7 Beauty Products You Should Never Be Without

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Lulu & Bass No Comments

Every woman has that product she swears by—whether it is a cream, balm, powder, or polish. What we’ve done for you is compiled a list of the 7 beauty products that we think “really work.” How do we know, you ask? Because we use them! Each one of these products has a home in my bathroom cabinet and I wouldn’t recommend something I haven’t personally tried myself. So, therefore, I challenge you to try at least one and see how it could change your daily makeup routine.

1. Skin Medica TNS Eye Repair

Product after product promises to “erase fine lines and wrinkles,” but how many of them actually do? This cream is applied twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, on the skin below and around the outer corners of your eye (exclude eyelid). The high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants present in this cream improves the elasticity and firmness of the skin around your eyes creating a more awake and youthful appearance. TNS Eye Repair can also be used as a preventative measure to altogether avoid getting aging-related wrinkles.

2. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

I require my foundations and other makeup products to be non-comedogenic because my skin is ultra-sensitive. Not only does my skin “approve” of this foundation, but I also do! It lasts all day and creates a flawless complexion that hides any scars from acne or sun damage, fine lines/wrinkles, and other imperfections that I would rather not have on my lovely face.

3. Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush

One trip to my dermatologist and I was sold on this product. It is a two-in-one, mineral powder with sunscreen, so it offers a sheer coverage while protecting you from sun damage—how perfect right? It comes in a self-dispensing powder brush so it is so easy to throw in your purse and reapply throughout the day, which is ideal for the summertime! It comes in SPF 30 or 50 but doesn’t feel heavy or cakey on your face. It definitely gives your skin that gorgeous sun kissed glow for everyday!

4. OPI Nail Polish

Aside from popping in the latest Ryan Gosling chick flick, my favorite thing to do on a girl’s night is to paint my nails. We all bring our favorite colors that season, whether it is the fall jewel tones or the neon summer colors. We swap bottles, paint each other’s right hands, and hunt Pinterest for the hottest nail-painting trend. OPI has proven to be the polish with the strongest pigment and the largest assortment of fun colors; therefore, it continues to flood my polish basket season after season.

5. e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator

Let me hear you say ‘hallelujah’ because this next product gives you beautiful, silky smooth lips for a grand total of—drum roll please—$3.00! I’ve heard tons of ladies claim that this gives you the smoothest lips ever, which sounds pretty good to me. The gentle exfoliation rids your lips of dry, chapped skin and creates unbelievably kissable lips…ooh la la.

6. Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Yes, I’m telling you that you can better your skin in your sleep. How’s that for time efficient? This product is pretty self-explanatory—it literally gives your skin a surge of moisture all night long and your skin drinks it allll up. I promise you’ll wake up with a soft, dewy glow by morning.

7. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

Do you hate spending your hard-earned dollars on expensive bronzers that end up making you look orange? Well look no further; this Too Faced bronzer is perfect for getting that ideal contoured face while also creating a beautiful sun kissed complexion.

Now it is on you…I dare you to try them. Happy testing!