Refreshing my Beauty Routine…

Style me Lauren

Blush | Eyebrow Gel | Eyebrow Pencil | Loose Setting Powder


Blush, color Incandescent Electra


NYC Brow Pencil in Ash Brown

This is one side of it, the other side is below!image


EyeLiner Pencil in Carbon Black 

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New Essie Gel Polish Step 1, color Fairy Tailor . Step 2 is the top coat!


L’Oreal Eyelassh Primer (So good!) 


L’Oreal Eyelassh Mascara side 


Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder (for after foundation)

Becca Highlighter in Opal (highlights above cheekbones)


Anastasia Clear Brow Gel


Loose Setting Powder

image I recently purchased some new beauty products and wanted to review them for you. It can be challenging to know which beauty products to try, and which to avoid when the market is so saturated with both good and bad products!

Four of these products are from the drug store, which is great because they are affordable and easy to access. The others are from Sephora and Nordstrom – both of which are really easy to shop online!

Let’s get down to the products…

First up…

HourGlass Blush // INCANDESCENT ELECTRA – The best blush I’ve found in so long!! The color is so beautiful, and shimery- I absolutely love it! I’ve had this for 2 months probably and have used it every day. The funny thing is though it doesn’t even look l

NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker // CARBON BLACK – I got this product on a whim. I’ve been using the same Bobbi Brown eyeliner for the past 10 years and love it, but was looking for more of a defined sleeker look. I think that could be achieved with the Bobbi Brown with a thinner brush, but I wanted something super defined.

This pen was at first tricky for me to get the hang of because I’m SO not used to using a pen like this. After the first 5-10 tries, I started reaching for it every day. The pen itself is really soft which makes it easy to apply. It stays on all day which I love, and doesn’t smudge. This is a major plus for me!

NYX Micro Brow Pencil // ASH BROWN– I’m going to be honest and say at first I wasn’t sold on this product. I was worried the crayon end was too hard and wasn’t easy to apply. However, I kept using it and I realized that I just didn’t really know what I was doing. If you lightly apply the crayon end to your eyebrows and create a defining line and fill it in, this product works beautifully. I’ve never used an eyebrow crayon/pencil before, but have truly noticed a difference in my overall make up look by adding a little hint of color to my brows. I recommend this product because it’s not overwhelming and you can gradually add color.

L’Oreal Voluminous Superstar Mascara // BLACK NOIR – this is not a new product but I wanted to share how much I continue to love this product. Coming from someone who used to only buy Bobbi Brown, Clinique or Chanel mascara, I highly recommend this drugstore product. I love that it comes with the primer in the same applicator and I love the coverage it gives my lashes. It also never flakes which is huge for me!

Anastasia Clear Brow Gel – As I mentioned above, I’ve never really done anything with my eyebrows besides get them shaped and brushing them. This brow gel changed my game! It’s amazing the difference when your brows stay in place all day! I love applying this after using the brow pencil! I would highly recommend this product.

Becca Cosmetics // Opal – I use this highlighter above my blush line to highlight my cheekbones. I also use it to elongate my nose, and right above the top of my lip to create a pouty effect. I love to use this highlighter as my eyeshadow base and then use my bronzer as my accent color. It creates a simple yet glowing day time eye that is super warming and beautiful.

Essie Gel Polish // Color + Top Coat – Essie just sent a whole box to me and they’re FABULOUS! I have been wanting to try an at home gel other than the Sally Hansen product I’ve previously tried and loved. But being an Essie + OPI girl from the beginning, I was thrilled when I opened up the package and saw at home gel! So fun! Make sure you buy both the color and top coat!