What's In My Bag: 5 Essential Beauty Products


AS MUCH AS I LOVE THOSE BEAUTY BLOGGERS OUT THERE (I REALLY DO LOVE YOU GAL MEETS GLAM), I DEFINITELY DON'T LOOK LIKE THIS IN THE MORNING: 

(credit: Gal Meets Glam)

(credit: Gal Meets Glam)

I LOOK MORE LIKE THIS:

AND THAT'S ON A GOOD DAY.


Luckily I have some go-to beauty products that allow me to walk out of the house looking presentable (don't get me wrong, I do love how much volume my hair gets after a night of insomnia). Here are five products that I definitely can't live without.


 

HIGH BEAM BY BENEFIT ($26)

I've officially carried High Beam by Benefit around for about a 15 years. I dare say it may even be the same bottle! All you need is a few drops along your cheekbone for a nice day glow or mix it in with your creme blush for a night out on the town.

 

COMPLEXION RESCUE BY BARE MINERALS ($29.50)

bareMineralsComplexion Rescue not only has replaced my everyday powder foundation, but it's become my all-in-one SPF and hydration cream. This tinted gel blends in perfectly with my skin - it doesn't even look like I'm wearing makeup - but it definitely evens everything out.

 

TOCCA TRAVEL FRAGRANCE SPRAYS ($34/EACH)

I never leave my house without a little spritz of perfume. These Tocca Travel Fragrance Sprays are not only adorable but they're long-lasting and pack a lot of punch. They're easy to throw into your purse, carry-on, gym bag, or backpack. My two favorites are Florence and Stella.

 

INTENSIVE SKIN SERUM BY BOBBI BROWN ($40)

Bobbi Brown always says, "If you do one thing only, you have to wear concealer." Her line of Intensive Skin Serum Concealer comes at a hefty $40 price tag but it's well worth it. The formula is creamy enough to hide any imperfections but lightweight enough that it doesn't feel cakey.

 

NAKED PALETTE BY URBAN DECAY ($54)

If you're going to invest in an eyeshadow palette, make sure it's from Urban Decay's Naked series. You get everything from rich matte colors to shimmering highlight and crease shades. Plus, it comes with a dual-ended brush for easy application.