We’re big fans of Ann Colville Somma’s highly addictive fashion and trend blog Holier Than Now and we were stoked to find out she started a beauty blog Cult of Pretty! Ann is a innovation consultant (hello dream job!), her unique voice and great taste will leave you feeling inspired and your wallet empty! Here are Ann’s current beauty must-haves:
Real Techniques Foundation Brush : I have a deep loyalty to this brush for personal and professional reasons. It’s Taklon so I can use it to apply moisturizer (the brush helps it sink into the skin and create a smooth base), then I use it to apply foundation.
Eos Lip Sphere in Sweet Mint: Cute, natural and addictively tasty.
Benefit Stay Don’t Stray: This is meant to be a primer but has become my new favorite multi-use product. It’s an amazing concealer and eye brightener; not sure how I lived without it.
I.C.O.N. India Hair Oil: I never thought I’d use an oil on my fine, thin hair, but this serum-like leave-in moisturizer smells amazing and completely sinks in overnight for a guaranteed great hair day. In love.
Essie Nail Polish in Brooch the Subject: I’m a die-hard Essie fan, and this is my color of the moment: a perfectly opaque camel shade.
Loukhoum Eau de Parfum by Keiko Mecheri: This is such a warm, intimate and unique fragrance. I’m not a perfume loyalist but this has been in heavy rotation for months.
YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking in Sea Black: Blue mascara is my secret beauty fix for lazy days. You just look like you “did your makeup,” but it’s surprisingly hard to put your finger on why! It’s not as obvious-looking as you’d think.
L’Oreal Youth Code Day Lotion SPF 30 Moisturizer: I realized the other day that I missed the boat for “anti-aging.” The aging has happened. I’m just playing catch-up. I chose this day cream because it’s inexpensive enough to use on the back of my hands as well.