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Favorite Beauty Brands (And The Products I Love)

Beauty · July 19, 2018

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I am a bit of a beauty junkie. Makeup, skincare, haircare, I love it all. I have an entire section of our office devoted to beauty products, or as my husband refers to it: My Sephora. It is more likely that on any shopping trip I will come home with at least one beauty product. So today I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty brands and the products I love!

Favorite Beauty Brands (And The Products I Love)

Fresh: I have so many products from Fresh that I love. The Soy Face Cleanser, The Rose Toner, The Rose Serum, The Rose Eye Cream, and the Sugar Lip Balm.

Tata Harper: I am new to Tata Harper products. They sent me some a few months ago and the ones I love are the Purifying Cleanser, Be True Lip Balm, and the Resurfacing Mask.

Origins: The soothing souffle body lotion is seriously one of my daily MUST have products! I also love the renewal serum with willowherb. It makes my skin so soft! Lately at night I have been using Origins Night-A-Mins as my moisturizer.

Glossier: I have drank the koolaid on glossier. It started with the boy brow which is my absolutely favorite brow product. Then I bought the milk jelly cleanser. But the mascara is probably one of the best mascaras I have EVER USED!

Maybelline: I love the dream pure BB cream. It’s one I repurchase over and over again. I also purchase the Instant Age Rewind concealer over and over.

Tarte: The main thing I use from Tarte is the shape tape concealer. This is the one I use mostly when I am doing a full face of makeup. I also LOVE the Tarte blushes!

NARS: NARS makes so many great products. I love the Orgasm Blush, The Laguna Bronzer, and the Illuminator.

Physicians Formula: The butter bronzer is THE BEST drugstore bronzer.

La Mer: The soft cream is worth the splurge as is the lip balm.

Kopari: I love love love Kopari products. The lip glossy is one I wear almost daily, the coconut melt can be used for a ton of different things from your face to your hair, and the coconut toner is so refreshing for summer.

First Aid Beauty: So many great FAB products to rave about. I love the oatmeal mask, the sleeping cream, daily moisturizer with SPF, and the CC cream. This is actually the CC cream I use most days!

It Cosmetics: I swear by their CC cream. I try to rotate between this and the other two mentioned. I also LOVE their superhero mascara and tons of their skincare products. My favorite are the confidence in an eye cream, the face cleanser, and the secret sauce.

Beyond the products I have mentioned before I started getting facials last August. They have completely changed my skin! I go to Fresh Faces in Dallas. AMAZING! Recently I had an enzyme facial. HOLY COW! Y’all you need to try this. Dallas friends go to Fresh Faces and let Marilee do her magic! The enzyme facial took a bit of time and literally feels like cement is drying on your face but when it comes off your skin feels brand new! I have extremely sensitive skin and had zero reactions. It’s incredible! This is the exact facial and more about it!

So those are my favorite beauty brands and the products I love for each! They all get my seal of approval if you’ve been looking to try anything new!



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  • 21 thoughts on “Favorite Beauty Brands (And The Products I Love)

    1. Michele

      We have very similar tastes! I’ve been using the Physician’s Formula Bronze Butter and Nars blush in Orgasm forever! Kopari is my new obsession thanks to a sample of the shower scrub I received. I need to try First Aid Beauty.

    2. Tandra

      What great brands! I haven’t heard of some of these but others I have. Maybelline is the best for sure. I never get tired of using it!

      x Tandra |

    3. Kristi

      Wow! You do like your beauty products! I’ve been looking for a new tinted moisturizer. I’ll have to give your suggestions a try. Thanks!

    4. Lauren

      I love the Tape Shape as well as the It CC cream. I also really like the Benefit “they’re real!” mascara and my Fenty foundation.

    5. Brandy

      I love these ideas for beauty brands. I am tired of my old school cover up to be honest. I need a better foundation and some up to date beauty products!

    6. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

      I laughed at the your own personal Sephora comment. I haven’t had the opportunity to try most of those brands or products. Being a lover of lip gloss I am now curious about the Kopari, I’ve not heard of them before.

    7. Sara

      I swear by the La Mer gel moisturizer and always have the lip balm with me. I also love the origins rose hips skincare line. It’s rejuvenating! You should try the new Marc Jacobs lip gloss sticks. I love them, too!

    8. Nutan Giri

      Thank you so much. I just put up this “sticky-post” to test out. Many people have sidebar blindness so I want to see what is working best for this blog. Thanks so much again.


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