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 (I’ll list different channels I watch at the bottom of this page).
This page is where you’ll find my beauty favorites and current obsessions!
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 like the Make Up For Ever Liquid Foundation because gives full coverage without looking cakey. Looking and feeling like I have a literal mask on is the number one thing I avoid, and this foundation avoids that.
Concealer: I got a sample of the Urban Decay’s Naked Concealer and it is perfection. I have tried so many drugstore and high-end concealers; nothing works like UD’s.
Translucent Powder: I swear by the Laura Mercier’s Translucent Powder. I use it to bake my under eyes and set my foundation, and it really keeps everything in place.
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. I’ve also recently started using Julep’s Bronzer. I do like it, but I find that it doesn’t give me as much pigmentation.
Highlight: Who can go wrong with some Champagne Pop by Jaclyn Hill x BECCA?! It’s by far my favorite!
Eye Primer: I have been using Mary Kay’s eye primer for years but recently switched to Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance. Both are great and I recommend both!
Eyeshadow: I alternate between several palettes I have. I currently love Too Faced’s Chocolate Shop palette (link below).
Mascara Primer: I swear by L’Oreal Paris Double Extend (just the white end) and L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Primer (find both at Target).
Mascara: I have several favorite mascaras and which one I choose depends on what look I’m going that day. I love Burberry’s Cat Eye mascara, Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara, and Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara.
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 great!
Current Makeup Obsessions:
Too Faced Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette (Christmas 2016)
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette
BECCA Highlighter in Rose Quartz
BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Too Faced The Power of Makeup by Nikkie Tutorials
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