From the CURowd: All-time Favorite Beauty Products (+ WHY!)

TGIF, friends! SO stoked to bring you another CURowd roundup today, with all of YOUR all-time favorite beauty products. (Past CURowd roundups included easy recipes for your week, Bible verses for strength, + fall date ideas!). This is one of my personal fave buddening series on the blog, since it brings you right in on the action and connects people to each other besides just being me. Because who likes talking to themself? 😉 Since there’s been a bit more beauty content happening here this past month, I got to thinking – it would be SO cool/helpful/interesting to know all of YOUR favorite products instead of just always sharing my own. We all have different skin types, eye shapes, you name it, so what works for me may very well not work for you – and vice versa.

The biggest key here: I tried to only include responses that had a WHY attached to them (versus just “Maybelline lipstick!”, for example), so that we could be as helpful as possible to each other in seeing a need of yours echoed in another reader’s sentiments about a product. Hoping you find a new favorite from a fellow CUR reader!

Fair warning: brace yo’ wallet, girlfriend. There are so many GREAT products that you guys recommended…my Ulta + Sephora online carts are to the brim right about now. Oops. It’s fine, we’re fine. It’s Friday. #TreatYoSelf. 😉

From the CURowd: All Time Favorite Beauty Products (+ WHY!)

Sunday Riley Genes Lactic Acid treatment! It’s like a treatment and a serum and a moisturizer in one. I have really dry skin but also get breakouts PLUS I have a really low tolerance to things on my face. This goes on smooth, sinks in so you can’t even fellt it, and works its magic while you sleep. It’s the only thing I wear at night! I love that it’s an all-in-one and I totally noticed my skin looking brighter and clearer. – Heather

New for me but def a fave – Tula’s facial cleanser! It melts your makeup off and smells so good! – Karen [Erica’s note: my Tula code is COMINGUPROSES to get 20% off your order!]

Highlight and Blush right now: The Balm MaryLouManizer and any Physicians Formula Butter Blush! – Taylor

It Cosmetics CC+ Cream – it’s got SPF and goes on super light with great coverage. I use it instead of foundation! – Amra

Mac Fix+. It’s such a good primer for BEFORE my makeup; it smooths everything out and makes my makeup adhere to my skin! And THEN it’s a great finishing spray because my makeup doesn’t go ANYWHERE all day. I just found that I didn’t get that good of a quality of priming and finishing with Urban Decay’s Up All Night. – Lettie

Tula!!!! It has literally transformed my skin! It’s so smooth, so bright, and so clear! – Cassie

Hourglass foundation stick. It’s great for traveling, a little goes a long way, and it’s great for dry skin, too! – Ali

Mary Kay Microdermabrasian and Pore Minimizer. The Microdermabrasian reduces the appearance of fine lines and immediately refines skin’s texture as it removes surface dead skin cells and buildup from pores. It also has the same key exfoliating ingredient used by many dermatologists, at a fraction of the price. The Pore Minimizer goes a step beyond the skin texture to tighten the look of the pores. With the pores clearing out and the dead skin cells gone, you’re working towards healthy-looking skin, while leaving it feeling smooth and energized! – Valittie

Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Moisturizer! SMELLS SOOOOO GOOD!!!!! – Oksana

Benefit Roller Lash Eye liner. The formula stays in place well and doesn’t smudge! Also, some felt tip eyeliners get caught on your skin and don’t give you a nice straight line, but this one does. – Christine

Clinique Pepstart Eye Cream! Kills dark under eye circles, so it’s a must for any mom! – Jordyn

The Cover FX Gripping primer!!!! It is straight magic! I have normal to oily skin and no matter how good the foundation I use is, from the drugstore to high-end, it always breaks apart in my T-zone and comes off on my cheeks and chin like halfway through the day. But when I use this primer, my makeup stays on literally all day. I took grad pictures in 80 degree weather and my foundation stayed on through out the whole three-hour shoot and through the whole rest of the day! – Ruth

NYX Butter Lipstick. I am super picky about how lipstick feels and this feels lighter than most. – Gwen

Tarte concealer! It works wonders. And my Elf Lashes! – Kimberly

Bliss Drench & Quench moisturizer! I use it on my face 2x a day – it’s great for combo skin. – Meredith

I have been loving the L’Oreal Elvive Rapid Repair Mask for the shower. I love it because first, reasonably priced, so love that! Second, it makes my hair feel so soft and silky. It’s a little treat I look forward to when I wash my hair! – Kelsey

Arbonne mascara! It’s toxin free, so I feel guilt-free using it. – Samantha

Tarte Shape Tape! I love how it gives me enough coverage, but also is so natural. – Skyla

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter – it gives such a pretty glow! – Amber

Shape Tape!! I lovelovelove it because it covers my dark circles and dark spots completely. Concealer has always been my beauty product I couldn’t live without, but Shape Tape kicks it up 1,000 notches. I feel like it’s an amazing product that lasts all day and just generally never fails me! I’ve tried tons of other brands and none of them could provide the coverage I need on my olive skin tone for undereye circles. – Sandra

Bioessence eye serum and the Porefessional Primer really works – I have sensitive dry skin! – Whitney

Better Than Sex mascara gives amazing length and doesn’t clump. Also Lash Boost!  – Beth

It Cosmetics CC+ cream – I love it because it’s so easy to use and and stays all day! Doesn’t feel heavy at all. – Jessica

Holika Holika Easy & Lazy All in One. It’s my favorite because I really love healthy skin, but at the same time I’m lazy – haha! I don’t have tons of products for a skincare routine. I don’t need to put on makeup sometimes – just All in One + sunscreen and I’m ready to go. I love it! – Itzelt

CLEANSE by @livecrude. Essential oil blend for moisture + oil cleanse (A+ for rosacea!) – Jenny

Kopari Coconut melt. Its super moisturizing and multi-purposed; you can use it in place of a lotion, hair mask, make up remover, etc, and it’s all-natural! The scent isn’t overwhelming which I love, too. – Whitney

Annabelle Instaglam Kajal eyeliner. It’s a nice big crayon that glides on soooo smoothly and stays on all day – obsessed. I wear it every day! – Sagan

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer makes my eyeshadow stay all day! – Brittany

Have to have my SkinMedica retinol! I love it because the line offers progressive options – 0.25, 0.5, and 1. I use 1 – the strongest. You can work your way up as to not irritate your skin. And in general, it’s less irritating than other prescription retinol. It’s made my skin smoother and softer, helped diminish some of my age/color spots, and helps with leeping my skin clear. Always wear sunscreen, too! – Angela

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder! If you have oily, dry, combo skin, it’s perfect. I love it! – Kristen

Nivia products for hair and body – it’s affordable for this mommy of 9 children! – Milagros

It Cosmetics CC+ Cream and Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil! The gel sets your brows all day without being crunchy and the pencil is so creamy! – Tara

Becca Backlight Priming filter…SO GLOWY SO FRESH! – Nicole

Better Than Sex mascara is a life saver – it’s so so good!  – Julia

What’s your all-time favorite beauty product?

Let us know – and let us know if you try anyone else’s favorites from above! What should the next CURowd roundup be???

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