Good Morning! Today I thought I’d share my favorite makeup products with you as I get asked many questions about them. I even did a little makeup tutorial for a few friends last month which was super fun! I love all things makeup and if you know me Sephora is my happy place. I shared my Vanity tour a few months ago so I gave you a little look into my makeup world, but thought I’d share all the products! Below are the products that after years of testing out multiple products, I’ve found my favorites. These are my daily go-to’s for work and a night out. There are days where I wear all the products and some days, mostly on weekend days that I’m just using a tinted moisturizer, concealer and mascara.
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P R I M E R S
It’s always a good idea to prime your face before you put make up on. This will smooth out your skin and fill in any imperfections to allow makeup to go on much better as well as keeping it to last longer. This is the first step I do after applying my skincare.
This is a really creamy, nude toned primer. My face feels so soft after using this.
This primer is much more of a moisturizer with it’s consistency, but works super great!
F O U N D A T I O N
This is my daily foundation. It’s not too thick and really applies nicely and I buff it out with a beauty blender. I use shade 365 for those who are curious.
This stuff is so amazing and beautiful on. Given the price of this one, I only use it on big nights out that I really want to have killer makeup. I feel it stays on so well and gives the perfect amount of coverage.
C O N C E A L E R S
All hail whoever invented concealer because my genetic loving dark circles thank them immensely. I’ve tried every concealer out there it feels like. These are the only two that have worked with my dark circles.
MAKE UP FOREVER FULL COVERAGE CONCELEAR – SHADE #6
I think of this product as the holy grail of concealers. It’s full coverage and a little thicker than most concealers which is exactly what my eyes need! This product last a long time as well!
This little guy last a very long time! You don’t need a lot, just a few daps. It’s a lot thinner than the make up forever one so I use this one on days I don’t need full coverage.
S E T T I N G P O W D E R
I used to be so bad about using setting powder. I never really thought it was necessary but at the same time always complained about why my makeup never stayed on throughout the day. This is the best powder and really sets everything into place after you are finished with your foundation and concealer.
I lightly dust this all over my face to set everything into place. This will hold the cream products and make them last longer throughout the day.
B R O N Z E R S
Bronzers are one of my favorite makeup products. I love having a little tan and always want a little glow especially during the summertime.
I use this bronzer when I want to contour. It’s a very matte bronzer which is what you need for contouring because it doesn’t have any shimmer to it. I also love benefits packaging.
MAC BRONZING POWDER- Shade: Refined Golden
This is such a pretty bronzer. It has a little shimmer built in which gives you that perfect summer glow.
B L U S H
TOO FACED LONG LASTING BLUSH– Shade: I will Always Love You
This is currently my favorite summertime blush. I love the coral color it has in it and gives off the perfect glow. It’s super long wearing which is great too!
I’ve been using this shade of blush forever! It’s such a pretty color without being too harsh of a tone.
H I G H L I G H T E R S
Both of the highlighters that I use regularly are from Becca Cosmetics. I started with the original opal highlighter and then Becca came out with a collaboration with you tube star Jaclyn Hill who I really like so I gave it a try. Both are so pretty and give a perfect glowly highlight.
BECCA X JACLYN HILL SHIMMERING HIGHLIGHT- Shade: Champagne Pop
BECCA SHIMMERING HIGHLIGHT- Shade: Opal
E Y E S H A D O W & M A S C A R A
I use this palette daily. I love the rose gold and pink tones to it, it’s such a pretty palette!
Can you tell I have a thing for these eyeshadows? I love this one for it’s brown tones for a matte natural look.
I love these colors and often find myself using this palette for a night out when I want a fun smokey eye look!
I think any mascara works great drug store or high end, I just bought this one once and it’s worked great for me.
E Y E L I N E R & E Y E B R O W S
Another product that I never thought was practically necessary in my makeup routine. Boy, was I wrong. Eye brow shaping is a GAME CHANGER and if you aren’t filling your eye brows in to give them a little shape I suggest you do immediately.
ANASTASIA BROW WIZ: In shade: Light Brown
This product is so great and goes on so easily. This is the only one I recommended because it’s that good. It’s super easy for beginners, but if you seem absolutely lost on how to even fill in your brows watch a few YouTube videos.
MARC JACOBS EYE LINER– Shade: Black
Confession: I think I’m totally awful at applying eye liner. No matter how many times I try, I feel like I always get it wrong. This gel liner does make it for an easy application which can be super helpful for learning.
S E T T I N G S P R A Y
Last but not least you have to set all your goodness into place. When I’m going out for the night with friends or the hubs, I’ll be sure to set all my makeup so it last the entire night. There are a ton of these out there but these are my two favorites.
I love this stuff so much. If you want your makeup to stay in place all night, this is the product you want.
This was the first setting spray I ever tried and I still love it. It gives off a dewy skin look which is perfect for the summertime. I use their matte finish one in the winter. Also, did I mention its only $8??!!
L I P S T I C K
I’ve accumulated quite the collection of lip stick but the funny part is I’m awful and remembering to put it on before I leave the house. I do keep a few in my purse at all times, so I pretty much stick to the same few.
MAC LIPSTICK- Shade: Faux
This is the perfect nude shade. I wore this lipstick on my wedding day and it’s my go to.
LipSense- Shade: Pink Champagne
I finally jumped on the LipSense craze and tried it out. This stuff might the answers to my prayers as I told you I’m awful at putting lipstick on and reapply throughout the day. You put this stuff on and it lasts all.day.long. Mind blowing. If you’re looking for a consultant, contact Ashley of Mainely Kisses!
I hope you guys enjoyed and found a little inspiration for your own makeup!
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