Current Beauty Favorites | Makeup

I have recently discovered that good makeup isn’t always the most expensive makeup. I always thought anything not expensive was going to be awful & break my face out (I have super sensitive skin). I was totally wrong about that! I’ve found some of my most favorite makeup from the drugstore & I can’t wait to share them with you.

My main focus lately has been my skin. I have been obsessed with the Estee Lauder Double Wear for a while, but it’s $40.00 a bottle. I’m a broke newlywed who just can’t afford to spend that on makeup. I have found the Revlon Color Stay for oily/combo skin works just as amazing and it doesn’t break my face out (insert sounds of angels singing here)! The best part? It’s $12.00! You can’t beat that. I’ve also been loving the Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder. I went to the beach with friends a few months back and one of them used this powder, so I had to try it out. It gives such an airbrushed look to the skin. I’m someone who has oily skin & I love that this powder mattifies my skin. I will never go back to expensive face powder, this one works just as well if not better than any top dollar powder I’ve used in the past. This foundation & powder combo covers any redness, bumps, and blemishes I have.

I have awful dark circles, some days they’re truly purple. Finding a concealer to cover that has been a challenge, but Maybelline Instant Age Rewind dark circle eraser works WONDERS. I set it with Mac’s Prep & Prime transparent Pressed Finishing Powder. It’s white in color so it really brightens up those under eyes. This Physicians Formula Bronzerhas been my go-to for a few months now. It has such a smooth consistency that goes on the skin flawlessly. I add it to my skin as a contour. For blush, I mix two. I use a blush by Clinique they no longer make, but this Bobbi Brown shimmer brick is very similar, first. Then I go in with my holy grail, Nars Angelika Blush. I take a large powder brush & blend everything together. After all that, my face is done! It sounds complicated, but it seriously takes me ten minutes in the mornings.

When it comes to eyes, I have been keeping things simple. I use a Mac Paint Pot in Soft Ochre as a base. For shadow, I use this Urban Decay Palette. It has all the basic colors I use and I really love it. I’ve never been choosy when it comes to eyeliner, so I grab any black liner pencil at the drugstore & I’m good to go. I am, however, choosy about my mascara. Who doesn’t love long, lengthy lashes?? I’m obsessed with L’Oreal Voluminous mascara. I originally got this for my wedding day because it’s waterproof and I knew I definitely needed that. This mascara really lifts & lengthens my lashes.

I’m obsessed with trying out new products, especially since I’m no longer scared of drugstore makeup, so please feel free to share with me your recent finds!

4 thoughts on “Current Beauty Favorites | Makeup

    1. I’ve also used the IT CC cream and I really love that too!!! It’s soo lightweight. I definitely feel like Double Wear can be super heavy and clog pores.

    1. girl you need to try it! I’ve heard they have a darker tone but I always opt for the light because I’m SO white right now. It’s also super buildable. I’ve tried the Pro Matte BUT my skin is super weird. It’s oily but it’s dry at the same time, so the pro matte sticks to my dry patches a little too much. I will probably love that one more for the summertime.

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