Current beauty must-haves and why!
These are the products you'll find in my makeup bag at the moment, they're my absolute favorites! Why?
01 Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in shade 3.5 ($39, Sephora): I usually don't wear foundation on an every day basis, because I don't feel that it's necessary. I stick to BB creams or tinted moisturizers. However, with Urban Decay being one of my favorite brands, I couldn't resist trying this out! Its the best foundation I've tried from Sephora and I've tried even higher end (Givenchy, Dior, Chanel etc.) I use it in conjunction with the Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush which I HIGHLY recommend, and the results are flawless. I would say the coverage is medium-buildable and it DOES NOT cake. And you can't go wrong with the color selection!
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02 Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper ($18, Sephora): I will NEVER stop raving about this. I get questions all the time about how I get my winged eyeliner so perfect.... this is the answer. It has a brush tip applicator but if you prefer felt tip, there's a felt tip version as well. After months of use, it still doesn't dry out and the bristles keep their shape. Perfect!
03 Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette ($28, Sephora): Every girl needs this palette because it is so versatile! It has become a staple in my makeup bag because the colors are matte (except Venus, a highlight shade) and not too dark. However, you can use the last two colors, Faint and Crave, to deepen your look. I actually use Faint to fill in my eyebrows sometimes!
04 Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Creamy Natural (about $6, drugstores): This is one of the first powders I ever purchased years ago, and I still go back to it every time. It trumps high end powders for sure (I've tried Too Faced, UD, Makeup Forever, etc). I do have to re-apply throughout the day, but that's normal with any powder.
05 L'oreal Silkissime Eyeliner in Highlighter (about $8-10, drugstores): One word: PIGMENTATION! I'm always pleased with L'oreal products so I don't know why I was surprised... but the pigmentation, texture, and color of this pencil is beautiful. I use this on my inner corners and waterline to brighten my eyes.
06 L'oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes in Blackest Black (about $9, drugstores): At this point, I only use L'oreal mascaras because they work so well for me. The formula of this mascara is very dry which is something I prefer because I feel like that volumizes better. This mascara gives me thick doll lashes without looking over the top! If you prefer a wet formula, try their Voluminous Million Lashes mascara.
07 & 08 NARS Blush in Orgasm ($30, Sephora) and Physicians Formula Conceal Rx Concealer in Natural Light (about $10, drugstores): I put these products at the bottom because I don't wear them everyday but I reach for them when needed. NARS Orgasm is a perfect coral-y pink color! Its definitely pigmented so you don't need to use a lot, I just use a little on my Eco Tools Retractable Kabuki Brush. The Physicians Formula Concealer is a thick, full coverage concealer that I use on blemishes when I'm breaking out or under my eyes when I didn't get enough sleep. The color range fails miserably but luckily I'm very fair and the darkest color still matched me.
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