Monique Valeris of home and design blog Decor Musings always has fantastic suggestions for how to spruce up your domestic space, but she’s also an avid beauty fan with a keen eye for products. Just in time for the seasonal revamping of our makeup bags, Monique told us the must-haves that are on her vanity now.
I’m such a sucker for beauty products. I can spend hours in Sephora or even my local Duane Reade in search of the perfect perfume, lip gloss or whatever else I’m after at the moment. Here are the products that I love right now:
Urban Decay Perversion Matte Eyeshadow: This is my top pick for a night on the town. Couple it with your favorite black eyeliner and you’ll look fab in an instant.
Tarte LipSurgence Tint in Spirited: If I want just a hint of color—plus some moisture—I grab this because it never fails to get the job done. You can also apply it a few times if you want the color to look more intense like lipstick.
Lavanilla Vanilla Lavender Deodorant: I’ve always been drawn to lavender-scented beauty products and this is no different. It smells fresh and keeps perspiration under control all day long. I seriously can never go without this.
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara: To me, mascara is everything, so when I find a good one I stick with it. I’m not a fan of mascara that clumps easily and takes a million coats to give your lashes a full look. Thankfully, this one from Benefit passes my test.
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer: This concealer is so good that I honestly don’t miss using foundation. Dab it under your eyes to fool people into thinking that you enjoyed a full eight hours of sleep.
Need some home design inspiration? Here are Monique’s easy tips for weaving personal touches into your decor.