Thursday, September 22, 2011

Apologies/Must Have Products

I am SO SOOOOO SO incredibly sorry that I missed this week's Makeup Monday! It's only the second week and I already missed one. Things have been so hectic right now and they're about to get more hectic because I am going to Australia on Tuesday for two weeks! So I can't guarantee I will be blogging much during that time, but I will try my best.

To try to make up for missing Makeup Monday, here is a short list of my Top 5 Must Have makeup products! I wear all of these almost every single day and they are listed in no particular order.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Hands down, the BEST drugstore foundation I have ever used. It blends so well into the skin and lasts all day. They have a very wide color range and even have two formulas: one for dry/normal skin and one for combination/oily. I have never had any problems with breakouts or drying when using this foundation on anyone's skin. I just set it very lightly with a translucent powder (only on the oily parts of the face) and it looks photoshop perfect.

MAC Paint Pots
I use these every day as a base for my eyeshadow. A lot of people like to use a primer (like Urban Decay or Too Faced), but I find that I like the MAC Paint Pots the best. They have a color to them, which is great for whether you want to cancel out the redness in your eyelids, or intensify the color of your eyeshadow. They don't crease your eyeshadows and they provide a base that is sticky enough that your eyeshadows stick and appear more intense, but a smooth enough base that blending shadows becomes very easy. My favorite is Soft Ochre, it has a yellowish tint to it which evens out the skin tone and gets rid of redness. Even just by itself with nothing on top, paint pots are great.

Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

I have been using this mascara ever since it came out and I am addicted. Not only does it give great volume and length, but the large brush prevents clumping AND allows for a great full effect in only a couple of quick coats. However, I do find that the formula is a bit too wet when you're using a brand new bottle, but after a few days of usage it becomes dry enough that you can layer and layer mascara to your heart's content!

Loreal Extra Intense Kohl Liner in Carbon Black

At only around $7, this liner beats every single "high end" kohl liner I have ever used. It is SO black and pigmented, blends smoothly and easily, and then dries after a minute and doesn't budge at all! Completely smudge-proof and waterproof. Definite must-have.

A matte medium brown eyeshadow

Whether you are doing a night time smokey eye or a light day time look, a matte brown eyeshadow is a MUST HAVE. I use it in every single look I do, even if it is just a light dust over the crease area. It is what blends your highlight and lid shade together to create a seamless look. Some of my favorites by MAC are Cork, Wedge, and Saddle, but you can find a great one from many different brands. Look for a matte brown that is a few shades darker than your skin tone. Your eye makeup will look 10 million times better if you blend out your crease with it!

Hope this was a little helpful for you all! :)

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