What The Style Team Is Thankful For: Beauty Products

Story & Photography by Jenna Boulter 

With Thanksgiving upon us, the style and beauty section is reflecting on what beauty products we are thankful for. Here are the top picks from Grand Central’s style team.

Hailee Kaske 

Hailee Kaske is thankful for the Maybelline Fit Me concealer, Tarte Cosmetics Lip Paint in “Namaste”, and Wet n Wild Highlighting Powder in “Precious Petals”.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer:

“I am all about a natural, no-makeup makeup look for class and my on-the-go lifestyle. This concealer is perfect to throw in your purse and wear everyday because it gives just enough coverage to make you look awake and fresh. I can’t get enough of it!”

Tarte Cosmetics Lip Paint in “Namaste”:

“I love the tarte lip paints because they give you a matte lip without drying them out. I have been on the hunt for a perfect nude lipstick and I have finally found my holy grail. I always get compliments on this color and it looks great on many skin tones.”

Wet N Wild Highlighting Powder in “Precious Petals”:

“This highlighter is the best highlight I have found, I cannot recommend it enough. It’s under $5 and looks absolutely amazing in photography on the face and body. I have a backup highlight and I also always keep one in my backpack. It gives you a dewy, wet look. This highlight doesn’t have big chunks of glitter in it. If you don’t have it, you need to try it out!”

Jenna Boulter

Jenna Boulter is thankful for Benefit Roller Lash Mascara and Benefit Box Powder Blush in the shade “Rockateur”.

Benefit Roller Lash mascara:

” I love this mascara so much and I keep repurchasing it. It makes my lashes feel so long and always stays on throughout the day. It doesn’t feel heavy on my eyes or ever get clumpy. It is on the more expensive side, but I get it to last for a pretty long time so to me it is so worth it!”

Benefit Box Powder Blush:

“This blush is amazing! I have about 3 shades, but “Rockateur” is my favorite. It takes my makeup look from something simple and boring and gives me the best glow. It seems to fit any skin tone well and with it, I don’t even need to use a highlighter.” 

Alexis Thompson

Lexi Thompson is thankful for her CHI straightener and Tarte Cosmetics Highlighter Kit.

CHI straightener:

 “My hair is naturally wavy so I straighten it almost every day. I basically could not live without my straightener.”

Tarte Cosmetics Highlighter Kit:

 “I love this product because one side is the perfect shade for every day highlight with every day makeup and the right side makes my face “pop” a little more when I actually have a lot of make up on. Highlight makes me feel like I’m literally glowing every day and extra sparkles are always the best.”

Elizabeth Reyna-Hernandez

Elizabeth Reyna-Hernandez is thankful for John Frieda Daily Nourishment leave-in conditioner and Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation.

John Frieda leave-in conditioner:

“I’m on the go a lot and this spray is perfect, it makes my hair soft and combats my frizz, plus it smells really good. I love that this product is very affordable and last me a really long time.”

Estee Lauder foundation:

“This foundation is a no-brainer for me. I love full coverage foundation that will keep me matte throughout the day while not looking super dry and this does that for me. The finish is perfect and matches me flawlessly.”

Chanda Crenshaw

Chanda Crenshaw is thankful for Cantu Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream.

Cantu Curl Activating Cream:

“I love this Chantu product particularly because it hydrates and moisturizes your hair. Especially during this time of the year when the weather can dry out your hair. Using this products will definitely result in beautiful defined curls. I highly recommend this product!”