Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Five Must-Have Beauty Products For Your 20s

Happy Tuesday!

So, it's another week and it's starting out to be quite a hectic one yet again, but that's okay, being busy is good, right? ;)

I went through my makeup kit this past weekend and I threw out a lot of my older "cutesy" lip glosses (you know, the pink ones with tons of glitter and stuff like that, haha!). While I do have a pretty good selection of "grown-up" lipsticks and such, I'm still trying to figure out which specific products I should really get and invest on.

Lucky for me, InStyle has a list of 5 must-have beauty products for your 20s:

1. CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain ($7) -
This decade is about fresh-faced, natural beauty says makeup artist Amy Nadine, who works with Lauren Conrad. “The colors really pop without feeling overdone -- plus they last for hours and aren’t drying,” she says.

Your Color: CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain

I love CoverGirl! This one is definitely on my list!

2. Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder ($24) -
“You can still pull off shimmer in your 20s,” says Nadine. “This powder has the perfect proportion of glitter to pearly iridescence.” Use an oversized powder brush and apply liberally over your foundation.

Your Blush: Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder

I've been wanting to try Make Up For Ever ever since I visited their booth when I attended IMATS (check it out here and here) last year!

3. Benefit Foamingly Clean Face Wash ($21) -
“Life in your 20s may equal late nights out,” says Frieda Pinto’s skincare expert Sunday Riley, “but it’s critical to wash your face before bed, no matter how tired you are.” A gentle foaming formula is a must.

Your Skincare: Benefit Foamingly Clean Face Wash

Washing my face at night is something I really have to work on -- sometimes I just get so tired and lazy that I end up skipping this important step.

4. Frederic Fekkai Tousled Waves Spray ($25) -
"Women in their 20s like easy, undone hair," says hairstylist Marcus Francis, who works with Hilary Duff and Evan Rachel Wood. "A few spritzes of this spray and it's like you've been at the beach all day."

Your Hair Product: Frederic Fekkai Tousled Waves Spray

My Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray does the trick for me!

5. Tocade by Rochas ($37/3.4oz.) -
There's just something fun about this iridescent fragrance. "It's good for dancing nights and laughing days," says Tania Sanchez, co-author of The Little Book of Perfumes.

Your Fragrance: Tocade by Rochas

Building my designer perfume collection one fragrance at a time is probably one of the first things I did that made me realize that I am now indeed in my 20s, haha!

Visit www.instyle.com to check out their must-haves for every age! :)

Are there any products you would like to add to this list?
What are your beauty must-haves?

I hope you're all having a fantastic week!

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50 comments:

  1. great post :)
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    1. i've been hearing so many good things about it. :)

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  3. Love this post (as always..what's not to love?) :D I would love to read your reviews on the covergirl lip stain :D It looks pretty interesting. Beach hair? Of course!! :D And you definitely need to wash your face before bed ;) it makes you feel fresh before you sleep :D I think if it was me, I'd have lipbalm. I think I just love lipbalm too much :P
    And I know what you mean by cutesy lipgloss :P lol I still need to build up my designer perfume collection. My friend has a HUGE collection and she's lucky she has a bf (now hubby) who buys like tens of bottles at once! and i tell you...it's not cheap here! ;) so I need to get my first one soon! :D

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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    1. i will definitely write a review on the lip stain once i get it. ;) i looove lip balm too, i can't live without mine. oh wow, how lucky!!! and let me know which perfume you're gonna get! :D

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  4. My beauty must-have: vaseline for dry lips! It's a great moisturizer.

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  5. Nice list. The lipstain looks great. My beauty must have is sunscreen, I can't leave my room without it (yeah, I wear sunscreen even when I am inside because I just feel like UV rays are coming in through windows >__<)

    xoxo
    Lizzo

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    1. that's something i also have to work on -- i rarely put sunscreen on and i know i should! ;)

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  6. I do love the covergirl stains. I should really build up the colors I own. That perfume sounds like a great buy.

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  7. Ah lipstick is great especially lip stains!
    thanks for sharing where to find!

    xo Jessica
    www.newlyloved.com

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  8. I'm not in my 20s yet but it's better that i learn about these beauty must-haves early, right? ;]

    --Olivia :)

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    1. oh yeah, it's better to start early! ;)

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  9. Only thing about the CoverGirl lip stain is sometimes it dries out really fast and i have to soak it a little to get it going, but otherwise, I LOVE it. Two thumbs up!

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    1. ohhhh, thanks for sharing that with us! :) i imagine it's kinda like how a sharpie dries out, right?

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  10. I've really been wanting to try the CoverGirl Outlast!

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  11. Have that Benefit face wash and the lotion! Works so well!

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    1. i'm glad to hear that it works well! :)

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  12. I really want to try the benefit face wash, i've heard great things about it.

    Little Petite

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  13. outlast is my go to lipstick!

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    1. now i really want to get one! ;)

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  14. Must try that Fekkai product!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  15. Beautiful colors lipstick!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. i hope you have a good week as well! :)

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  16. I love love Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder - it is incredible! :)

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  17. I totally want to try the lip stain:) Have a wonderful day, sweetie.

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    1. i hope have a wonderful day too! :)

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  18. I've heard that CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain is really good! I'd been meaning to purchase one!

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  20. I didn’t know the products, but it’s an interesting post.
    xoxo

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  21. I'm going to try that bronzy colour and spread it out like that - love that you don't have to by loads of extras to get the look

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  22. The CG Lipstain is awesome!

    Love, Belle

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  23. I'm in my 20 and don't own any of those - maybe I need to try them!! I want the lipstick!

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    1. i want to get these products too! ;)

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  24. What a great list! I should probably start investing on these since I'll be turning 20 before I know it haha! ;)

    Lots of love, B
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    1. it's definitely better to start investing on good products early. ;)

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