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Ever since I was a little girl I have loved makeup! At the age of ten I couldn’t even walk out of the house without some lip gloss on.
Over the years I have tried out hundreds of products, of which some were successes and some were miserable failures. I am happy to say that I have found my ride or die products, at least for now! I mean it only took me 21 years of my life!! Below you will find the name, a description of the product and how to use it, and if you click on the image, you will be redirected to a site where you can purchase it (they will be listed in the order that I usually apply them).
Apply this before the primer. Allow it to dry into the skin and then proceed. You can also use this after you have set your foundation with a setting powder to prevent the make up from looking too dry. This gives your make up a more natural finish. This also works wonders when it comes to eye shadows. If you have a sparkly shadow that you want to have more of a pop to it, spray a little bit of this on your brush, dip it in the eye shadow and apply on the eye.
- COVER FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation
Foundations are pretty simple. After priming your face, apply a small amount of this to your face, a little really does go a long way with this one. It is oil free therefore it is unlikely to break you out. It is pretty full coverage and makes the skin look flawless. If you have anything you want to hide, a pimple or some freckles…you cannot go wrong using this product.
- Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
Use this to highlight under the eyes, under the mouth, and above the eyebrows. This works as a great setting powder for under the eyes!! It is an amazing and creamy consistency which makes contouring and even bronzing a breeze. I do suggest getting the Kat Von D brush which has two ends, one for highlighting and the other for contouring!
- BECCA Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed – Champagne Pop
FAVORITE HIGHLIGHTER EVER! This may be because I am obsessed with Jaclyn Hill, but it is a beautiful peachy tone perfect for my skin tone which fairly light. Use this to highlight and even as a shadow! Just brush some on the high points of your cheeks and in the corner of your eyes and BOOM, you are good to go!
- Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
This mascara is a little hard to work with, yes, it’s a bit messy but if you wipe off the excess product off the wand before applying….oooh it’s wonderful. I have pretty long lashes to begin with, but this mascara makes them thick and long and perfect! I never wear any fake lashes because with this mascara you don’t need to!
- Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in shade Lolita
Best mauve shade for lips. The formula is beautiful! It dries perfectly matte and stays on all day. Compliment worthy! Try it out!
- Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray
Use this spray after all of your make up is already on! Spray about 4 spritz and let it air dry. Setting spray prevents your make up from sliding around or transferring on to other surfaces. I also have noticed that it makes my make up look more natural!! Who doesn’t love that?? It is quite pricey but it does last a long time. I have been using it for about 3 months (basically on a daily basis) and my bottle is still half full.
**As a tip from a person who really loves makeup and the power behind it, I do suggest investing in higher end products. Yes, you could buy from drug stores but the overall quality is lower and the longevity of the products is as well. I started my make up journey with drug store products and at this moment in my life I wish I would have saved that money and spent it on products that may be a tad bit more expensive but better for my skin and just overall better quality.
Let me know what your Holy Grails are!! Leave a comment down below 🙂
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