what makeup do I use for everyday wear?

Hi friends! In today’s post I’ll be sharing with y’all what makeup I use everyday (as you could tell from the title). Let’s get right into it!

If you read my palette review post, i wrote that I like more of a dramatic look rather than a natural look for my everyday makeup. So, the eye makeup i use includes a primer, multiple shadow palettes, eyeliner, brow product and of course, mascara! For eye lid primer i use the Smashbox 24 hour and it works pretty good! There are two things that aren’t so great about it though, one being that it is clear so once you put it on you can still see discoloration of your eyelids and/or veins. What i do, though, is just go over it with a base color, like a white or taupe, and then begin my eye look. The second thing is it is EXTREMELY tacky feeling, and sticky. You cannot begin you eye look without setting it with an eyeshadow or a powder. Other than those minor flaws, it keeps the makeup on your eyes all day long. As far as palettes go, I use 3, Modern Renaissance by Anastasia Beverly Hill, Don’t Quit Your Daydream by Tarte, and then the Warm Stone from the Marble Collection by BH Cosmetics! Each of these palettes include colors that can create a dark, dramatic eye look or a natural, “no makeup” eye look! I don’t always use all three, sometimes I’m just feeling a taupe color in the crease with some mascara and others I’m feeling a berry in the crease with a darker red in the outer v. It changes everyday for me! I use an eyeliner that is from somewhere you’d probably never expect… Forever 21. The liquid liner from there lasts SO long on your eyes and it has a felt tip so it makes it really easy to do a wing with. I don’t always do my brows, but when I do i will use Gimme Brow by Benefit or a brow pencil from Beautycounter Cosmetics to shape them and give them a fuller look. Lastly for the eye look is mascara, I usually switch it up but a couple I use are the Blackest Black Mascara from Great Lash, the Full Lash Bloom by Covergirl, the Lengthening Mascara from Beautycounter, Full Exposure by Smashbox, and Lash Discovery by Maybelline. I’ll even layer two of them if I want my lashes to look super full and long!

Next let’s move onto the face. So I use a primer, foundation or cc cream, concealer, translucent powder, blush, bronzer (sometimes contour) and of course, highlight. For primer I use one from the brand Borghese, I’m not sure of the exact name. With my last Ulta purchase, I received a sample of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and that was the best primer I’ve ever used so I need to pick up some of that ASAP! For foundation I will either use the True Match Lumi by L’OREAL (in shade neutral) or Stay Matte But Not Flat by NYX (in shade creamy natural). The NYX one has a bit of an odor to it but I like the way it feels on my skin and the finish is nice! If I’m not feeling a foundation and I just want a little coverage to hide the redness in my face I will use the IT Cosmetics CC Cream, this will forever be my go-to! It smells so good and feels so good on my skin! For concealer I use the Shine Free Blemish Control Concealer by Maybelline, or one from NYX, i don’t really have a “set” concealer. To lock in my concealer and face makeup i will use either the Aveda loose powder or the NYX mineral powder, which does have a bit of a flashback so I don’t recommend using this if you’re planning on taking photos with flash. I mix up my blush too, I will use the blush shade from the Tarteist Contour Palette and this super pretty blush from Estee Lauder, it gives such a nice rosy look! When i want to look bronzy i will use the deep bronzing shade from Tarteist Contour Palette (Volume III), and if I want to give myself a chiseled look I’ll use the contour shade from that palette as well. For my glow guess what palette i use… the Tarteist contour palette!! can you tell i’m obsessed?? I mix the glow and highlight together and apply it on all the high points on my face, cupids bow, brow bone, tip of my nose, cheek bones, and even inner corner to make me look for alive. Oh I almost forgot, to contour my nose i use the Naked 2 Basics palette from Urban Decay, I’ll mix the shades frisk and cover and with the lightest hand shape my nose. As for lips, i will just use a chapstick, like Carmex or one from Whole Foods that I’m obsessed with, nothing fancy!

I hope you enjoyed and that this gave you some ideas on what to get if you’ve been looking for new makeup ! 🙂


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