How many beauty products do you need?

I asked myself this question the other day and wondered.  I started to make a list of my “must haves” and “indulgences.”

Must Haves:

  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Hydroquinone
  • Eye cream
  • Wonder Woman Serum (I’m getting older…)
  • Moisturizer
  • SPF (You should use EVERDAY)
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Mascara
  • Bronzer
  • Lip Balm

Indulgences: (for others – not me)

  • Eye Shadow (minimum of 3)
  • Eye liner
  • Illuminator (cheeks, eyebrow bone)
  • Blush
  • Lip Liner
  • Lip Stick
  • Gloss
  • Skin Elixir
Sephora shopping spree!


I went to Sephora the other night and picked up a couple necessities (see pic).  I understand these might be indulgences for others, but not me.  Once you get used to a regimen, it becomes second nature, and “my way” of course is not your way; however, occasionally I like to travel down other people’s highway.

Whatever your regimen may be, the only thing I must impress upon you is SPF (everyday).  Use it right after your moisturizer (even if your moisturizer has a standard SPF 15 in it).  You might think you look great today, but I can guarantee you, you will not look great in the near future without the use of SPF!

The products I just can’t live without: (not in any particular order)

  1. Lancome LaBase Pro (makeup primer)
  2. Bobbi Brown Foundation (long-wear even finish spf 15)
  3. Diorshow Maximizer (lash plumping serum)
  4. Lancome Mascara (Hypnose)
  5. Caudalie (beauty elixir)-LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
  6. Naked eye shadow palette
  7. Sexy Mother Pucker (lip gloss)
  8. Clinique (quickliner for eyes)

That’s a lot of products!  The key is to use whatever you want.  Just make sure you look “natural” walking out the door (not as if you are auditioning for the circus).

I would love to hear back from you guys.  Tell me what products you love, hate, and can’t live without.  Tell me what you think about “looks.”

Is there such a thing as a “natural beauty?” Are looks skin-deep? If you answered yes to both of those questions, remember that everyone is a natural beauty, because looks are skin deep.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

xo, jo


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