Here are some of my favorite, frequently purchased and loved products.
Wet N Wild Coverall Face Primer- Partners in Crime- 4.99
I apply this all over to minimize my pores and prep for foundation application. It helps fill in fine line and wrinkles so your foundation doesn't stick to these areas and make them more prominent. This is also a great one for evening out your skin tone if you struggle with dark spots or redness.
NYX Total Control Drop Foundation- 14.00
I love the dropper on this bottle! The formula is runny and thin but comparable consistency to Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. Both of which are high coverage foundations that you can build to your liking! This is a matte finish- a must for people like me who have naturally oily skin. It is available in 30 shades to accommodate all skin tones. I wear the shade buff beige with a neutral undertone #10 and apply with a real techniques foundation brush. This price point is worth the try!
Wet N Wild Photo Focus Concealer- 3.99
No matter how much rest I get and all the skin care products I try there will always be dark circles under my eyes. This concealer is super cheap and has been tested to avoid forming a white cast in photos. No one wants to go from a bronzed babe to Casper the ghost when someone snaps a picture with their flash on during a GNO. During the summer I go with the light ivory/med beige shade and during the fall/ winter months I use the light ivory shade.
4. Pressed Powder
Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation- 35.00
I started gravitating towards a pressed powder the last couple of years versus a loose powder. These are both great for setting your foundation and concealer for a nice finished matte look. This is more of a pricey product so I switch on and off with Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Powder- 7.99. I wear Natural Buff 230 in the Maybelline and Medium 57 in Kat Von D. This lock it powder gives such a velvet feel to your face and also has a matte finish.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit- 40.00
This kit is perfect and comes in different shades that will work for everyone. It is higher in price but will last me 6 months to a year. There are three highlighting powders and three bronzing powders. Perfect for your jawline, cheekbones, nose, forehead and under your lip! After contouring became a thing I can't live the house otherwise I feel like my face is a big blob.
Elf Prime and Stay Finishing Powder- 1.99
I set my under eye area with this powder in the shade fair/light. I also place it underneath my cheekbone contour and above my jawline.
6. Highlight/ Blush
Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder- 4.99
This comes in seven shades and all of them are wonderful. I wear the shade Precious Petal but I am excited to try out Golden Flower Crown. My favorite way to use this product is on your cupid's bow and the bridge of your nose.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12- Hour Blush- 29.00
I got this for my birthday gift from Sephora and have fallen in love! There are so many pretty shades but I am stuck on the shade Paaarty- no joke there are 3 a's. Sephora is giving this away for free along with a Tarte travel size lip gloss for FREE while supplies last with any purchase!
Morphe 350M 35 Color Matte Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette- 23.00
Yeah, you heard that right. Thirty five colors and affordable just doesn't seem like it can be real but it is! They have eye shadow palettes for everyone- matte, glitter, neutrals etc. This one is perfect for me and I can create endless looks with it as all of the colors compliment eachother.
Elf Intense Ink Eyeliner- 3.00
This eyeliner is perfect for creating a winged look without the worry of getting it all over like most liquid eyeliners due to the felt pen. I wear it in the shade Blackest Black so it really pops on top of my eyeshadow. It dries within 10 seconds and stays on all night!
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara- 3.99
This mascara is amazing! With it's over sized brush your lashes are bound to be full of length and volume! I do NOT get this in waterproof unless I plan on attempting to get it off all month.
** I have had a horrible time finding a normal eyeliner pencil that stays on my lower lash line all day. I switch between various drug store pencils and have to reapply throughout the day.**
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade- 18.00
I swear by this product and am so passionate about it! Brows frame your face and are huge on emphasizing your features and tying your makeup look together! I do use the Brow Wiz from time to time but this product lasts forever and is the perfect blended brow. I apply it with the Anastasia Duo Brush #12. I do have blonde hair now but use the soft brown shade as my eyebrows are not entirely blonde.
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick- 6.99
These come in 24 shades, aren't sticky, dry quickly and last all day. I love all things neutral but do love to play around with a bold lip as well. For a great everyday look I use the shade Sandstorm in the fall and winter months.
10. Finishing Spray
Elf Setting Spray- 2.99
A lot of people call this a dupe to many high end setting sprays. It helps lock your makeup in and blend it so it looks more natural. I use this every time I apply makeup even if it is quick 5 min makeup.
Comment your fav products below! Have a great New Years and stay warm!