Finding beauty products that actually work can be SO challenging sometimes. You read reviews that you think are
reliable, but then ending up disappointing you. I have finally gotten my daily makeup routine exactly how I want it to look, and the products I use solely contribute to that! I am so excited to share a review on the makeup I cannot live without!
I used Clinique foundation for YEARS, but really wanted to try something new! This foundation is amazing and lasts all day with or without setting spray. It is definitely thicker, which is why it works! I use my beauty blender (obsessed) to smooth it out for a picture perfect finish!
Beauty Blender: Swissco Precision Blending Sponge
So. If there is one “brush” I think you *MUST* have, it is a beauty blender. I don’t know how anyone successfully puts makeup on without this. Whoever invented the beauty blender, THANK YOU! I use it mainly with my foundation, concealer, and blend my contour, but you can find a million uses for it! (Well maybe not quite that many, but you get my point)
I never used primer before trying Smashbox, but it makes a world of difference! It reduces my fine lines and pores to help my foundation not crease and to last even longer. Plus it makes my skin super soft!
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay ‘Naked2’ Palette
Amazing. Perfect. What else can I say? I have tried many brands of eyeshadows, but always go back to the Naked2 palette! You can create so many eye shadow combinations depending on where you’re going, what you’re wearing, etc. My favorite colors in this palette are ‘Bootycall’, ‘Pistol’ (great blending color), and ‘Blackout’.
PS: I use ‘Snakebite’ to fill in my eyebrows.. SO quick and easy!
Laura Mercier makeup never fails. Simple as that! I love how this powder is very light so it never looks cake-y and I can bake my under eye concealer just right. I also like lightly dusting it over my foundation once I’m finished with it!
Under Eye Concealer: Clinique All About Eyes Concealer
What works for some, does not always work for everyone, BUT this under eye concealer has consistently done the trick for me! It’s the perfect amount of thickness without overdoing it. Pair it with the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder to bake and your under eyes are guaranteed to look on point!
Makeup Setting Spray: Urban Decay ‘All Nighter’ Long-Lasting Spray
One of my favorite makeup tips is quirting setting spray on your beauty blender after you have applied your foundation. Then, gently dab the beauty blender around your face to create a lighter, more dewey look that will last through the summer heat! LOVE!
I actually don’t use a contour kit, I use this great bronzer to lightly contour my cheekbones and around my forehead! It always looks natural, and it’s super quick to do, which is great because I am constantly on-the-go!
Highlighter: Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
This highlighter has a pink tone, but it looks sooo pretty when the light hits it! I dab a little (or a lot) on the top of my cheekbones and in the middle of my forehead. I wanted to try a more golden tone illuminator, so I just purchased this and I will definitely be reviewing it soon!
Mascara Primer: L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer
Sometimes, the best makeup can really be found at your local drugstore! This lash primer thickens my lashes and lengthens them to absorb the mascara better! I usually let it sit a few minutes before I apply my mascara to make sure I am making my lashes as long and thick as possible!
And further proof anyone can find great products for cheaper prices! So I heard the great reviews on Too Faced’s ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara and I was NOT impressed. Maybe it’s the way my eyelashes are made, but they clumped up my lashes and it was not pretty! I decided to try CoverGirl’s new mascara, and I fell in love. The bristles on the brush are very small, so they lengthen really well! Plus the brush on this mascara makes tackling the bottom lashes easy! And we all know the brush makes or breaks the mascara regardless of the price!
Eyeliner: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eyeliner
I am SO SO picky about my eyeliner.. If anything has to be perfect, it is my eyeliner! This brand has made it easy to apply smooth lines and not cause smudges throughout the day!
YALL. This color combination is EVERYTHING. I have started wearing more of a neutral lip just because I like the natural look it has, so this set has been my go-to for months! Yes, the lipstick is definitely a splurge, but it is 100% worth it!
I am obsessed with these beauty products, and highly recommend trying them out! All the makeup is linked above. Have a great rest of the week!