Happy Saturday y’all! I hope everyone has had a great start to the weekend, and is ready for some girl talk! It’s no secret that I love makeup, but it’s also not a secret that it can be such a struggle to find that perfect product. One you really love that compliments your skin and does exactly what you want it to do. I try new makeup products pretty often, but there’s some that I just always have to come back to that have become a total staple for me! If you’re looking of a new product, or struggling to find that perfect one, I hope this post can help you. I’m sharing my go to makeup products for a full face of makeup (excluding brushes because I haven’t found any yet that I am completely in love with) and my shades for reference.
hourglass veil mineral primer– I just started using this a few weeks ago after my sister introduced me to it. I have tried several primers, but could not seem to get my hands on one that felt good on my skin, didn’t make me feel oily, or like I was putting on another think layer of moisturizer- until I tried this one! It’s so lightweight and will make your makeup last all day long!
too faced born this way foundation– YES YES YES! I shared this on my instagram stories not too long ago because I get questions all of the time about my foundation. It has great coverage without being cakey and makes your skin look so smooth and flawless. This is definitely my favorite foundation that I have tried and needs to be on your must have list!
my shade: almond
tarte shape tape concealer– I love this concealer because it covers my mama dark circles really well lol! It’s super light with still getting the job done! I also have tried their creaseless concealer that works really well if you need even more coverage. The only thing about the creaseless is that it is super thick and I noticed it started to get shiny throughout the day which I didn’t like. The shape tape has a nice matte finish so it will blend in with the rest of your face!
my shade: fair beige
NYX contour stick– I don’t use the highlight side of this stick because I just use my concealer for that, but I love the bronzer side! This contour stick is super affordable (which I also love) and lasts for a pretty good length of time.
my shade: universal
beauty blender– I am sure you have all heard of or used a beauty blender, but I wanted to include it and tell y’all that this is what I use to blend in my concealer and contour stick. This is a huge must have for me!
P.S. Make sure you get it wet before and ring it out, it works so much better!
it CC + airbrush powder perfecting illumination– The coverage on this powder is insane! It looks good, it feels good, and basically that’s all there is to it! I have also used Mac’s studio pressed powder that I completely loved, but it became super difficult to find my shade which is why I switched over to it cosmetics.
my shade with it cosmetics: fair
my shade with mac: N4
too faced bronzer– I have used this pretty much since I started contouring my face in high school. I honestly cannot remember ever trying another bronzer which says something because clearly I love it that much! Plus it smells like chocolate!!
my shade: milk chocolate matte
mac blush– I love how mac has soo many different shades of blush (even though I get the same one every time). This goes on super well and compliments my face perfectly, you can find literally any color depending on what you like. I personally love rosy cheeks, I need that pop of pink, so if you like that as well this shade is amazing!
my shade: pink swoon
urban decay highlighter– This is also the only highlighter I have ever used (mostly because it lasts so freaking long). I really do like it, but I am looking forward to trying some different shades if it ever runs out! The Urban Decay highlighters are definitely great though, and clearly last forever!
my shade: aura
urban decay original eyeshadow primer– Holy moly you have to get this! You can literally go swimming all day and your eyeshadow will still be on!
P.S. your whole face will still be on if you use the primer & setting spray I have on here!
tartelette 2 in bloom clay eyeshadow palette– Honestly, all of tarte’s palettes are completely on point. I like a lot of the neutral browns because it looks best on my eyes, so this is the one I am currently using literally everyday!
maybelline lasting drama eyeliner– Okay, I stuck with stick liner longer than anyone in the world I think! It wasn’t until I got lash extensions that I realized this wasn’t going to work anymore, BUT if you use stick liner still or you do bottom liner this has always been my go to! You can get it at any drug store or grocery store.
my shade: onyx
NYX matte liquid liner– Okay y’all, I’m new to the liquid liner so I am definitely not very good at it, I don’t know what’s wrong with me but it’s so hard, lol! Anyways though, this one is really good, lasts all day, and never runs. It stays on so well that when I mess up (which is often) it’s super hard for me to get it off without having to redo my shadow. (:
too faced better than sex mascara– This is the best mascara!! I obviously don’t wear mascara on my top lashes anymore because I have extensions, but when I did wear I was a total freak about my lashes and this is the only one that satisfied! If anyone was wondering though, I normally just get a cheap drugstore mascara for my bottom lashes now and I don’t really have a go to for that!
stila stay all day liquid lipstick– I am obsessed with still lipstick! they smell super good, stay all day, and don’t come off on your glass when you drink something (best part)! This shade has become a total staple for me because it is the perfect nude and goes with anything! my shade: baci
urban decay all nighter setting spray– This is a must have!!! If you get just one product this needs to be it because your makeup will stay on so well! Go swimming, workout, if you’re in Texas walk outside (haha!) your makeup will not run or come off!
I hope this helps, thank you for reading!