The wait is finally over! I posted an insta story (shameless plug: follow me on insta!) a couple of weeks ago and got an overwhelming amount of comments asking what makeup products I use. I gave a little sneak peek on my Instagram but then decided that this would make a good blog post! I tried to go in order of how I put it on, but I’m thinking of doing a couple of other blog posts that go into more depth of some of the products I love 🙂

Primer 

I’ve been obsessed with Too Faced’s Hangover RX Primer. I probably would’ve never tried this if I didn’t receive a trial size for free with one of my Ulta purchases. The dewiness would’ve turned me off since I typically like to be matte (I have oily skin). Buttttttt I love the nourishing aspects of this primer! It leaves my skin feeling sooooo soft. I also really love the Too Faced Primed & Peachy primer. It has a cooling effect so I feel super refreshed. I’ve been switching back and forth between the two.

Foundation

One of my fave foundations is the Lancome Teinte Idole foundation. It’s one that matches me oh sooooo perfectly. I find it hard to find a foundation that matches my yellow undertones. A lot of them end up being very red on me. Other reasons I love it so much are that it keeps me matte and lasts a long time. It takes a good foundation to withstand the Florida heat and humidity lol. If I know I have a short day or I’m doing something more casual, I’ll opt for my Maybelline Super Stay foundation. It doesn’t last as long, but it’s a good drugstore foundation. The shade I wear for the Lancome is 470 Suede and for the Maybelline, it’s Warm Coconut.

Concealer

Not going to lie, I haven’t tried many concealers. Concealers are still very unknown to me, but one that I always get no matter what is the L.A. Girl Pro Concealer. One, you can’t beat the price. Two, it comes in so many different shades and correcting colors that you will find your perfect shade. I have a couple of shades in it, so I use Fawn & Warm Honey the most.

Powder

The powder that I am currently using is the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Powder in Translucent. I love this powder because it makes me super matte and the price point isn’t too horrible. Another fave of mine is the Laura Mercier setting powder, but you know a girl’s gotta save money sometimes lol.

Brows 

Now for brows, it honestly just depends on how much time I have. If I’m rushing, Anastasia Brow Definer it is. Love the spooly on the end of it and I feel like this is a lot easier to use than the brow wiz. If I have a little more time, I’ll use the Benefit Ka-Brow pomade. It glides on, but I like that it stays put. Regardless of which one I use, I always set my brows with Gimme Brow by Benefit. I use the shade chocolate for the brow definer, shade 4 for Ka-Brow and shade 4 for Gimme Brow.

Mascara 

Mascara is one of my favorite parts of my makeup routine. Even if I’m not wearing makeup, I still like to put on mascara. There are so many different ones that I love but the two that I’ve been grabbing the most are Tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes and Too Faced’s Better Than Sex. Lights Camera Lashes is an OG but Better Than Sex is newer to my mascara collection. I usually always layer my mascaras, but both can be used on their own. They lengthen my lashes to the extreme.

Highlighter

My goal in life is to always look like a glazed donut. If I don’t look like one, why even bother? LOLOL! My FAVE highlighter, like never going back to anything else, is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Sun Dipped specifically the bronzed shade. If I could just buy the bronzed shade, that would be great because I don’t use the other 3 nearly as much. If I can just buy the bronzed shade, someone please let me know! I promise to love you forever and ever 🙂 This is pretty much the only highlighter I use. The only other thing I may grab is my Mac eyeshadows in Amber Lights and Expensive Pink. Yes, I use eyeshadow as a highlighter sometimes.

Setting Spray

Usually, I use any of the Mario Badescu facial sprays. My faves are the green and the purple. But currently, I’ve been using the Urban Decay All Nighter spray. Girlllllllllll, this spray is literally amazing. It makes my makeup last all day long! I love it. Kind of pricey compared to the Mario Badescu sprays but a lot more long-lasting.

Lip Gloss

My lip gloss always has to be poppin. And the only lip gloss I use is Fenty. I’m not saying that I won’t try another lip gloss, but I’m just saying it’s worth the $18. Trust me, you’ll justify spending the money after you try it.

That’s pretty much it when it comes to my everyday makeup routine. If I’m feeling super fancy, I’ll add on eyeliner and blush. My go-to eyeliner has been the Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner. And my fave blush (like no other blush will ever compare) is the Mac powder blush in Raizin. It’s all about keeping it simple lol

-M

Photos by David

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