Ladies: I don’t care whether you’re 12-years-old or 20, you’ll quickly learn that you determine the type of skin you have as you get older. If you’re battling acne or cystic acne right now, you won’t be for forever! You don’t have to spend a ton to make your skin feel fresh and clean before and after school.
Oh, and don’t leave your makeup on (like I occasionally do) while you exercise or sleep! Apparently, that’s a skincare no-no!
Here are some of my favorite products that I keep on hand in my makeup bag.
Before we get into the makeup…I got given this personalized makeup bag for Christmas last year and it’s quite cute!
Pop & Suki Bigger Makeup Bag
The best cleanser for dry skin:
Skoah face wash: $30
I really love this skincare chain called SKOAH. I came across them in Boston and usually get facials there when I’m in town. They have great masks and this particular face wash doesn’t make my face dry or tight like other cleansers.
The best cleanser for oily skin:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub: $7.09
I’ve used this a few times in the past but my skin is very dry compared to oily, so I prefer to stick to the SKOAH cleanser above. But this grapefruit one is super cheap and does the job.
My favorite 2 moisturizers:
Belif: The True Cream Aqua Bomb: $38.00
I purchased this at Sephora last year and was hesitant to try a new product that is expensive (in my opinion) but this is a fantastic moisturizer. I use it quite often, in the morning and evening, and never feel dry or tight after using it.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturizing Super Cream: $48
IT Cosmetics is a very neat brand overall because they have crazy affordable products that truly fit in with any lifestyle. This particular cream is very versatile and though more expensive than the rest of their line, also does the job well.
My Go-To Foundation:
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer: $45
I was advised by the NARS team at their West Hollywood store to purchase this particular (foundation) and the highlighter below. I left the store very satisfied, and use both of these products on the daily. However, I have noticed that the staff their advised me to get a foundation that is 3 shades darker than my normal skin color. So if you enjoy looking like a nice orange color, I encourage you to get your makeup at the West Hollywood location. Otherwise, Sephora and ULTA staff will probably be less likely to give you a color that’s too dark for your skin tone.
& I use it with the
NARS Pore & Shine Control Primer for $36