Wondering what I’m currently using and wearing? Everything is right here. (List is updated as things change, and please check the bottom of this page for discount codes!)
You can find my top picks of 2020 here!
My most frequently asked question has nothing to do with clean beauty…it’s my jewelry. #gofigure I am a 14k gold loyalist through and through and very rarely switch up my jewelry – I shower, swim, and do everything in these pieces.
I layer these three necklaces daily:
I made lots of changes with my haircut and hair care routine in 2020 – namely cutting lots of layers in a subtle shag shape and texturizing my bangs to emphasize my natural waves. Since then, I haven’t found it necessary to use a blow dryer at all, although I still use a styling iron around my face if needed.
However, you can find my complete pre-2020 hair routine + curling iron tutorial here.
Andalou Naturals Sunflower & Citrus Brilliant Shine Shampoo
Andalou Naturals Sunflower & Citrus Brilliant Shine Conditioner
EVOLVh SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner
EVOLVh Ultra Repair Reconstructing Masque
How I Style My Hair:
1. Wash, condition, and towel dry
2. Comb through with a wide-toothed comb
3. Work one pump of Hairstory Hair Balm throughout my hair and air dry
4. Style my bangs, which either means letting them go wild and wavy or smoothing them a bit with my styling iron
5. When my hair is almost dry, I spritz Hairstory Undressed Texturizing Spray all over to add some more texture and dimension. This spray is also excellent for refreshing 2nd and 3rd-day hair.
6. The most important part! I then use a bit of Hairstory Hair Powder at the roots around my bangs and crown which gives me textured volume and lift where I want it and accentuates my subtle shag shape.
Other Styling Products I Highly Recommend:
EVOLVh Super Curl Defining Cream + EVOLVh WonderBalm Magic for Curls – A great combo for air-dried waves. Also, the WonderBalm is fantastic for blow-drying straight.
Innersense Whipped Cream Texturizer – A godsend for humidity and frizz!
Cleo + Coco Dry Shampoo – Love this dry shampoo. I use the Basil Mint scent and it’s lovely.
Styling Tools I Recommend:
Brush: I brush through my hair completely with a nylon and boar bristle brush every night before bed.
Barrettes/Clips: With the layering around my face, I like to pull my hair back frequently. These clips are fantastic for quickly pulling hair back in a chic way.
My skincare routine involves the following steps on a daily basis:
Cleanse, Tone, Treat with Serum(s), Moisturizer, Eye Cream
In addition to my daily routine, I use exfoliators and/or masks a few times a week when time permits, but I am careful with exfoliation because too much can definitely compromise my skin barrier and lead to problems.
Here are my favorites in each category.
One Love Organics Easy Does Foaming Face Cleanser – Words can’t express my feelings for this cleanser. I use this every night to cleanse my face (takes all my eye makeup off without any irritation at all and I’m a contact lens wearer). I love this so much I buy this in the jumbo size which lasts forever!
African Botanics Baobab Clay Cleanser – Use this in the morning to wake up my face
Cleansing Oil (I double cleanse with an oil sporadically):
Lovinah Dragon’s Blood Vitamin C Cleansing Oil – So luxurious. Full details here.
Countertime Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil – I looooove this cleansing oil because it rinses clean with water only, which is rare for oil cleansers.
Full review of all of my favorite face cleansers here.
Favorite Cleansing Sponges: Appearus Compressed Sponges (these are awesome for single-use – add water and they expand)
MUN Anarose Toner – Use every day and night. A lovely no-frills toner, always have some on hand! Review here.
African Botanics Rose Treatment Essence – This comes in a pump, not a mist. (I do prefer mists overall, but this one is great regardless.)
True Botanicals Calm Nutrient Mist – So soothing for rosacea-prone skin, instantly calms my skin (reviewed the True Botanicals line here)
African Botanics Nutritive Molecule Serum – Expensive but an antioxidant powerhouse! I use this every morning after toning and it keeps my skin looking clear, bright, and evenly-textured. Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid, Tannic Acid, Niacinamide, Superoxide Dismutase, Resveratrol, Green Coffee
Free + True Brightside Vitamin C Serum – A more affordable Vitamin C option than the above. Details here.
African Botanics Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum – My holy grail retinol! (Full review here)
African Botanics Le Masque Hydralift Intense – This is the ultimate lifting and firming serum – I use this 3 times a week, usually mixed with the Votary Super Seed Oil.
Kypris Antioxidant Dew – A must-have for parched skin. Ultimate hydration – this plumps my skin right up in the morning. Plus Vitamin C!
MUN Aknari Brightening Youth Serum – always in rotation (reviewed the MUN line here)
Facial Moisturizers – Oils:
African Botanics Fleurs D’Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil – I use this in combination with the Cell Recovery Serum at night and the results are so impressive. (I talk about the combo in this video.) I’ll never run out of this oil – love that it has retinol in it. #whysoexpensivetho
Le Prunier Plum Oil – My #1 oil for last-step hydration in the morning. 8x more powerful than Argan oil and 6x more powerful than Marula oil in protecting the skin from damaging free radicals! The scent is soooo addictive.
Votary Super Seed Facial Oil – Fragrance and essential oil-free, I adore this one for hydration. It layers so well with other products!
Indie Lee Squalane Oil – Ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin. This is such a great oil for the price! At 32 dollars, it’s SO much bang for your buck.
Maya Chia Supercritical Chia Oil – Good price point and super hydrating! A great starter oil. (full review here)
Facial Moisturizers – Creams:
African Botanics Retinal Night Cream – This is an incredible treatment cream. I like to follow it up with the African Botanics Fleurs Intensive Recovery Oil, but you can use it as your last step.
Beautycounter Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream – the ultimate in night creams. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles, firms and tightens, so hydrating
True Botanicals Moisture Lock Overnight Mask – Even though it’s called a “mask,” there’s no need to rinse it off as it feels like a night cream and absorbs rapidly. Love this to lock in moisture. Unscented too!
Votary Super Seed Nutrient Cream – Fragrance and essential oil-free, this cream is lovely and pairs perfectly with the Super Seed Facial Oil.
Indie Lee Active Oil-Free Moisturizer – So great for combination skin!
Serums I use for specific issues are listed here.
Facial Treatment Pads: Indie Lee Daily Gentle Daily Peel Pads
Vitamin C Treatment:
Free + True Brightside Vitamin C Serum – See above in Serums
African Botanics Nutritive Molecule Serum – See above in Serums
Kypris Antioxidant Dew – See above in Serums
Marie Veronique Vitamin C, E + Ferulic – If you love Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, this one is for you.
SPF for Face and Lips:
Fitglow Beauty Vita Shield SPF 30 – My daily go-to! No residue or whitish cast. Looks beautiful alone or under makeup. (Currently unavailable – returning late summer 2021)
Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 – Love this sunscreen – absorbs so well and smells great
EleVen Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35 – This is super lightweight (feels like a serum) and is great to wear under makeup.
Solara Suncare Pout Protector SPF 15 – Love this formula, so moisturizing for my lips
Favorite Skin Balms:
Twelve Beauty Rapid Eye Treatment – I use this every day! Lightweight, moisturizing, no scent. Non-sensitizing around my finicky eye area.
Fitglow Beauty Eye C Firm – Super firming and lightweight
Beautycounter Countertime Ultra Renewal Eye Cream – Very hydrating, like an old-school eye cream. Love!
100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream – Great affordable option, absorbs quickly
Dark Circle/Puffy Eye Erasers:
Honest Hazel Eye Gels – Puffiness be gone! These things are miracle workers – I always use in the morning before a shoot or an event!
Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator – my #1 exfoliant, I blow through pots of this (seen here)
True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask – Chemical exfoliant, reveals fresh skin. Great to use first thing in the morning.
African Botanics Buchu Botanical Enzyme Polish – Another good morning exfoliant – gentle, yet effective
Acure Brightening Facial Scrub – physical exfoliant and very affordable
May Lindstrom The Problem Solver – Solves ALL THE PROBLEMS (review here)
Josh Rosebrook Cacao Antioxidant Mask – I want to eat this stuff, really brings the blood to the surface of the face #circulationsupreme
Twelve Beauty The London Mask – Silky texture that never dries down and balances my skin so well
African Botanics Mineral Cleansing Mask – Great for clarifying and refining the skin without drying it out. Love to use this followed by the Le Masque Hydralift mixed with Votary Super Seed
True Botanicals Pacific Glacial Clay Mask – Great for purifying and softening. This and the African Botanics Mineral Mask are the only two clay masks I can use without my face becoming tight and red.
Leahlani Mermaid Mask – all-around lovely mask, smells amazing (review here)
Leahlani Meli Glow Mask – Great for glow and even skin tone
My favorite mask brush: Mahalo Brush
Natural fragrances: Some of my favorites are here.
MY HUSBAND’S SKINCARE ROUTINE:
Cleanser: One Love Organics Easy Does It Face Wash
Toner: Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator
Serum: Josh Rosebrook Hydration Boost Concentrate
Moisturizer: Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream
SPF for Face: Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30
Top Body Moisturizers/Oils:
My full review of all three Necessaire body products is here.
David’s Premium Natural Toothpaste in Peppermint
Sunscreen for Body:
Vapour Velvet Glow Foundation – This is a new foundation by Vapour and I adore it. It has a lovely finish that looks good on mature skin. (Doesn’t seep into fine lines and/or wrinkles or look patchy.) The finish is soft and demi-matte – not overly dewy which is fantastic!
Inika Organic BB Cream in Nude – This is an easy, light coverage that I’ve been wearing for years. Subtly covers imperfections but your skin shines through. Review here.
Kosas Tinted Face Oil – Love this paired with my favorite concealer by Kosas – I wear Tone 3.5 or 04. Full review here.
Sunscreen for Face:
Fitglow Beauty Vita Shield SPF 30 – My daily go-to! No residue or whitish cast. Looks beautiful alone or under makeup. Review here. (Currently unavailable – returning late summer 2021)
Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 – Love this sunscreen – absorbs so well and smells great
Kjaer Weis Pressed Translucent Powder – the best powder in green beauty! Love that it’s pressed in a gorgeous compact as well
W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightening Invisible Powder – my choice for loose powder, although I prefer a pressed form
Rituel de Fille Ethereal Veil Concealer – I wear the shade Metis. Super creamy and blendable. Looks lovely on the skin. Can be used as a foundation with a satin-matte finish. Review here.
Kosas Revealer Concealer in Tone 03 or 3.5 – Super brightening and hydrating. My full video review is here.
Clove + Hallow Conceal + Correct in 02 and 03 – Great price point at $20!
Ouli’s Ointment – this is the most lovely-smelling balm that doubles as a cheekbone highlighter without any shimmer, great for mature skin
Fitglow Lumi Firm Highlighter – this one moisturizes and illuminates without obvious glittery texture
Rituel de Fille Rare Light Luminizer in Phosphene – a perfect pale peachy-beige glow
Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Sticks – This formula is hard to beat and the stick form is so easy to use! I have 5 shades and love them all. You can see them swatched on me here.
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush – Another great formula. Favorites are Abundance, Sun Touched. Blossoming, and Reverence
Olie e Osso Tinted Balms – #9 and #11 are my go-tos – very dewy and moisturizing finish
Kosas Color + Light Creme Duo in 8th Muse – gorgeous cool pink cream blush with a cream highlighter
Vapour Multi-Use Stick in Spark (reviewed the Vapour line here)
Kosas Color + Light Pressed Duo in Longitude Zero (peachy-pink) and Contrachroma (soft golden bronze)
Fitglow Beauty Sunny Days Cheek Palette – the shade Rosé in this palette is the most gorgeous pressed blush color I’ve ever seen
All of my favorite bronzer swatches can be found in my 2020 Bronzer Showdown!
Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Honolulu – Great true tan brown, not orange at all. I’ve been a fan for years.
Kosas The Sun Show Bronzers – These give you the most gorgeous sheen! I’m partial to the Medium shade.
HAN Bronzer in Malibu – This is a lovely cool-toned bronzer.
Kjaer Weis Flush and Go in Sunlit Glow – this is a great cream bronzer/blush duo.
Ilia Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tints – These are the best one-and-done eye shadows out there and they are foolproof to apply!
Beautycounter Eyeshadow Palette in Romantic – These have incredible pigment and blend so easily, and I love to use the darker shades as liners.
Fitglow Beauty Night Palette – the shades in this palette are gorgeous
Lily Lolo Palettes – Laid Bare is a great neutral palette, and very affordable!
Eye Shadow Primer: Ilia Brightening Eye Primer
Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara – Perfection. Wouldn’t change a thing and I wear it every day.
Honest Beauty Truly Lush Mascara + Primer – this mascara is 2nd runner up and it’s around 15 bucks
Ere Perez Waterproof Mascara – super option for those of you who need water-resistant staying power!
Kosas lipsticks – Hands down my favorite lipsticks and you can see all of the shades on me here (Need more photos? Here, here, here, and here – as you can see, I wear them a lot.)
Clove + Hallow Lip Velvets – LONGWEARING ALERT – these matte liquid lipsticks stay on your lips all day. You apply from the wand onto your lips and then let it set for a few seconds and you are good to go for at least 8 hours, no matter what you do. However, they do feel dry over time so a balm is nice to keep around. I’m wearing Sugarbear here, Road Trip here, and Napa here, Fiesta here, and Darling here.
For specific colors:
Ilia Colorblock High Impact Lipstick in Amberlight – my #1 true nude lipstick
Clove + Hallow Lip Creme in Desert Rose
W3LL People Nudist Lip Butter in Nude(seen here) – it has SPF 15!
Vapour High Voltage Lipstick in Au Pair – reviewed the Vapour line here
Kosas Lipstick in Rosewater and Stardust
Lisa Eldridge Lipsticks in Velvet Fawn, Velvet Muse, and Velvet Beauty
Kjaer Weis Lipstick in KW Red – the perfect cool-toned matte red (seen here)
Clove + Hallow Lip Velvet in Napa and RoadTrip
Kosas Lipstick in Violet Fury
Clove + Hallow Lip Creme in Blooming
Rituel de Fille Enchanted Lip Sheers in Love Ache (seen here), Thistle (seen here) and Devil’s Claw (Also love Fortune Teller, which is one of their Forbidden Lipsticks. The darkest shade I own.)
Lisa Eldridge Lipsticks in Velvet Ribbon, Velvet Jazz, Skyscraper Rose, and Velvet Myth
Fitglow Lip Colour Serum – Far and away my favorite lip glosses. The shades, texture, scent, and hydration are all on point. Nudie is a gorgeous cool pink (seen here) that I wear almost daily. Also love Go, Liv, Buff, and Deep – full review here
Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss in Affinity and Fascination
Vapour Elixir Gloss in Beguile (seen here)
W3LL PEOPLE Bio Extreme Lip Gloss in Nude Rose (seen here)
Foundation: Clove + Hallow Perfecting Buffer Brush
Concealer: Clove + Hallow Precision Buffer Brush
Powder Bronzer: Fenty Cheek Hugging Bronzer Brush
Powder Blush: Wayne Goss 00 Brush
Cream Bronzer/Highlighter/Overall Blending: Westman Atelier Blender Brush
Cream Blush: RMS Blush Brush
Powder: Kjaer Weis Powder Brush
Eyeshadow: Wayne Goss The Eye Set
Beauty Heroes – Full-sized, luxury clean beauty products. I have found so many favorite products via Beauty Heroes.
Petit Vour – These usually have a grouping of 4-5 clean beauty samples with one full size. Love this one too! (25% off your first box with code WHOORL25.)
Boxwalla – This beauty subscription is always so unique. They also do film and book subscriptions, which is fantastic.
Clove + Hallow – 15% off with code WHOORL15
Fitglow Beauty – 15% off with the code WHOORL15
Citrine – 10% off with code WHOORL10
MUN – 15% off your first purchase with code WHOORL
True Botanicals – $20 off your first order of $40+ with code WHOORLTRUE20