Prior to fashion blogging, I used to be obsessed with makeup. I still love playing with different beauty products but my love for beauty definitely took a back seat once I found fashion. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy putting my face together.
My go to makeup look is glowy skin, lashy eyes and a neutral lip. I always feel ‘prettier’ when I wear a more minimal look. Today, I am sharing with you guys my favorite go to, everyday makeup products and the best part is that most of them are from the drugstore.
**for reference, I have normal to dry skin**
Foundation – I have finickey skin.. Cyclopentasiloxane (i call it cyclops) is one of the most commonly used ingredients in beauty products and my skin DOES NOT agree with it. If I use a foundation that contains this ingredient I will wake up with clogged pores ALL over the next day. Needless to say I am very careful with what I put on my skin.
I use a combination of two polar opposite foundations
- Mac Prolong Wear Foundation – this has a hydrating formula to help with my dry skin
2. Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation – I mix this in as I dislike a full blown dewy finish. This is also a full coverage foundation which I am not afraid of.
The combination of these two foundations creates the perfect finish for me. Please do what is right for your skin type! I am by no means saying you need two foundations. It is all personal preference and what works with your skin type.
Concealer cyclopentasiloxane – It took me forever to find a concealer that A. did not contain the cyclops ingredient, and B. provided me with enough coverage. I have been really enjoying Maybelline’s Master conceal as it has a medium coverage and lasts all day!
Setting Powder – Guys, listen to me when I tell you, you do not need the Laura Mercier setting powder! I have been using the Boots No. 7 translucent setting powder for years and it does the job juuust fine! Seriously, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Bronzer – There are so many qualities that I love about the E.L.F. bronzer quad, and for $6 bucks, you can’t beat it. The formula blends like a dream and provides a beautiful glow. There are some shimmers in two of the shades, but it doesn’t translate to the skin in a cheap way. There are also two shades that depending on your skin down that can be used for contouring as well. For my, it’s like I am getting two products in one, contour AND bronzer.
Highlighter – TheBalm’s highlighter formula is one of my favorites! It is so smooth and it applies so easily. I use Mary Loumanizer, but there are other shades for different skintones available.
Blush – I think one of the most under rated drugstore brands is Milani. I am obsessed with their blushes that come in a couple of formulas. I know it’s still winter but I can’t stop wearing their baked blush in Luminosi during the summer with a deep tan – it is such a gorgeous shade! I also really enjoy their matte blushes that have a matte finish in the winter.
Lipstick – If you suffer from dry lips and feel like you can’t wear liquid lipstick, I encourage you to try the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I can tell you from experience, no other formula works on my lips like this one does! They have so many shades to choose from and it’s only $3!
Brows – The Nyx Microbrow dupe is a great alternative for the Anastasia Brow Pencil! I use the shade ash brown. The product gives a very natural look and the formula lasts!
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I knew that was going to be a long post! If you have any questions, PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out via Insta DM, or comment down below.
So tell me, what is your must have makeup product?!