CELIA ROMANO

Got Makeup? My Favorite Products of 2023 Thus Far

While music is my primary passion, fashion and beauty have always been hobbies of mine. I recently have been on the hunt for the perfect beauty routine for this summer. Just like everyone else on this planet, I am just trying to master the “no makeup” makeup look. I just placed a pretty heavy order on Sephora and tried all of the products. Here are my noteworthy items that I think everyone needs (buckle up, it’s a lot) :

Every product is linked at the bottom of the page

1. Patrick Ta Major Headlines Double-Take Creme & Powder Blush (shade ‘She’s Blushing) and the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Blush Brush


THIS. BLUSH. The shade name says it all. The creme side of the palette has a hinged plastic cover to protect the product, and is great alone, but even better with the powder on top. It’s glowy but not shimmery and is the perfect summer shade. This with the Rare Beauty brush is unbeatable. Guaranteed to get compliments.

2. Saie Glowy Super Gel in Sunglow

This product is very similar to the Drunk Elephant Bronzing Drops but better. It’s glowy, naturally-bronzing, and perfect to mix with concealer, foundation, tinted moisturizer, you name it. Worth the hype.

3. Saie Big Buffing Bronzer Brush

I am a brush girl through and through; I truly believe paying a little more for a good quality brush can make a humongous difference in product application. This brush proves that. I tried the Kosas Glowy Warmth Baked Bronzer with a normal bronzing brush and it looked horrid. I blended it with this Saie brush to fix the mess, and it cleaned that sh*t up. AMAZING brush.


4. Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

If you get anything from this list, GET THIS. This thing makes your face look like porcelain. It feels like butter but isn’t greasy, sets itself, and blurs your face to a scary measure. I put it on before I put any makeup on and it makes everything SEAMLESS. Yummy skin is correct.

5. Kosas Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer and Hourglass Concealer Brush


I’m gonna give a shoutout to the matching foundation to the Kosas concealer because I just got it and love it just as much. The concealer is a good lightweight concealer and I will probably take it to the grave. Same with this Hourglass brush. She’s pricey but SO good. 

6. ONE/SIZE On ‘Til Dawn Mattifying Waterproof Setting Spray and ONE/SIZE Ultimate Blurring Setting Powder

These two are a force to reckon with. I don’t think the Zodiac Killer could remove this makeup after using these products if he tried. She is LOCKED INNNN HONEY. 

7. REFY Tinted Brow Gel, REFY Brow Sculpt and Shape, REFY 

REFY has been my favorite makeup brand (along with MERIT) for months now. My infatuation began with the double ended brush and their lipgloss, which are insanely good. The brush is my dream brush. Both sides are amazing for cream or powder and I love how big the handle is, making it easier to maneuver. Their brow products are another thing, though. My eyebrows will not move even if a bomb went off after using both the sculpt and tinted brow gel. Not to mention their package is so sleek and classic. I heart REFY!!

7. Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump in Poppy and Lawless Forget the Filler LipGloss in Juicy Watermelon

If you want juicy plump summer lips, buy these. That is all I will say. You’re welcome. 


LINKS TO PRODUCTS:

Lawless: https://www.sephora.com/product/P468175

Tarte: https://www.sephora.com/product/tarte-maracuja-juicy-lip-plump-P482750?

ONE/SIZE Spray: https://www.sephora.com/product/P476719

ONE/SIZE Powder: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/P466144

REFY Brow Sculpt: https://www.sephora.com/product/P473120

REFY Brow Tint: https://www.sephora.com/product/P505347

REFY duo brush: https://www.sephora.com/product/refy-beauty-duo-face-brush-P475605?

Kosas Concealer: https://www.sephora.com/product/P456151

Kosas Foundation: https://www.sephora.com/product/kosas-revealer-skin-improving-foundation-spf25-with-hyaluronic-acid-niacinamide-P481396

Kosas Bronzer: https://www.sephora.com/product/the-sun-show-glowy-warmth-talc-free-baked-bronzer-P457455?

Saie Brush: https://www.sephora.com/product/saie-the-big-buffing-bronzer-brush-P473327

Saie Glowy Gel: https://www.sephora.com/product/P468206?skuId=2414035

Rare Beauty Brush: https://www.sephora.com/product/P479342

Hourglass Concealer Brush: https://www.sephora.com/product/P454744

Patrick Ta Blush: https://www.sephora.com/product/P458747?skuId=2568665

Danessa Myricks Balm: https://www.sephora.com/product/danessa-myricks-beauty-yummy-skin-blurring-balm-powder-P484039?


All images are sourced from www.sephora.com

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