I love makeup and have tried thousands of products in my thirty years but these are the ones I ALWAYS come back to. They are priced right and give me the results I am looking for time and time again. Most of them you can find at Ulta or Sephora and a few can even be found on Amazon or at your local drugstore. I spend about 8 minutes a day on my makeup and get complimented on it often. When the products are good it’s easy to apply them effortlessly and be out the door!
I have been using this Shape Tape for two years now and let me tell you, it is a GAME CHANGER. I dab a little under my eyes to hide dark circles, use it to cover any red spots or problem areas and it covers them right up, concealing imperfections beautifully. It stays on all day too. It comes in 30 different shades to match any skin tone; I wear the light neutral. I then apply either this BB cream or this IIID foundation from my friend Ashley over my whole face to even my skin tone and give me a good base to start with.
This brow liner is the best of the best. I have tried so many and keep coming back to it because nothing compares. It comes in so many colors (I wear soft brown) and has a nice applicator tip on one end and a brow brush on the other end. I use the brush before and (lightly) after application to tame my eyebrows prior and give it a more natural look after.
I’ve been using this palette of silky pressed powders for about 8 years. It was a great find and I haven’t found anything else I’ve loved more; it’s amazing. I get the color Naked and love it’s bronze, glow and blush trio. It creates a glowy, natural sun kissed look. When I’m wanting a little more color I add this blush as well. It’s super affordable, comes in a bunch of colors (I wear Peach 40) and stays on wonderfully. For extra highlight (photos, special occasions) I add this Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop.
Now I have tried a ton of eyeshadow palettes before but this one takes the cake! A perfect blend of colors; some matte, some shimmer. If you are looking to create a gorgeous smoky eye or an everyday look this has it all. Long lasting wear and this palette lasts me sooo long (I wear it daily)!
I love this eyeliner and it is super affordable. It comes with a built in sharpener and smudge stick and I love the smooth crayon application. I get it in black.
I’ve only been using this duo for a few months but I am super happy with it. I first use a lash curler, then apply this primer. I wait about two minutes then apply this Nars Mascara (I usually do two layers). It adds great volume and length to my lashes and the primer helps keep my natural lashes healthy and strong while amplifying the effects of the mascara; I’m loving the results!
While we are discussing makeup I HAVE to show you this amazing cosmetic travel case I just got! It holds everything I need for a week of travel and has made packing for trips so much easier! The dividers are removable so that you can change them around however best fits your needs/products and it comes with a long carrying strap too. It features brush holders, a zipper compartment and even a buckle strap that holds it open for you. It comes in black and pink and is only $20; highly recommend!
Interested in more of my routine? Check out How I Curl My Hair here. Spoiler alert: my curling iron is under $10!
Also pictured: my favorite resurfacing pads that are clinically proven to improve skin moisture, elasticity and firmness in just 2 weeks! Plus they reduce the look of dark spots and fine lines to make skin more smooth and even-toned. Another favorite has been this perfume that I am constantly asked about.
Bathroom photos shot at the Blackbird Farmhouse AirBnB; read more about them on my blog post here!