Beauty Products I’ve Been Loving Lately


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My makeup bag has been filled with both tried-and-true products and ones I’m testing, so let’s take a look inside.

The L’Oréal True Match Lumi Glotion will forever be one of my all-time favorite beauty products. I like to use it underneath foundation, mixed in with foundation, and on top of foundation as a liquid illuminator. It adds the most beautiful glow without shimmer, and all the shades are beautiful. This one is ‘Light’.

The BeautyBio Eyelighter Concrentrate and the Tula Rose Glow & Get It Cooling and Brigthening Eye Balm are must-haves for early mornings. They both brighten and debuff while also serving as hydrating primers, so my concealer applies so much more smoothly. If you struggle with dry under eyes, this duo is everything!

I purchased the Makeup Revolution Bright Light Highlighter in ‘Beam Pink’ while in search of an affordable alternative to the viral Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in ‘Pinkgasm.’ It is more glittery than I would prefer, but for the price, I would likely repurchase it. It’s a beautiful gilded pink shade that I enjoy combining with my favorite cream blushes.

I’ve been testing out the Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation and so far, I really like it. I’ve noticed that I have to be careful about what skincare and primers I use underneath to avoid it separating, but it looks lovely on the skin.

One of my Instagram besties gave me her Rose Inc Soflight Clean Dewy Hydrating Concealer because she purchased the wrong shade, and I was so excited to try this out. It’s more thick and full coverage than I am used to, so I prefer this for spot concealing blemishes rather than using under my eyes. I find it blends better with a brush than a beauty sponge.

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