I’m approaching 28 years old – in 1 month and 2 days to be exact. As I descend (against my will) into my late 20s, I thought I would share some beauty secrets I’ve learned.
Research before you buy
YouTube is a beauty haven. Companies send beauty vloggers free samples in exchange for reviews. Before I drop half my paycheck at Sephora, I go to the beauty experts to see if there are any drugstore dupes that will save me from eating Ramen for the rest of the month.
Favorite drugstore dupes right now:
CoverGirl TruNaked eye palettes
I have the Naked palette and my roommate has the Roses palette, and, as an owner of the Urban Decay Naked palette, I can tell you that this product is a *super* close alternative.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor
I am about to fangirl SO HARD on this product. I’ve owned a ton of matte lip products, but this one is literally the love of my life. Get all the colors, go now. It’s smooth, dries quickly, and has real lasting power. I’ve tested it against the following things:
– Drinking out of a can (win)
– Eating an apple (win)
– Kissing – sorry mom and dad (WIN)
Maybelline Dream Velvet Matte Foundation
I have really sensitive skin that seems to repel all foundation. Seriously, regardless of primer or setting spray, it just falls right off or my skin drinks it – who knows. This foundation goes on like a dream – hence the name – and stays for a decent amount of time. Plus, it’s matte, and if you can’t tell, I love me some matte.
Products I won’t skimp on:
Hair removal is no joke
I’m so glad a friend of mine took my razor, and told me that, with the exception of my legs, I must stop using that vile (overpriced) piece of plastic. Waxing is for real the way to go. Shaving causes ingrown hairs and the hair NEVER STOPS COMING BACK. With waxing, I’ve seen a decrease in hair growth. C’mon don’t get weird. We can talk about this.
Brows are the window the soul
If you’re not banging those brows on the daily, do it. I feel so dang fierce when my brow game is on point.
So basically I only gave you three beauty tips because I’m a legit garbage person and def don’t have my life together. But I’m working on it, okay?