True Story: Up until this year I didn’t really wear “makeup”. Sure I usually put on mascara, but my routine stopped there. I always wanted to wear more makeup, but my dry and sensitive skin meant that everything I tried left my skin irritated and red 🙈 And while I know that true beauty lies within (and all that jazz 🙃) I was still always envious of my friends perfectly done faces ❤❤

All that changed at the end of last year when my sister hosted a social for and then became a consultant of Beautycounter. Beautycounter is a clean skincare company that is revolutionizing the skincare industry with their products. While I instantly loved their mission, I wanted to really try their stuff before recommending things here. I have been slowly building my makeup&skincare collection over the past 6 months AND….I have yet to meet a product I haven’t loved.

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For the next week, I am hosting an online social for you all here: If you decide to make a purchase, make sure to select “BrewCityMama Social” BONUS: If you spend $125, you get a sunscreen package free *and* anyone who makes a purchase through my social will also be entered into a giveaway for sugar bodyscrub!

My Faves

Without further ado, here the products I use every. darn. day.

Skincare Routine

With how dry my skin is, I would have never thought to use Beautycounter’s line for combination skin – Countermatch. However, it works like magic to keep my face super hydrated without being greasy. I use the serum when just after washing then the moisturizer before putting on makeup!

Serum: Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum

Face Moisturizer: Countermatch Moisturizer


With two littles, I need a makeup routine that is easy and quick. These handful of products provide just that!

Concealer Pen: Touch Up Skin Concealer Pen

Eyeliner: Color Outline Eye Pencil

Mascara: Volumizing Mascara

Eyebrow Pencil: Color Define Brow Pencil

Eyeshadow: Velvet Eyeshadow Palette (perfect everyday colors!)

Blush: Powder Blush Duo (on super sale!)

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Everyday Light Coverage: Tinted Moisturizer

Special Occasion Full Coverage: Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation

Lipstick: Sheer Lipstick (soft as butter!!)

For Baby

Beautycounter has quite a few kids products, but so far I have only used two on my kids. Charlie unfortunately has my sensitive skin, so she really needs clean products. Both products have been great:

Baby oil: Baby Soothing Oil (This is great for eczema and dry spots!)

Baby Balm: Baby Daily Protective Balm


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