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11 Beauty Products We’re Simply Obsessed With at MCO

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Beauty and skincare products are an investment not only in your skin health, but your mental health too. Because when you look good, you feel good. And we all know the health benefits that feeling good brings. But finding the right beauty products that actually do what they’re supposed to can be challenging. Though every person and skin type is different, here are the beauty products that the team at My Chic Obsession thinks actually work. Let’s just say that we’re a little obsessed!

foundation and concealer

Milani Conceal + Perfect foundation might be a drugstore foundation, but it is just as good as the high-end products. It makes my pores look smaller and my skin matte! Plus, I love the sweet scent. I always get a lot of compliments when I use it.
-Temwa, Lifestyle Writer

mascara

This mascara for my top lashes and this mascara for my bottom lashes make me look pulled together in very little time.
Katherine, Beauty Writer

elf concealer

Just like almost every girl on the planet, I’m a big fan of Tarte’s Shape Tape concealer. What I’m not a fan of is the price. 😛 This ELF concealer is a great dupe and a fraction of the cost! I’ve gone through three tubes already and just bought my fourth! I’ve used both the regular 16HR and the Hydrating option – they’re both great! I have really oily skin so I prefer the 16HR, but the hydrating is really nice in the cold, winter months. 
-Tirzah, Admin Specialist

stretch concealer

This concealer not only looks natural, but it gives a dewy finish too- thanks to the avocado & jojoba oil. It’s buildable, so it’s perfect for the “no makeup” makeup look because you can decide the coverage. Plus, the jar lasts forever.
-Carolyn, Founder & Editor

mascara

This mascara blew up on TikTok and curiosity got the best of me. The people weren’t lying when they said this stuff is amazing. I have fairly long lashes to begin with, but this mascara provides so much length and volume! It washes off really well too, which is an added bonus. I don’t need to scrub it off at the end of the night. 
-Tirzah, Admin Specialist

press on nails

I am a press-on nail type of girl. I hate going to the nail salon (or just the salon in general) because I always have to wait for hours for it to be my turn. I love that I can get salon-quality nails in just a few minutes with Marmalade press-on nails.
-Temwa, lifestyle writer

tanning drops

Even having a darker skin tone, I love these self-tanning drops for many reasons. One, I’m getting older and starting to become more mindful of sun tanning and skin protection. Knowing that I have these drops takes off the pressure of feeling like I need to sun tan. Two, I love that I can get a natural-looking glow in just a few hours! Three, it’s so easy to use because you can mix it with whatever moisturizer you already use.
-Carolyn, Founder & Editor

fenty lip gloss

If I ever need a quick pick me up, I’m grabbing this lip gloss (followed by my must-have moisturizer).
-Katherine, Beauty Writer

makeup palette

I don’t wear a full face of makeup every day, but when I do, I’ve been gravitating towards this eye shadow palette lately. It’s a great, affordable alternative to the Urban Decay Naked palettes as it has plenty of neutral shades, some matte and some shimmery. It’s pretty long-lasting too. It stays in place all day and I haven’t had any creasing issues – and like I said before, I have really oily skin!
-Tirzah, Admin Specialist

lipstick

 I love Colourpop matte red lipstick. It is not like other matte lipsticks that dehydrate the lips. It is comfortable to wear and the color is very pigmented.
-Temwa, Lifestyle Writer

eyebrow gel

Thicker brows are in now (not like I totally care because I have what I have ha), and if you’re a fellow “thick brow” girl like me, then you’ll love this brow gel. I’m not about the super groomed and tweezed brow life (though no shame to those that are), so I love swiping this on to fill in the sparse patches, add some volume, and groom. It gives a very natural and filled-in look.
-Carolyn, Founder & Editor

Discovering beauty products you love is the first step to creating the right makeup routine. Keep reading for how you can look (and feel) put together in 5 minutes or less!

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.