3 Friends Picking their Top 3 Beauty Items Part V

The 3 beauty products 3 of my friends swear by.

Throughout my life, friends have always been the most important to me. For any friend of mine, I would stop everything to be by their side and I know that some of my closest friends would always do the same. Through my friends, I have been able to learn about different cultures and perspectives, how people approach different situations, how different people chose to spend their time, and everything in between. With every friend, I have learned something about myself too. What I value, why I am different, how I want to be, where I want to spend my time- the list goes on. That is the beauty in having true friendships, there is an unspeakable harmony in two people who are so incredibly different, sharing time and growing alongside one another. Sharing beauty tips is great, but it is only an infinitely small part of why I love my friends. (Stay tuned for next weeks 3 friends and 3 picks).

 Aliona Zamarin

@alionaa

#1 Favorite Beauty Product

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Bioderma Sensibio H2O

How often you use it

Every morning and night

What you like about the product

It does an amazing job at cleansing the skin/ taking off makeup, yet is very gentle and hydrating.

How you found it

I’ve been using it for 10 years! My dermatologist recommended it to me when I was 13 (I would get allergic reactions from most other products I used on my skin back then). As soon as I started using it my skin completely transformed and I’ve been loyal to this product since.    

#2 Favorite Beauty Product

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How often you use it

Whenever I wear makeup (almost everyday) 

What you like about the product

It’s one of those your-skin-but-better products. This powder does an amazing job at evening out my skin tone without being visible or cakey on the skin. 

How you found it

I’ve also been using this product for at least five years, but I’m pretty sure I learned about it from a YouTube influencer a long time ago.

#3 Favorite Beauty Product

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Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel (Shade #3)

How often you use it

Whenever I wear makeup (almost everyday)

What you like about the product

This brow gel makes it super easy and quick to fill in your brows and gives you that natural/ “feathery” brow look 

How you found it

Trial and error – I must have tried every brow product under the sun before I finally found this one!


Gacy Tanoesoedibjo

@garciellatanoe

#1 Favorite Beauty Product

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Lucas Papaw Ointment

How often you use it

I’ve been using this ointment everyday for the past 3 years. I usually apply it on my lips when they’re feeling chapped and even on my face before I apply my makeup. If my skin is feeling extra dry, I also apply the ointment on the areas that need moisture before I go to bed. 

What you like about the product

I love this product because it is so compact, I carry it around in my purse when I go out and in my backpack when I go to school. Unlike other lip balms or ointments, this product really keeps my lips and skin moisturized all throughout the day. Because of this pandemic, I’ve been wearing face masks everyday, which often leaves my skin feeling dry. With the help of this product, I’m able to keep my skin moisturized and healthy. 

How you found it

After I started college in Boston, I noticed my skin getting a lot drier than usual because of the cold weather. When I raised this issue to my mom, she suggested this product and I’ve been using it religiously ever since. 

#2 Favorite Beauty Product

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Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner & Serum 

How often you use it

I use this product once a day, usually before I apply my makeup. Sometimes I use this product at night if I decide to not wear makeup that day. 

What you like about the product

I love this product because I can really see a difference in my eyelashes after using it regularly. I’ve tried other eyelash serums before Revitalash, and I noticed little to no difference in my eyelashes. Since I wear eyelash extensions, my lashes carry more weight than natural lashes so it is important for me to keep them strong and healthy. After using this product, I noticed my natural lashes growing longer and thicker, which also prevents my extensions from falling off too easily.

How you found it

After complaining about how easily my lashes fall off to my lash technician, she suggested this product and guaranteed that I would see results. Needless to say she was definitely right. 

#3 Favorite Beauty Product

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Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills

How often you use it

I use this product every time I leave my house. When I don’t feel like putting on a full face of makeup, I just use this product on my eyebrows and it makes me feel and look so much more confident. 

What you like about the product

I love this product because it is so easy to use. The texture is waxy, so I’m able to create lighter brows by using the eyebrow pencil with a light hand, yet I’m also able to create darker brows by applying this product with a little more pressure. This product lasts all day, is easy to use, and is my absolute favorite makeup product of all time. 

How you found it

I’ve seen a lot of beauty influencers on Youtube and Instagram use this product when I was in high school, but I was never able to get my hands on them as they weren’t sold in Indonesia yet. It wasn’t until college was I able to finally purchase this product, and I’ve been loving it ever since.


Rose Dexter

@rosedexter

#1 Favorite Beauty Product

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Ultimate Arch Definer & Clear Brow Gloss by BBB London

How often you use it

Every day!

What you like about the product

Having tried MANY different brow pencils, brushes, etc, I found this one and would never use anything else…it’s AMAZING. The arch definer is the best at building a very natural look that matches the colour of my eyebrows (which are a strange in between colour), plus has a great little brush at the end to blend it in. The gloss is also so great and creates a great shape that holds in place literally all day. I sometimes just do my eyebrows and nothing else as it makes such a significant difference to my look.

How you found it    

Christmas shopping in Liberty’s London

#2 Favorite Beauty Product

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Rose Hip Seed Oil by The Ordinary

How often you use it

Every evening before bed

What you like about the product

It makes your skin look and feel amazing and glowing. When I started using this in my skincare routine I never received so many compliments on the condition of my skin. It’s also SO cheap compared to other similar products which you pay for all the packaging and marketing on.

How you found it

My cousin and mum recommended rose hip oil and this was the best one for the best value out there

#3 Favorite Beauty Product

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Liquidlast Eyeliner – Brown or Pointblack by MAC

How often you use it

Usually everyday but in lockdown times only when I’m seeing people !

What you like about the product

My eyes are quite sensitive and also water a lot,  and my face doesn’t seem to like make up staying on all day (!! It slides off my face instantly!). I’ve tried so SO many different liquid eyeliners, including more expensive ones, and nothing stays on like the MAC one.  It doesn’t budge whatsoever, even if swimming or whatever.  

How you found it

I can’t remember! I’ve been using it for years and years… I think from just trying and testing different eyeliners. 


Stay tuned for next week’s post where my friends Disha Jadhwani, Jordan Schmolly, and Jieyu Wang share their three beauty favorites!

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