Fall Beauty Must Haves

Venice, CA

I’ve been on a huge beauty testing kick and tried SO many amazing products this past month.  I wanted to share which ones I loved and have been consistently using in my beauty routine.

I plan on doing another beauty giveaway this week so be sure to check my Stories to see how to enter!

Fall Beauty Must Haves

R+Co Dry Shampoo

I used to wash my hair every.single.day.  I know, I know – so bad right?!  Thankfully my hairdresser educated me and told me to STOP washing it everyday and START using dry shampoo.  I have to be strategic about this, but it’s definitely made my hair healthier and grow even faster than usual.  I tested a bunch of dry shampoos and was pretty disappointed.  I need something strong since I get oily roots after only a day.  I loved the smell of Playa and the quality – but it wasn’t strong enough for me.  The one that really hit it out of the park was R+Co.  The smell is heavenly and a little goes a long way.  I am also OBSESSED with this Miriam Quevedo dry shampoo + volumizing spray.  I have super flat hair so this gives me the “oomph” I need!

Gisou Heat Protectant Spray

I had never used a heat protectant spray before blow drying or curling my hair until a few weeks ago…oops.  Once I started reading more about heat damage I realized I should absolutely be protecting my locks!  I had heard so many great things about Gisou; which is fashion and beauty blogger Negin Mirasalehi’s hair line.  When I got it, I first fell in love with the smell, and then I just loved how light and easy it was to use.  I simply spray it all over my hair, brush it out to distribute it, and then style it!

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

Wow.  This mask works.  You simply apply a light layer onto your face and wash it off 15 minutes later.  It completely gets rid of dead layers of skin and renews/rejuvenates your entire complexion.  If I don’t have time for a facial, or if I’m in between facials, I love using this about once a month.  Bonus it’s all natural!

Lawless Brightening Translucent Powder and Foundation

Speaking of all natural – I am so happy to have found a translucent setting powder that is TALC FREE.  Most setting powders have talc in them which some studies have shown to cause cancer – no thanks.  This powder works just as good and creates a beautiful softness in photos.  I’ve talked about this foundation before, but mentioning it here again because I love that it’s free of parabens, sulfates, and anything toxic!  It has a very thick coverage, so I dilute the mixture by adding my Sisley moisturizer in and using a beauty blender to dab it all over my face for a beautiful tan, glow.  FYI I wear shade Arizona which is equivalent to Armani shade 6.5.

Cle de Peau Beauté SPF concealer

I rarely used a concealer throughout my 20’s but now that I am almost 30 and my under eye tissue is more delicate, I like using one regularly.  This one has an SPF in it which protects that fragile area and hides any dark circles.  After polling many of you on Stories, you said your favorite concealers were this one and Nars.  I still haven’t tried the Nars one because I am so happy with this one – totally worth the $.

Hourglass Bronzer/Highlighter

This is a gorgeous highlighter!  I still love my Charlotte Tilbury highlighter, but this is perfect when you want a sun kissed glow and serious highlight.  It really makes your cheekbones pop.

Chanel Paris-Venise Perfume

This is one of Chanel’s newest fragrances and my favorite out of all of them.  Chanel perfume tends to remind me of my grandma – it’s a little too strong and floral, but this one is light, fresh, and perfect for day or night.  It’s not crazy overpowering and the ideal balance between vanilla and a faint floral!

Sisley Volumizing Mascara

When I first opened this mascara I was taken aback by the skinny wand and brush.  I thought no way this can be any good!  Welp, that was not the case.  It is freakishly good at lengthening lashes.  I use two swipes of this, let it dry for at least 5 minutes, and then apply a 3rd coat with my favorite Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes.

Have you tried any of these beauty products?  Which ones do you love?  Do you like buying more all natural products or are hesitant to try them?  Do tell!

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