Thursday, May 22, 2014

My Beauty/Makeup Essentials

Lemmebehonest with y'all.

I'm not one of those people who "hardly ever wears makeup" or "only wears makeup on special occasions". I wear it almost every day. The days I don't wear it are rare. Even on the weekends for grocery store trips, I'll wear a little.

Why? Because I look like a dead albino corpse without it.  Don't even make me bust out a picture because it will break The Internets.

Anywho, I wear makeup daily. Over the last 15 or so years that I've been wearing makeup, I've settled on a few essentials that I wear on the reg. Below are some of my beauty/makeup essentials.

Clockwise from top left:

Bare Minerals Original Foundation in Fairly Light
Loyal patron for 5+ years
I love this stuff. It's really great for my skin and it's not too drying for me. (and I have REALLY dry skin) I wonder if I'm actually wearing the correct color for my skin though. HAHA. Oh well, why break a 5 year habit??

St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Lotion
Loyal patron for 2 years
I love the light, fresh scent of this. (It almost smells like you're not wearing anything.) It's very moisturizing for my skin and isn't too greasy. Best part? It's inexpensive!!

Ulta Automatic Eyeliner
Loyal patron for 1 year
I discovered this when my local Ulta was having a sale on their brand of products. I really like it and it stays on for a long time! Chocolate is my favorite color but I also switch it out with the black on occasion.

NYC High Definition Mascara
Loyal patron for 2 years
This is the cheapest mascara out there (well, almost) and it is my hands-down, absolute favorite. It works so well. The only downside is that it dries out kind of quickly (maybe after about 2 months of daily use) but because the price is so great, I have no qualms about replacing it. I love this stuff so much I've blogged about it before here too! I love my Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes, but this one might pull slightly ahead simply because how dark and thick it makes my lashes look after just two coats.

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer
Loyal patron for 5+ years
I wear this every day on my face...even on the rare days I don't wear makeup. :) It's lightweight and absorbs fast. PLUS, it has SPF 15 in it which is perfect for my alabaster skin. They also make it in SPF 50 for those of you who are extra sun-cautious.


  1. I am rarely without makeup as well. I really think it helps brighten up my (pale) face. I used the same foundation for years and then went to sephora and got a skin matching consultation and switched products and really love the results. They take this scan to your face and then plug it into a computer. It's pretty cool. St. Ives is the best body moisturizer. You didn't ask, but If you are ever looking for a bronzer that won't make lighter skin look orange, I highly recommend smashbox bronze lights. Its around $29, but it lasts forever. I've had mine for almost 9 months.

  2. I am your opposite. I wear it maybe two days a week unless I have outings on the other day.

    I always have someone match foundation for me, I'm not good at that at all. That being said, I don't wear it, I do a CC cream instead.


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