It can be so exciting to purchase the latest eyeshadow palette or a stunning new highlighter. But let’s face it. There are some very essential elements of our beauty routine that will just never be exciting to purchase. And these are the items we purchase again and again.
Today the Makeup Wars members are sharing Not So Glamorous Beauty Essentials. The items we can’t live without but often forget to mention.
Nail-Tees – These precision cotton swabs are meant for manicure use but I couldn’t live without them for precision clean up of liquid and gel eyeliner application and other precise touch ups. What I really love these for is an essential tool when applying false lashes. These pointed swabs are very firm so they are perfect for getting in there and separating any lower lashes that sneak into the glue when applying false lashes on clients and they are also perfect for picking off any stray bits of lash glue once it’s dried. You can also apply a bit of lash glue on the tip and spot apply it in areas that may need it. I adore these things!
Shiseido Facial Cotton – Yes these are expensive but they are absolutely worth it! These never leave bits of cotton on your face or fall apart. And they are SO SO soft! I recently tried the Shoppers Drug Mart Quo brand knockoffs of these. They are better than traditional cotton rounds for sure. But not as good as the Shiseido. I am definitely staying loyal to my beloved Shiseido Facial Cottons!
Lansinoh Lanolin – Yes nipple cream. This has been my holy grail lip balm for over 7 years. Trust me. You have to try this! It is also perfect for very dry or chapped skin. When I have a cold (like I do right now) and my nose starts getting so raw, sore, and chapped this works miracles.
Q-Tips Cotton Swabs – I do prefer the brand name version as I find knock-offs either too hard or too fluffy. Q-Tips seem to have the perfect balance of softness while maintaining their shape. Cotton swabs are so essential for cleaning up little mishaps and even blending in a pinch.
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant – Is there anything less glamorous in your beauty routine than deodorant? I have been using exclusively Schmidt’s for over 2 years now and I am so excited to have finally found a natural deodorant that works for me!
What are your favorite non glam beauty essentials. Let me know in the comments!