Beautycounter is a beauty industry brand committed to getting safer, high-performing products into the hands of everyone. What I truly love is that they have an excellent, easy-peasy way to incorporate makeup into your daily life, with what they call Flawless in Five. Read on!


beautycounter—first impressions

Check out this unsolicited take on Beautycounter products
as this beauty blogger she tries out BC for the first time!



6 easy-to-choose products + 5 minutes = an easy-peasy, flawless, out-the-door look

Flawless in Five is an excellent way to take the guessing game out of what makeup to use and how to look a little more...fresh/refreshed/put-together before you walk out the door. It's not that you aren't beautiful as you are, but I will say, the days I take the five minutes (truly, it's 5 minutes--tops 7) to put on the six products Beautycounter bundles for their Flawless in Five look, I feel better about everything. And, I have had more than a few people say very complementary things those days! A nice reflection of how taking just a little time for myself makes a noticeable difference in how I am received in the world. :) Here's one of Beautycounter's promo videos. I'll link my blog post and video here when it's ready!



In addition to the products in the Flawless in Five bundle (foundation, mascara, eyebrow pencil, concealer pen (!), blush, and lip gloss (!!), these are my top 10 Beautycounter faves, in no particular order:

The Cleansing Balm--This is an excellent makeup remover and cleanser for anyone who wants baby soft skin. Plus, this balm is an amazing multitasker; you can use it as an overnight mask and as a protective layer when going out for a hike in winter months, too, for example. It truly makes a huge difference in the texture of your skin...quickly! Try an overnight mask and you'll see in one try.

No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil--Love this facial oil! It's a blend of seven oils that are lightweight and silky smooth. This combo moisturizes, smooths, and helps even skin tone. It's excellent for all skin types. There are three different oils and they are all fantastic—this one just happens to be my fave.

Countermatch Adaptive Moisturizing Lotion—This little guy uses the intelligence of the plants in the lotion and adapts to your skin’s needs. That’s right. On the coast and need less moisture? You got it. In Arizona and need more? You’re covered. Love this.

No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask—Same as above. I love all three masks, but I REALLY love this one. I think it’s great for anyone, but especially for people who need to balance out the skin.

Sunscreen--This line of sun protection products is pretty outstanding. Using reef-safe (Hawaii won't allow anything else!) ingredients including non-nano zinc, Beautycounter sunscreens go on and rub in easily, smell great, and come in several different application options including mists, sticks, and lotions. My favorite is the Mist.

Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage—This is a part of the sun protection line but I felt like it needed it’s own mention. The Dew Skin is a tinted moisturizer that leaves skin with a luminous glow while providing SPF 20. It is lightweight and gives sheer hydration that evens skin tone while protecting the skin from sun damage.

Lip Sheer--This lip product is definitely awesome. :) It's lightweight yet ultra-moisturizing and buildable, too. Love this stuff and the colors and gorgeous, each one meant to complement all skin tones. For everyday, I wear Petal. Huge fan. For bold, I wear  Scarlet.  

Eyeshadow Palettes—I love a good eyeshadow palette. So many beautiful colors. BC currently has four from which to choose. The Ultimate Neutral and three, “themed” Velvet Eyeshadow palettes. Tough choices. The struggle is real here.

Color Pinch Cream Blusher—I gotta say, for ease of travel, these are fantastic. I have the Hibiscus and the Caramel. (Whoops, I only meant to get one.) I love them for days that I’m on the run and don’t want to fuss with bringing brushes and multiple products with me. I throw this in my bag and have blush, lippie, and a little eye color pop, too. A 3-in-1. My style.

Split End Serum—Oh, it was a tough choice. Between this Split End Serum (of the Repair & Nourish line) and the Hair Oil (of the Smooth & Control line). I like them both, and pretty much had to flip a coin to make a decision. In the end, I think this can be used on ends and in tiny quantities, all over the head/hair, so it eked-out a win. It definitely adds a nice little shine if you use it on dry hair.