Five Beauty Products that Changed My Life

Is it really possible for a beauty product to change your life?  Of course it is.  Anything that makes us feel good every day by improving our appearance and confidence is nothing short of life changing.

Fortunately I have a few indispensable items in my beauty toolbox that fall into this category.  These are my go-to products that help me face the day confidently and make me feel great about the skin that I’m in.

Without further ado, here are five beauty products that I truly believe have changed my life for the better.

1.  NARS Blush in Orgasm

The other day the cashier at Target remarked that I was “glowing” and looked “happier”.  My 16 year-old daughter said “Mom, your blush is ‘on point’ today”.  These compliments are all because of this magical fairy dust for cheeks – NARS Blush in ‘Orgasm’.  It’s got a subtle amount of sheen that gives a pop to cheeks and the peach color is gorgeous on most complexions.  Get it, you won’t regret it.

What Makes it Life Changing: The texture, the color, the sheen and of course, the compliments.  🙂

2.  IT Cosmetics Your Brows But Better Skinny Pencil

This little miracle pencil from IT Cosmetics gives me perfect brows every single time.  I constantly get compliments on my brows when I use it.  The IT Cosmetics Your Brows But Better pencil is super thin so you can draw in individual hairs and it changes color according to the amount of pressure you use.

What Makes it Life Changing:  It works for all hair colors and creates perfect brows every time.

3.  RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

RoC  Deep Wrinkle Night Cream is my anti-aging secret weapon.  I’ve used prescription strength products but this one is still my favorite.  It’s gentler but just as effective.  It helps with collagen production and really does make wrinkles less apparent.

What Makes it Life Changing: It really works, lines are less apparent and it makes skin glow.

4.  Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel as Primer

OK, so this one isn’t a beauty product at all, but trust me here.  I was a Smashbox Primer devotee for many years before trying this.  Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel is only $6 a tube, has the same ingredients and works every bit as well.  My makeup goes on smoother and stays put all day when I use this under it.

What Makes it Life Changing:  Budget friendly, works just as well as Smashbox, available everywhere, makeup goes on smooth and stays put all day.

5.  IT CC+ Cream Illumination Foundation

I’m addicted to this stuff!  IT Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Foundation gives my skin just the right amount of glow without looking too shiny, has SPF 50, is packed with healthy skin ingredients and is light enough for every day.  It’s the all around perfect product.

What Makes it Life Changing:  Just the right amount of coverage and glow, SPF 50, light enough for every day, a little goes a long way.  What’s not to love?

 It’s Your Turn:  What life changing beauty products are on your list?


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