July 9, 2017

My Daily Makeup Must Have's

I'm absolutely a creature of habit and I rarely switch up my makeup routine. Most everything I wear is long lasting and long wear since I wear a mask all day at work. I need my face to stay on! I've used all these products on my little pineapple tray for quite a while since they work really well for me. I wear a mix of "higher end" and drug store brands of makeup. Some things I really believe you get what you pay for, but not always. Sometimes I'll branch out and change things up (I switched what eyebrow pencil I use recently and love it!). Other things, like my concealer and foundation, are my holy grail can't live withouts that I don't think I'll ever change. I never would have tried those things without recommendations from others, so maybe you'll find a new favorite from me!
This isn't sponsored by Ulta but I linked everything there because I could find it all on one site.

ELF baked eyeshadow trio// This is what I wear every day. I switch between Peach Please and Brown Bonanza. It used to be sold at Walmart and Target but I haven't been able to find it for a long time so I have to order it now.

Urban Decay eyeshadow primer// If you don't use eyeshadow primer, what are you doing? It makes your eyeshadows their true color with tons of pigment. Sometimes I fall asleep in my makeup and my eyeshadow is still good to go the next day. Not something I'm too proud of, but I've done it many times, hehe. (I usually just buy the travel size of this stuff in the checkout line at Ulta because it's cheaper and still lasts me seriously forever.)

ELF liquid eyeliner// It's $2, never flakes, and stays all day. Enough said.

Clinique eyelash primer// I never knew what I was missing out on before mascara primer. It makes them thicker and longer. I apply a few coats and let it get mostly dry before applying mascara. I've heard good things about L'Oreal Paris Double extend and I'm thinking of trying that soon since it's cheaper.

Covergirl Lashblast mascara// I've used this stuff for years! My favorite thing is the wand, it separates my lashes so well. It dries out on the faster side but I've never liked anything else that I've tried as well.

Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil// It's nice and thin, never needs sharpened, and stays on well. I wear Taupe.

NYX eyebrow primer// Even though this is a "primer" I put it on AFTER I pencil in my eyebrows to kinda seal it in and it keeps my eyebrows tame and laid down.

Smashbox Photo Finish primer// I switched to this recently because I really liked a sample that I had. It hurt me to buy this since it's kinda pricey but it's good stuff.

Loreal Lumi primer// This foundation primer is way cheaper than the Smashbox and I like that it's luminating. I wear this when I don't care as much how well my makeup stays on.

Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation// HOLY GRAIL RIGHT HERE! It's heavy coverage without a heavy feel and seriously stays on so well. I use a sponge to apply. I wear Ivory Beige when I'm nice and spray tanned and Desert Beige when I'm more pale.

Laura Gellar baked powder foundation// This is another product I don't see myself giving up. It covers so well to be powder, I feel like it makes my skin look close to flawless. I wear the light color. It blends pretty well whether I'm tan or more on the pale side.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye concealer// I seriously have purple dark circles under my eyes 24/7, every day of my life. (My doctor called them "allergy shiners" when I was little and totally believe it, I have the worst allergies ever.) This is the best stuff ever to cover them up! It's really thick so a little goes a long way and this stuff lasts me fooorrreverrrrr. I like to put it on with a beauty blender sponge. (Since it's so thick, the setting powder I use is great to keep it from creasing. It's listed 3 items down)

Lorac blush// VERY pigmented blush and lasts all day. I wear Cinematic and Aura.

Lorac Pro contour palate// I was so scared of contouring until I got this palate. It comes with a brush that works on your whole face whether it's to highlight or contour and easy instructions. Even though it's a powder palate, this stuff does not come off unless you want it to.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores setting powder// The best silkiest setting powder! I use it right after I apply my foundation and concealer so they don't get caked in my lines and wrinkles on my face after a few hours. I like the loose kind, not pressed. I put it on with a brush and I like that I can tap the excess off back into the jar, I feel like I don't use it up as quickly as I do pressed.

Ulta translucent setting powder// For $10 this is pretty good stuff! I wear it to work sometimes so I don't use up all my good stuff just to have my face covered all day with a mask.

Too Faced Matte liquid lipstick// Out of the few liquid lipsticks I've tried, I personally like this formula the best. I'm obsessed with colors Miso Pretty and Holy Chic, they're in my purse at all times.

Ulta lip oil// I accidentally made the best discovery with this stuff. Not only is it amazing just as gloss on its own, it keeps my liquid lipstick from looking cracked and chalky. I put on the THINNEST layer of this as a base before I put on my Too Faced Matte. I have wrinkly lips or something so the lip oil helps to keep the liquid lipstick looking smooth instead of settling in my lip wrinkles and looking cracked.

Let me know if you have any questions or a great suggestion for me to try!!