Catrice Light Correcting Serum Primer in Candlelight – I love this inexpensive liquid primer. Use under makeup for a soft glow. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – This has been a longtime favorite foundation of mine. It works best for me when applied with a sponge and I can push it into the skin for light coverage. I use shade No. 51 Light Vanilla. Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer – I like
Erborian BB Creme 5 in 1 Baby Skin Effect SPF 20 – This is one of my favorite BB creams of all time and I have been wearing it most days rather than a foundation. If my complexion is clear, I prefer the sheerness of a BB cream. It offers minimal coverage and makes my skin look dewy. I use the lightest shade: Clair. Available online. NYX HD Photogenic Concealer
Mascara. My favorite, cannot live without, beauty product. Here is a rundown of my most loved, and most often repurchased brands and formulas. All are available at the drugstore, Ulta or Sephora. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise – A kind of drugstore dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. Gives you thick, fluffy lashes. Essence Lash Princess – My favorite beauty discovery in 2018 is this rock solid mascara.
My all-time favorite lip balms and treatments. I’ve been using Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream for years. Some don’t care for the smell but I love it. This can be used anywhere on the body to treat dry, cracked skin but I use it mostly as a lip treatment. Available at most department stores. It’s a real hero product. Lanolips is a recent discovery that I will repurchase. The Lemonaid
Wet n Wild Dewy Lumineux Primer – This primer is a very sheer gold color and I like the luminosity it gives my skin under foundation. I cannot find this version but a similar one is available at drugstores. BOURJOIS 123 Perfect Color Correcting Foundation – I’m a long time fan of BOURJOIS makeup, their foundations especially. Not easily found in the US but they are available online and in
Where were these back in the day when I was younger? I’ve suffered my share of bad eye looks from creasing between the time I left the house in the morning to walking into work. Using a primer under shadow helps your eye makeup last all day and/or night ensuring that your makeup looks more polished and professional. I’ll never be without one. Below are my fail-safe favorites. Urban Decay
2019 is the year of my low-buy as I focus on using up products that I own before I buy new ones. My current makeup routine here includes a few things I purchased last year as well as some old favorites that I need to use up before they expire. e.l.f Beauty Shield Primer + SPF – I didn’t care for this primer at first but then I learned to
I’m putting myself on a “low-buy” for the next six months when it comes to makeup so I can use up what I have before I buy anything new. For the most part, I’ve been sticking to one routine a month in order to make a real effort to use up makeup that I own and not waste it. This routine is my current mainstay. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea
One of the quickest and easiest ways to wake up the face and pull a look together, regardless of what you’re wearing, is to put on a red lip. That and the fact that red lipstick never goes out of style. These are my Top 6 favorite red lipsticks in no particular order. All of them have a few things in common. All have a satin finish, none are matte.
My favorite budget makeup picks. All have a list price of below $20 but can be purchased for much less when bought on offer or with a drugstore coupon. I rarely pay full price for drugstore makeup because there are always sales to be found. Loyalty programs can result in big discounts by using points or coupons. I’m partial to CVS, Walgreens, and Ulta. This is where I get the biggest