fave products // charlotte tilbury magic cream

As a model in the fashion industry, I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with some amazing makeup artists over the last several years. Charlotte Tilbury is one of the greats- from backstage at shows to on set at editorial shoots, her passion and skill really shine through. I was so excited when she came out with her own line of products, many of which she had been developing for years! Us models were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at some of those products during fashion week. Charlotte’s Magic Cream was one of of her biggest hits, and I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on a jar once it was officially released. Just look how fluffy and cloud-like it is! This baby is loaded with patented hydrating and youth-boosting ingredients that magically transform the look of tired, dull skin. In-demand hyaluronic acid provides ample moisture, while rosehip oil, camelia oil & vitamin E promote youthful, glowing skin. Fine lines and wrinkles don’t stand a chance thanks to the fancy-sounding BioNymph Peptide Complex, which supports natural collagen production and cell energy while fighting those pesky free radicals. I love to slather on a thick layer post cleanser and serum- it’s so soft and supple! Even better is that it’s free of harsh, irritating ingredients like sodium laureth sulfate and parabens, making it great for those with sensitive skin. If you’re in the market for a high quality dream cream, I highly recommend checking out the Magic Cream stat.

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fave products // w3ll people nudist lip butter

{GIVEAWAY ALERT- READ ON!} On a day to day basis, I tend to wear pretty neutral lip colors. Of course, every once in a while or for a fun night out, I love a bright red lip, but for the most part, I keep it pretty simple. The most important factor for me when choosing a lipstick, gloss, or balm, is that it’s hydrating and nourishing. Something that keeps my lips from becoming dry and crackly is key in my book, and bonus points if it comes in pretty shades as well. W3ll People Nudist Lip Butter checks off all these boxes, and goes on super smooth. I love that they call it “the vegan love child of a lip stick and lip balm”, because honestly that description could not be more accurate. The organic omega oils and aloe help calm stressed lips, and leave them feeling soothed and supple! It’s my go-to lip choice when I mainly want some nourishing hydration, but wouldn’t mind a subtle pop of color as well. The nude shade is great for everyday, but I also love the cherry shade for something a little brighter. I find the lip butters to be a bit buildable, so adding a few extra coats can give you a more dramatic look. If you prefer no color at all, I suggest the natural shade for a simple, buttery finish. For added brilliance or to create a bit more of a statement look, top your lip butter with a swipe or two of the W3ll People Bio Extreme Lipgloss, and you’ll be set for a night out! As always with W3ll People products, everything is formulated without the potentially harmful artificial chemicals that are found in most conventional makeup products, so you can feel good about supporting this brand!

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For all my readers, as a thank you for your support this year, I’m hosting a giveaway with W3ll People! Comment on my latest Instagram post for a chance to win a $150 W3ll People gift card! Perfect for stocking up on all your fave products, or some last minute holiday gifts! All you have to do is:

1) follow @b_maren on Instagram

2) follow @w3llpeople on Instagram

3) comment on my post with the product you most want to try!

Winner announced December 17th!

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fave products // w3ll people narcissist foundation cream

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Considering the fact that our skin absorbs 80% of what we put on it, I'd say it's pretty important to know the quality of ingredients in our skincare products. W3ll People uses none of the artificial chemicals that can be so harmful to our complexions, but instead only 100% natural ingredients that deliver flawless coverage and soothing protection. Enter W3ll People Narcissist Foundation, a creamy formula that melts instantly into the skin, giving it a fresh, healthy glow. I find it works great at balancing my skin tone while diminishing the appearance of imperfections, and I love its weightless, satiny finish. Not to mention, the stick design makes it easy to toss in your bag for on-the-go application. You can use it simply as a spot treatment and to cover redness, or over the entire face, creating buildable coverage as needed. I can safely say Narcissist is one of my fave new go-to's in my makeup bag, and I definitely recommend you try it out for yourself!

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fave products // lilah b. multipurpose makeup palettes

Y'all know I'm a sucker for clean beauty. Meaning skincare and makeup brands that are made from natural ingredients, with no crazy chemicals or fragrances. Lilah b. is just that, and their goal is to make beauty simple by offering a minimalistic collection of multi-purpose products that give you a finished look with less. I mean, couldn't practically everyone benefit from a movement to declutter, minimalize, and simplify? I know I could! You'll find ingredients like coconut oil, aloe vera, and agar in their products, which work to soothe and hydrate the skin while adding any coverage or color you may want. Their palettes come in beautiful, sleek and modern stone compacts, and are an ideal addition for those looking to streamline their morning routine!

Lilah b.'s All You Need Discovery Set really is all you need to give you a simple, but beautiful look thanks to their three multi-tasking best-sellers. I'm not typically one to wear foundation, but The Flawless Finish Foundation is more of a silky, weightless powder that doesn't feel heavy or leave you with that caked-on makeup look. Although it's buildable for those seeking more coverage, it still gives my skin that naturally luminous glow I crave. It also comes in a variety of shades, so there's something for every skin tone. The Palette Perfection Eye Quad in b.stunning is the perfect combination of neutral shades, giving you multiple options for eye looks whether you're looking for something more natural or more dramatic. I even like using it as a bronzer or contour if I want a little more golden glow! The Divine Duo Lip & Cheek palette in b.lovely is great for adding a little pop of color to your look. It's creamy, but with a matte finish, so it won't leave you looking too shiny. I found the blendable color to also be super long-lasting, which is key. Thanks to lilah b., you really can be more, with less!


fave products // w3ll people nudist multi-use powder duo

Truth be told, I rarely mix up my blush. I've used NARS Orgasm forever, and why fix what ain't broke, am I right? However, lately I've been exploring more natural, non-toxic skincare and makeup alternatives, and I'm really loving the products by W3ll People. I recently started using this Nudist Multi-Use Powder Duo, and one of the best things about it is its versatility. You'll find both the Nude Blush and a Nude Glow shades in this palette, and while you can use the darker to sculpt and the lighter to highlight your cheekbones, you can also mix them together for an easy, but radiant flush of color. I like that the duo gives me that healthy summer glow, without being too shimmery. Plus, you can use it as an eyeshadow as well! Multipurpose products are key for jet-setters like me- the less stuff to pack the better! If you prefer a cream blush, I also recommend trying out the Nudist Multi-Use Color Duo for lips, cheeks & eyes! Same subtle glow, but with a satiny, creamy finish :)

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fave products // glossier cloud paint blush

For most of my makeup-wearing life, I've tended to use powder blush. I think just because it was the most easily accessible type of blush on the market, but nowadays, it seems the options are endless! Enter Glossier Cloud Paint. This cream blush is literally one of the easiest products to apply- just dab it on with your fingers! I like to use a combination of two (Haze & Beam), and blend them together a bit. You could even choose a darker color for more of a contour, while using a lighter color as a highlighter. Cloud Paint's sheer and buildable gel-cream formula is inspired by gradient pink New York City sunsets, so there are several beautiful shades that work for all sorts of skin tones. I love that it gives me a healthy, subtle hue (which can be more-so if you desire!), and creates that perfect flushed glow on my cheeks! Plus it has collagen to help plump the skin, which is just an extra fun bonus. A little goes a long way, so each little tube should last you a while. I think now I need to add the other two shades (Haze & Puff) to my collection, and play around with all four :) Glossier is one of my fave go-to makeup brands- read my other posts about them here and here! Perhaps I need to try out some of their skincare products as well? Off to research!