5 Favorite Beauty Products To Try Right Now

Obviously, it’s impossible for me to really select just five favorite beauty products. I have an overflowing abundance of favorite beauty products filling up my bathroom and Stoney Clover pouches!

However, for the purposes of this post, I wanted to put together five favorite beauty products that do stand out to me and are worth sharing with you as must-have beauty items.

5 Favorite Beauty Products

Mason Pearson Hairbrush

While this list is in no particular order, I am putting my lifelong most favorite hairbrush first.

mason pearson hairbrush

If you haven’t tried a Mason Pearson hairbrush, I do think your hair is missing out. Don’t let the price tag scare you, if you invest in a Mason Pearson hairbrush, you will have it for at least 20 years. AT LEAST. I know I’ve said this before but I’ve been using a Mason Pearson hairbrush since I’m a little girl. It’s a classic beauty necessity and worth every penny.

This hairbrush instantly boosts shine and brushes hair as no other hairbrush can do. It’s a known fact. Plus, it comes with a nylon cleaning brush to assist you in keeping your hairbrush in tip-top shape.

mason Pearson hairbrush

Drunk Elephant Milky Micellar Water

I have more ways to remove makeup in my bathroom than most but this Micellar Water from Drunk Elephant is the most gentle, the most effective makeup remover I’ve ever experienced.

What it is: A milky, ceramide-rich micellar water that thoroughly and gently removes makeup, dirt, pollution, and bacteria from the face and eye area—no rinsing needed.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

If you want a makeup remover that doesn’t irritate in any way and can remove your face and eye makeup all at once, here it is. I’m always so fascinated at how quickly and easily the makeup from my eyes is removed with zero burning or irritation.

drunk elephant micellar water

See also: Drunk Elephant Skincare Routine

e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil

Um, this brow pencil is literally two dollars. You can’t NOT at least try it! Like even if you have another brow pencil that you use, how do you not add this e.l.f. brow pencil to your makeup bag as a back up? Again, it’s two dollars and I find it to be a terrific brow pencil. Grab it at Target, it’s a no brainer!

e.l.f. brow pencil

See also: E.L.F. Skincare Review


I wear sunscreen every day and if you have been reading for a while, you know that I preach about the need for sunscreen and the importance of the ingredients in the products you apply to your skin.  All sunscreens are NOT created equal.

I’ve been using Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30 this winter on a daily basis. It sits well under makeup and works well for running too.

What it is: A sheer physical sunscreen that delivers powerful broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and aids in the prevention of free-radical and oxidative damage.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dark Spots, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

umbra sheer daily defense spy 30

My all-time favorite summer sunscreen for running, the beach, and every day is Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50.

Without a doubt, this product is my must-have spring and summer item. My face has never even come close to burning while wearing this sunscreen and I do believe it has helped to prevent premature aging, sun damage, and wrinkles. I do not run in the spring or summer without this sunscreen on my face and I never go to the beach without it.

skinceuticals sunscreen

Product Details: Offers the photo-protection of trusted physical filters zinc oxide (Z-COTE®) and titanium dioxide, and is enhanced by artemia salina, a plankton extract known to increase the skin’s defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress. Color-infused technology enhances natural skin tone and boosts daily radiance.

Key Features / Benefits: Infused with translucent color spheres that blend with all skin tones, this weightless fluid boosts daily radiance and provides broad spectrum UV protection with 100% physical UV filters. Dries quickly with no residue and contains no chemical filters. Suitable for all skin types, including very sensitive. 

See also: What’s in my Stoney Clover Pouch For Summer Running

Glossier Lash Slick

I’ve professed my love for Glossier’s Lash Slick mascara several times in the past so of course, it was making this top 5 favorite beauty products list.

glossier lash slick

Why it’s special: Lash Slick’s weightless, flexible formula enhances the look of your natural lashes. The secret’s in teeny-tiny fibers that coat each individual hair from root to tip creating maximum definition and length—think less “your mascara looks good” and more “your lashes look good”

  • It’s water-resistant, not waterproof—that means it stays in place without smudging or flaking for up to 12 hours, but then removes easily with warm water (and without harsh, damaging rubbing) when you’re ready to take it off

  • As your everyday mascara, nourishing ingredients like Provitamin B5 and Biotinyl Tripeptide-1 help support sleek, shiny, cared-for lashes long term

I’m telling you – if you haven’t tried Lash Slick yet, you just have to if you want perfectly lengthened, lifted, natural yet enhanced and pretty lashes. It’s all in that wand and how it so easily separates the lashes. It’s fascinating, actually. There’s a reason it’s a cult favorite!

Mascara Trick: I like to use the Lash Slick wand with my Dior Mascaras too. I keep one Lash Slick for this purpose. When I really want to amp up my lashes (like if you actually have somewhere to be), I dip the Lash Slick wand in Dior Mascara which gives the lashes extra volume while separately them perfectly.

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Of Interest:

Glossier Favorites 

My Black Friday Glossier Order

I Answered A Beauty Q&A, Here’s What I Said 


Beauty Favorites Winter 2016


I realized that it had been a while since l last did a beauty favorites post!

beauty favorites winter 2016


I like to use a few different shampoos and conditioners each week. I also like to rotate the products I buy so when I ran out of Kerastase last month, I quickly picked up this combination as a change of pace:

RUSK sensories brilliance Color Protecting Shampoo

RUSK sensories brilliance Color Protecting Leave-In Conditioner

RUSK is a great product which I seem to always come back to using. I go for the color-care lines since I highlight my hair and I like that the conditioner is a leave-in spray (I spritz it in after my shower).


Shiseido was the first real skin care line I used back in my early 20’s when I started taking my skin care routine seriously. While I still jump between brands and use products from Dior, right now I am back to using all Shiseido skin care products for my face.

My daily moisturizing regimen:

IBUKI Softening Concentrate – Like a toner, I apply it after washing my face and before the Power Infusing Concentrate. Supposedly it preps the skin to better absorb what you apply next.

IBUKI Eye Correcting Cream – I just switched to this eye cream product from a different Shiseido one simply because I felt like trying something new. Reduces dark circles, puffiness and lines.

Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate – I have written about this product before. I received it first via sample and immediately saw the results in my skin! I am currently on my second or third bottle. Worth it. Makes your skin look radiant and even-toned – no redness.

Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream – Been using this moisturizer for a long time now, both morning and night and in the summer too.

*While I do use a Shiseido face wash sometimes, I mainly use the Daily Cleanser from the Whole Foods 365 brand which I discuss in this post.

Coconut Oil is the greatest moisturizer for my body ever! I use it all of the time, especially for my feet and it moisturizes like no other. I am totally due for a pedicure but in the meantime, slathering my feet with coconut oil before bed and sleeping with socks on is doing the trick just fine 🙂


I mentioned this eye shadow palette from Stila last week.

Stila eye shadow

I still use my Dior Eye Reviver palette (listed in this beauty favorites post) but I like mixing up my colors for some fun.

Dior Cheek & Lip Glow: I love this product!


I am on my third bottle. It gives you such a nice and natural pop of color (cheeks and lips!) which comes out slightly different on each person who wears it.


Guerlain – I use this foundation year round.


In fact, at first I thought it was just a tinted moisturizer but it’s not! It’s a light weight foundation with a hint of glow. I also use Dior Star foundation but not as often at the moment.

Eye Concealer/Primer:

Dior Fix It 2 in 1 Prime & Conceal



I quickly, and I mean quickly, fell in love with this new Dior Fix It 2 in 1 Prime & Conceal stick. I knew that I would when I spotted it recently so I finally bought it over the weekend.

The Fix It stick does the following: (From Dior’s website)

With targeted application on the face, Fix It fills pores, erases fine lines and corrects pigment imperfections for a flawlessly even complexion.

Applied around the eye, Fix It helps erase dark circles and smoothes skin texture for more restful-looking eyes.

On the lips, Fix It evens out color and fills grooves for optimal lipstick hold and color impact.

Flawless correction.

For more of my beauty favorites, check out these posts:

Dior Favorites < – I still use these products on a daily basis.

Skincare Favorites June 2015 < – More in-depth info on the products I still continue to use!

Coconut Oil Hair Mask < – Using coconut oil for things other than cooking is just genius.

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There are no affiliate links in this post. I just wanted to make it easy for you to find what I love 🙂

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