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August 25, 2019


Erin Schrader

Disclosure: Thank you to Macy’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post. All products were selected, purchased and styled by yours truly!

Sometimes I find myself in the beauty department of a store perusing the aisles, wondering what the heck so many of the things are! Like hi, what’s the difference in BB Cream and CC Cream and do I need either? I should really Google the answers to these questions one of these days, but instead, I choose to rely on my trusty go-to beauty favorites, and just look at the pretty packaging in store and online. It’s the same way I buy my wine- all about the label design.

For one day only [THAT MEANS TODAY – AUGUST 25TH!], Macy’s is having an Ultimate Shopping Day, with 15% off beauty! It’s the perfect time to stock up on your beauty favorites, OR some of the LIY Team’s Beauty favorites! We put together a quick post of each of our must-haves that we’ve found to be game changers! Whether you’re in the market for a new mascara or ready to switch up your lip color for something a little more Fall, we’ve got you and your face covered! Macy’s carries all of the major brands you know and love, like Benefit, Tarte, Urban Decay, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Too Faced and more! I love the convenience of being able to buy both my beauty and fashion items at the same store, and Macy’s has me covered there! Ready to see what the LIY Team’s go-to beauty products are? Let’s get to it!

Erin’s Mascara

The fastest way to go from dead to alive? A few swipes of a trusty ole mascara and BAM, better than ever. I purchased this BADgal BANG! mascara several months ago after a makeup artist recommended it to me. Since using, I’ve had several people ask me if my lashes are real or fake due to the longer than normal lengths they’ve been flaunting. If you’re looking for a mascara that will make those eyes pop, I highly recommend this one!  I would use caution when applying as it can be pretty wet; however, it dries quickly and will last all day long!

Cassidy’s Eye Shadow

Give me all the glitter! I love when my eyeshadow makes a statement but hate when it easily wipes away or sweats off! This shadow must be magic because not only is it long-lasting, the pigment is so rich–one layer and you are good to go! I’m wearing the color Paradise Found! 

Hannah’s Bronzer

Anything that smells and tastes like chocolate and also makes me look tan ranks high on my beauty must haves list! I have been using this bronzer for years and will never change! It goes on so smooth, doesn’t make me look orange, buildable, lightweight [aka not cakey], sensitive to my skin the perfect matte finish! It gives the perfect natural glowy tan look year-round without making it look like you are trying to hard! I’m wearing the Chocolate color! 

Claire’s Brows

Full brows are the new black, am I right? If you’re new to filling your eyebrows in, don’t worry. This is the world’s EASIEST [and quickest] little dynamic duo [I have the Caramel color]. Start at the tail of your brow and lightly feather short strokes inwards. Tip: If you’re a beginner, start lightly [less is more] — you can always add additional strokes as needed. Next, use the brush end to blend and smooth the hair down. Finish and set using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel – I use the clear color for a more natural look!

Erin’s Perfume

After months of hearing LIY readers rave about this perfume, I decided to cave and make the purchase. It turns out that the LIY readers know a thing or two about smelling good. This perfume is so light, refreshing and perfectly floral. I am not typically a big fan of floral scents [think grandma’s house circa 1901] but this one throws all of my preconceived floral notions out the door. No matter the time of the year, this scent is delightful to wear! Wear with caution: You will have people stopping you to let you know you smell good, it’s a common Flowerbomb side effect.

Cassidy’s Lip Color

I love this lip duo for long lasting lip color! By combining the two you get the lip paint/stain effect without your lips feeling dry or cracking! I first apply the Tarte Creamy Lip Paint and then apply Tarte Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint! I’m wearing Namaste in the Creamy Lip Paint and Low Key in the Quick Dry Matte!

Lauren’s Blush

I switched to this blush a few months back [previously was using Nars] and am wishing I switched sooner! I wanted a blush that would go on and actually stay on, rather than disappearing after an hour or two [which is what seemed to be happening with the Nars]. It adds the perfect amount of color without being too over the top to make me look clown-ish. I use the Rosy Red color, which is a true red blush! 

What are your beauty must-haves?


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