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Beauty Spy: Sporty and natural Helen L.

Read all about what GL gal Helen<3 from Elmira, NY uses to show off her natural beauty. Find out how to enhance your natural look without going overboard. 


Three ways to describe my beauty style: Fresh-faced and simple, Sporty and natural, and Total beauty babe—love giving advice to all my besties

I wear makeup… To school and when I’m hanging out with my friends but not at home. 

My best beauty tip: Don’t use makeup to try to change you. Use it to show off what you already have. Too much makeup ruins the whole purpose and distracts people from your beauty.


Fave lip product: Wet ‘n’ Wild Juicy Lip Balm in Raspberry

Why I love it: This lip balm is so moisturizing. The color is subtle and doesn’t look purple on your lips like it does in the package. The color stains your lips, so you don’t have to re-apply. 




Wet ‘n’ Wild Juicy Lip Balm, $3,


Fave eye product: Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner in Cosmic Black

Why I love it: The eyeliner comes off smoothly and lasts all day—it doesn’t end up under your eyelids. There is a cute smudger that I like to use for smoky eyes. The twist up and sharpener make it easy to get a clean and defined line. I’m allergic to most cosmetics, so I don’t want them near my eyes, but this never irritates me. 




Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner, $7,


Fave mascara: Mary Kay Lash Love in I Heart Black

Why I love it: The brush is perfect for my lashes. They never clump and they come out almost individually defined. Most mascara I use makes my lashes different lengths, and that doesn’t look nice. This one is the complete opposite! 




Mary Kay Lash Love, $15,


Fave face coverage product: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Buff Beige

Why I love it: I don’t like a lot of coverage, and this makeup is very sheer. I can use it on just one spot of my face, and it won’t look weird. It doesn’t cake up, and hardly looks like you’re wearing makeup.




Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, $11,


Fave face color product: e.l.f. Studio Bronzer in Golden 

Why I love it: It’s barely pigmented so I can wear it in the summer and winter. The shimmer isn’t too much, and it doesn’t make you look awkward; it works just perfectly.




e.l.f. Studio Bronzer, $3,


Fave skincare product: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

Why I love it: My dermatologist recommended this lotion. I don’t like heavy creams on my face, but I have dry skin. This fixes my dry skin problem. It doesn’t smell bad and soaks into your skin quickly. 




CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, $6,


Fave tool: e.l.f. Mechanical Eyelash Curler

Why I love it: It never pinches my lashes. The curl always comes out perfect, and unlike other curlers, it takes zero effort to close the curler when my lashes are in it.




e.l.f. Mechanical Eyelash Curler, $2,


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