Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Makeup Must Haves

Hi lovebugs!

Let's talk makeup today.
This may surprise you, but I'm no beauty expert. {ha!}

I'm constantly trying new things some I love and some I hate. Well today, I'm gonna share the things in my makeup bag that I can't live without. 


1. Urban Decay Naked Palette - the only eyeshadow you'll ever need. I'm a bit of an eyeshadow hoarder. Always have been. But I tend to gravitate toward various shades of brown/tan. Therefore, this palette is perfect for me. It's a bit pricey, but in this palette, you get 12 shades. Think how much you'd spend if you bought all 12 separately.

2. Eyes Lips Face Tinted Moisturizer - this bad boy is only $3. And I absolutely love this stuff. I've never been a big fan on foundation, so the tinted moisturizer is right up my alley. And the fact that it's SPF 20 is a huge plus! Gotta protect your skin!

3. Clinique Superbalanced Mineral Powder - Clinique is my old tried and true. I've been wearing Clinique makeup since I was in high school and I've tried other brands, but I always come back to Clinique. This powder covers so well but is still a light, mineral makeup. I tried Bare Minerals and I think this Clinique power is better.

4. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - I got a free sample of this when I bought the Naked Palette and I love it! Best eyeshadow primer I've tried. And the little sample size has lasted me for a while.

5. Clinique All About Eyes Concealer - best concealer ever. This stuff is meant to be used under your eyes to cover dark circles {which I always have}. And it does a great job. But I use this to cover other various blemishes too. And this little tube has lasted me much longer than I ever dreamed it would.

6. Benefit They're Real Mascara - if you're like me and have short, thin, blonde eyelashes, you should try this mascara. It really does work wonders without being clumpy. It helps thicken and elongate my lashes. And this blonde girl can use all the lash help I can get.

7. Bare Minerals Round the Clock Eyeliner - I always have trouble with my eyeliner rubbing off or smearing. This stuff stays put all day. And in my book, that's a major win with eyeliner!

8. Smashbox Blush Rush in Chiffon - I used to swear by NARS blush. Well, I've been converted to Smashbox Blush Rush. The Chiffon color has kind of a coral undertone {not too pink} and has a bit of shimmer in it. It's the perfect color for my fair skin.

{For the record, I never buy makeup full price. I get Ulta and Sephora gift cards from family all the time. And I never shop at Ulta without a 20% off coupon}


smk053078 said...

I can't live without U.D. eyeshadow primer potion. It's the BEST. And I use my Naked palette every single day. I am loving the eye liner pin from e.l.f. It's only a $1!!! You should try it.

Ruthie Hart said...

I may ty that eyeliner bc mine ALWAYS SMEARS!

~Katie said...

Lovee the Naked Palette's and that mascara is next on my list to try!

Kristen said...

I've been dying to try the Urban Decay naked palette! I tend to gravitate towards browns & tans as well so I know it'll be perfect.. & I want to try that mascara! I'm always looking for a better one than the last :)

a boy a girl and a pug said...

i'm going to have to try that urban decay palette...love the colors!

Ronda said...

I just got benefits there real mascara and I love it! I also suffer from pale lashes and this does wonders with my lashes.