Summer Beauty Must Haves

Venice, CA

Happy Friday!  I hope you’ve had a great week!  One of my girlfriends came over yesterday to help me organize and pour through some of the beauty goodies I got sent this past month.  Truth to be told – and I know this sounds silly – but I’m a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to trying new makeup!  I pretty much only know how to do 2 makeup looks and like to stick to using the same 10 or so products that I’ve had for years and years.  I’m a creature of habit and like to “play it safe” with products I know will look good, are easy to use, and don’t give me any sort of skin reaction.  BUT this whole playing it safe thing isn’t working because I’VE BEEN MISSING OUT big time on so many freaking amazing products.  I feel like I’ve been living under a rock to be honest HA!  While I’m not ready to be a full on beauty junkie with a glam room and all… I am having fun experimenting and testing out different bronzers, moisturizers, face masks, mascaras, eyeshadows etc!

I wanted to share a few of my tried and true favorites here – they’re the ones that I’ve been using on my IG TV makeup tutorials – AND a few exciting new products that my girlfriend and I LOVED after we tested them!  You guys this is a whole new world for me! ;)

Skincare – La Mer eye cream, Sisley cleanser, Indie Lee face oil, Simple makeup wipes, L’Occitane moisturizer, Aerin Rose Face Mist (smells heavenly) and Tata Harper face mask (HOLY CRAP THIS MADE OUR SKIN GLOW FOR 24 HOURS STRAIGHT and completely rejuvenated my clogged pores and any dullness I was having – I am now a Tata believer – the hype is true!!!!!)

Skin – Giorgio Armani Foundation in 6.5, Laura Mercier translucent setting powder, Cle de Beaute concealer (worth the $ and love the texture), Bobbi Brown bronzer in Bali Brown, Charlotte Tilbury highlighter

Eyes – Charlotte Tilbury mascara, YSL eye palette in Saharienne, Charlotte Tilbury Rock N Kohl eyeliner in Midnight, and a few of you suggested I try the Sisley mascara so I just ordered that

Brows – Bobbi Brown eye shadow in Mahogany, Smashbox brow brush, and most recently Hourglass brow gel (I was hesitant about this at first but am excited to play with it more after reading such positive reviews!)

Lips – Burt’s Bees vanilla bean chapstick, Hourglass lipstick (you know I never wear lipstick, but I LOVE the texture on this one and the gold super slim packaging it comes in is so sexy – I just feel so cool putting it on LOL!) and of course my go-to lipgloss for 10+ years Mac lipgloss in C-Thru – best.nude.ever.

Loved reading about all of your favorite, tried and true beauty products on my latest IG post – AND hearing what goodies you’d want from the $250 giveaway – which by the way if you haven’t already entered, DO IT HERE!  Have a great weekend!


Jessica Alexander Photography

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