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Alex Malek


5 New Beauty Products I Can’t Stop Using

Today’s blog post is the type of post that I could read for hours. It must be my short attention span, but most topics I can only handle for so long. However, somehow I can chat beauty all day and not miss a beat! 😉

I simply CANNOT walk past the beauty counter without stopping to look. Nor can I resist the temptation to order the newest palette from Sephora. That said, I have discovered a few new products that are SO GOOD that I will take it as far as to say: I may have found the greatest lipstick, of all time. So naturally, I feel compelled to share them with you. Let’s chat!

Laura Mercier Highlight & Glow Face Palette.

Palettes like these are the secret to getting ready fast! Bronzer, blush, and highlight all in one. I picked up this one a few weeks ago and I have not stopped using it since. All of the shades are long-wear, buildable, and apply like a DREAM. Tip: Mix the pink and peach blushes together for the prettiest blush your cheeks have ever seen!

Also, I have tried all the designer makeup brushes, and while some of them are worth it, I could not find a good brush for applying bronzer. These two brushes from Amazon are under $5 and unbelievable. The fan brush (holding in the picture) is THE BEST BRUSH YOU WILL EVER EVER FIND for applying bronzer! It is the easiest way to get the perfect contour for your cheekbones, you literally can’t mess it up!

Olaplex Shampoo + Conditioner.

You already know I am on the hunt to find all the best hair products. I am borderline obsessed! I am trying ALL of them, so stay tuned for more. However, I had to share this shampoo + conditioner with you today because they are UNBELIEVABLE. If you haven’t heard, Olaplex is the secret that will allow you to dye your hair and keep it healthy. After trying the #3 hair mask and loving it, I ordered The Olaplex Shampoo + Conditioner and I was shocked by how great the results were. I mean SHOCKED! It’s not a daily shampoo, you only need to use it every 2-3 times you wash your hair. But I noticed a huge difference in the integrity of my hair after only using this shampoo + conditioner once.

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in ‘Dancefloor Princess’.

BEST LIPSTICK EVER! Okay, so you know everyone’s obsession with the “Pillowtalk” lipliner and lipstick? I love it too, but the issue I have with the Pillowtalk lipstick is that it is a matte lipstick, which is a little to dry for me. Personally, I like something that is more hydrating and a little softer. Enter, Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Hot Lips : the best lipstick formula to ever exist. It is infused with ‘Lipstick Tree’ oils which give it the most beautiful cashmere-soft finish. This lipstick is long-lasting but hydrating, so it will NEVER dry out your lips as many long-wear lipsticks can.

I have this exact lipstick in a few other shades because it is truly so good. This shade, ‘Dancefloor Princess’ is from the new collection and might be my favorite color yet because it is the PERFECT match for the Pillowtalk Lipliner! In the pictures above, I swatched ‘Dancefloor Princess’ next to the Pillowtalk Lipliner to show you how similar the color is. It is truly the most universally flattering nude-pink. And how cute it the leopard packaging?!

Laura Mercier Prime + Perfect Collection.

The three best sellers from Laura Mercier! First of all, I have no idea why I stopped using the Laura Mercier setting powder. I rediscovered it because of this set and I was like, “Ohhh yeah I used to be obsessed with this stuff”. This set contains the three products you need to allow your makeup to last all day. It comes with a full-sized Secret Brightening Powder for under eyes, THE setting powder that will leave any foundation with the most beautiful finish, and a travel-sized primer. Top all of it with the palette above and you will be good to go all-day, girlfriend!

Tula Eye Balm.

Out of all of the products on this list, this is the one I wear every single day no matter what and TRULY cannot stop wearing. I usually wear it underneath my makeup (or by itself on a no-makeup day) but recently I have been wearing over my makeup and it is so pretty! I apply it by gently dabbing it under my eyes after I finish my makeup and it leaves the prettiest rose glow.  It contains caffeine to help “de-puff”, so on an application, it will feel “cool” under your eye area. If you start using it I am telling you will begin to crave this stuff because it feels so good! Use my code ALEXSTOUT to get an additional 20% off of this eye balm and anything else from Tula. See the full guide on all things Tula here.

Do you have any new beauty products that you’ve been loving?

All my love,


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