Updating and cleaning out my wardrobe has inspired me to go through, well, pretty much every thing I own. I'm very specific about what I like and how I like things to be and when it comes to make up and skin care, I am not any different. I tend to stick to what I know and love and since we're all being honest here, I've used the same brands and products for years. The only down side to doing so is that products tend to no longer exist and then you have to hunt down the most similar thing on the market. Only using cruelty free products is a must for me and since all brands aren't vegan or at least cruelty free it can be quite the challenge.
Skin care wise I use the Body Shop's Aloe Vera collection. Both day cream and night cream. Face wash from Neutrogena, which at least says that it's dermalogically tested on the product itself. I use the Micellar Cleansing Water make up remover from Garniér using cotton pads and for lips I use a lip balm from Forever Living. I go through these lip balms like no other and they smell like a dream. I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Products from Make Up Store, NARS, Isadora, Urban Decay and Too Faced end up in my make up bag. I recently got a new one and its made from a grey velvet material and the inside is grey with tiny polka dots in a material that can be wiped clean if needed. Practical isn't it? I found it in a store called Grandma's a couple of weeks ago and it's one of my favorite places to go to when I'm on the hunt for interior things. (I then looked the other way as my mom bought it for me as a birthday gift).
I decided to throw away old products and gave away what I didn't use anymore. Which resulted in my mom having adopted three new lipsticks and a brand new blush. What's your favorite make up product? ♥