As we enter the cold season, I’d like to share with you all my December essentials. These are products/items I have for everyday usage! Whether I’m going on a trip, getting ready for class, or taking a mini shopping trip.. I’ll always have these babies on.
Japonesque Color Liquid Light | $28
This liquid highlighter does wonders for your skin. I use it when its one of those days where I don’t want to put on a full face, but still want some glow. You can pick this up at Ulta Beauty! I like it because it blends well with my skin and foundation, and keeps it hydrated as well as shimmery. Also, its not greasy on the skin.
Benefit Cosmetics ”They’re Real!” Lengthening Mascara | $24
The holy grail of mascaras. This purchase was off impulse and has changed my mascara game ever since! I wear it literally every day, with or without makeup. It doesn’t form clumps on my eyelashes and it you don’t need to apply a lot for your eye lashes to pop out. Find it at Ulta Beauty.
Apple Watch Series 2 33mm | $250+
I’m not going anywhere without my Apple Watch on! Lots of people say its a pointless purchase, but I love being able to look and reply to my messages and even get notifications without looking at my phone. It’s handy for me, being a college student. It keeps me focused and away from my phone during class time!
Forever 21 Cable Knit Pom Pom Beanie | $5
Perfect for the winter, fall, and a bad hair day. I’ve worn this hat almost every day since it’s gotten colder and I don’t feel bad about it! I believe the pom pom beanies are cute and in style as well. I’d suggest getting a white and black one. Neutral colored accessories during the colder seasons are a necessity.
Maybelline Shine Shot Lip Topcoat | $5
Hands down the best clear gloss I’ve ever bought! It’s definitely worth upgrading from the clear gloss at the hair store that is super sticky and somehow starts drooping out after a few weeks of using it. I’m always down for a glossy lip because its perfect for when you don’t want to wear makeup! I use this to put over a matte lipstick or pair it with a lip liner as well. It’s very versatile and definitely an everyday essential.
Fenty Beauty Killawat Freestyle Highlighter | $34
I got this highlighter in the shades Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule. These shimmers are very coppery, which goes well with my medium to dark skin tone. I also love it because it’s very glitzy and is very light weight, as to the Trophy Wife which is very heavy and only has one shade of shimmer.
All of these items are ones I cannot go through a regular winter or fall day without! The beauty products I listed are amazing because a little of it will go a long way. Fenty Beauty, Benefit Cosmetics, and Maybelline are great cosmetic lines for women of color, along with some others. What are your November essentials?