Tag Archives: beauty products

Two Beauty Products We Swear By

Katie and I obviously look very different (she’s fair, I’m swarthy), and we also have different approaches to products and makeup.  Katie tends to be dry, and barely ever washes her face, whereas my pores produce more barrels of oil per day than Prudhoe Bay.  On a recent visit Katie packed no beauty products other than her hairbrush, knowing that she could use my stuff if the rare urge to wear makeup struck her (and also knowing that I don’t use a hair brush).  Me?  I don’t go to the grocery store without makeup on my face and tweezers in my purse (you never know when you’ll find an errant eyebrow or worse).

Despite our differences, there are two products we both use all the time, and that work equally well for both of us.  Here they are:

  1.  Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose

Subtle but buildable color in a non-stinky, non-sticky formula.  As Katie says, “your lips, only better.”

Red House West || Three Products We Swear By

2.  Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm

This magical potion only comes in two colors, but seems to work for lots of complexions–Katie and I both use the lighter of the two colors.  It gives decent, natural looking coverage, is never cakey, and blends without effort.  Plus it has SPF 45.  It’s not exactly a bargain, but one tube lasts forever (especially if you’re Katie, who I think has had literally one tube for the past 2 years).

Red House West || Three Products We Swear By

What are your beauty staples?