Beauty, Skincare

Beauty Must Haves: 9 Products I’m Using Right Now

Miami beauty blogger Stephanie Pernas of A Sparkle Factor shares the 9 best beauty products in her current makeup and skincare routines.

Taking a break from holiday coverage for a sec… I wanted to share the 9 best beauty products I’m using right now9 . I TOTALLY get bored with my beauty routine and am always looking for new ways to mix it up. Luckily, in this job, I always have access to new, fun products so I can try new things all the same.

But, there are a few faves I gravitate towards time and time again. Today, I’m sharing the 9 products I’m using right now that may just have found a permanent place in my beauty routine. Check them out:

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette:

This one’s an oldie but a goodie and a total no-brainer. When I first decided to get a Naked palette, I was initially going to scoop up the Naked 3, because I love the way the rose gold shades look on my skin. When I really looked at it though, I felt like the 3 was a little TOO pink, and really liked the taupe shades of the 2. The taupe shades are universally flattering and work for any occasion. For everyday, I use Bootycall on the lid and on my waterline and Tease in the crease.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer: 

I love the Too Faced Chocolate matte bronzer! It smells delicious, but more than that, it’s a great matte bronzer that isn’t too dark. It’s perfect for contouring or adding a little color to your face. (I HATE shimmery bronzers!)

Stila Stay All Day Longwear Lipcolor: 

These Stila All Day lippies have amazing staying power and come in a variety of deep, rich colors. They have great pigmentation!

Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara:

I got this mascara in a BoxyCharm box a few months back and love it! It makes my lashes look really full and long. I’m into it!

Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Foundation

My younger sister started using the Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear foundation after her derm told her she really needed to switch to a non-comedogenic foundation, and after running out of my own foundation, I gave hers a try and LOVED it! It’s really lightweight, offers great coverage, and didn’t look chalky or cakey. Plus, it’s good for your skin. I was pleasantly surprised at how long it lasted.

Hot Tools Curling Iron: 

THIS is the Holy Grail of curling irons, and the curling iron I ALWAYS use. It’s also the go-to curling iron hair dressers use both in salons and on-set. Tip: to get loose beach waves, hold the iron vertically and wrap hair away from your face.

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin: 

I got a sample of all of the Primer Potions with my Naked palette and fell in love with the Sin primer. It’s sparkly and is amazing under shimmery shadows. It honestly even kind of looked good on its own! (But I wouldn’t recommend wearing it without a shadow!)

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion: 

I am obsessed with the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion. It smells lemony and makes my skin feel amazing. Three uses of the product yields the same results as an in-office procedure. It is a definite staple product!

Benefit They’re Real Gel Liner: 

I can’t sing the praises of the Benefit They’re Real liner enough… it’s truly a game-changer! The liner is long-lasting and application is a snap. Definitely the perfect tool to nail the cat eye!

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  • Great picks! I’m still trying to get the hand of the They’re Real gel liner but I’m not loving it so far. I really should try one of the Hot Tools curling irons because I was going to try to get one of the super expensive ones!

    • I love the Benefit liner… it took a little practice, but once I got the hang of it, I’m a believer. Plus, it’s the ONLY liner that has ever actually stayed on my eyes all day until I remove it without running.

      The Hot Tools curling irons are the industry standard… they’re really the BEST. Every photo shoot I’ve ever been on, that’s what the hair dressers use. I have a 1 inch and a 1 1/2 inch barrel… since I have really long hair. You should definitely go for one, they’re so affordable!!

      xx S

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