Since I get a lot of questions about my go-to products, I decided to feature several products I cannot live without. I think every woman should have her own classic items that make her feel comfortable and will enhance her appearance. Today, I decided to feature my sunscreen, my under eye cream, my mascara, and my eye shadow.
Sunscreen is my must have daily product. This EltaMD sheer, paraben-free sunscreen is amazing. It’s very light and doesn’t feel heavy on my face. It’s got a high zinc oxide content, which helps keep your skin safe from ultraviolet radiation without clogging your pores. I put on a quarter size amount of this on my face, neck, and chest after I wash my face in order to keep it a habit.
→ Buy the EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46, $25.21, at amazon.com.
I love Neocutis for my nighttime ritual. This under eye cream will reveal its true colors after 6 weeks as you begin to see the difference in under eye rejuvenation. It also helps reduce dark under eye circles and helps reduce wrinkles by keeping that area moisturized with the right ingredients. A little bit of this product goes a long way, so use sparingly.
→ Buy the Neocutis Lumiere Bio-Restorative Eye Cream, $90.00, at skinstore.com.
Since I am very picky with my mascaras, I must have two different kinds with me at all times. Although my favorite mascaras vary in price, together they are a powerhouse. I just love L’Oreal’s Voluminous and Dior’s Diorshow Black Out. If you want dramatic lashes, then I would purchase these as soon as you can. They give you bold, elongated lashes by creating length and thickening lashes.
→ Buy the L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara, $8.49, at drugstore.com.
→ Buy the Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara, $25.00, at sephora.com.
I love playing up my eyes with shimmery, sandy eye shadows because the colors go with an everyday look, and you can easily apply eyeliner and amplify the colors if you need. Plus the earth tones won’t look too heavy, like a drag queen. I like to keep it clean and simple looking. My go-to eye shadow is a Sephora.
The Baked Eye Shadow Trios are the best. I love the Sunray (Warm Neutral) and the Natural Light (Neutral Matte) trios. Sunray is my weekend go-to and Natural Light is my go-to during the week look. If you want to dramatize the appearance of the colors, then use a slightly wet brush when you apply it.
→ Buy the Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Sunray, $19.00, at sephora.com.
→ Buy the Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Natural Light, $19.00, at sephora.com.
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny San Diego, California, where she's a Realtor with Apprize Realty, Inc., specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.