Team GYPO’s Word of Mouth – Beauty Products

by Jessica Pigza

When you find something you love, it’s hard not to share it with everyone you know. At GYPO we feel the same way which is why we are so excited about our new monthly feature, Team GYPO’s Word of Mouth! Here you’ll learn even more about our fabulous team, what we love, what we’re wearing, tips, tricks and more. Because if you’re anything like us, word of mouth recommendations from a trusted friend or source is still the best way to find out about all things wonderful, and we are beyond grateful for all our Pretties who turn to GYPO as a trusted source.

This month we decided to ask our team:

“What is your favorite, go-to beauty product?”

Alison – IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact

“Picking one favorite beauty product is like asking me to choose my favorite child! Lately, I’d have to say that it is IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact foundation. It’s a full coverage foundation, but it’s also a solid serum, so it’s really smooth and never cakey. Plus, it has all kinds of healthy skin ingredients in it. Being over 40, I expect my cosmetics to do more for my skin than just cover it up. This stuff has antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen. It also has SPF 50+ and gives just the right amount of radiance. What’s not to love?”

Suzannah – Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Daily Sensitive Skin Moisturizer

“My go-to beauty product is Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Daily Sensitive Skin Moisturizer. I really didn’t need to moisturize my skin or even condition my hair until I was about 20. I have fairly oily skin, so I grew up being very hesitant to use any sort of lotion on my face. Ultimately, I realized that using a daily moisturizer is critical to the dermatological health of my skin and eventually found this product after trying some thicker lotions that I didn’t like as much. This one is fantastic because it absorbs quickly into your skin and is a great primer layer before you apply makeup. (Target’s knock-off brand is also just as effective)”


Lauren – Maybelline® Eye Studio® Brow Define + Fill Duo

“My favorite, go-to beauty product that makes me feel like a million bucks is the Maybelline® Eye Studio® Brow Define + Fill Duo defining stick in Deep Brown. I love a bold arch in my brow and have been testing out different brow pencils including the highly recommended Anastasia Brow Whiz pencil and yet I keep coming back to the Maybelline® Eye Studio® Brow Define + Fill Duo stick. For starters the price is right. A great beauty product that I can grab for less than $10 is always a win in my books. The stick is called a duo because it’s a 2-in-1 stick with a defining pencil on one end and a foam tip filling powder on the other end. I sculpt my brow using the defining pencil and a spoolie, then use the foam tip powder on the inner part of my brows for a more natural, blended look. I was hesitant when I started penciling my brows back in 2014 but now I feel like my makeup is incomplete if I skip this step. Confession – sometimes I practice penciling my brows at night right before I’m going to wash my face. As they say, practice makes perfect!”


Jill – L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Mascara

“I’ve never worn a lot of makeup, as I get older I’m even less interested in spending time putting makeup on. I usually wear a little mascara and foundation. The mascara I love is L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Mascara. I used it for years and then tried switching. I can’t even remember why I stopped, but I had terrible luck with everything else I tried. The mascara would either smear by the end of the day or be really hard to wash off. Sometimes both problems would be true … how is that even possible? About six months ago, I decided to try Double Extend again. After all the trial and error, I appreciate it so much more. It goes on easily, looks nice, stays put all day and washes off very easily. No fuss makeup is my kind of makeup.”

Coty – Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder

“I have many favorites, but most beauty trends come and go. The one product that has been in my life for years is the Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder. It’s seriously the BEST exfoliator and has made a dramatic improvement to my acne-prone skin. I consider it microdermabrasion in a bottle! I use only 2-3 times per week on cleansed, damp skin. I use a dime size (a little goes a long way, so the bottle can last me a year if I’m lucky!) and add a few drops of water in my palm, then I rub in a circular motion across the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. I pay extra attention to the blackhead zones, and I even exfoliate my lips. Watch out for your eyes when you rinse, as it’s very gritty and can scratch them. If you have dry skin, finish with a few drops of the Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil, which makes your skin feel like a million bucks!”

Kathryn – Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35

“Lately, I find myself fascinated with anti-aging and learning how I can improve my skin. I love that I made a commitment to my skin regimen and that I am protecting my skin as much as I can. My favorite go-to beauty product is the Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35. I love the way it feels on my skin, it’s lightweight and applies like a lotion. It also has a smooth finish which makes it easy to use as my daily foundation. The added bonus – it protects my face from the harsh UV rays. For my quick five minute routine, I first cleanse with the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, pat dry and apply the Daily Correct CC Cream and finish off with the Supergoop! MintFusion Lip Balm SPF 30 on my lips before heading out the door! It’s an effortless routine and works for me!”

JessicaUrban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

“I know I’ve said this before but I will say it again, Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original by Urban Decay is by far my favorite beauty product! It’s so easy to use and it keeps my eyeshadow from melting or creasing. I have oily skin and keeping my eye makeup in place and looking great was short lived until this product. Now I can do my makeup in the morning and my eyes still look awake and put together in the evening, even though in reality, I am ready for bed.”

Your turn! What is your favorite, go-to beauty product?