My current favorites seem to be my go to for the last bit of time. I love seeing what other people love and finding new products. Due to that, I’m sharing some of my current favorite products. They are different price points and different venders.
Current Fav BB Cream
This wasn’t my favorite the first time I tried it, but I’ve used it again and LOVE it! You can do one layer for a nice summer time look or you can let the first layer dry and do a second layer for a more coverage look. I love both! The trick to more coverage is letting the first layer dry…. Like put it on and go make your bed and come back and put the second coat on.
I have a couple concealers that I love. I have really been loving Shine Concealer for under my eye. It’s amazing! It’s light weight and stays on all day! Plus, I think the lighter you go for under the eye, the brighter your eye looks. For coverage around the face, that’s not under the eye, my go to is Tarte. For coverage around the face, I try to match to my skin or foundation as close as possible. These are both amazing but I feel that they both do a very different job.
Under Eye Brightness
The biggest tip to go with concealer for under the eye is using this powder. There is nothing that I’ve found that works better. I know it’s expensive but it last forever! Here’s my tip for how to apply. Use a dry beauty sponge to set the concealer and then use the same beauty sponge to pat the powder on under the eye.
There are a few face powders that I’m liking lately. My go to for special occasion and my favorite is Laura Mercier Translucent Loose setting powder Laura Mercier Translucent Loose setting powder. I think this is amazing. But being honest, it’s to expensive for me to use for my every day powder so I have a couple cheaper ones that I like. The first, cheapest is Wet n Wild translucent loose powder. My other favorite for every day is Maybelline Fit Me loose finish powder. These are both cheap and seem to work well.
Let’s chat about face primer…. If you want your make up to stay on all day the trick is to use face primer. There are some great ones out there. Most that are good are on the higher end. This one I love! It dries well, it has a nice color. (It is one color only, it blends in with most skin types). During the summer sometimes I just wear the primer.
If I’m in a hurry and want some light and easy coverage I’ve been enjoying this. It gives you a nice summer glow. It doesn’t stay on all day like foundation, but it gives your skin a summer glow and helps even out the skin.
Eye Primer is also an important step if you want your eye shadow to stay on all day and not crease. I always think if you start with a good base, your make up will last all day and look good all day. There are a few eye primers out there. My old go to was Mac paint pod (which I’m not going to link) but for the last bit of time I have really enjoyed Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer. I like the application for the Urban Decay.
Finish Setting Product
I’ve chatted a lot about base, primer, and now the finishing setting spray. These all help your make up to stay on all day and look top notch. This setting spray last awhile for me. I’ve tried a few cheaper ones, but honestly, this is the very best out there. It’s amazing. I can put on my make up and set it and go workout or be in the sun and it still stays on!
I have a few go to mascaras that I like. Being upfront I am a big tubular mascara fan. I don’t like waterproof mascara typically, but I don’t like black smudges under my eye. Tubular mascara coats your eyelashes and when it comes off, it comes off flaky, not smudgy. It doesn’t leave black around your eye. I have all different price points of mascara that I enjoy. My most favorite of all time, ever is Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara. It’s my favorite tubular mascara ever. A cheap tubular mascara that I think is good is No7 Mascara Stay Perfect Waterproof Long Wear Tubular Black . It’s a great price point. Some non tubular mascara that I like are: Diorshow Black Out Spectacular Volume Mascara, it’s just a really good mascara. It’s expensive so it’s not an every day mascara for me. A cheap version that is a good every day one is COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara. This is a great price point and wears well.
These are just a few of my favorite make up items. There’s self tanner, lipstick, eyeliner, eye shadow, blush, bronzer, and more. But for a good basic base and finish with a few other things, these are my go to and tried favorites.