brighter peach.
  6. Urban Decay eyeshadow in Easy Bake
    I've been a fan of Urban Decay since high school. Back then, it was because they made sparkly eye shadows in any color I could dream of. Now, I love them because of their staying power. This coppery gold shade looks as good at the end of the day as it does when I put it on, and I don't use primer or anything.
  7. Palladio automatic eyeliner in black brown
    Straight up black can be strong on me for daytime, so I am a huge fan of black brown. This eyeliner glides on easily and doesn't get diluted when you apply it to your lower inner rims.
  8. Almay lengthening mascara in black brown
    My eyes are super sensitive, particularly with contacts. This mascara is super gentle and makes my eyelashes super long, and it doesn't clump!
  9. Carmen lip balm
    I love lipstick, but it's too much for day-to-day, so I stick with Carmex. Not in the tube, in the pot. I usually slather it on before bed, and it keeps my lips super soft. Every so often, I'll do a light coat before I leave in the morning.