5 Non-negotiable Style & Beauty Must-Haves

5 Non-negotiable Style & Beauty Must-Haves | She Sweats Diamonds

I don’t know about you, but as I get older, I like to keep things simple. The less complicated, the better. I think that’s why I’ve gravitated towards neutrals when it comes to my wardrobe lately. My beauty must-haves? Same. Less than 10 products is in my makeup bag and I’m a happy camper!

For today’s post, I wanted to share with you five non-negotiable style and beauty must-haves to make getting ready much easier for you!

  1. When it comes to beauty, I really like to keep it simple. Give me some moisturizer, concealer, face powder, liquid eyeliner, blush and a lip color of some kind and I’m set! However, if I have extra time or want to take it up a notch, I’ll add highlighter and eye makeup to enhance my look. One of my beauty-must haves is a neutral eyeshadow palette that can take your look from day to night. I’ll let you in on one of my beauty secrets. When I want a softer look, instead of using a pencil liner and smudging it with my fingers, I just line my lids using the darkest eyeshadow shade. I’ve found this method to be quick and easier to wipe off at the end of the day!
  2. If you’re like me and prefer to wear jewelry minimally, invest in a pair of earrings with a hint of shimmer. Personally, I prefer drop earrings to elevate my look without going overboard. When I attend events, I always get asked where I got my Emmy earrings. I actually designed these myself and it feels great to know I did a good job! You can design your earrings too!
  3. For your shoe game, I highly recommend a pair of neutral heels. Choose a minimal style to get the most wear for your investment. A pair of versatile shoes that are easy to walk in can dress up a casual jeans and tee look, not to mention it will go with everything in your closet. I resisted investing in a pair of neutral heels for a long time thinking I didn’t need them. After putting looks together for my trips, I realized I kept missing a wardrobe staple so I caved and purchased a minimal nude heel. Cost divided by times per wear and I’m happy because they were worth it!
  4. When it comes to a natural makeup look, you can never go wrong with a nude lipstick. A major beauty must-have in my book is a neutral lip color with a blush pink hue. For classier make up looks, I recommend this lipstick, this lipstick in Blankety or this nude lipgloss. Since simple is the name of my makeup game, I picked up this 5-minute makeup set while I was in NYC last weekend. I’ll report back on it soon!
  5. Lastly, I honestly think that fragrance is “the finisher” of an outfit. To me, the fragrance you choose is what you want people to remember you by. Growing up, I remember going shopping with my mom. And her first ever fragrance purchase was Lancôme’s Trésor. She’s only worn three scents that I know of: Elizabeth Arden’s Red DoorLancôme’s Trésor and Lancôme’s Poeme. So when it comes to my signature scent, I want to be selective just like her. I use Aerin’s Amber Musk and my favorite Chanel fragrance I absolutely love. Miu Miu is currently sitting on my dresser and I plan on adding Tom Ford’s Shanghai Lily. No pun intended on the Asian scent. For my next special fragrance, I’m totally eyeing Clive Christian’s No. 1, but it’ll be a long time before I make that kind investment though.

My Michael Kors makeup bag is old, but here’s a makeup bag similar in style and color.

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my style and beauty-must haves. In the meantime, if you need some feedback on any of these products, please let me know!

What are your top style and beauty must-haves?