My Everyday Beauty Products
Ahhh makeup. My makeup routine has always been simple, even on date nights. A little foundation, bronzer, and mascara is the way to go! Today I am sharing my favorites with you all, my must haves! I was not blessed with natural glowy skin. I wish!!! Growing up, I have always been athletic, which caused those pesky little bumps on my face! Up until about three years ago, I started truly taking care of my skin by starting with the foundation…skincare! Now my skin is pretty even with a little redness, besides when I was pregnant (that will be a different blog post). I used to have oily skin, super oily skin up until I gave birth to my son. I now have dry skin so I am on the hunt for a new lightweight foundation. It just gives me a reason to go to Sephora to shop. My go to foundation, even when I did have acne, is the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation. I apply my foundation with a damp beauty blender (or any cute blender I find at Target). I should say I start out by priming my skin with MAC Prep + Prime Fix +.
This Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit is what I use to highlight my face with. You can tell this kit is my true favorite due to how beat up it is. The Hoola bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics is what I use as my bronzer. A little trick I learned from other bloggers, use your bronzer as your eyeshadow. Saves so much time! Unless I go on a trip where I cannot pack a lot, I just use the bronzer shades in the Anastasia kit. I usually use cheap makeup brushes, but I have found splurging on a few expensive ones, is the key to achieving flawless makeup. I am by no means a makeup artist at all! I have just watched so many makeup videos to learn what works for me.
Now I always am looking for good mascaras that last and don’t flake on me. I having been loving this Lancôme Monsieur BIG mascara. I always prime my lashes with Lancôme Cils Booster XL. It makes my lashes longer for when I apply my mascara. Then last but not least, I always finish my face by applying Laura Mercier loose setting powder.
Onto the eyes and eyebrows. I have never been good at applying eyeliner but this Marc Jacobs High-liner Gel Crayon for my eyeliner is the BEST! I got this as a sample from Sephora last year and I still have it. I do not use eyeliner everyday, only when I feel like actually doing a full face. Now that I do not have thirty minutes to do my makeup anymore, I am back to using my Dior show Brow Styler Brow Pencil. I use this to outline my brows and just fill in where needed. I always get told when I get my eyebrows threaded, wherever I go, that I have a natural shape as is to my brows. So I just get them cleaned up. My brows are dark so they do not need much filling in. This travel sized eyeshadow palette by Tarte is one my favorites. It has the perfect shades for my blue eyes. The best part, it is small enough to fit in your purse or makeup bag without taking up too much space.
My go to lip products are shown above. You will always see these four lip products in Cayde’s diaper bag. Not kidding! They are the perfect everyday lip colors. I am obsessed with the MAC shades in ‘Creme Cup’ and ‘Luster.’ If I just want my natural lip color enhanced or I want my lipsticks to be shiny I apply Dior Lip Maximizer. It is not sticky at all. Last but not least, this Buxom Full on Lipstick in shade ‘Las Vegas’ has been a true favorite of mine ever since I can remember. All of these products are just my everyday basic products that I always use and love. My makeup bag is full of other products that I use and also love, but these are my main products that I use on the regular.