How do you know when a product is really, really good? When you buy it again and again. These are the products I find myself purchasing on repeat, and I think you’ll love them, too.
L’OREAL VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE MASCARA
Let’s start this list off with a drugstore favorite, which happens to be my number-one most repurchased beauty item. A jack of all trades, this mascara is ultra black, super volumizing and gives amazing length. It’s available in various shades of black and brown and in a waterproof formula, which I use in my professional makeup kit. ($10.99)
OLAPLEX BOND MAINTENANCE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
These products saved my hair! If you have dry, highlighted or over-processed hair, you need Olaplex in your life. This rich combo helps repair and maintain bonds in the hair while restoring moisture and reducing breakage. Paired with a leave-in conditioner treatment, my hair has come back from the dead. No more ripping through tangles! ($28)
MORPHE CONTINUOUS SETTING MIST
Need more moisture in your skin? Want to prevent caking and fading? Look no further. What sets this spray apart is its micro-fine aerosol mist. This can be used at the end of your makeup routine to help meld all of your powders together, leaving you with a fresh-faced glow while prolonging the wear of your makeup. ($16)
DR. BRANDT SKINCARE PORES NO MORE PORE PURIFYING CLEANSER
If you battle with oiliness, acne or large pores like many of us, consider trying this cleanser. Formulated with salicylic acid, tea tree oil and white willow bark extract, this cleanser gently exfoliates for a smoother, clearer complexion. Results will vary from person to person, but I was happy to find that after a couple months, my clogged pores and under-the-skin texture improved dramatically, and my adult acne flare-ups are now a rarity. (drbrandtskincare.com, $36)
Cox is a freelance makeup artist on the Mississippi Gulf Coast specializing in on-location wedding and special events makeup. Contact her or learn more at facebook.com/CrissyCoxMUA.