I love trying new beauty products from makeup to skincare to hair products. I especially love if those items are budget friendly! As a busy mom, it can be hard to find “me time,” so it’s even more important that I use products that are simple, quick, and effective.
Here are ten of my current favorites!
10 Favorite Beauty Products
Make Up Forever’s Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation I’ve been using this foundation for years now because of how much I love it. It’s one of the more expensive beauty products I buy, but it’s also worth every penny to me. It’s not a heavy foundation and instead leaves your skin looking very natural while giving it an “airbrush” look. A little goes a long way which is nice because it lasts quite a while too! Plus, I love Make Up Forever because there are 40 different shades to help you find your perfect match.
Airbrush Buffing Foundation Brush #110 This is the makeup brush I use to put on my foundation. I love this one because of how soft it is, how it evenly applies the foundation, and how it doesn’t waste any foundation by soaking it up. I can quickly apply my Make Up Forever with this brush and be ready for the day in no time!
SheaMoisture’s 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Face Lotion With the long dry winter (and “spring”) we’ve had, I’ve used this face lotion every. single. day. It’s one of my favorite beauty products because of how soft it leaves my skin. I also love SheaMoisture products because they are all natural. I use this in the morning as well as at night before bed. Not only does this leave my face feeling fresh and soft, it smells amazing too!
SoftLips Vanilla Lip Balm SPF 20 I’ve used this chapstick since high school. Seriously. I don’t know what it is about this chapstick but I’m in love with it. It’s very budget friendly, lasts forever, leaves my lips super soft, and it smells good! Sometimes I’ll even apply this before I apply my lipstick. (If I’m adventurous enough to wear lipstick that day.) Otherwise, I just wear this alone! Another perk? SPF 20 protection!
Covergirl’s Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner I’m a big eyeliner fan. I don’t wear eyeshadow and instead am just an eyeliner and mascara gal, so the eyeliner I choose has to be perfect. I love this one because it glides on super easy and even if I make a little mistake, there is an eraser on the other end! I also love it because it lasts the entire day. Plus, it’s another budget-friendly product!
Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover This stuff is liquid gold to me. I put this on a cotton ball and it literally takes a couple swipes over my eyes to remove my eyeliner and mascara. It’s oil-free and leaves my skin soft and fresh. I have pretty sensitive skin and this has never irritated my skin at all. I also wear contacts and this is gentle enough to remove your eye make up with your contacts still in. You can’t beat the price point either!
Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder I had never used a setting powder until recently. I had tried one in the past and didn’t feel like it made much of a difference as far as my makeup staying on longer. Then I met Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder and realized what all the hype was about! I can dust this over my face after applying my foundation and look in the mirror 8 hours later and my makeup is still on and still looks great! It doesn’t leave me feeling washed out by the end of the day. It’s definitely on the pricier range but I have noticed that a little goes a long way. Read below for a more budget-friendly setting spray that I’m also in love with.
Kat Von D’s Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist After applying all my makeup I spray my face a few times with this setting spray and know my makeup isn’t going anywhere! I love this spray and truly think it made a difference in my face feeling washed out by the end of the day. It’s a weightless spray for all skin types and also has a light cucumber scent. It doesn’t leave your face feeling sticky, and you totally can’t tell you sprayed anything on it! It truly does “lock in” your makeup.
Hoola Matte Bronzer I’m not one to use a bronzer to “contour” like I see all over. Simply because I don’t know how and because who has time for that every day? Not me. But I do like to add a little bronzer to my face to add a little warmth and this matte bronzer is perfect. It’s super light so it doesn’t look like you’re caking on makeup. I use a large fluffy brush and just fluff it all over my face and I’m left with a nice subtle glow!
Vanity Planet’s Ultimate Skin Spa System Last, but certainly not least is probably one of my top three favorite beauty products. This battery operated system leaves my face super soft, clean, and glowing. Not only is there a cleansing brush, there is also an exfoliating brush. I use the exfoliating brush a couple times a week and it’s absolutely insane how smooth my skin is afterward! I feel so refreshed after using this product on my face. It really does leave you with glowing skin!