I love makeup. I like to wear it on the days I’m feeling confident. I also wear it on the days when I’m not feeling too great about myself. I wear makeup because it serves as a creative outlet. I wear makeup because it makes me feel good–I wear makeup for me, and nobody else!
My makeup collection may not seem too minimalist, but I only purchase one item for each need. I don’t really like to purchase multiple mascaras, foundations, etc. I only buy new products to replace old ones or to just fill in a missing gap. I’ll also include the products I’m looking to try after some of these products run out! Here’s a list of the products I use for my everyday makeup routine:
I like this primer so much for its purpose–oil control. The ONLY downside is it make me look so so so so so ashy under my makeup, no matter how much I try to warm it or spread it out. When this product runs out, I want to try either the Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer or the . ores No More Pore Refiner Primer
I’ve had this foundation for over a year and probably will never replace it. It’s my perfect shade, matte, and has buildable coverage.
I prefer a more natural look with my makeup, so I don’t highlight with a lighter shade of concealer. This concealer is my perfect shade and doesn’t crease on me. I love the coverage as well.
I just purchased this powder and I LOVE IT. It looks so good on its own. It looks like my skin and applies flawlessly. The ONLY downside is it smells like a grandma who sprays too much perfume.
This liner is a very opaque black and applies smoothly. The only thing I would change about this is the brush. It’s not thin enough for a sharp wing, but I rarely wear wings anyway. I’m thinking about trying the NYX Matte Liquid Liner next.
I didn’t start doing my brows until recently, and I was too nervous to try a pomade first. This is a great product, but the shade is a bit too red for my skin tone. Next, I’ll be trying the NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade!
This mascara is my holy grail. I will never replace this. EVER.
This pencil is cheap, smooth, and does its job. It blends with any lip color I wear.
This shade is such a subtle matte nude and works perfectly for my skin. It’s like the perfect blend between my skin and lip colors.
I used to be strictly matte, but now I like to have some contradiction between a matte face and a glossy lip. This gloss never lets me down! It’s not too sticky and is very long lasting.
I know what you’re thinking–who spends $8 on a lip balm?! Well, I did, kind of. (I had a gift card!) The smell of this is amazing. I basically only like things scented with vanilla, shea butter, or coconut. The smell is perfect and it definitely protects my lips. I’m prone to sunburn on my lips and this has kept me protected through the harsh sun.
Have you guys tried any of these products? How did you feel about them? Be sure to comment down below!