Beauty Products I'm Enjoying Right Now

i've been using a couple new beauty products that i've really been enjoying that past couple weeks. when the weather starts warming up, i like to try for more natural, lighter make-up. my skin is usually clearer in the spring and summer, so i don't feel like i need quite as much foundation to achieve the look that i like. i find myself reaching for more tinted balms and sheer lipsticks over highly-pigmented lip colors, too. 
after hearing my sister rave about the Dior Addict Lip Glow in Lilac for literally years, i finally ordered it when i was restocking some of my go-to products, and i have to say, the rumors are true. this lip balm is fantastic. it's moisturizing, goes on so smooth, and adds just the right amount of color. it's beautiful on its own or paired with a more sheer lipstick. it seems to be out of stock everywhere (not surprising), but is definitely worth trying out when it's restocked, if you like tinted balms.
you guys know that i love IT Cosmetics. i currently use their Bye Bye Pores Anti-Aging Powder and Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer. when i heard good reviews about their CC cream, i decided to give it a shot. i first tried the CC+ Cream Illumination because i like a dewy, glowy look. it goes on smooth, provides really good coverage, and helps protect my skin against sun damage, which i love. the Illumination version definitely provides a glow, so if you prefer a flatter foundation, i'd recommend the Your Skin But Better CC Cream. it's the same thing, just without the shimmer. i prefer applying foundation with a brush/beauty blender, so i picked up the Airbrush Blurring Foundation Brush, No. 101 and it works really well with the CC Cream. it cuts my application time by half and reassures me that everything is blended in well. 

i'm mostly excited to use this through the summer because of the coverage it provides and skin protecting elements. it will be perfect for going to the beach or spending the day outside because i can avoid irritating my skin with standard SPF and still feel protected. 
the last (and best) thing that i've tried and love is Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. i was using the Brow Powder Duo, but i don't think it even compares to the Brow Wiz. the brush helps to get your brows all straightened out and where you want them, then you use the ultra-fine pencil to line/fill in, and the brush (again) to create a really natural look. it's precise and easy, which are two things that i like to look for when it comes to my brows. i would highly recommend this one to anyone that has sparse brows that need a little extra help! 

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  1. I jut recently got the Brow Wiz too and LOVE what it does for my brows! I feel so much more put together when i use as opposed to when I don't. I also feel like I can just use undereye concealer, mascara, the brow wiz and a little but of tinted balm and I feel super put together! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It can really make a difference in how you look! Plus, I find it way easier to use than other kinds of brow products.

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  2. I was just thinking the other day how nice your brows looked! What color do you use? Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. So nice, thank you! I use the Medium Brown shade.

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  3. Have you tried the newest Anastasia product with the angled tip? OMG, so amazing! It's totally replaced my Brow Whiz products.

    XO, Jaime | RegallySoled.com

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    1. I haven't, but now I'm intrigued! I'll have to check it out next time I'm at Ulta or Sephora!

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  5. A really good- almost better drugstore dupe for the brow wiz is the l'oreal brow stylist definer. Just thought I'd share!

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  6. Your post makes me so excited for spring and summer and warmer weather. LOL. And I hadn't heard that the Dior Addict Lip Glow now comes in a Lilac shade, that one sounds beautiful!

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  7. At first glance the L'oreal Brow Stylist Definer seems to be an excellent dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz, but I find it much less pigmented. It doesn't apply color as effortlessly as the Brow Wiz.

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  8. I am LOVING the ABH triangular brow pencil. It is amazing!! BEST brow pencil I've ever used! The triangular shape makes it so easy to fill in the the sparse areas on the inner and outer parts of my brow. If you like the brow wiz, trust me, you'll love the angled pencil!

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    1. So good to know - since you're the second one to recommend, I have to check it out!

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  9. LOVE all of this! Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo, Julia
    www.littlepieceofchic.com

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  10. I use organic products as my skin is too sensitive. If these products are good for sensitive skin then I would love to buy them. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Picked up the IT CC cream today when u was at Ulta after hearing you talk about it with Kate in your sister scope! Tried it when I got home & it's AWESOME! (I need to get a good brush, so I just used my fingers for now.) Thanks for recommending.👍🏻

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  12. I am a fashion designer but summer is here and it is very important with your outfit style to keep your skin safe and glowing. I am also a regular user of cc+ and I really love my skin and have a confidence to look stunning with my beaded clutch bags.

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  13. I am using natural products for my skin like Dermology skin care. I would love to buy them and saw how much effective these are. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  14. Have you tried the newest Lifecell anti aging skin care product with the angled tip? Its really very effective in eliminating all signs of aging! It's totally replaced my older products.

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