I want to share some of my makeup must haves, the make up I really can't do without. I don't do my makeup every day because I believe your skin needs room to breathe-and I don't always have the time- to be completely honest. However when I do decide to beautify myself, these really are my go tos.
I love my husband for buying me the very first Urban Decay Naked Palette. He knew I had been eying it for a while, so for our anniversary one year that was my gift. It has beautiful warm shades that can be used for everyday make up or to spice up a special occasion. The Naked 2 Palette was Luis' Christmas gift to me one year. This palette has more metallic neutral and gray tones, but still can be for everyday use. Now the Naked 3 Palette is more rosey shades, still very beautiful, but a tad bit more shimmery and glimmery. I seriously can't wait to try the Naked Smokey Palette, I hope Luis keeps up the tradition and I see this as a gift soon- maybe for making dinner, since Christmas is still far off! All 3 of these palettes are beautiful and even though I have so many other eyeshadows, I always end up wearing a shade off one of these three. Underneath my eyeshadow I use Urban Decay Primer Potion, it holds the eyeshadow in place all day, no smears. I buy the travel size and it lasts me a few months because I don't even have to use a lot for it to work!
I use Revlon Colorstay as my foundation of choice because I tend to have breakouts here and there, and this foundation is oil free so my face won't look all oily mid day. I also love the fact that it does STAY on my face as opposed to others I've used that rub off when I touch my face.
For powder I absolutely love love love my Bh Cosmetics Matte Finish Pressed Powder, I have bragged about it before, this stuff is awesome! I have used Mac's Pro pressed powder before and this stuff is pretty much the same thing for so much cheaper. It leaves a flawless look to your face that almost makes you look airbrushed, I love it! Bh Cosmetics is such an awesome line that I am constantly recommending to my friends because they have great quality products for- sometimes even cheaper than the store bought make up brands. I also use their Sculpt and Blend Brushes, which again I love love love! Seriously after I discovered these brushes I was so mad that I spent so much money on so called brand named brushes in the past. These brushes evenly spread the make up on my face without the makeup dust flying all over the room or on my clothes. They never shed, not even when I wash them! I hate brushes that leave hair all over you. They really are great quality. I even have a backup set just in case I lose one.
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil is what I use as illuminator for under my eyes or if I am contouring. I like how easily blendable it is.
My niece got me hooked on L'oreal Telescopic Mascara, I love the way it lengthens and bolds my lashes. I have tried so many before, and even a few after discovering this mascara and none do the job for me quite like this one.
Now for blush and lipstick I always end up falling weak for a Mac shade. I have used their blush since the first time I wore makeup and I've never liked anything else, and as for lipsticks I just really love their shades!
The last thing I use on my face to set all the makeup I have applied is Elf High Definition Powder. I actually recently started using this product during my pregnancy. I used to use the Mac setting spray, but I hated how wet my skin got so I opted to try this powder one day browsing the Target cosmetics isles. I figured for $6 it wouldn't hurt to try, plus it got great reviews online. It's a translucent powder so it sets your makeup without any extra shade.
So there you have it- all my go to products in a quick summary. If you have any questions comment below and I'd be happy to go into more details or you.