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When someone is doing it well, I want to know where they bought that cute dress, what brand of lipstick they’re wearing, and what they use for such clear skin. I’m always on the lookout to try new things, and I love a good list. I figured there have got to be other people like me out there! I’m happy to do research, but I just love when I go to a blog and they tell me exactly what they use and where their stuff is from! So if you’re a curious cat like me, keep reading, because here are all of my must-haves in one place.

♥ My favorite things, from my life to yours! ♥

taylor dorothy


FOUNDATIONIT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream in shade Light. My in-depth review is here.

CONCEALER:  NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in shade 02 for under-eyes and 03 the rest of my face, NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer (I’m the shade Custard, but I wouldn’t use something so yellow under my eyes), and LA Girl HD Pro Concealer in 02.

POWDER: Rimmel Stay Matte in 004 Sandstorm. (I hardly use this, unless my CC cream is too dewy!)

BRONZER: Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil in Light/Medium.

BLUSH: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amused (bubble gum pink) and Peaceful (peach), NARS Taj Mahal (orange), Too Faced Love Flushed blush in How Deep Is Your Love (warm pink).

HIGHLIGHT: Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone and ABH Mooncild Glow Kit (which my brother got me for my birthday and I LOVE! Amazing fun colors like lavender and blue highlight! 💕)

FACE BRUSHES: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush is what I use for all concealers and foundations. I am in LOVE with that brush. MAC 129 for blush. MAC 168 for contour. Random no-name fluffy brush for bronzer. Ulta contour brush for highlight.

EYE LINERSephora waterproof eye pencil in Black Lace. This is the only eyeliner I’ve EVER found that doesn’t smudge in the upper lash line, and it’s only $10! I strictly use this for tightlining.

EYESHADOW PENCILS– NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk for inner eye highlight or as a base for dull shadows.

EYE SHADOWS: Urban Decay NAKED Palette still (mostly for Half Baked- love a gold), but 99% of the time I use the Lorac Mega Pro 3. Others- Lorac Pro 2. Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette (best drugstore palette ever). NARS Persia. MAC Coppering. Colourpop Supershocked Shadows in Sequin and Game Face.

LIQUID LINERStila Stay All Day in Intense Black. I like this one better than Kat Von D’s!

BRIGHTENINGNYX Faux Whites Eye Brightener in Linen. Best one on the market. It doesn’t budge for hours!! 😍 NYX Eyeshadow base in Pearl, also for inner eye highlight.

BROWSAnastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade in blonde is all I’ve used for years now. I apply it with Essence Cosmetic’s superskinny Eyeliner brush. ABH Clear Brow Gel.

MASCARA– I have two faves currently: It Cosmetics Superhero mascara and Benefit Roller Lash. I use both everyday. Roller Lash is better for lower lashes. I also love Too Faced’s Better than Sex Mascara.

OTHER ESSENTIALS: Tweezerman slanted tweezers, Urban Decay eyeshadow primer, Sephora lash curler, NYX lipliner pencils.


Lipstick: MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo, Russian Red, Cyber, Heroine, Relentlessly Red, Lady Danger. Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick in Lolita and Lovecraft. Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.

KVD Lovecraft is probably my #1 most worn lipstick, followed closely by Ruby Woo.

Lipgloss: Buxom Full On Lip Cream in Dolly (I’m wearing this 99% of the time), or Lancome Juicy Tubes cause I think it’s 2004.

Lip cream: Sephora Matte Lip Creams are the greatest value and product ever ($14!). Get Marvelous Mauve if you don’t have one. Stila Matte Lip cream in Beso is a stay-all-day red.

Lip Balm: I love the untinted Fresh Sugar balms, since they work better than anything else and have SPF. I swear they’re worth that $$$….! I also like Lush lip scrub to soften lips.


Base Coat: I use OPI Nail Envy because it’s also a strengthener, but otherwise I haven’t found a base coat I like!

Top Coat: Seche Vite dries crazy fast and glossy, Seche Vive lasts a little longer. These are really the only two I use lately, and I buy Seche Vite on Amazon for crazy cheap (3 bottles for $10! 😮)

Favorite One Coaters: OPI Kitty White or OPI Fashion A Bow.

Spring Colors: Essie Mint Candy Apple and China Glaze’s Sweet Hook. OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta. OPI Look At My Bow. Essie Blue La La.

Summer Colors: China Glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasy and also China Glaze You Drive Me Coconuts. Essie’s Bikini So Teeny. Orly Flashbulb Fuchsia.

Fall Colors: Any brown, taupe, or beige. Orly Cotton Candy. OPI’s Suzi Loves The Cowboys!

Winter Colors: OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark and OPI I’m Not Really A Waitress. China Glaze Paper Chasing (as an accent).

Pedicure Picks: China Glaze’s You Drive Me Coconuts and Essie’s Hip-Anema (those nice tiny Essie brushes are great for pedicures!).

Polish Remover: Beauty Secrets Acetone is what I swear by (the pink one, not the blue- the 100% pure acetone is harder to work with)

Cuticle Remover: Blue Cross from Sally’s.

Nail Oil: Jojoba oil, California Mango Magic from Sally’s.


Makeup Remover: Garnier Micellar Water (so gentle and works soooo well!!)

Toner: Witch Hazel! Especially the rose petal one by Thayers.

Sunblock: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is my #1 all time!

Face Cream: Cerave moisturizing cream in the tub.

Oils: Vitamin C Serum from Amara Organics.


Hair Brush: The WET HAIR BRUSH!!!! I own three of them, including a travel size one for the car. I won’t brush my hair with anything else. GET ONE!

Hair Dye: I recently went back to the old school box stuff- Loreal Paris Superior Preference. It doesn’t make my scalp itch, and I get a better color than when I was doing it myself at Sally’s.

Dry Shampoo: Batiste dry shampoo is my fave, and I’ve tried at least 10 different kinds.

♡ Thanks for reading!

Do you like any of these products? What are your must haves? You can leave me a comment here or on Instagram! I’m @taylordorothy 😜! And seriously, go get that Wet Hairbrush.

If you have any other questions or requests, just let me know. I hope this helps!

♥ Thanks for stopping by!! ♥



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