My Must Have Makeup Products
Like every other girl, I started wearing makeup products in middle school. Prior to that, I had dabbled in my mom’s, but finally had my own in middle school. Back then, I wore foundation followed by powder every time I wore makeup.
These days, my routine is a little bit simpler. I generally prefer not to wear a full face of foundation every time I wear makeup. I now favor tinted moisturizers, BB and CC creams when covering my face. Usually though, I just keep it simple. Here are my must have makeup products.
I am 100% a budget makeup shopper. I do not spend a lot of money on makeup products. Most of mine are drug store brands and super affordable.
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Mascara is my number 1 must have. If I don’t wear any other makeup, I usually wear mascara and have my eyes done. It’s the one thing that can brighten up my face and takes seconds to apply. I have been loving this Loreal Voluminous Feline mascara lately.
I can’t get into liquid or gel liners. I prefer pencils. I remember sharpening eyeliners and running them under a lighter in the past to get them soft enough to apply easily. Eyeliner has come so far since then. I find that most mechanical pencils apply easily so I prefer those.
I’m still learning how to get a nice winged look, but like to wear eyeliner on my bottom water line daily. My trusty, goldilocks pencil is the Define-A-Line by Maybelline, but when I ran out I started using this Maybelline Unstoppable mechanical pencil that I got in the mail. I can’t remember if it was from an IPSY bag or what but I totally recommend it. It’s very comparable to the Define-A-Line pencil.
Along with winged liner, I have been trying to perfect my eye shadow. I tend to wear 2-3 colors blended out, but my hooded eye shape makes it hard to find looks/tutorials that actually work for me.
I tend to stick with more neutral colors, mostly browns. I’ve been experimenting more with purple tones though.
This Revlon Addictive palette has been my #1 favorite, hands down. The colors compliment my skin tone so good. I’ve owned a few of these, but lately have been trying to branch out and use some of my other palettes. The Maybelline 24k Nudes palette has similar colors, but brighter.
Anybody else with hooded eyes, tell me some of your favorite eye shadow makeup tips! I want to start using more of the darker colors that I tend to shy away from.
I carry lip balms in my pocket, car, and purse and constantly reapply them. I can’t stand the feeling of chapped lips. Because of constantly reapplying chap sticks, I find lipsticks wear off more easily. Some girls aren’t okay with that, but it’s fine with me. I just carry whatever color I’m wearing and touch up as needed.
These two colors are my current must haves. I’m not very adventurous when it comes to lipsticks. I’m not into super dark or super bright colors. I like pinks and nudes the most. I got this Ofra IPSY Unzipped liquid lipstick in an IPSY bag and love it. Then I have my Kokie Kissable in Mad About Mauve.
Because I usually don’t wear foundation, my eyes can often look out of place on my face when my eye makeup is on. I find that blush ties in the whole look and can make my eyes even out the rest of my face.
I’m not a big fan of super pigmented blushes though. I prefer a more natural look. Miss Bliss by IONI is quite pigmented, but it blends out nicely. My lighter pinks have hit the pan and need to be replaced.
And we can’t forget taking it all off.
For removing my makeup products, I use Wal-Mart’s Equate brand. I’ve used other brands in the past, but for the price, this one is great and does the job. The eye makeup remover is oil free which is perfect because I don’t like using greasy oils on my face.
I always use this astringent before doing the rest of my skin care routine. I even have my kids using this as a cleanser before bed. It’s very gentle on our skin.
So, that’s it.. My most basic, budget, makeup products.
Stay tuned for a future Skin Care Routine post where I’ll detail all of my skin care products and routine.
What are your must have makeup products?
Is there one makeup product you wear everyday?
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