This year, I made a decision to take better care of myself, both inside and out. Other stories around The Caroline Show will talk about the healthier life I’m living. Other stories may discuss how you can join me on this journey. Well this ain’t that. Just think of this post as a medium-sized platter with all my favorite appetizers on it.
As I looked at my hot mess of a bathroom counter (listen sis, this is a judge free blog), I had no idea how I could possibly organize all’lis stuff. I Since I’m a list junkie, I started everything into categories: the things I’ll never use, the things I use sometimes, and the things I can’t live without. The list you see below are the top 10 things that I love, love, love… my holy grail beauty products that I absolutely cannot run out of.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream I love that the colors in this collection are named after popular destinations. My favorite shade is Cannes and it’s best paired with MAC’s Pro Longwear Lip Liner in the shade “bittersweet”
Fix + This liquid magic was something I didn’t think I needed until I used it, and now I can’t function without it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown If I don’t do anything else to my face, I’ll show my brows some love. It almost feels like an unspoken beauty law for me. Brow Wiz has an extremely smooth application without leaving those really harsh brow lines. Brow Wiz is #Bae.
I really didn’t think I’d like the Clinique Moisture Surge because I already have oily skin around my T-zone. Why would I want something that promises hydration for up to 48 hours? I didn’t have the answer, Sway, but I bought it anyway. I quickly found out that this blend of gel and heaven was exactly what my skin needed between facials.
I’ll add the Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser here too because it practically wipes away your makeup, oil, sins, transgressions, and bad decisions.
While we’re on the subject of Clinique, let’s go ahead and add their 3-step system to the platter. I’ve used their cleanser, toner, and moisturizer for years and it hasn’t failed me yet. #BaeNumber2
Russian Red Lipstick x MAC – I may be the only girl in the world that prefers Russian Red over Ruby Woo. Every woman needs a red lipstick, but there’s no rule that we all had to wear the same one. *insert brown girl shrug emoji*
Hair Skin Nails These babies are the reason my tired edges came back home to go to lay down and go to bed. Head on over to my Instagram for some dope before and after shots.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation – Fun fact: Fenty beauty products are cruelty free.
… and last but not least, Mineralized Skinfinish x MAC made the list for that perfect final touch every makeup look.