Must Have Beauty Products

10 Must Have Beauty Products

Hello there, beauties!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We rarely go out anymore on the weekends, but we did get dinner and some drinks on Saturday night!  If you live in Raleigh, you definitely need to get dinner sometime at Crawford & Son.  It was seriously amazing!  I tried octopus for the first time and actually liked it!  It was a really fun night, but I was exhausted yesterday!  This girl is getting too old for late weekend nights!

Today, I am sharing with you the 10 beauty products that are must haves for me!  I have had quite a few of these products for a very long time, and I live by them! If you haven’t tried some of these, I encourage you to test them out and see if you love them as much as I do! 

Beauty favorites


1. Clarisonic

I live by this thing.  I got mine for Christmas a few years ago and have been completely obsessed ever since!  I always heard so much talk about how good they were, but it wasn’t until I tried it for myself that I actually believed it.  I use it every night and cannot go anywhere without it.  Some people use it to take off their makeup, but I prefer to take my makeup off first with my face wash and just a wash cloth.  Then, I use my Clarisonic to get rid of any leftover makeup that I didn’t get.  It’s amazing how much makeup I was still leaving on my skin before I started using this!  My face always feels so soft and clean when I finish using it!  I have pretty sensitive skin, so I use the brush heads for sensitive skin.  It also comes in a miniature version that is perfect for traveling!  

Jack Black lip balm

2. Jack Black Lip Balm

I’ve always been a chapstick kind of girl.  I could never leave the house without it.  I recently started using this Jack Black lip balm, and I’ve become equally obsessed.  This is the only lip balm that I’ve used that I can put on before I go to bed at night, and when I wake up in the morning it’s still on.  I love how moisturized it makes my lips feel.  I really like all of the flavors, but my current fave is Lemon & Shea Butter.

Beauty Blender

3. Beauty Blender

This thing has been a life changer.  I always used to apply my foundation and concealer with my fingers, but I would always have either too much on or not enough in certain spots.  It never looked even.  This beauty blender changed all of that.  I use this thing daily to apply both my foundation and concealer, and my makeup always looks even.  The sponge soaks up any extra makeup that you don’t need on your skin.  It may seem a bit pricy to pay $20 for a simple sponge like this, but I can guarantee you that it is totally worth it.  You can use the same one for a long time, and you can always clean it, too!

IT cosmetics bronzer

4. Anti-Aging Matte Bronzer

I’ve always been a fan of bronzers, and normally I’m not too picky.  I like my bronzers to have a little shimmer to it, and I don’t like them to be too orange.  I’ll admit, this bronzer wasn’t actually a first pick for me, because it doesn’t have the shimmer that I typically love.  However, I was intrigued by the fact that it is packed with anti-aging ingredients and was getting rave reviews for its flawless finish.  After using it the first time, I realized it totally lived up to the hype.  It always blends so naturally with my skin tone, and it gives my face the color it needs!  (I still love a good shimmer, so I’ve been using this pressed highlighter in Champagne Pop on my cheek bones and love it!)

Loreal Mascara Primer

5. Voluminous Lash Primer

This may be my favorite drug store beauty product EVER!  Yes, it’s that good!  I never used to put primer on my lashes before putting on my mascara, but since I’ve started I notice such a difference!  I don’t typically wear this everyday, because it literally makes your eyelashes extreme!  I like to save it for the weekends and when I feel like adding a little something extra!  At only $8.99, you definitely need to add this to your makeup collection!

Urban Decay setting spray

6. Makeup Setting Spray

A makeup setting spray was something I didn’t think I needed until we moved to Raleigh last summer.  It was so ridiculously hot here the first few months, my makeup wouldn’t even last a few hours!  I decided to give this setting spray a try, and I noticed an immediate difference!  My makeup stayed smooth and lasted all day when it was over 90 degrees outside!  Definitely a favorite of mine!

YSL Lipstick

7. YSL Oil-in-Stick Lipstick

I love trying out new lipsticks and lip glosses, so naturally I had to try this YSL Oil-in-Stick Lipstick.  I always like to keep my lips moisturized, and unfortunately they do get dry pretty quickly (probably because I use my lip balm so much!).  So, I have to be careful when choosing lipsticks.  This YSL lipstick goes on so smoothly and keeps my lips hydrated!  I have #44 Nude Lavalliere, and it’s my go to neutral lip stick.  I’m obsessed with this formula, and I wear it all the time!

Urban Decay Naked 2 palette

8. Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette

This is my ride or die eyeshadow palette.  Yes, I know there are other ones, but I always go back to this one!  I love every single one of the shades in this palette, and I love mixing them together!  I have had this one for years, and it’s never let me down!  I will add that recently I’ve been trying this Tartelette Tease palette, and I really like it too!  But, I’ll never stray away from my fave palette for long!

IT cosmetics CC cream

9. CC Cream with SPF 50+

This is hands down the best foundation I have ever used.  I didn’t always wear foundation, but it really helps to even out all of my makeup.  I apply it with my beauty blender as a base for the rest of my makeup.  I love that it has SPF in it, because your skin is probably seeing sunlight more than what you realize!  Now that I’m almost 30 (ahh!), I’ve really tried to take better care of my skin.  I love the anti-aging hydrating serum in this CC cream, and I love how it makes my skin glow!

Urban Decay Naked concealer

10. Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

I’ve never had perfect skin, and I most definitely still don’t.  I’ll always have imperfections and spots that I feel insecure about.  This concealer has been a game changer for my skin!  Just the tiniest bit gives me the coverage that I need to hide those imperfections!  I also use my beauty blender to apply this concealer right after I use my CC cream.  Make sure to get the right shade for your skin tone, and you will LOVE the results!  

If you have any questions about any of the products mentioned in today’s post, make sure to leave a comment below and I will definitely reply back! 

What are some of your must have beauty products?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have such a great week!




  1. Christianne

    These are great beauty haul and would love to try the YSL new shade.
    Xo, Christianne

    1. Amy Michelle

      Thanks so much! I absolutely love that lipstick! It goes on so smoothly!

  2. oh my gosh, I discovered that L’Oreal Voluminous primer about a week ago now and I’ve not put my mascara on without it since! It’s absolutely amazing, I actually don’t need to faff around with falsies anymore!


    1. Amy Michelle

      It’s so great, isn’t it! I am obsessed with it!

  3. These are all great products! I’m obsessed with Urban Decay’s setting spray! I’ve seen the It! CC cream all over instagram I’m dying to try it now!!


    1. Amy Michelle

      Girl, the CC cream is SO good! It took me awhile to give it a try, but I love it so much!

  4. I love these products! I really need to get the makeup setting spray and another beauty blender!

    1. Amy Michelle

      The setting spray is the best! You will love it!

  5. These are all wonderful suggestions. I’d like to try the Clarisonic personally. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Amy Michelle

      I love my Clarisonic! You will love it!

  6. I LOVE hearing others beauty secrets!! It takes me a while to take any plunge in the beauty world…skincare, I’ll spend anything, but makeup, for some reason, I am so much more reserved. I am definitely going to try that chapstick and need to revisit the sponge…still using my fingers. I wanna try that YSL lipstick too, especially if it doesn’t dry the lips!!


    1. Amy Michelle

      So many great items! You will love the beauty blender. I will say it does take a little bit to get used to it! Just make sure to wet it before using it! It has made such a difference for me!

  7. I LOVE the Urban Decay Naked concealer! It’s never creased on me, it really is a game changer. I may have to try out the lash primer, I’ve never done that before! Thanks 🙂

  8. I love the picks you have out here! The photography is incredible! I love love love my Clarisonic!
    xo Debbie |

  9. Haha I feel that way about weekends too! And I LOVE my Clarisonic, I’ll need to try of these few other products out!!

  10. Angelica

    Love the All-nighter Spray!! It smells amazing and really keeps your makeup intact. I really need to get one of those electric face scrubbers. Checking it out!

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