Tuesday, June 7, 2016

My Top 10 Beauty Favorites

There is nothing easier for me to spend all of my money on (okay, except for maybe food..) than on makeup. I love testing out new things and playing around with things. I also spend more time than I'd like to admit on YouTube watching my favorite beauty gurus. Some of my favorite videos are of their favorite products, so without futher ado, in no particular order, here are mine:

1. BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Opal 01
 I don't really know what to call this. Is it a foundation, a CC cream, a tinted moisturizer? I don't know, and it doesn't really matter, because it really works for me. I am a very freckly girl. I don't just have a few freckles over the bridge of my nose, I have them all over my face. I am also extremely pale, some would probably say ghostly. With this combination I always found it very difficult to find a foundation that matched me well and didn't look completely unnatural. While my skin is very freckly, I am quite lucky not to have a lot of blemishes I need to cover. This has a sheer but very, very buildable coverage. It's beautifully dewy and lets my freckles peek through while smoothing my skin and making it look glowy. I've been using this since November and don't see myself switching anytime soon!
2. Benefit Hoola Bronzer
This is another product that I've been using religiously since November. Going back to the fact that I'm very pale, finding a bronzer that doesn't make me look orange is a challenge. I saw a lot of hype about Hoola prior to me buying it but it just looked to dark for me. On top of that it felt a bit pricey at the time. A specialist at Sephora tried it on me and that's all it took for me to fall in love with it. I didn't look orange and all of the sudden I didn't look like a ghost anymore. I truly believe that this bronzer probably looks good on everyone.

3. Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara in Very Black 800
With my health not being terrific and my iron being low, I've dealt with a lot of hair loss. Unfortunately this has included my eyelashes. They've become very short, straight and more sparse. I am not going to lie, I am still on the hunt for the perfect mascara for lashes like mine. I seems like nothing can save my lashes. However, this mascara works the best on them. My cousin Jess recommended it to me and her eyelashes always look incredible. This mascara doesn't look as incredible on me as it does on her, but it definitely makes my lashes look less tiny and gives them some volume!

4. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
This has been my holy grail for about 3 years. I am a winged liner girl. I wear winged liner almost every day. It's just easy for me and gives the illusion of me having thicker lashes I find. This is by far my favorite liquid liner and I've gone through many of them!

5. Wet N' Wild Megalast Lip Color in Cherry Picking and Mauve Outta Here
These lipsticks are heaven sent in my opinion. They cost 3 dollars. 3 dollars! They're matte so they're slightly drying but I don't find them drying at all if I put a bit of lip balm under (I use EOS). Prior to this I always used M.A.C lipstick, but I just feel guilty buying expensive lipstick after discovering these! I always go back to them. Cherry Picking is a red-pink color and Mauve Outta Here is a pinky mauve color. Highly recommend.

6. Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizing Primer in Redness Correcting
I actually bought this product very recently but I definitely love it. I have quite a bit of redness on my cheeks, on my nose, and around my nose. This green primer neutralizes the redness and does quite a good job at it if I say so myself! Really enjoying this product, even though it's pricey!
7. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
I tried several under eye powders before settling on this one. For some reason, being pale was a problem for me with translucent powders. After applying my concealer, when I applied the translucent powder it would somehow oxidize and darken it. Not what you want to get rid of dark under eye circles! So I was on a hunt for a translucent powder that wouldn't darken my under eye. I tried Make Up For Ever's translucent setting powder, I tried Besame's Vanilla powder, and I tried Laura Mercier's translucent powder, all to no avail. Then I read about the Secret Brightening Powder and though "Hey, this might work." And so far so good! I'm definitely enjoying this powder to set my under eye.  
8. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl
I ogled for ages at the Becca highlighters before purchasing one. They're so pricey and it was just a highlighter and did I really need it? The answer was yes, I really needed it. The most popular shade in this highlighter is Opal from what I've seen. However, after trying a few on in Sephora, I thought Pearl suited my skintone the best. I also wanted something that would be quite easy for me to apply considering I'm still learning my ways around makeup. I've been absolutely loving this, I think it's a pale girls dream!

9. Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Not much to say about this product, but it works. I ran out of it the other day and though that maybe I could go without it, but I quickly realized that I needed to repurchase it. 

10. The MakeUp Eraser
I wrote a huge post about the MakeUp Eraser on my Instagram months ago. I loved it then, and I still love it now. I was so skeptical before buying this thing. I could not wrap my head around a cloth and warm water actually removing all your makeup. I have very sensitive skin and makeup wipes irritate my eyes like crazy. They sting, they burn, and they make them red. So I decided to finally try this when I'd had enough and wanted something more gentle. I use this every day. When it's dirty I throw it in the wash. It takes off all my makeup with no problem at all and feels so nice and soft on my skin. I wish I purchased this earlier!

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