Our head beauty planner and all around beauty guru, Kim Arencibia, is revealing what's in her beauty bag by sharing a few of her favorite beauty products.
First up...Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner. "This item is a must have for anyone who wants to line and define their eyes the easy way" says Kim. " This gel formula glides on without pulling or tugging and lasts all day. It is the perfect eye liner for brides in the warm, Florida weather because it dries quickly, does not smudge, will not sweat off and it literally, lasts all night long! You can even swim with it on." It is the perfect complement to both natural and faux eyelashes. It comes in a variety of colors (black, bronze, navy blue, midnight purple), but Kim's favorite is the Midnight Black. The .10 oz container will cost you $22 but will last you at least 6 months, if not longer.
The next item in Kim's beauty bag is Sephora Collection's Atomic Volume Mascara. After trying many, many, many mascaras, Kim has discovered her absolute favorite that she not only uses for her clients, but also herself. "Atomic Volume is amazing! It gives mega-volume to even the limpest lashes. The best part is, the longer you use it, the more conditioned and stunning your lashes will become." The tubular brush applicator also helps to lengthen and separate your lashes for a full-sexy flutter. The best part of this product is the price...$15 for a .5 oz tube.
Since we are on the topic of eyes, let's talk eyebrows. "Your eyebrows are the framework of your face and for that reason, they are an important part of your beauty regimen. It's important to not over-pluck your brows because over time, the hair shafts are not stimulated, causing hair not to grow as fast or at all. If you are a product of over-plucking, there is an answer. One of my favorite products of all time is brow stencils and powder from Cristina Cosmetics. I have been using this product for many years and I can't begin to tell you the difference it makes. Unlike brow pencils, stencils and powders give a more natural look. Unfortunately, I can't find the Cristina Cosmetics product anymore, but after a quick search online, I stumbled on two great products." The first is from Anastasia Beverly Hills. According to Kim, "Anastasia's Classic Stencils is the closest thing I have found to the ones from Cristina Cosmetics. They are great quality and durable, so they can be used over and over again. This stencil kit comes with 5 stencils for $20. You can buy the brow powder separately or use one that you already have." The other product is Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping and Defining Kit. This kit comes with three stencils, brow powder in Blonde and Brunette, brow wax and a highlighting powder as well as brushes, tweezers and a step-by-step guide for $35. The best thing about this kit is that it is compact enough to fit into your makeup bag.
Kim doesn't just have favorite makeup products. She also has tons of favorite hair products as well. Her absolute favorite hair product right now is Osis Dust It Mattifying Powder by Schwarzkopf. "This multipurpose product works wonders, especially on fine hair. It is the perfect product for not only soaking up moisture (i.e. sweat, grease), but also for adding volume and texture. Simply sprinkle on the underside of your hair, at the nape of your neck, as well as a light sprinkle at the roots (on dry hair) and then give a rough "massage" with your fingers to work product in. This is important so that your hair doesn't appear too white. Then flip hair over and style as usual. You can also sprinkle on your palms and rub together, then rake your hands through your hair for texture and light separation. If you live in Florida, or anywhere where it is hot, this product is a must-have for you!" The .35 oz. bottle is typically under $15.
We hope that you take Kim's advice and check out and invest in some, if not all, of these products. You won't be sorry! Look for more beauty tips and favorite products from Kim and the entire Glam Squad coming soon to The Beauty Insider.
Kim Arencibia is the owner and founder of Beauty Boutique & The Glam Squad LLC. She has over 20 years of experience and knowledge in the beauty industry and has worked with MTV and the Teen Choice Awards as well as numerous corporate groups and seveal hundred bridal parties. She prides herself on customer service and tailoring all of her on-site beauty and spa packages to the customer's exact needs. For more information or to book your next appointment with Kim and The Glam Squad, please visit our website at www.beautyboutiquekw.com.