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Finding the best moisturizer, concealer, or the latest eyeliner trend can be hard sometimes. I know I’m constantly looking up the best new skincare product or asking you girls what the best self-tanner is. But it’s so hard finding a credible source or discovering a place that has everything at once. Like, I can’t just look up GRWM on TikTok and expect to find all the answers right away- I’d probably have to spend five hours watching videos and creating spreadsheets.
So for our second group article, I asked you, girls, to put together your “get ready with me” essentials (which you submitted through either Instagram or Twitter). This way, we will have a collective spot to discuss the products we love, and all the suggestions and common products will be right here!
And in case you missed it, check out our first group article, “Our It-Girl Essentials,” for our favorite items overall.
“first of all i can say credits to my dermatologist. she is the best. most of the stuff on my skin care is from her🥰
morning: so i start with the ducray clenser it’s really good and not too harsh i use that mostly at night cause honestly i am kinda lasy to do it in the morning, but i do use it in the mornings when i have time, after that i follow with the ducray moisturiser. love. love. love. they i go in with the blue ice balls. i got mine from ice ice baby they are 50€ my dermatologist recommended me these but there are probably some more affordable ones, then a must in the morning is the melem!! so i actually got this from croatia cause i am actually croatian so idk if u can find it anywhere else i saw it on amazon but its much more expensive than it is in croatia but its like really good for ur lips
night: so at night i always use my ducray clenser cause i want to take all the oils and creams off my face and then i follow with the same moisturiser i use in the mornings, after that i go in with the clienzo gel, this gel is my saver i had really bad crystal acne and my dermatologist didnt want to put me on accurate at first and gave me this gel and my skin is clean like glass (i can send u before and after results if u need it but it’s really the best) the only problem is u need a prescription for this one😕 so thats it with my night routine
than i have stuff i dont use on a daily basis: for example the la roche posay is amazing for pimples. it works soo good. i just use if i have like one pimple and its gone overnight, than the paulas choice exfoliate is one of my faves i use it 1-2 times a week and i am in love(dont overuse it tho!!) so the pixi eyepatches are my fave eyepatches cause honestly they are around 20€ and work pretty good (i dont use them really often though, they were also a rec from my dermatologist) the last thing is the merz spezial. THE BEST! honestly the best face mask evaaa. its german tho so idk if all the american girlies can get it😔, but if u can gooo. its only 2€ and my dermatologist recommended it to me and i am obsessed i use it once a week and u have the smoothest skin evaaaa
ok so makeup:
i start with mixing the bronzi drops with my moisturiser. so honestly this things are SOO HARD to get but my amazing momma was obsessed with drunk elephant since 2013 so she got these things right when they came out before they went viral, so i am very thankful to that, thanks to her we always have a 45% sale, cause she is constantly shopping there. so after that i go with the rosi drops. the bronzi and rosi do have ingredients that clog ur pores tho, but my dermatologist told me its not too bad and u should just always clense it off before going to bed(obviously!!) after that i go in with the lighter nars concealer under my eyes and on red spots and being an alix earle girly i use a darker concealer and contour with it. also the nars concealer is amazing and my dermatologist said its one of not many concealers that DOES NOT clog ur pores😍
thats a win win situation there. also i just noticed that i forgot to put my lash curler on the pic but its the catrice one, really amazing, then i go with the roller lash mascara it really is amazing. last 2 things is the the lip liner i use the buxtom kind of pink/brown one and go around my lips and then i use the clarins lipgloss in shade 5 i think”
“I try to use my ice roller as often as I can when I wake up, it just feels like I have my life together those days. And some days I’ll use some dry shampoo (Batiste Brunette Dry Shampoo) to give my hair the texture and volume I like, it’s important that I do that before I wash my face because I don’t want it on my skin, it’ll clog pores. Next I cleanse and I’m on my first bottle of The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Cleanser and so far I have no complaints. Although, I do want to try the Oat Cleansing Balm our It Girl Sky recommended next! And after face wash I apply moisturizer (CeraVe Daily) and SPF (Elta MD SPF 40).
I’m on the hunt for new daily moisturizers and SPFs though because I feel like the ones I’m using aren’t giving. And after all that to smell super good I use the Beija Flor Elasti-Cream all over and the Glossier You perfume. And if I have the extra time in the morning I’ll use my go to products: Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Flip, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Benefit Gimme Brow+ Tinted Eyebrow Gel, and Elf Liquid Glitter in Disco (I’ll always love a sparkly lid). These are my go to not because I love them so much but because they’re so easy to use.
My life has been so busy right now I haven’t explored my routine basics as much as I want to. I want to stop using dry shampoo, a better moisturizer and spf, and just overall better makeup products too. I want to be able to cherish my morning routine so I’m so excited to see what the rest of the TIGG girls shared!”
“So this is what I made, and I use most of this everyday. As you probably can see I am all about following trends and I am a huge beauty freak. But i also love a good dupe. So my board is kind of a mix of both. For makeup I love my nars concealer. It has light coverage which I love for a more natural look and doesn’t crease, so it’s a must have in my routine. I also love my milk bronzer in the shade baked that I have been using since sixth grade. Another trend I have jumped on is the rare beauty blush, and I am OBSESSED!! The shade I use is encourage and I think it is the perfect, more natural shade. But a dupe I love love love is the maybelline perfector! It is the perfect dupe for the very expensive Charlotte tilbury flawless filter so that is another must have!! And then I finish of my makeup with curling my lashes and using my favourite mascara-bad gal bang by maybelline. It is truly the best mascara I have ever tried! I also love my glossier boy brow in clear.
But the most important thing before makeup is of course skincare! And my favourite skincare brand by far is glossier. Which you can probably see in my picture. But I always start off by washing my face with just water and then serum. I use the drunk elephant b-hydra serum which hydrates so much and I love it. I then take my moisturiser which is the khiels ultra facial cream (couldn’t find a good picture). And I mix my moisturiser with the drunk elephant d-bronzi drops. These are obviously another trendy item but I love it and would recommend it to anyone! They add such a nice natural glowy tan. For some extra glow I use the futuredew oil serum from glossier, which is another must have in my routine.
And lastly I use the milk makeup cooling stick to de-puff my under eyes. The last step in my whole morning is of course some sprays of the sol de janiro 62 spray, gisou hair oil and then I choose between my lemon sorbet laneige lip sleeping mask or one of my glossier balm dotcoms. My favourite flavours are mint, mango, rose and lavender. And then I also love to use my rose quartz facial roller and my rose quartz gua sha.
These are some of my it-girl must haves! Love, Agnes❤️🩹❤️🩹”
“As you might be able to tell from the products above, I’m a very skincare-obsessed person. My everyday makeup look focuses on highlighting my natural features, and I don’t really like to spend much time getting ready in the morning (every minute of sleep counts). I start off by cleansing my face with the Tatcha Rice Wash. I love how soft it makes my skin and it also feels really nice when you’re using it. Next i apply a bit of the Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner.
I’ve been using this toner for several months now and it’s really helped with the brightness and texture of my skin! After that I’ll sometimes use my microneedle roller before applying a couple pumps of the Rhode Peptide Glazing Fluid. Then I’ll apply some sunscreen to my face and neck, and then I’m ready for makeup! I start off by applying some of the Kosas Revealer Concealer under my eyes and I’ll blend it in with either my fingers or a concealer brush. After that I brush up my brows with the Glossier brow gel. My brows are naturally pretty full, so a bit of tinted gel is really all I need.
Once I’m done with that, I apply some Rare Beauty cream blush with my fingers. I used to not like wearing too much blush, but not I can’t go without it! After blush I’ll put a bit of the Rare Beauty Liquid Luminizer (I like the shade “Mesmerize”) on the back of my hand and use a brush to mix it with another pump of the Rhode Peptide Glazing Fluid. Once it’s mixed, I apply it to my nose and cheekbones.
Next, I curl my lashes and apply the Ilia Fullest Volumizing Mascara. I love that this mascara never gets clumpy, so you can apply several layers until you get the look that you want. It also has Arginine and Provitamin B5 in it, which keep your lashes healthy. Lastly, I apply either some Chanel Rouge Coco Flash lipstick, which is super hydrating and creamy, or Dior lip oil to my lips (or both). And that’s it!”
“One of the most important things a girl can have is a reliable makeup routine. When you look your best, you feel your best; these products will give you the confidence of a supermodel. I start my makeup routine by applying a good base. Spf is a vital part of any makeup look. Currently, I’m using the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen. This specific sunscreen leaves no white cast on your face and of course, provides tons of sun protection. To achieve the rest of my dewy, natural base I use Kosas concealer, the Milk Makeup Bronzer Stick, Benefit Hula Bronzer, and a liquid blush(I alternate between NARS and Charlotte Tilbury). Eyes are the next step in my routine. One thing about me is that I love a dramatic lash. You will never see me leave the house without a couple coats of Maybelline Lash Sensational! I also love to apply a bit of the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the shade “cottage cheese” to the inner corner of my eyes. This step may seem extra, but you won’t regret it. The light shimmer really makes your eyes pop! As for eyebrows, I don’t do much other than lightly filling them in with the NYX Micro Eyebrow Pencil. Simple & easy eyebrows do the trick and are the best look for me. Finally, it is time to apply a lip product. My go-to at the moment is the Too Faced Lip Injection plumping gloss, but I also really like the iconic Dior Lip Oil. In my opinion, a glossy lip is so much more appealing and attractive than a matte lipstick. I highly recommend every single one of these fantastic products and I hope that you found something worth trying out!”
“as an it girl in her first year of college, my top priorities are definitely saving both time and money. i am nothing if not a drugstore girlie, so most if not all of my makeup/skincare/shower products can be found at your local cvs, walgreens, what have you. the maybelline instant age rewind concealer has been my holy grail since middle school and has saved my life after many a late night. my daily look has actually become pretty minimal (save for the occasional red lip or touch of glitter if i’m feeling fancy) as of late to allow for as much beauty rest as possible before my morning classes, so i actually do most of my “getting ready” the night before. i use my favorite shea moisture intensive hydration hair masque once a week, and i love to sleep with a heartless curl hair scarf for a quick shake-and-go style that requires little to no maintenance. since i don’t tend to wear foundation on a day-to-day basis, keeping my skin clear and hydrated is a must. i recently discovered that trader joe’s actually has a ton of super affordable skincare products that have absolutely transformed my routine (my favs are the hyaluronic serum and rose water toner)! and of course, who is an it girl without her signature scent and staple jewelry? i’ve been super into warm, vanilla-based fragrances for the fall and winter months so ‘jazz club’ by maison margiela and ‘eilish’ by billie eilish are my current go-to’s. i also would never be caught dead without my gold angel number necklace, mini hoops, and signature wine red manicure well intact. after that i just throw on the fit for the day, grab my canvas tote, and i’m ready to go!”
“as a busy, yet pretty uni student who’s always on the go, i keep my skincare routine simple yet top tier! i started my morning with la roche posay vitamin c & i use two moisturisers for the harsh winter in russia: la roche posay toleriane cremé & cicaplast baume. and of course spf, i love bioré uv aqua rich! if there’s extra time i would do a 5 min gua sha massage to reduce face puffiness in the morning. next on to makeup, the most important step is to curl my lashes. pro tip: heat it up for a perfect curl! i’m a fan of japanese brand cezanne & swear by their mascara: keep curl base. it separates & lifts my lashes so perfectly & i would coat it with sky high mascara or sometimes i’ll only wear the base because its already tinted. i also love cezanne cheek stick for my daily blusher, its vv easy to apply & give me natural, rosy glow to my face. for lips, i love essence volume lip gloss that also works as lip plumper & their lip liner. essence lip ranges are my faves always: super affordable & v amazing. i’ll top it off with dior lip oil in #01 pink. last yet most important part: fragrance! i love smelling like vanilla & cashmere in cold weather so my fave is philosophy fresh cream warm cashmere. i would layer it with their shower cream & the body shop vanilla body butter: there you go! finally i would get out of my room to the metro station while listening to busy,yet pretty podcast. xx”
WOW GIRLFRIENDS, after seeing these all together, I just wanted to note how much I love you girls! The TIGG girls are truly the best community ever and I love seeing all these it girls coming together. Also I love reading all of your suggestions, I have so many new products I need to try out now! Love you besties xxx
As for my personal GRWM Essentials, you can find them below in the Product Links!
*also quick side note: feel free to chat with each other in the comments or comment your fav products if you didn’t submit something but still want to share your favs!
aaaa so exciting to see my submission in here! everyone has such great taste <3
YESSS! it turned out soo good!