My Daily Makeup Essentials
Lately I've been getting a lot of comments on my Instagram account about my makeup, so I decided to take a minute to talk about some of my favorite products!
It's taken me a long time (like probably the last year!) to really nail down a system that I liked. But lately I have a good success rate in the mornings. My BB cream really made a difference!
With the exception of the Urban Decay Illuminated Trio (which I got from a coworker - who got it free from her job at Ulta haha), all the items I use are drugstore brands, and under $13.
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1. E.L.F. Clay Eyeshadow Palette in Necessary Nudes - $6 2. Essence Make Me Brow in Soft Browny Browns - $2.99 3. NYX BB Cream - $10 on Amazon 4. Essence Long-Lasting Eye Pencil in Hot Chocolate - $2.50 5. NYX Dark Circle Color Correcteur in Fair - $6 6. Wet N Wild PhotoFocus Concealer in deep tan 7. E.L.F Ultimate Blending Brush - $6 8. Essence Get BIG! Lashes Volume Curl Mascara - $8 9. Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Pressed Powder 10. Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio - $35 11. NYX Gottcha Covered Concealer in Ivory - $6 12. Wet n Wild MegaGlow Makeup Stick in Highlighter
So this is what I use for my everyday look. I used to use a lot of higher end makeup, but that just got so expensive! So now I look for high quality drugstore brands and things that can work double-time. So I use one of the concealers to prime my eyelids, and finish my eyes before I do my face so I have a chance to clean up any smudged eyeshadow or loose powder on my cheeks.
After applying the BB cream and under eye concealer I use the remaining concealers to contour. I pay extra attention to the hollows of my cheeks (I'm told that at 25 my cheekbones should finally grow in). Then I set everything with the translucent powder and Urban Decay Illuminating Trio
Sadly, the highlighting portion of the trio shattered - which is why I use the Wet n Wild Makeup Stick to highlight my noes, chin, upper lip, eyebrow arch, forehead and cheek bones.
After that it's just a matter of a little eyebrow cream, eyeliner and mascara. Oh, and of course lipstick! But There's so much I have to say on that subject that I'll save that for another post.
Well, hopefully this post helps! If you have any questions leave me a comment and I'll try to answer it!