Hi friends! Today I wanted to go ahead and share with you my current makeup favorites. These products are things I use every day (or at least, every day that I actually have time to wear makeup!) and all of these items are things I have (or will) repurchase when I run out. That’s how much I love them! I am still in search of a primer, bronzer, and concealer to call my favorites, so if you have any suggestions for products to try I would love to hear them! Also, my new favorite mascara is the Perversion mascara from Urban Decay, but I didn’t list it separately because it is included in the Naked on the Run palette I’m going to mention. So, let’s get to it!
I’m going to go in order of how I apply everything to my face, so things might seem a little backwards from how I ordered things in the picture!
L’oreal True Match Liquid Foundation
I really like this foundation. I have been a big fan of the Revlon Colorstay foundation for a while, but since finding a few new youtubers I’ve been following, I decided to give the L’oreal True Match a try. I’m glad I did! I can get medium to full coverage with this foundation without it looking cakey at all. I love that it has a pretty natural finish to it, and even though I tend to have oily skin I stay reasonably matte all day. This line has a ton of colors to choose from in warm, cool, and neutral shades. It was kind of hard for me to choose my shade, but I ended up settling on W3 and I feel like the color match was a pretty good choice. This has become my new go to foundation!
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
I intentionally bought this concealer a few shades lighter than my natural skin tone because I didn’t intend on using it as a concealer. I bought the color “light,” and I use it as a highlighter to brighten the area under my eye. I really like the way it blends out easily, and it does work well without being too heavy. I like it enough that I’m considering buying another one in a shade I would normally use for concealer to try it out for its intended purpose.
Bare Minerals Ready Blush
Oh my goodness…this is my favorite blush I have ever used. The color I purchased is called “The Natural High” and it is gorgeous. It is such a beautiful golden peachy color and it brings such a fabulous glow to the face without being overwhelming. I generally don’t like things that have a lot of glitter–looking at the blush you might think it does–but this goes on the cheeks as such a subtle shimmer…oh it’s just so pretty. It really does just make you glow.
NYC Liquid Lipshine
I know I have talked about these before on the blog, and they are back again because they are so fantastic. I own them in about seven shades and I wear them all the time! They have a great color payoff (and color selection) and they don’t feel too sticky on the lips which is really nice. The best part: they are only about two bucks! Hooray NYC!
Bare Minerals 5-in-1 BB Cream Eye Shadow
I first tried this as a sample in the shade Barely Nude and I liked it so much that I literally scraped the bottle clean. I decided to go ahead and purchase a full sized tube, and even though I liked the shade I had sampled I decided to go with a really pretty soft rosy shade called Blushing Pink. This cream eye shadow applies super smoothly and I pretty much use it as a primer for the rest of my eye shadow. Bonus: it doesn’t crease at all! Just a side note though–it is slightly glittery when applied, so if you aren’t a fan of shimmer on the eyes, this may not be for you.
Naked Basics and Naked 2 Basics Palettes
Love. Love love love love love. I’m a huge fan of matte shadows and I love the nude colors in these palettes. The original palette is more on the warm side and the second palette has more cool colored shadows, but as is expected from Urban Decay these shadows are fantastic. They are super smooth and creamy when applied, and the colors blend so well. I have always had a little trouble making dark black shadows work for me, so I love that the Naked 2 Basics palette has more of a smoky grey color I can play with. I still use the black in the original palette, but I use it as an eye liner instead. I completely recommend both of these palettes to anyone (and I may have even gotten my mother-in-law hooked on them too!)
Naked on the Run Palette
I never would have splurged on this on my own, so thanks, Mom, for getting this for me for Christmas this year! I have used this pretty much every day since opening it on Christmas morning. I love the shadows and the highlight, I love the lip gloss, I love how smooth and creamy the eye liner is, but my favorite thing of all is the mascara. It applies so nicely, doesn’t clump, doesn’t flake, and lengthens and adds volume beautifully. If you want to hear all of my thoughts on this fantastic palette, go ahead and watch my newest YouTube video! It’s a short review and swatches of all of the eye shadow colors so you can see them in real time and not just in a picture. I hope you like it!
Well that’s all for now! What are your favorites that I should try? Let me know!