Beauty

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Makeup is one of my passions! I love trying new products, creating new looks, and learning new techniques. I’m constantly watching beauty YouTubers and learning great techniques from them.

This page is where you’ll find my beauty favorites and current obsessions!
I recently decided to use only cruelty-free (“CF”) beauty products so I’m in the process of transitioning out my non-CF items and finding new CF holy grails.

Current Makeup Routine:
Primer: I currently alternate between two primers (Smashbox & BECCA Backlight Priming Filter). The Smashbox primer is great for very long days; it really makes me feel like my makeup is on all day long. The Becca primer gives me a dewy glow, and sometimes I wear it without any other makeup!

Foundation: I am currently loving the Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation but am constantly trying to find new foundations I like, because, let’s be real, you can never have too many awesome foundations.

Concealer: Urban Decay’s Naked ConcealerΒ and Milani’s concealer are perfection. I also love the tarte Shape Tape but a little goes a longgggg way.

Translucent Powder: I used to swear by Laura Mercier’s translucent powder but that line isn’t cruelty free so I’m in the process of finding a new one. I’ll keep you updated!

Bronzer/Contour: I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. It has every shade you can ask for. I use the Banana color to highlight my under eyes, and all three darker shades for warming my face and contouring it. Also Physician Formula’s Butter Bronzer is for sure a holy grail item!

Blush: I really love the BECCA blushes, especially Camilla!

Highlight: Who can go wrong with some Champagne Pop by Jaclyn Hill x BECCA?! It’s by far my favorite! I’ve also recently fallen in love with Wet n Wild’s highlighter in Precious Petals.

Eyebrows: I use ABH’s Brow Powder Duo to fill in my eyebrows and then ABH’s Brow Gel to set them. My eyebrows do not move once that gel is set!

Eyeliner: I love Kat Von D’s Ink Liner.

Mascara: Since going cruelty free I’ve been trying to find a new mascara. I have a couple I’m trying out that I’m liking but not enough to make them holy grails yet.

Lipstick & Gloss: I actually really love Kylie Cosmetic’s lip kits (Candy K and Exposed). They are the perfect formula. I also love Marc Jacob’s lip gloss in Moonglow and Sugar Sugar (the perfect nudes). Bite Beauty’s lipsticks have become a recent favorite of mine. Bite’s formula is so creamy and stays on my lips for a long time.

Setting Spray: Urban Decay’s setting spray is the best one I’ve tried so far.

Nail Polish:
I am a Julep Maven, where I get a monthly box full of nail polish and beauty products. Julep nail polish is the only ones I use, plus Sally Hansen for top and bottom coats. ClickΒ hereΒ if you want to become a Maven too!

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