Everyone has their go-to make up where you fully trust their outcome, when all else fails in life.
Make up has the power to transform, build confidence, and make any girl feel like they can accomplish anything. In my opinion, it’s part of a self-care routine. You care enough for yourself to take care of you and make YOU happy. It can also be a lot of fun. You can get creative with it, show your own unique personality, and a way to portray yourself to this world. It can transform you to feel your best self and everyone deserves to feel their best version of self!
Yes, you don’t need make up to feel confident, but a little mascara never hurt anyone. 🙂
Here are my go-to products:
1. Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara
If I had to choose one make up product I could use for the rest of my life, it would be mascara. It can transform any dull look or any “I haven’t slept in years” into a fully awake look, but when in reality you need an XXL coffee and a bed to hide from responsibilities! This one by Too Faced is seriously magical. It’s the best one I’ve tried, and I’ve gone through a lot. Whether that’s Mac, Sephora brands or drug store brands, this one beats them all! It gives you great volume and length. The only downside is that it does have fall out, so if that seriously bothers you then maybe this isn’t for you. It usually happens at the end of the day, which is fine by me.
2. MAKE UP FOREVER: Artist Liquid Matte #103
This liquid matte lipstick beats any other ones in the market. It doesn’t have weird lines after a few hours and it really is long lasting. It’s not too drying and is seriously perfect. This shade is so natural and the best nude I’ve ever tried. I wore this for 2 weeks straight, and it’s safe to say I’m obsessed! I can’t say anything but great things about this. It’s my favorite right now and I’m sure it will be for a while.
3. Tarte: Shape Tape Concealer
My go-to look usually only involves mascara, lip stick and under eye concealer. These three are the ones I tend to gravitate towards. It’s so easy and looks like you actually took a long time doing your make up when in reality it took you 5 minutes to put together. 🙂 This concealer by Tarte is so creamy and hides any fine lines. I love that it is long lasting and even hard to actually take off. A little tip – don’t wait too long to blend, once it’s dry there’s no going back.
4. Anastasia Beverly Hills: Brow Wiz
I feel like I don’t have to say much about this one. Everyone knows its a game changer, right? Okay, no problem if you didn’t know that. Don’t look any further for your eye brow game to be oh so strong, Anastasia is your girl!
5. Mac: Sweet Heat Eye Shadow
I usually tend to only use Mac products for their lipsticks, but this eye shadow is a stable of mine. The formula is so on point and if you use it with Mac Fix+ spray, this thing will not move and stay on all day. It’s all the good types of shimmer and a cross between copper and a goldish tone. I love this for a natural look and it can spice up your boring “mascara-concelear-lipstick” look.
6. Nars: Orgasm Blush
I’m pretty sure this works with all skin tones and never disappoints. It is such a natural look and gives you a nice touch of color. Boys may disappoint, but not this blush! Trust me, you need this in your collection. If I need to rush out of the house, but don’t want to look like a ghost, I will apply this for a flush of color!
7. Stila: Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Long lasting, bold and worth every penny. It applies very easily and beats any other competitors. I am dedicated to this 100%. This one’s my ride or die eye liner.
8. Becca: Highlighter – Champagne Pop
You need a highlighter in your life and this one by Becca is everything you need and more. Its the right type of “Pop” and makes all your glitter dreams come true. Jacklyn Hill is also a binge-worthy YouTuber– so fierce and fabulous 🙂
9. Giorgio Armani: Luminous Silk Foundation
This is my new favorite and not sure why I was so late to the game. This seriously transforms your skin into a silky texture. It makes all your dewy skin dreams come true! It’s not full coverage, but it is build-able. Trust me, I always aim for full coverage foundations, but this changed my outlook on it. This is so natural and flawless!
10. Urban Decay: Naked 1 Palette
And lastly, oldie but a goodie. Naked palette by Urban Decay is a must have for every make up artist – beginners to advanced. It has all the right types of shimmers to neutrals. Seriously, I can always count on this palette. I know there are 3 other palettes out there with this collection, but this one is the winner.
Thanks for reading!