There was a time in my adult life when my beauty routine meant I’d wash my face if I worked out, and sunscreen.

That. Is. All.

Age, maturity, and a really annoying stint with adult acne made me change my foolish, dirty-faced ways.

I still have a pretty basic regimen consisting of wash, moisturize, sunscreen, foundation, blush, mascara, and gloss; however, it is a regimen, and it works for me most of the time.

But, like any wannabe fresh faced lady desperate to look 10 years younger than she is, I’m always on the hunt for good stuff.

I reached out to lady friends all over to get some of their favorites, and here’s what we came up with!

Real Women Share: The 21 Beauty Products Women Love

Real Women Share: 21 Beauty Products Women Love

Facial Care

Naobay Oxygenating Cream. Absorbs fast and smells yum. – Adryon Montgomery

DermaDoctor Wrinkle Revenge. Because I love it. –Stephanie Lurito

Philosophy Face Wash. -Katie Sluiter

Dove Sensitive Skin Bar Soap. It doesn’t dry your face out like everything else. Bonus: no strong, perfume-y scent! –Liza Hawkins

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream. –Chelsea Evans

Make-up

Tarte Blush. I love the way it goes on light and natural, like I’m actually blushing! –Amanda

Naked Palette. –Ashleigh Evans

Physicians Formula Bronzer Strips. I use sunset strip color, applied with a kabuki brush. – Ashley Chin

Urban Decay Lip Balm. –Jodi Jackson

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder. It gets my eyebrows right every morning. I use it fill in my eyebrows, because unfortunately I was not blessed in that department. –Ebony

LORAC Eyeliner. –Mandy Losa-King

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Makes me go from exhausted to well rested in moments. –Julia Lombardi Hunter

Tarte Lip Pencil. They are uhmazebaalls –Bethany Sobraske

Avon Glittersticks Eyeliner. They last a long time since they self sharpen and just keep going and going. –Amanda Bidlack Stand

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming Makeup. It gives me the lightweight coverage that I want, and it doesn’t have my skin looking oily at the end of the day. –Ebony

Lipstick Queen Lipstick. A tube of Lipstick Queen lipstick. I love the stuff! It really does whiten your teeth. (A little.) –Lenda-rhea Grimes

Hair

Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm. I’m not one to flippantly toss around the phrase Holy Grail. But #HolyGrail for real! Takes away my dry hair issues due to my relaxer. –Yolanda Allen

Big Sexy Hair Powder PlayI am obsessed! – Krista Scarlett

Pureology Shampoo & Conditioner. –Jessica Cody Corb

Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Moroccan Argan Styling Oil. Makes my hair soft and luscious. –Jen

Dove Quench Absolute Ultra Nourishing Creme Serum. Leaves my curls soft and lightweight. It smells like happiness, too. –Amanda

 

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