Hey y’all! Happy New Years! I am so pumped to kick off 2019. I have set so many goals for myself, my career, my relationships, and then some. I stayed home on New Year’s Eve and was perfectly content with going to bed way before midnight + staying in my pajamas.
I just recently started using a new brand of makeup and I thought it would be fun to share my favorite makeup/beauty products with you guys.
Let me start off by saying that I have a history for having the worlds worst skin. I suffer from hormonal breakouts so my skin is really sensitive and temperamental. I have literally only ever used 2 previous makeup lines religiously. First, I used to use Bare Minerals then I switched to Younique. Both of those were really great for my skin. However, I’ve recently made the switch to Tarte foundation and concealer. Here are allllll the details!
First, I apply a primer before putting in foundation. I use the NYX Angel Veil primer. It’s very light and also super affordable at $14. I am currently using Tarte Water Foundation in light neutral. It is very lite, yet provides really good coverage. I have began using the shape tape concealer and all I can say is wow! That stuff is SO good. I don’t really do a whole lot with my face (I want to learn how to properly apply bronzer lol). Other than that, I use Laura Mercier translucent setting powder. I alternate between different blushes. I have an Anastasia Beverly Hills blush trio, a small Tarte mini blush from a previous Ipsy bag, and I just received a MAC cosmetics blush/highlight set for Christmas! I finish everything off with the Tarte 4-in-1 setting mist from the rainforest collection. It smells so good and does a great job at keeping my makeup in place throughout the day/night.
Okay I have to be honest. I don’t wear eye makeup everyday or even all that much. I have had 2 eye surgeries previously and I have chronic dry eye. When I wear eye shadow/mascara for too long and I cannot rub my eyes, they get sooo irritated. However, I do have plenty of eye makeup in my makeup bag! My favorite eye shadow palettes are Urban Decay Naked 2, Tartelette Toasted eye shadow palette, and Profusion eye shadow palette. As for mascara, I really like IT cosmetics “superhero elastic stretch volumizing mascara”, or Too Faced “better than sex” mascara. Those are the only 2 that I would really splurge on. Otherwise, I just use drugstore mascara like Revlon.
I use a brand called Hola Neon. It is a liquid matte lipstick and also received it in a previous Ipsy bag. It is one of my all time favorites! Other than that, I typically use NYX or Milani cosmetics in a variety of different shades. To moisturize my lips, I apply Vaseline or Egyptian Magic (a little bit goes a LONG way!).
Honestly, I’m sitting here trying to think if I missed anything or not LOL. I think I’ve covered everything! If I think of anything I may have missed, I will add an IG story with the details.
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