Makeup Monday: Game Changers
By the time you’re in your mid-to-late-twenties, (or early thirties, forties, and beyond), you pretty much have your makeup routine established. Once you become comfortable using certain products with certain tools, it can be difficult to try something new. Today I want to introduce to you five products that can single-handedly change your makeup game without emptying your wallet. Oh and make sure you read all the way to the bottom of the page: we’re still doing birthday giveaways and our Little Rock luvvies have a chance to win a $50 gift card to Belle and Blush, where you can get any of the following makeup game-changers! 1) Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Every good makeup day begins with primer, and this one from Smashbox is a must-have. It’s oil-free, so it keeps your skin looking smooth without being shiny. It also helps to smooth fine lines around the eyes and mouth. But be warned: once you’ve tried this primer, I’m afraid there’s no going back. GAME CHANGER! 2) Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint I learned of this amazing BB cream/ tinted moisturizer mash-up from the fabulous ladies at Belle and Blush. This tinted cream smoothes skin, evens tone, and subtly reflects light to give you the perfect replacement for a heavy foundation. You can use it with your beautyblender to create airbrushed-looking skin, and it has powerful SPF 20 sun protection. GAME CHANGER! 3) Too Face Melted Liquefied Long-Wear Lipstick This is the perfect summer lip product, as it provides everything you could ever want from a lipstick: the extreme staying power of a stain, the bold pigmentation of a lipstick, and the high-wattage shine of a gloss. As an admitted lip color junkie, this is the answer to my prayers – and my shrinking beauty budget. GAME CHANGER. 4) Butter London Cheeky Cream Blush Butter London is a brand I’m just getting to know. Their nail lacquers have been wowing folks stateside for some time now, and it turns out that they rest of their beauty collection is equally amazing. Butter’s cream blush, aptly named “Cheeky Cream Blush,” is perfectly wearable for summer. Use the beautyblender to give yourself the ideal flush and send those powdery blushes to your grandma. Game. Changer. 5) Clarisonic Mia 2 Ok, so this one isn’t technically a makeup product. BUT, it is considered a must-have in the world of beauty, and after having mine since Christmas, I now swear on the cleansing, toning, and rejuvenating power of the Clarisonic Mia 2. This electronic cleanser has two speeds and takes only one minute to use in the shower. Squeeze your favorite face wash onto the bristles and prepare to see brighter, smoother skin within a couple of weeks. GAME CHANGER. All five of these products are affordable, accessible, and (in my opinion) essential. Oh and they’re all available at Belle and Blush, our favorite Little Rock beauty boutique. Want a chance to win a $50 gift card for B&B, comment below and make sure you’re following us – and Belle and Blush! – on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Happy Makeup Monday, luvvies, and go put on some lipstick!