I’m a girl, in turn I love make-up. It’s amazing what a little touch of powder and mascara can do, even on the worst of days. It took me a long time to find the products that I really love, so I figured I’d share. As much as I do love make-up, I want to emphasize that I don’t wear a lot and it takes me under 10 minutes to complete my entire make-up regimen each morning. So, these are good for quick application as well!
Primer: e.l.f Poreless Face Primer $6
Why I love it: This is the cheapest primer I have come across and it works amazingly. Completely erases pores and goes on smoothly. In fact, it makes it 50% easier to apply foundation in comparison to not wearing any primer. The only complaint I have is that I run out rather quickly- it lasts about a month or so. Get it here.
Mineral Powder Foundation- bareMinerals MATTE Foundation $28
Why I love it: it minimizes my pores and the matte takes away the shine and KEEPS it away throughout the day. It’s lightweight and when wearing alone, it doesn’t even feel like you have makeup on! In the summer I usually wear this alone, but on pimply days or when I am going out I usually wear a light layer over my foundation to make my skin look even. Get it here.
Liquid Foundation: Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation $49
Why I love it: this foundation is an actual GODSEND. It gives you full and complete coverage and literally lasts all day long. Yes, it is pricey but it is totally worth it. Remember- a little goes a long way. I usually apply it with a flat-top kabuki brush. Get the foundation here. Quick tip: buying it off Amazon will save you a few bucks!
Bronzer: MAC Bronzing Powder $26
Why I love it: Not too expensive, and it looks great over foundation. A little goes a long way- use a big brush to apply this. I currently use “Refined Golden” and I like it because it has a little bit of shimmer to light up your cheekbones. For those looking for more of a matte finish, there is that option at Nordstrom. Get it here.
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 $54
Why I love it: this is pricey, but it lasts literally forever. I’ve had mine for over a year and it’s still going strong- most likely because I only use a little bit. This is great for daytime (work, school, errands) and it’s also a great nightime pallette when you’re looking for something a little more dramatic. Get it here.
Eyeliner: L’Oreal Intense Felt Tip Liquid Liner $8.99
Why I love it: It is CHEAP, and it lasts over 6 months with everyday use. You can chose the thickness of the line and it makes a great cat eye when you’re feeling a little crazy. Get it here. This can also be found at the drugstores.
Mascara: Maybelline Rocket Volume Express $7.99
Why I love this: cheap, lasts a long time, and it makes my eyelashes look KILLER. I have long, thick eyelashes to begin with but even those who struggle in that department, this is a lifesaver. Get it here. This can also be found at the drugstores.
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