I love sharing my personal style with you, but I’ve also been getting questions on Snapchat about what makeup products I use. So, today I wanted to share with you a few of my faves – including my go-to drugstore purchases. Just click on any one of these products and you’ll be directed to a shoppable link.
I’m OBSESSED with the Dior Airflash Airbrush foundation (seen above). It makes your skin glow without looking greasy. I used to put it on the back of my hand and then apply it to my face with a foundation brush. But, it actually works a lot better if you spray it lightly on your face and spread with your brush – adding more as needed. I just put my hair back in an old towel to avoid getting it all over the place – including in my hair.
BUDGET FRIENDLY CONTOURING SECRET:
I’d love to try out a contouring kit one day, but thanks to a beauty tip I got from a makeup artist while working in TV – you can make your own for about $12 and it’ll last you a lot longer. For the darker shade I buy Covergirl pressed powder in a color that’s about 3 shades darker than my skin. I put it in the hollows of my cheeks, up around my hairline and below my jawline. For the lighter shade I use concealer and set it with pressed powder. Add a little highlighting shimmer and you’re good to go!
THE LIPSTICKS I’LL NEVER GIVE UP
I was on a crazed hunt for the perfect nude lip color. I went on Pinterest and countless beauty blogs trying to find the best one for my skin tone. That hunt left me with two makeup bags filled to the brim with lipsticks and a feeling of disappointment. HOWEVER… one day I came across MAC lipstick in “Whirl” and “Velvet Teddy” and never went back.
These are my two favorite lipsticks and I swear I get compliments on them more than anything else. I never wear them alone though. I also use MAC lip liner in “Whirl” to make my lips look fuller. A bonus about these lip products? They last. They have a matte finish, so they stick to your lips longer than other lipsticks I’ve tried.
If I know I won’t be able to re-apply anytime soon I’ll line my entire lip with the lip pencil and then layer the lipstick on over top. Needless to say, if MAC ever stops making these products I’m going to 1) Freak out 2) Create a petition 3) If all else fails buy every last one they have online 4) If that doesn’t work – I riot!
WHAT I SKIMP ON
I’ve tried the expensive eyebrow pencils and powders, but I always end up going back to my trusty Covergirl pencils. They go on smoothly and you can get two for around $5. I fill my brows in and then add some concealer or highlighter underneath the brow arch to make them pop. I’ll also put some hairspray on my pinky and then rub it over my eyebrows to make them stay in place. It works just as well as those gels and chances are you already have hairspray at your house.
THE 20-SECOND EXTRA STEP THAT’S TOTALLY WORTH IT
I used to never curl my lashes. I’m talkin’ 27 years of never curling them. I thought my lashes were long enough that I didn’t have to. Now I curl them even if I’m not wearing mascara. Unless I’m at an event or going out on the weekends I like to keep my eye makeup fairly natural. Curling my lashes makes my eyes look bigger and more awake. I have small eyes and a very thin eyelid, so this little extra step help a lot when I don’t feel like doing the whole eye makeup thang.
I hope you all liked this post! I know it was a long one, but I’m pretty passionate about makeup and had a lot to say! All the products I mentioned are available in the picture above – just click on it and you’ll be directed to a shoppable link (because who doesn’t like receiving pretty little beauty buys in the mail?!)
What’s your beauty secret? Do you have a product you can’t live without? I’d love to try it! Let me know in the comments below. I love to hear from you all 😉