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Beauty 4 months ago

If I could only buy one...

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Part of my job as a content creator involves me trying out TONS of different products – especially beauty products. Brands reach out and want me to try out their new foundation or someone launched a new vitamin C serum etc. I love basically being a human guinea pig and trying out tons of different beauty products + reporting back to you guys to let you know what i loved and what i didn’t.

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Since I DO get to try out SO many products though…today I thought it would be fun to narrow down like my cream of the crop, the best of the best, my holy grail items. I had the idea to do this type of blog post when we went on our trip last week to Colorado, because I told myself…”okay, I can only bring one foundation. which one is it gonna be?” same goes for mascara, vitamin c serum etc! So, you guys know I have TONS of beauty brands that I love and use on a regular basis, but today I wanted to share a few of my “If I could only buy ONE” favorites with y’all!

if i could only have one: beauty edition

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shampoo / conditioner

y’all know how much I love Oribe products – I’ve been a die hard fan of their products since 2014. The alchemy shampoo + conditioner below has become my holy grail this year.

This shampoo has been a game changer in getting my hair to grow healthy and long. It's a strengthening shampoo that prevents breakage and increases hair elasticity to restore weak, fragile, and brittle hair.

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Similar to the shampoo above! A strengthening conditioner that prevents breakage, increases hair elasticity, and provides lightweight hydration to restore weak to restore weak, fragile, and brittle hair. I love that this conditioner doesn't weigh my hair down or make it feel greasy but has made it so healthy and soft!

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foundation

9 times out of 10 when i travel...this is the foundation i bring with me. i love that it has SPF in it, it's full coverage, and lasts ALL day without ever getting greasy! i've been wearing this foundation for probably 4 years now and it's always the one I keep coming back to! i love that it's full coverage but still looks very natural!

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vitamin c serum

i have a few vitamin c serums i love but i think this one is probably my #1. it provides antioxidant protection from UV damage, defends against premature aging of skin, while encouraging collagen production and boosting effectiveness of SPF. basically you're killing like 3 birds with one stone and it's crazy effective. it's also very hydrating and i've noticed my skin is so much more bright + even from using this consistently.

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face wash

no surprise here! this has been my holy grail face wash for years now and one i will never stray from. most face washes i feel like aren't crazy effective or important but this one actually exfoliates + brightens your skin while removing dirt and impurities and does not dry your skin out! I use this morning and night every single day. ALSO just fyi - my revision promo right now is: spend $135, receive a free trial size DEJ Face Cream with code LKS3

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setting powder

i use a setting powder every single time i do my makeup - to set my under eye concealer or to apply anywhere where i'm lookin a little too shiny haha. this one by kosas is a new-ish product for me to try but probably my new favorite setting powder. it prevents my under eye concealer from getting creasy and also helps it to last all day. it smooths + brightens and goes on flawlessly!

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face SPF

SPF is the last step of my skincare routine every single morning and I've been wearing this one by skin pharm for about a year now and LOVE it. i love that it has a very slight tint to it, giving your skin just a tiny bit of coverage and glow. it's also so lightweight and lays perfectly underneath makeup. it also has ingredients in it like niacinamide and hyaluronic acid in it which will help to brighten + plump your skin!

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brow product

if i could only buy one brow product, it would probably be this one because you can use it with OR without a brow pencil and you can create so many different eyebrow 'looks' with it haha. you can go full on laminated look, or just do a little fluff + volume. and your brows STAY ALL DAY with this wax!

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mascara

okay this one was really tricky because i have several mascaras i love + use on a regular basis. but if i could only buy ONE i think it'd be this one by rare beauty. it makes your lashes SO long, doesn't clump, and doesn't smear! anytime i wear this mascara i get so many compliments on my lashes! i think this mascara really lengthens them like no other mascara does IMO!

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Okay your turn! Share some of your holy grail “if I could only buy one” beauty products below! If you’ve tried any of these out, let me know if you agree with my rating on them! Thanks for reading!

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xo Lauren

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