This week I wanted to share with you whats in my makeup drawer. A lot of you have asked what are some of my favorite products. I am a little bit of a makeup junkie. I love playing with makeup, testing out new products, and broadening my makeup collection. Below are some of my absolute favorite go to products, most of them can be purchased at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, or Sephora.
I love Smashbox BB creams. I’ve tried MAC, Chanel, NARS, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, but my favorite is Smashbox. I don’t like really heavy foundation so I use BB creams because they give me that light even coverage. I use the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, a darker shade Camera Ready stick BB cream to contour and the lighter shade Camera Ready BB Cream on the rest of my face. I am planning on trying Armani Luminous one of these days and when I do I’ll let you know what I think.
I use Corrector Perfecton Long-Lastin Concealer by Chanel it’s not a great highlighting concealer, but it’s amazing for coverage. I have recently started using Bobbi Brown Tinter Eye Brightener under my eyes and its amazing if you are looking for that highlighter under your eyes. I apply it in a triangle under my eyes. Sometimes I use it by itself and sometimes I mix it with the Chanel concealer if I am looking for more coverage.
I like to mix a matte and a shimmer bronzers. I use the Sunkissed Matte “Bronze Lights” Bronzer by Smashbox around the face. For my cheeks and t-zone I use NARS Bronzing Powder in “Laguna”.
I contour with the darkest shade in my Bobbi Brown “Bronze Shimmer” Brick Compact or Hoola Bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics. These products are great if you are either keeping you makeup light without any foundation or are adding more dramatic contouring for a night out. The Bobbi Brown brick is more shimmery, while the Hoola is more matte so just depends on what you are in the mood for. I have even mixed the 2. The Bobbi Brwn brick is awesome because it also has a highlighter and you can mix the darker shades with the lighter ones to use as an all over bronzer, a really great product to have in your purse!
I use “Soft Lights” highlighter by Smashbox this one is more soft pink. My other go to is the highlighter in my Bobbi Brown “Bronze Shimmer” Brick Compact which is more white gold, I use this one closer to my eyes.
My every day go to blush for years has been “Orgasm” by NARS. I have recently discovered Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink. This one is a more pink blush and gives you nice rosy cheeks. Be careful if you are doing heavy makeup because it may be a little too much! This one is great if you are doing simple makeup for a fun day outside.
I don’t leave home without my eyeliner. I use a liquid liner for my eyelid and a pencil for the waterline. My favorite liquid liner by far is the Magic Marc’er Precision Pen by Marc Jacobs. I’ve tried Nars, MAC, and Smashbox, but have always come back to this one. If you like a pencil for you eyelid then Eye Kohl in “Smolder” also by M.A.C. is amazing but be careful of using it on your waterline because it runs.
For the waterline I use Kohl Power Eye Pencil in “Feline” by M.A.C. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in “Engraved” by M.A.C is another good one.
When I’m not wearing lashes, I like to use 2 mascaras. I use the Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum by Dior followed by 5 coats of YSL “Shocking” mascara followed by 2-3 coats of Diorshow mascara. There are a few new Diorshow mascaras out that I haven’t tried yet. I just got Diorshow Blackout and I hate it! If you want to skip this whole process Younique 3D Mascara is AMAZING! It makes your lashes look incredibly long and thick!
Don’t even think about trying anything else besides Anastasia Beverly Hills “Brow Wiz”! I came across this line by accident a few years ago at ULTA when I was looking for a Clinique eyebrow pencil. Since then I have never even thought about trying anything else. It is SO easy to use and they have a great color selection!
I loooove Lilly Lashes. I used to sweat by Ardell, but ever since I’ve discovered Lilly Lashes I just can’t go back. They are more expensive so I try to compensate for that by wearing them at least twice. My favorites are Venice, Tehran, and Paris.
MAC has the best colors hands down, but it dries my lips. Their “Mineralize Rich” Lipstick line is their best line that does not dry your lips too much. NARS is coming along with their colors and they have these awesome “Velvet Gloss” lip pencils. I also like Chanel, Smashbox and Tom Ford. My current favorite is Tom Ford I just got it in “Indian Rose” and it’s a beautiful color! Burt’s Bees now has a lipgloss and lipstick line which is all natural, I have gotten a few of those for every day wear.
Thank you for reading!