Have you ever tried what feels like hundreds of makeup products and can’t seem to find the ones that work for you? Well you’re in luck because I’m here to share my easy go-to makeup products for a simple flawless face!
STEP 1: PRIMER Too Faced Hangover Primer
This primer is the most light weight non pore clogging primer I’ve ever used. It barley feels like you have anything on and wakes up your sink! AND it smells like a beachy coconut dream!
STEP 2: FOUNDATION Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream
I work very hard on keeping my skin nice and clear, so when I do want to put something on my face that isn’t full coverage, this is my go-to. This BB cream is perfect for me because I know it will give me a nice even base while also being good for my skin! it has salicylic acid in it which is an ingredient that flights acne. I apply it with a damp beauty blender and it just melts into my skin and can be builded up for more coverage.
OR FOR A FULLER COVERAGE LOOK Makeup Forever HD Foundation
If you’re looking for a more full coverage foundation, MUF HD is is the perfect foundation! It is a buildable full coverage foundation with a wide shade range, and it doesn’t leave your skin feeling heavy or cakey! I use this in place of my BB cream when I want a more flawless finish!
STEP 3: CONCEALER Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer
The hype is real for this concealer. It’s creamy formula blends flawlessly and it is totally buildable to cover under eye bags and blemishes. It doesn’t feel heavy and with a wide variety of shades it will surly blend seamlessly into your foundation of choice!
STEP 4: POWDER Laura Mercier Translucent Lose Setting Powder
Until I discovered this powder, I always looked a little cakey as the day went on, and always had a hint of flash back. I always heard such great reviews of this powder but was hesitant to try it because of its price tag ($38) so I decided to test out the travel sized one before I decided I was all in. Best. Decision. Ever. This powder sets like a dream, I use the real techniques brush pictured to lightly bake my T-zone, and then after a couple of minutes, I’ll take a large powder brush to blend it out into the rest of my skin. for under the eyes I dip my damp beauty blender directly into the powder and press it under my eyes for a flawless bake. this technique really gives you an airbrushed look and keeps your concealer on ALL DAY. And after a few minutes along with the rest of my face I will blend it all out and voilà! you have a ready set face!
STEP 5: CONTOUR The Balm Bahama Mama
If you’re looking for an inexpensive matte bronzer this is the one to get! its very comparable to Benefit Hoola, and is a great shade for contour. Bahama Mama is only $15 at most retail stores. The thing I love most about this contour is that it is matte so it’s perfect to sculpt your face with as apposed to a shimmery bronzer!
STEP 6: BLUSH Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Unstoppable
I love this blush because of it’s terra-cotta tone and I tend to wear more orange based blushes so I immediately gravitated towards this color. Although I colder find this shade on tastes site, they have many similar colors to choose from. If you want a more pink blush this blush has a 10+ shade range perfect for every skin tone! I really recommend this formula as it applies beautifully and can be built up or blended out to achieve the perfect rosy cheek look!
STEP 7: EYES Kylie Cosmetics Burgundy Palette
I’m a HUGE Kardashian fan, so when Kylie launched Kylie Cosmetics, I was super excited. I know a lot of people were skeptical about whether her products would be high quality or if they would be cheaply made over priced rip offs with her name slapped on. When the lip kits launched I knew she was the real deal and couldn’t wait for her to expand the line. I admire Kylie for being so involved and hands on with her products and really working to make them high quality and unique. When I got this eye palette for Christmas a couple years ago, I was blown away by the shadow pay off. the pigmentation and blend-ability of all the colors is phenomenal. I use every shade in the palette and am able to create an assortment of looks within it. When I travel this is my go-to palette! I’ll link the palette below so you can take a look at the colors! they are very warm pinks and oranges and look great on all skin tones!
STEP 8: LASHES Tarte Lights Camera Lashes
So I originally purchased this in a travel sized set along with the Tarte blush as I was having a little treat yourself with myself, and let me say this stuff is great. The bristles on the mascara wand really separate my lashes and the rich Amazonian Clay formula defines then beyond belief! what really got me though was how perfect it was not only for my top lashes but also for the bottom lashes! I’m a firm believer that no makeup look is complete without a coat of lower mascara and this wand is perfect for the job! The Bristles on the wand are shorter and stiffer than most which really get into the roots of the top lashes but it makes them the perfect size for the bottom as well! All you need is a good curler and one or two coats of this and your lashes will look like falsies and last all day!
STEP 9: BROWS Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
I’m super particular about how my brows look, and have been into the feathery instagram brow lately, so the Brow Wiz is my best friend! you can be as light or as dark as you want with this; its super easy to get natural brows or bold defined ones with the Wiz. It comes in a variety of shades perfect for every hair color! The waxy formula of the color helps them stay looking fierce all day. I also really like having the spoolie on the opposite end to comb out the color after I’m done for a more natural look. I’ve tried powders, pomades and mascaras and I can honestly say that nothing has worked as well for me as the Brow Wiz, not even drug store brand dupes. I think everyone should splurge on this product because not only does it work great, it’s shade rang has warm tone and cooler tone options! That means no more redish-brown brows! This truly is my best brow friend lol
STEP 10: HIGHLIGHT Becca Cosmetics & Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop
If your anything like me, and you like to like to have a blinding highlight, this is for you. Everyone raves about this collaboration and its easy to see why and if you haven’t already gotten your hands on this product you will want to for sure. This is the most beautiful shimmery gold highlight I’ve ever worn. Its a powder, but it feels oh so creamy and blends into your skin wonderfully. You will feel like you have a warm glow from within when you sweep this on. It’s also great for most skin tones which means anyone can really use this poppin’ highlighter!
STEP 11: LIPS all about the gloss!
So I couldn’t quite decide which gloss I wanted to include so I just picked two of my current faves; Kylie Cosmetics in Literally and Buxom Plumping Gloss in Clair! I think glosses are definitely the move for this summer, they just make you feel like a hydrated shimmery queen. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good old matte shade, but for everyday looks and summertime Glosses really make you looks hydrated and plump (and they are easy to apply!) I love pinky nude shades and these two are super natural yet give off great color. the Buxom gloss is a shimmery plumping gloss while the Kylie gloss is just a glossy non shimmer color. Both work great and I recommend any shade by both brands!
These products are truly my favorite and I swear by all of them. To apply all of my powders and shadows I use either BH cosmetics brushes or Real Techniques! Both are super affordable and really high quality. It doesn’t really matter what order you put everything on either everyone has their preference! All together these create my favorite simple or glam looks and I hope you all try them out for yourself and let me know what you think!!