If we’re being totally honest, I’ve never really gotten the hang of makeup. Yes, I’ve gone to beauty stores and even corner stores and indulged in the occasional lipstick or eyeshadow, but there was really no rhyme or reason. It was erratic and unplanned and I literally had no clue what I was doing.
Over the past year or so, I’ve actually had a change of heart and have come to love makeup and beauty products. I love watching tutorials on how to contour (although I never get it “quite” right) or scrolling through Pinterest to see if I’m a winter/summer/spring/fall. I’m a summer, by the way.
And as I became more interested, I also started to take a hard look at my makeup bag. What was once filled with vibrant palettes and dewy foundations now felt muted and most importantly dated.
I make a decision to upgrade a few things in my bag, not only for my skin’s health but my sanity.
And good thing I decided to. Did you know that we should be replacing certain items in our makeup bags every few months?
Every item in your makeup bag has an expiration date, whether it is foundation at two years or mascara at six months. Many don’t realize there are expiration dates on makeup products and have foundation or mascara that should be immediately replaced with new products to prevent bacteria growth. YIKES.
If that’s not enough for you to leap out of your chair and refresh your makeup bag, I don’t know what will.
So, in an order to add a little spring into my skincare step, I decided to get some foundational pieces at Macy’s.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater: It’s literally the bees knees. Whether spritzed for a hydrating boost or a midday pick-me-up, this spray helps revive my dehydrated skin.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: Everyone needs a good mascara and this is the ultimate lengthening and volumizing mascara!
Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel: This eyebrow gel creates natural-looking volume and honestly is one of my go-to’s. I’m obsessed with how full they look after!
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme: This is a day-and-night-use serum for lips that appear full and pouty from your very first application! And even better? It’s natural!
IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream Moisturizer: This quick absorbing cream immediately immerses skin in moisture, enhances the look of firmness and helps reduce the look of pores and discoloration. It’s one of my favorites to apply morning and night!
Smile Direct Club LED accelerator light: My teeth have been feeling a little dull so I’m SO excited to try this from SDC! It uses LED light technology dentists use to make your smile even whiter!
If you’re looking to get a makeup refresh like I am, check it out at Macy’s hundreds of amazing beauty items today!