Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Obsession

If you know me IRL then you know that I have a slight obsession with makeup!
Over the last few years especially I have been trying every product known to man, from the drug store to Sephora, to create the perfect every day makeup routine.
At this point I feel like I have found the best of the best (for me and my skin) & I thought it would be fun to share with y'all : )

I'll go in order of application rather than the order the products are in in the picture.

1st I apply my foundation. I have pretty oily/combination skin so the Makeup Forever Matte Velvet+ is by far the BEST foundation for me. I put it on at 6 am and when I get ready for bed around 10 pm it is still on perfectly. It is completely worth the money because it has great coverage and the product lasts a while (I usually repurchase about every 3 months!) but it is still reasonably priced compared to other high end foundations. 

For concelear I have found that the drug store is your best bet. I have used high end concelears but honestly the result is the same (in my opinion). I have been using Maybelline Super Stay for years. For my under eye area I use the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser. I love how easy it is to apply. 

Next I use my Mac Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in the color Medium Plus. I love this stuff because it provides a little bit of color but it's not overwhelming and really helps set my foundation.

For blush I use Nars Orgasm. Hands down best.blush.ever!

Next I move onto my eyes. To prime my eyes I use Urban Decay Primer Potion. This stuff is great. I bought this tube last year at Sephora when I was in Las Vegas and I still have the same tube. I use it every day so that says a lot about how much product you get!!

After I prime my eyes I use Mac Painterly Paint Pot. I like to use this by itself a lot when I'm feeling kind of lazy and don't want to wear a lot of makeup. I also use it under my eye shadow to create an even pallet for the color to go on smoothly. This is by far my favorite product that I use!

I'm not huge on wearing a bunch of eye shadow. I have super small eyes so it can sometimes get a little over the top. I try and stick to neutral colors and this Too Faced pallet is perfect. Here is a picture of the colors inside: 

I also really like Urban Decay eye shadows. The one in the picture is the one I use the most and it's in the color sin. 

For Mascara I use Loreal Million Lashes. I'm really particular about mascara and this is the best for me. It's dark but isn't clumpy.. I hate clumps.. yuck!!

As far as eye liner is concerned, I'm not too picky. I don't wear eye liner everyday and when I do it's extremely light so I actually prefer the cheap, not so pigmented, eye liners. I just pick up random ones here and there.

Same goes for lip color, I like to keep things pretty light and neutral. Before putting any color on my lips I use EOS lip balm. This is the greatest stuff ever!! It's 95% organic and 100% natural. 

& finally, I use Revlon Colorburst lipstick in the color Pink Sugar.  

As far as makeup brushes go I really like Sigma brushes. They're relatively inexpensive (compared to Mac brushes) and produce just as great results. 

and here is what I look like with my completed "every day" make up look:

Most of these products are in the $25-$35 range, but honestly I think it is so worth paying more money for better products. I don't have to repurchase makeup nearly as often and I don't have to reapply my makeup throughout the day AT ALL. 

I hope this helped any of y'all who are looking for new products to try out!



  1. I completely agree with you about spending more money on make-up.. the more expensive stuff just WORKS and looks better. Urban decay eyeshadows are my favorite! I got the naked palette for Christmas and am in love! My sister has the too faced and I love it too!

  2. I am so glad you shared!! I want it all!!!

  3. You are just a little beauty that is all :) & you do love your makeup little lady !!!

  4. I agree that NARS Orgasm is the best blush ever! and I also use the Urban Decay Primer Potion and it really does what it says it will! and your makeup looks natural and no overdone, such a good thing!