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Aug 22, 2013

I am a creature of habit when it comes to my skincare and beauty routine. When I find products that work well for me, I stick with them.  These are my tried and true Beauty favorites that I use everyday and swear by!  I am always open to new products to try so if there is anything I am missing out on please share!

Beauty Must Haves

SHISEIDO PRESSED POWDER–  This is the best face powder around.  My face can tend to get a little red around my nose and cheeks sometimes and this always provides such even coverage but it doesn’t look like you are wearing powder.  I hate when I can see a women’s powder or foundation lines.  This is seamless and works really well.

NARS BRONZER IN LAGUNA– I have tried many a bronzer and this is hands down my favorite.  The perfect subtle color without looking too orange. 

LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURIZER IN NUDE– I apply this before my powder to help even my skin tone even more.  On lazy days I just wear this and no powder.  It feels silky and provides the perfect hint of color for your face.  I also love that it has SPF 20 already in it.

SHISEIDO PURIFYING FACE WASH– I love this face wash it  up really well and gets all my make-up off.  A little bit goes a long way so this face wash lasts for awhile. My face feels really clean after.

TWO FACED THREE WAY EYELINER– This eyeliner is so precise, its crazy.  I like it so much better than the pencil kind you have to sharpen.

MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH MASCARA–  I have been using this mascara as long as I can remember.  I swear it works as well as the expense brands and its only $4!

URBAN DECAY NAKED EYESHADOW PALETTE– I love this eye shadow palette because it has so many great neutral options.  I don’t like too heavy of an eye during the day and this has some great flesh tones that I love.

NARS LIPSTICK IN DOLCE VITA– This is the best lip color ever, I think it is flattering on everyone.  I prefer a subtle lip for during the day and this gives the perfect hint of color.

SHISEIDO BENEFIANCE EYE CREAM– Can you tell I am a huge fan of Shiseido products?  This eye cream is so moisturizing and smells great.  I apply at night and in the morning before I apply my eye make up.

CHANEL NAIL POLISH IN VAMP– I don’t splurge on nail polish often but I swear by this color.  It is the perfect dark red.  Always such a classy color.  My nails are this color most of the Fall.

CLU DE PEAU CONCEALOR– This concealer is pricey but worth every penny.  I have really bad under eye circles and this is the only concealer I have found that really covers them.  Mine lasts for about a year so it is worth the splurge.

CLARISONIC MIA–  I really believe in exfoliating your face.  I keep my Mia in the shower and use it about everyday with a scrubbing face wash to exfoliate my skin.  I do my whole face and neck too.

CETAPHIL MOISTURIZING LOTION–  I slather this stuff on everywhere.  I use it as my daily lotion and my face cream at night.  It is a bit greasy but I have found no lotion that works as well as Cetaphil.  Plus it always comes highly recommended from dermatologists and its cheap, $10 for the large jar!

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  1. Natalie says:

    I've heard the best things about the Nars Laguna color, dying to try it! Loved reading about your favorites. šŸ™‚

  2. I love, love the Naked palette. Have you tried Naked 2 yet? It also has some amazing colors. I need to try that eyeliner I haven't found an eyeliner that I love yet so thanks for the tip!

  3. Cetaphil cream is my go to after every shower to lock in that moisture. Throughout the day, I use Lush's Dream Cream. šŸ™‚ Love, Cetaphil!

  4. I can't wait to start painting dark nails again!!!! I'm getting ready to try something new and exciting and can't wait to see the results. You'll be one of the first to know!

  5. Yep. That Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is my jam!

  6. I've been going back and forth on getting the mia. How did you know which attachments to try and do you just use your reg. face wash with it?

  7. I am in love with my tarte foundation. I will have to try the eyeliner you recommended. I haven't found one I love yet.

  8. Julie says:

    Love the Naked palette!

  9. Great picks! I just recently got the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Compact and really like it. I think it supposed to give a little more coverage?? I also use the Nars Laguna Bronzer and love that it last forever!

  10. I feel the same way about that Cle de Peau concealer – when you think about how long it lasts it's 10000% worth it, and it works amazingly!!!

  11. Meredith says:

    great post! I use several of the same products, and love them – one of my favorite new finds is NARS' eye primer – my eye shadow & liner last ALL day, it's amazing. No more crease midday.

  12. I still use Pond's at night, and as an eye cream – I really need to upgrade but it's so overwhelming! I might have to try your recommendation! But I use the Cerave AM in the morning and it's awesome! Thanks for the recommendations. I love seeing what other people use!


  13. I use about half of the items you use! The Clarisonic is beyond awesome!

  14. Love Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer! Need to check out your eye concealer, my dark circles are so bad now!

  15. Sara Mueller says:

    Awesome products here Natalie as always! Thanks for sharing this.

  16. Morgan S. says:

    I love posts with reviews on skin and makeup products…gives ideas for great new things to try. I don't think I know a girl yet who can say she's found a better mascara than Maybelline Great Lash. THE BEST.

  17. I haven't tried many Shiseido products but it sounds like I need to! I am a tried and true Cetaphil/Cerave user too, it really is the best! And I love my Mia!

  18. Arielle says:

    I need to try the Shiseido products!

  19. Love this post! I'm such a snop and love seeing what others use! Love the naked palette too.

  20. Alexa says:

    Love the clarisonic. I was skeptical at first…but oh my goodness it is so amazing!

  21. I used to wear that mascara, until I bought They're real from benefit….amazing is all I have to say! Trust me, go get it, thank me later šŸ˜‰

  22. I love the Naked eyeshadow & have the Naked 2 as well. Both are perfect for everyday!

    Super cheap find that I LOVE is the ELF stick blush from Target. Was awesome after I had my daughter to give my new-mommy face a pick-me-up!

  23. The Now says:

    OOOH I want to try that eyeliner!!! I really love when people recommend beauty products bc I get so overwhelmed with the selection! xoxo

  24. Brittany says:

    Benefit They're Real is the best mascara ever…I've tried them all!!!

  25. Elizabeth says:

    I swear by the Cetaphil cream! {And Target now makes a generic in their Up and Up brand}

  26. Meghan says:

    I love that nail polish! I will definitely be adding that to my collection!


  27. Rankin says:

    I love post like this! Thanks. I've been really happy with Smashbox Suntan matte bronzer.

  28. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Great list! I am so ready for dark nails! I will have to try the powder. I am looking for a new one and I too also get red around the nose and cheeks. Thanks for the rec!