To know me is to know that I absolutely LOVE makeup! I wear it every day, although at different levels depending on what I am doing. My gym makeup is understandably very light and understated compared to my date night makeup. Regardless, it is incredibly rare that I leave the house without it. Even if I never leave the house, I still like to wear a little so that I feel more put together, because I am more productive that way. I have tried lots and lots of makeup over the years. If you scroll down to my first post on this page you will see a stitch in time of my makeup collection. I have since used up some of those products and have tested newer ones. There are many items that have come and go in my vanity, but there are a few that I love and have repurchased several times.
Makeup is very personal to each of us in terms of what works best on our skin type. So, what works for me may not be best suited for you. In this post I am sharing products that I swear by, listed in categories. I will continue to expand on this in the coming weeks. Click on the pictures for a direct link to purchase any of these items and give them a try!
Makeup primer is really just an extension of skincare. As I have said before, not even the best makeup products or application will look good if the skin is not properly cared for first. Therefore I look for ones that have skincare properties in them.
While I enjoy wearing the occasional bold red lip, I mostly stick to more natural colors. Each of these products is fantastic on it's own, but combining them makes for the most beautiful pout that is the perfect finish to any makeup look!
For a while, it was very on-trend to have a cheekbone highlight that could blind people. While that can be pretty with certain makeup looks, it is not practical every day. Here are three highlighters with various degrees of shine and price points that I will continue to keep in stock in my vanity.
I believe finishing sprays are crucial to bringing a makeup look together and assuring everything stays in place throughout the day. Of all the ones I have tried over the years, these are the only three I have loved enough to repurchase and recommend to friends.
Makeup & Me
I have been obsessed with makeup since I was young. However, my mother never wore makeup so I learned how to apply it on my own through trial and (a lot of) error. Youtube has recently changed the makeup world. I love to watch tutorials for application tips and recommendations on products.