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{tried + true makeup products} sharing ALL THE THINGS makeup products today. Anyone else obsessed with trying new products?  I’m basically your guinea pig 😂. Today I’m sharing my TOP items that I can’t live without. From under eye patches to the best zit cream. The organic facial oil I’m hooked on and the $5 eyelash primer that changed my life 💁🏼‍♀️

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil-Free Photo Edition Foundation // I’ve been wearing this foundation for a couple of years now.  Since, I’ve tried Estee Lauder and ITCosmetics.  Nothing compares.  It’s good coverage yet light feeling.  And it’s matte, which I prefer!

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer // The holy grail!  Bay and I both swear by this stuff.  This product is exclusively sold at Ulta.  With 30 shades to choose from, your will find THE perfect match.  Bay and I both wear “light.”  The coverage lasts all day.  I could go on and on.  Just try it for yourself!

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion // If you happen to be at our house around bedtime, you’re likely to see Bay + I walking around with pink dots plastered on our faces.  Ha!  You dab it on a zit.  Go to bed.  Wake up and that shit is gone…or nearly gone.  I just wish someone told me about this stuff a long time ago!

TULA Probiotic Skincare // You’ve all heard me rave about TULA before.  It’s the first skincare line I actually bought more than once.  My skin feels so great when I used these products daily.  The Tula Purifying Face Cleanser every time I wash my face.  I use the Hydrating Day & Night Cream in the morning.  At bedtime I use the Wrinkle Serum.  Weekly I use the Exfoliating Treatment Mask and it leaves my skin feeling so damn good!

Honest Beauty Organic Beauty Facial Oil Facial Treatment // After reading all the rave reviews on this product I ordered it last month.  It’s pricey, but so good.  After cleansing my face in the morning and evening, I add 1-2 drops of this oil to my palms then gently press over my face and neck.  It smells heavenly.  I have combo-oily skin and this stuff works great for me.

Lumify Eye Drops // Another product I kept hearing about.  This time on the ‘gram.  If you like to party and not look like Hagatha the next day.  Get this stuff.  And by party, I mean having a few too many glass of chard.  Or if you naturally have eye redness.  I may be addicted to these drops….if that’s possible.  It makes my eyes crazy bright white.  I tell everyone I meet about them….ha!

Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray // Another Mario Badescu product that I LOVE.  I use this rosewater spray to set my makeup.  It’s so refreshing and hydrating.  I know that sounds so lame.  I keep one at my desk for an afternoon pick me up.  Bailey also approves this product!

Grace & Stella Collagen Eye Masks // This too is a great hangover product!  I like to use these right when I get out of the shower.  Lay down….stare at my phone for 15 minutes.  Peel them off and massage the excess all around my eyes.  Great for de-puffing.  Dark circles.  Fine lines.  Wrinkles.  Dryness.  If you don’t have at least one of those…then we can’t be friends!

Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder // Bay got this sample in one of her Sephora PLAY boxes.  I stole it and use it every single day!  It’s an award-winning matte bronzer.  It comes in ONE shade and give every skin tone a natural looking bronze without the shine or shimmer.  I run it over my cheeks, chin and forehead.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Anti-Aging Finishing Powder // This finishing powder is designed to blur the appearance of pores and imperfections.  If only I could rub this shit all over my body and soul.  I apply with a brush after I apply all my makeup.  LOVE the “airbrush” finish it leaves.

e.l.f. Smooth & Set Eye Powder // The cheapest product I use daily.  Ringing in at $4, this under eye setting powder does exactly what it says.  It helps reduce creasing.  And it brightens.  Using a brush, I dab a little of this powder under my eyes right after blending my Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. Add it to your next Target run and tell me what you think!!

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Primer // Another drug store product that’s a bang for your buck.  Coming in under $5, this is a MUST!  With 1,745 reviews…I can promise you, you WILL LOVE this shit.  It’s a primer that you sweep over your eyelashes pre-mascara.  It instantly gives you thicker + longer lashes.  Beware – its white.  But, once you add your mascara you can’t even tell it’s on.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara // If you’ve been reading xoxostacyb for a while now, then I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about this mascara a few times.  This and the primer above, I get asked about all the time.  Mostly when people are at Target trying to remember what the name is.  It’s $7 and a knock off to Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.  Save yourself the $24 and add this to your Target haul.  I’ve tried them both and prefer the Loreal over the expensive stuff!

Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner //  Remember a few weeks back, I asked you guys what your fave eyeliner was?  This one came highly recommended.  Then I saw Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere gush about it.  To be honest, I really don’t wear any eye makeup.  Other than mascara.  I like to use this to fill in my eyelashes.  Weird, I know, but it works so well.


As Bay would say, I’m not makeup guru…HA!  But, I am the guinea pig of products.  After posting my makeup drawer organization, I got lots of questions about the products pictured.  So I thought what the hell.  Why not tell you ALL THE THINGS tried + true that I love and use each day!

What are some products that you can’t live without?  Clearly I’m always on the hunt to try something new 🙂

xoxo stacyb

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