I’m not going to lie, I love this Bubba Sparxxx 2005 classic. I mean, any song by someone with three Xs in his name has to be a hit, right?
But I digress. Beauty products — I love ’em, but I also tend to get caught in a rut with them. I will find something that works and stick with it for years, sometimes using the same eyeshadow or eyeliner for way longer than is healthy.
Same goes with cleansers and moisturizers — after I recently had a bad reaction to a face mask that had been hiding in my stash of samples, I switched to using Cetaphil for my cleanser, since it’s really mild, and Oil of Olay for moisturizer, because it has SPF. Yes, I am 36 and I was still using a moisturizer without sun protection. Bad, Jennifer!
These new supplies have also spurred me to get some new beauty products, too, seeing as I can’t actually remember what year I purchased my eyeshadow, eyeliner and concealer. Not to mention I think I’ve been using the same makeup brushes since college, with very little cleaning. I know it’s gross, so I’m trying to fix it!
Here’s my loot!
I purchased a new concealer from Cover FX in G Light — I generally don’t wear liquid foundation, so I thought concealer was a good start. I wanted to use a brush to apply a little concealer on my tricky spots and then use my favorite powder (MAC Studio Fix) on top.
I also bought some pretty eye makeup, including my favorite eyeliner, which has been upgraded since I last bought it! The Stila Smudge Stick in black amethyst is going to be a fun purple shade to use. I also finally bought the Urban Decay Naked palette — the Basics edition. Plus, I needed new brushes, clearly, so I splurged for a nice Sephora brand set.
Here’s me all made up with some of my new purchases!
Do you ever feel like your beauty products need a refresher? What are some of your tried-and-true products and some you really want to try?