Daily Makeup Essentials

On my work days I keep it to a minimal where as non work days I might use a bit more products or do more with my eyes and face, like eyeliner, contour and highlight.  I won’t be talking about eyeshadow or fake lashes today because I don’t were them daily. I do go through phases where I like to wear lashes for a week then I don’t for a few weeks.  Most of the products  are from ulta or amazon, there are a few that I received from boxycharm.  I try to keep affordable items in my makeup bag but I like trying the more “expensive” items form boxycharm.

Work days

BB cream

I use Physicians Formula Super BB Cream or Burt’s Bees BB Cream. I love how these both apply and look. Burt’s Bees is a tab more oiler than physicians formula but a little powder helps.

Concealer

On the days were I just feel like I need to cover a few areas I will just use my Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer from Makeup Revolution.

Eyebrows

For eyebrows I like to use Anastasia Beverly Hills Pomade or Maybelline Tattoo Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Gel Nether one are waxy, which I don’t like. Both are easy and stay pretty well a day.

Mascara

I have been really liking my Tarte Big Ego Mascara. It doesn’t flake and makes a difference in my lashes verses I mascara. Also the Better than Sex by Too Faced is nice too. Both mascara’s  I received from boxycharm.

Non work days

Foundation

I reach for my Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation. I like how sits on my skin, not cakey or dry. I prefer using a makeup sponge when applying.

Eyeliner

The Roller Liner by Benefit Cosmetics is a great liner. The felt tip makes it very easy to go from thin to thick lines and doesn’t smudge. I also like Nyx Epic Ink Liner only this one is a bit more wet when you apply.

Contour/Highlight/Blush

A few months back in a boxycharm I received the Tarte Tarteist™ PRO glow cheek palette V3, it has two blushes, contour and highlights. It’s perfect for traveling and compact and saves space in my makeup bag.

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Favorite Makeup Under $15

I thought I would share my favorite makeup items that are all under $15. All of the items I list are drug store. I don’t buy high-end or expensive makeup because well, I have bills, want to eat and need a place to live. I just can’t see spending more than $20 on a makeup item.  So I try to find dupes of the high-end items and call it a day. I have nothing against people who do spend the extra money. But here are items that I have found that work for me, under $15.

Favorite Makeup Under $15
Using all items listed

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid -$10.00 I love how this goes on my skin. When I’m wearing  this foundation it’s almost like I’m not wearing any. It applies beautiful.

NYX Professional Makeup Matte Liquid Liner– $7.00 This eyeliner does not budge at all.  Its amazing. It does not have a felt tip, which im very use to using, but a brush instead. It takes a little getting use to.

ESSENCE Colour Correcting Stick $2.99 Super creamy and easy to blend. I have the green to cancel any redness that I may have. But lately I have been having some really bad break outs and not much is hiding them completely. I still see some redness showing through but not nearly as bad when I don’t use any color correcting.

ESSENCE Coverstick-$2.99 Does the job nicely and covers any imperfections  and is also very creamy and blendable. Same as the color correcting, I’m dealing with some really bad break outs but it does help. When my break outs aren’t extremely  angry you can’t tell I have them.  I’m on the look out for a another concealer for my really bad break outs.

Elf Cosmetics  Instant Lift Brow Pencil – $2.00 I have repurchased this brow pencil for the third time  now and I always go back to it. I love that it has a spoolie. Makes my brows very natural looking.

Face Candy Milk Shake Palette – $12.00 I just love the eyeshadows shades from this palette. The creams, nudes,  browns, corals, and  purples are a great combo for spring. There is some fall out but they blend very well. This palette looks like a dupe for the Too Faced Just Peachy Palette.

Elf Cosmetics Mineral Pearls– $8.00 This produt is a bronzer highlighter and blush all in one. Go light when applying. A little goes a long way.

NYX Professional Studio Finishing Powder Translucent Finish-$9.99 Works well and keeps my makeup in place all day. Also doesnt dry out my t zone like other powders have in the past.

Elf Cosmetics Natural Lash Kit-$2.00 These are very natural looking. It took my husband 4 days of wearing them  to ask me if I was wearing fake lashes. 4 days. Why, yes dear I am.

Kiss Ever EZ Lash Adhesive, Clear-$3.99 Very easy to apply on the lashes and stays on all day for me. I havent notice smell when opening a bottle.

So I don’t have a mascara listed  since all of my mascaras are travel sizes  from my Ipsy Bag and I don’t see the need to buy a full size mascara when I’m sent travel sizes. But one of my favorites that I received in a ipsy bag a while back is the Tarte Lifted Sweatproof Mascara in black brown. I will use it to set my brows after I fill them in.

Thanks for reading! What are some of your favorites