5 current hair favorites




Ouai Finishing Creme: My new holy grail hair styling product. The Ouai line smells amazing but even if it didn’t, I’d be hooked on this finishing creme for all that it does: smooths frizz, adds a little sheen, creates that elusive “effortless” texture.

Living Proof No Frizz Oil: I don’t wash my hair everyday so I love products that will help revive my hairstyle. This oil nourishes dry, damaged hair and smooths away frizz that comes with second-day hair. I use half a pump run it through the mid-lengths to ends.

T3 Singlepass Luxe: I typically style my hair with a little wave or curl but always use a straightener. This one is amazing because it heats up quickly to one of five settings (I use the third), is so lightweight and fits my rose gold obsession. The edges are curved which makes it easy to create natural-looking waves. I hold it vertically pointing up and take one section of hair starting a few inches from my scalp, twist the iron, alternating sections away from and towards my face, and drag it down, leaving about an inch or two out at the end.

Bumble and bumble Dryspun Finish: This adds serious volume and texture to dry hair. I’ll use it occasionally after I’ve curled my hair to mess it up a little or a few days in if it’s falling flat. I like that it goes on translucent and doesn’t make hair look teased or knotty. A little goes a long way so start with just a few sprays at the roots and mid-lengths, then fluff it up with your fingers.

Inova Spray & Shine: The perfect finishing spray for those who don’t like the feel of hairspray (moi). A quick mist of this super fine spray just smooths and adds shine, making second or third-day hair look fresh again.

modern renaissance palette


It was this YouTube tutorial that convinced me I needed Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Modern Renaissance Palette in my collection. It has fourteen of the most beautiful warm-toned eyeshadows that are so perfect for fall. My everyday look with this palette has been a mix of Raw Sienna and Burnt Orange in the crease, pop of Antique Bronze on the lid and Primavera in the inner corner. The eyeshadows have very soft, pigmented formulas and it comes with a surprisingly good dual-ended brush — because honestly, how often do you keep the included brush?! Despite owning more eyeshadow palettes than one person could ever need, I’m so happy I tracked this one down.

the makeup sponge that replaced my beautyblender


The first time I used a beautyblender, I hadn’t done my research. I used it dry to sort of smear around my foundation and couldn’t fathom why these expensive little sponges were such a cult favorite. A few months (and many YouTube videos) later, I dug it out, wet the sponge and haven’t looked back since. I’ve tried a few beautyblender dupes here and there but nothing ever came close until I tried Wander Beauty’s wander cushion. It’s more dense that other sponges so it won’t soak up any product, extremely soft and has a flat side meant for your face or body and a pointed side for concealer around the eyes and nose. Bonus — it doesn’t need to be replaced every few months and it’s so easy to clean. I use the baby shampoo that I use to clean my makeup brushes and it rinses so clean that it looks new again. Whether you’re a beautyblender addict or makeup sponge novice, I highly recommend giving this one a try!