Kendra Stanton loves to test beauty products for her blog, Citizens of Beauty. She joined us today to reveal her current favorite must-haves.
Shadow Shields - As a makeup artist, one thing that can be extremely annoying is when you get fallout from your eyeshadow. But I don’t need to worry about that anymore because the Shadow Shields allow me apply my shadows mess free! This is a wonderful tool for the everyday girl who wants a pro look without actually being a professional. I love these!
$9.99 at Shadowshields.com but will be coming to your local one stop shop very soon for around $5.99!
Crown Brushes - I was introduced to Crown Brushes last year when I had the opportunity to learn a few tricks from an L.A based Celebrity Makeup artist who was up for an Emmy! I am saying that because she knows what she is talking about when it comes to tools. She said they are like and better than M.A.C and about a million times cheaper.
They range in price from $2.00 to around $15.00, but everyone you know will think you spent around $30.00 or more per brush. You can find these exclusively online at crownbrush.com.
Goody’s Simple Styles Spin Pin - Now this might be the most genius invention for hair I have ever found! As a mom with a very busy 2 year old, sometimes I don’t have time to spend 20 minutes on my hair, and that’s where this lovely little gadget comes in to play. All you have to do is twist your hair up like you are doing a bun, or side bun like I love to do, and then twist it through your hair. You will look fabulous in seconds. You can find these at any one stop shop in the hair accessories area.
Face Stockholm Makeup Products - I have had the opportunity to get to know only a few of these products, as there are a plethora of products to try. But the items I have tried I fell in love with and have used in my makeup kit for about a year now. I love the color correctors, Blue corrector and Red corrector, because just about every client I work on requires some correction. They also work great under a HD camera, so they are undetectable when someone looks at you. I also am a huge fan of the Crème Blush, the colors are to die for and they glide on your skin beautifully. These can be found at Facestockholm.com.
$22.00 and $25.00
La Roche Posey Effaclar Serum - This is an exciting product because it not only helps the women who might be struggling with acne, but it also helps with fine lines and wrinkles. I have been using this as I am concerned about the on-set of fine lines (I know I am only 28…but I am paranoid) and also because I used to have major acne and still get serious congestion around my jaw area. I saw great improvement in that area as well as a tightening of my pores since -- this has glycolic in it. It’s hard to find something to recommend to a women who might have more mature skin but is also experiencing acne, well this will be her new friend! You can find this at http://www.laroche-posay.us and find a store near you.
Goody’s Wave Creator Curling Iron - Sometimes I am baffled at how awesome a hair pro can curl someone hair. Well, now I can do this at home with this easy to use curling iron tool. It has a small clip that you clip the end of your hair into and then just twist up. It’s very easy to use, plus it heats up in 30 seconds! This can be found at any one stop shop.
Got2B Dry Oil Hair Taming Mist - Even if you have fine hair, you can still get frizz. I like this product because I can easily spray it on damp hair and not worry about it weighing down my hair like other taming products do. This can be found at any one stop shop.
Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer - This is by far one of my favorite concealer’s. It does such a great job of concealing blemishes and dark circles, all while not creasing, looking heaving and sliding down your skin in seconds. It’s also in a tube so it’s easy to throw in a purse for touch ups later. This can be found at online or at a makeup and beauty store.