Helllloooo to all the lovely ladies out there!
So a lot of you asked me about my makeup– specifically, what are my favorite products for my everyday look. I use to not be big into makeup, but I think the more I learned about the steps and the products I was using it really benefited me to care more about it! I do buy certain items name brand because that’s what I have found works best for me, and then there are some things that I can buy at the drugstore that I don’t necessarily have to have name brand. My face isn’t caked-up every single day, but I do work at a salon so having my face all made up is a must for me. And just a heads up, most of these items you can get at Sephora or Ulta! And this is pretty much everything I use on a daily basis, (minus a few items).. So, hereeee we goooo!
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
- Elf Illuminating Face Primer
- Makeup Forever Full Coverage Concealer
I’ve been wearing this foundation for a little over a year now and I love it!! I wasn’t sure how I felt at first when the girl told me it was a clay-based foundation, and I honestly had never heard of that before.. so I was like well let me just try it out. Well, its amazing! It’s light on your face, and doesn’t crease in any fine lines or wrinkles, and it has a 12 hour coverage. My concealer, to hide the fact that I’m always tired, is really really good. It’s a little pricey, but worth it because I’ve been using this little tube for ever! It has a matte finish, waterproof and oil-free! For a face primer I have been using the Elf brand. It’s the illuminating one, nothing special. I’ve gotten my makeup done many times for things and the makeup artist all seem to use it too!
- Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette-
This is a top fave for highlighting! I like that it’s powder based so there are no harsh lines, and you don’t have to worry about a lot of blending! It’s also long-lasting, and gentle on the skin. (Sometimes I can still see a hint of it after my workouts!) What I like about it, is that I can make it as natural or dramatic as I want to. I don’t really use the contour part of it (bottom left corner)- it’s a cream and I like powder best on me (The bottom right corner was powder and it’s already gone because I liked it so much!)
- FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna-
Okay, so this is also a favorite for highlighting! It’s Rihanna’s new beauty line and I absolutely love it! It comes in this cool little roll-up stick, and it’s not that bad of a price for how long it will last you. It comes in 10 different shades, and the one I have is called “Starstruck Iced Out Pearl.” It’s pretty natural, but definitely more pigmented and dramatic than the Tarte powder!
- Lorac Matte Lipstick
- Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick
- FENTY Beauty Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer
My best friend gave me the Lorac lipsticks for Christmas and I really like them! There were 6 tubes in the kit and I have worn every color! I hate it when you get a pack of something and you only end up using one or two of the items. They are a matte finish and they stay on very well! The other I like to use is the Stila All Day Liquid. It is very similar to a stain and it stays on all day. I can put it on in the morning, and after eating and drinking it’s still there! And then some days I just want a gloss with hardly any color, so that’s when I use the FENTY Beauty Gloss tube. It has a hint of a rose-gold color with a really shiny & glossy finish! I sometimes even put on a matte lipstick and then put a little bit of this over it and it looks so good!
- Crown Makeup Brushes
So well all know that brushes can get REALLY expensive.. luckily for me, being a hairdresser I get access to certain beauty products that aren’t just sold anywhere which is pretty cool! I actually got these brushes at the place where I buy my hair color from and they are AMAZING! The pricing is so reasonable too. I think the most I’ve paid for one was $18!! And the quality is fantastic! They don’t shed and they are easy to clean. The brand is Crown, and I’m sure you could order them off Amazon maybe.. Like I said, I got these at a place where you have to have a Cosmetology license, but I’m sure you could do your research and find them at other places. I’ve just never seen them at Ulta or Sephora!
- Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Pallet (And primer)
- Too Faced Lash Extension
- Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner
So I’ve used a couple different eyeshadow pallets before, and this is by far one of my favorites.. the Lorac Pro. I do like Urban Decay’s Naked pallets as well. My main concern when I’m choosing a pallet is the neutral color selection. I don’t wear a lot of funky colors, so purchasing one with a lot of neutrals is the goal! The Lorac Pro has a few matte colors, as well as shimmer colors. They are also very pigmented.. about one or two strokes with my brush is plenty enough! So even though pallets are pricey, if you invest in one it will last you longer than if you went and bought something that wasn’t as pigmented! The pallet comes with an eyeshadow primer too, and I have learned that it is a MUST! I use to think that it was a waste but let me tell you, it’s not! I sweat my butt off at CrossFit and my eyeshadow is STILL THERE. So it is worth the extra few seconds it takes to apply it! Another one of my favorite products is my eyeliner, by Maybelline. I have been using this eyeliner for almost six years now, and if it ever were to be discontinued I think I would die! I use the Unstoppable brand, and I fully understand why it has that name because it is for sure the best I have ever tried!! If it’s still there after I ugly-cry then I can assure you its a keeper! Last but not least, the Too Faced Lash Extension Fibers work really good! I just curl my lashes and then apply it before I put my mascara on. All it really does is make them fuller and longer. It has become part of my everyday makeup routine for sure!
So that pretty much covers my favorite products I use on a daily basis! My mascara usually comes from the drugstore, and I even have a few blushes that aren’t high end brands. Bronzers are another thing that I don’t necessarily have to have the best of the best, depending on the time of year I am using it!
Makeup isn’t cheap, and sometimes you can find cheaper products that work just as good, so it’s whatever works for you and your budget!