I love to look up new makeup collections that are about to launch. In a different world, I would buy it all. But since I can’t, I try to learn as much as I can about different products and always accept samples to see what works for my skin. That’s one thing I have learned and stress to my friends and family, is that everyone has different skin types and makeup will look different on every face.
I have received lots of questions over the years of my favorite go-to products, and I am so excited to share them with you!The goal is to find out what works for you. And what may work in Fall, most likely won’t look the same in Spring.
Below is a list of some of my favorite makeup products. These tend to be my “go to” products that I know look good on my skin and I frequently restock in my makeup collection when I have a coupon.
Too Faced – Hangover Replenishing Face Primer & Booster
Sometimes when I am running late, this is all I will put on my face before throwing on a BB cream. I moisturizes and primes my face, leaving my skin looking refreshed.
Tarte – Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
I have introduced this foundation to many of my friends. If you are looking for a full coverage foundation that does not look “cakey”, this will be your best friend. The tube will last you a long time and is very buildable.
Urban Decay – Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
Somehow, this concealer always makes it’s way back to my vanity. This lightweight concealer is great for all skin types and comes in 11 shades. It is easy to paint on under eye concealer to hid the dark circles. This gives you full coverage without having to use a lot of product. Helpful tip: set your under-eye concealer with a powder to help with creasing.
Benefit – Hoola Bronzer
I love a nice glow. This bronzer isn’t too warm or too cool. I can use it with a fluffy brush to add some warmth to the face, or contour my face with a denser brush. Benefit recently came out with a lighter shade version so even my porcelain babes out there can rock the bronzer.
NARS – Orgasm Blush
This blush has been all over the beauty world. There’s a reason for it too! The blush provides natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion.
Becca – Champagne Pop Highlighter
There are so many different kinds of highlighter on the makeup market right to explore right now. Whether you want a subtle highlight or one that could flag down a plane, you have a great variety to choose from. (Blog post on highlights coming soon!) This highlighter adds the perfect amount of pop to your cheekbones. The pigmented champagne color works on so many skin types and glides on smoothly.
Benefit – Goof Proof brow pencil
Eyebrows frame the face. Finding a good pencil that helps you do your brows easily and quickly is what you want. The custom goof-proof tip instantly shapes, defines & fills in brows. The soft, glide on color creates naturally full beautiful brows & the spoolie-brush effortlessly blends color. This is perfect for beginners or pros.
Benefit – Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara
I have never curled my eyelashes. I have a fear that if I do, they will somehow fall out. haha So, I look for mascara that not only curls, but lengthens. This mascara’s brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls leaving your lashes perfectly placed for hours.
Urban Decay – All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
I have gone through bottles and bottles of this product. You spend time creating the perfect look, all for it to melt away with the day. Setting your makeup will keep it in place, even on a hot day. This spray creates a barrier between your makeup and the environment. There are days, I have a simple BB cream on and still use it, to refresh my face and build an extra layer of coverage.
Julep – Matte Lip Mousse in Pout
Liquid lips have come on the makeup scene in a blaze. You can’t walk down the aisle of Ulta or Sephora without seeing one. This weightless matte lip mousse gives me the look of a liquid lip without drying them out. It is not a creme or a gloss, it is a mousse liquid lip that lasts for hours. I can easily throw on a gloss over it without it ruining the texture of the lip.