Last week, I wrote about non-favorite beauty products
among my friends and
I, so this week I’m highlighting the products that I REALLY like and use on a
daily basis. Here’s what is currently in heavy rotation in my makeup bag:
Urban Decay NakedBasics and Naked 2 Basics Palettes
: I know, I know—I am always going on and on about
these palettes but for good reason—they are fantastic! Whether you’re new to
wearing eye shadow or you’re looking for everyday neutral shades, these are
great palettes to own. For more, read my Naked
2 Basics review.
MAC Eye Kohl EyeLiner Pencil in Smolder:
My go-to eye liner pencil and as straight forward
as you can get. The liner glides on smoothly producing a true black line; I
love using it as an everyday liner or to create a smoky eye.
Benefit “HelloFlawless!” Oxygen Wow Foundation:
If you read last week’s post you might be
thinking, ‘Wait, wasn’t this one the list of beauty fails?’ True, but it wasn’t
my fail. I have been using this foundation for several weeks now and really
like it. The foundation is lightweight, so it’s not full coverage and concealer
may still be needed; however it does leave my skin smooth, even and brighten
any dullness. I apply my face powder over and it lasts all day!
MAC Powder Blush inBlushbaby:
Classic everyday color that has been one of MAC’s most popular
for years Sheer, buildable color. Should be in every makeup bag/kit natural
looking flush, great on a variety of skin tones
e.l.f. Essential NaturalLash Kit
: When I need fake lashes for a costume or outfit, I run out to
pick up a pair of these. At just $1, they are crazy affordable, especially when
they’re going to get tossed at the end of the night, and have a nice, natural
shape. I do recommend tossing the glue they come with and opting for Duo Eyelash Adhesive
Urban Decay EyeShadow Primer Potion
: UDPP is a cult product for a reason, it’s that good.
Blends easily, doesn’t feel heavy, dries quickly and does what it’s supposed to—helps
shadow look even, keeps shadow from creasing and lasts throughout the day.
Especially good for oily lids, but works well on my dryer skin as well. A
little goes a long way and this stuff lasts, don’t let the price tag scare you
MAC Eye Shadow inSatin Taupe:
If I were forced to have just one eye shadow to use for the
rest of my life, it would be MAC’s iconic Satin Taupe. The color, the
pigmentation, the ease of which it applies- seriously, like silk- is just
absolutely amazing. It’s a frosty mid-tone grey-brown and has a perfect balance
of shimmer—definitely a versatile, go-to shade to add to your makeup collection
if you haven’t already.
Smashbox Photo FinishFoundation Primer SPF 20:
Call me old-school but this has been a favorite
foundation primer of mine for years. When primers first started stealing the
beauty scene several years ago, this was one of the major players and still is.
Smashbox’s primer line has since grown to include primers for redness,
illumination and my personal favorite, with the added bonus of SPF.
What are some of your makeup bag essentials?
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