I swear I’m not dramatic, but without these products, my life is in shambles, the world is collapsing, and communism is taking over.
Check out my 10 “without this I will die of the plague” products – most of which are drugstore!
1. Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturizer
I’ve used this stuff for almost a year now, and I can’t get enough! It’s got salicylic acid to keep my skin under control, and it’s light weight enough to wear during the day time. It absorbs quickly (perfect for makeup!) and leaves my skin feeling some love.
2. Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation
I just keep coming back. It gives me the perfect amount of coverage while staying build-able, and it actually matches me perfectly, whereas with most foundations even the lightest shade is too dark. I can’t get enough of this one.
3. Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes
These are a godsend. While lots of makeup wipes leave my skin feeling irritated, this one leaves me feeling fresh and clean and, most importantly, not in pain.
4. The Original Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
everything about this is flawless: pigmentation, shades, blend-ability, smell. I’ve used this almost every single day since I got it and it’s going strong. I’ve hit pan on almost everything, but this will always be my #1 eye palette – day or night.
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit
My boyfriend got me this for Christmas this past year, and it has been a game changer. The white shade makes any of the other, more golden shades (which would normally be a no-go for my pale skin) more suitable to my skin tone. Plus, any shades that I can’t really use on my cheekbones make for killer eyeshadows, so its multi purpose.
6. Hand Cream by Bath and Body Works
Winter in Canada. ‘Nuff said.
7. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
Everyone and their mother raves about this, and for good reason. It seriously deep cleans the skin without being too harsh!
8. Pixi By Petra Makeup Fixing Mist
Obsessed. This stuff is so refreshing, smells phenomenal, and helps to get rid of any powdery cakeyness that happens when you’re me and you wear a ton of makeup. Next I want to try the Glow Mist!
9. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
I’ve always been a huuuuuuge fan of Maybelline mascaras, but this one is my favourite. It gives me a ton of volume and lift without ever getting clumpy or annoying. Sometimes I can skip falsies with this stuff!
10. Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment
It has such a gross name and tastes kinda like medicine, but this is hands down the best lip balm I’ve ever used. It gives SERIOUS moisture and even leaves your lips feeling more plump!
(side note: it’s really weird that there’s no Blistex Instagram page for the USA or Canada… Just saying.)
*all opinions are my own and none of these companies asked me to post anything about them – I just genuinely love them all!