This month for my beauty finds I thought I would share what my day to day makeup is. Sure I love to really do it up for a night out on the town but that is just not necessary during the week. I really like to keep it simple and quick so that I can get out the door and get my day started. These are the 7 products that I use Monday through Friday when I want to look pulled together without looking like I have piled on the products.
Smashbox Liquid Halo
No matter how many foundations I go out to try, I always end up back with Liquid Halo. Chanel, Dior, Laura Mercier. The list goes on and on with what I have tried and none of them create the finish that this one does. This foundation lasts all day, keep my face shine free and looks great in photos (I necessary when taking blog photos).
Chanel Les 5 Ombres De Chanel Eye Shadow
After getting this palette I stopped using all the other eye shadow I own. It is perfect for day to day use when using the light base colors but also helps create a smoky eye for a more dramatic look. Within these 5 shades, I am able to create any look I want and I love that versatility.
Maybelline Great Lash Big Washable Mascara
This is another product that I always seem to come back to no matter how often I try something else. Granted, I do love Diorshow too, but this one is easy, cheap, applies extremely well and I can pick it up at CVS. I think it does just as good of a job of some of the more expensive mascaras so really, there is no reason to switch.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil
Years ago I was told by a makeup artist that one of the biggest mistakes a girl can make is not filling in her eyebrows when doing her makeup. It is like looking at a photo without a frame. The face will look fine but when the eyebrows are done, the entire package looks so much better. I take my eyebrows seriously. In reality, I will walk out of the house without a stitch of makeup on BUT will still fill in my eyebrows. It really does make such a difference. This pencil is my absolute favorite. I have used it for years and feel that it not only goes on extremely well but matches my eyebrows the best, making it look natural, not like I colored in my brows.
Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner
If there is one item that I really do not like applying, it is eyeliner. I do not like the pencils because I just cannot seem to make the line apply seamlessly and am constantly correcting it. I also tend to like a more dramatic line that brightens the eye. This liquid liner has become a favorite of mine because it is incredibly easy to apply. I can simply move across my lash line and it will apply a straight line without any mess. No pulling of the eyelid to make it straight. No going over it a second time. It is really simple and that is just what I need.
This is another product that I have used for years and haven’t felt any reason to change. With blush, there are so many different colors to choose from so it really is about finding the right shade for your skin tone during that time of year but this one is one of my favorites. I prefer powder blush over cream blush simply out of application preference. This is just a classic blush and I love it.
BeautyCounter Lip Sheer in Nude
I know that I had mentioned this last month but it has become a daily staple that I thought I would mention it again. I do love my reds and wines when it comes to lipstick but it is nice to have a lip sheer that I can wear everyday that moisturizes my lips and provides a nice nude color. No red to have dramatic lips every day! I keep this in my bag and constantly apply as I am running around. It is such a great basic for any skin tone.