Makeup is complicated more than it probably should be. Just scrolling through your Instagram or Facebook explore page can lead you to see many incredibly talented makeup artists, and their use of lots of products, some of which you might not have known existed. As a makeup lover, I enjoy watching videos and tutorials, learning new techniques, and I always want to try new products. Because of this, I find many products that I love, and also a lot of products I could easily live without. In this post I will be sharing my absolute favorite makeup products and why they work so well. While all these products could be considered a little more expensive, I do believe all of them are worth every penny. Makeup is a personal thing. Products are not designed to work for everyone. It often takes trial and error to find what works for you. Nonetheless, these five makeup items are what I reach for most often, and I can’t wait to share why!
Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara
This mascara has a crescent-moon-shaped wand that naturally curls the flattest eyelashes. It not only curls, but also lengthens your lashes for a wide-eyed look. As if that wasn’t enough, when you flip the wand over so it is upside-down, just stroking it lightly through your lashes gives them immense volume. I love this mascara more than any other one I have tried. So much so that I even got my mom and grandma hooked on it too!
Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
This incredible eyeliner applies very easily and has the perfect tip for perfecting a cat-eye. And, this stuff really is waterproof and stays on all day! It has never flaked off and I have never noticed residue under my eyes. Your liner will literally stay perfect, even after swimming. The craziest thing is that with the proper makeup remover or face wash, it comes off in an instant. No raccoon eyes today!
Urban Decay’s Original Naked Palette
This was my first eyeshadow palette and I have no regrets! This palette contains 12 pigmented shadows, all with different finishes. All of the shadows blend like a dream and always blend with whatever shadows I pair it with. The matte shades are perfect to put in your crease for a subtle transition shade, and the shimmery ones lay atop your lids all day. I also love this palette for it’s diversity. You can very easily make a cute shimmery look, jaw-dropping cut-crease, fierce smokey eye, or anything in between. 100% recommend!
Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Sun Dipped Glow Kit
Ahhh Highlighter. Whether you want a subtle glow on your cheekbones or extravagant shine, this highlighting palette is perfect. It has four gorgeous shades that work for all skin tones. Not only is this great for highlighting, but you can use this as eyeshadow. You can even use for a pop in your inner corner and it is absolutely stunning. Highlighting may be scary at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will notice how much it draws attention to the high-points of your face.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Foundation
I don’t use foundation very often, because I love to let my skin breathe. But, when I do, I will always use this. This foundation has the perfect matte finish that doesn’t crease! I also feel it works for everyone, because if you don’t prefer a matte finish, you can easily use a radiant primer, or spice up the look with highlighter. One of my favorite things about this product is that it does not oxidize, so you don't have to worry about the foundation getting darker on your face. And it gets even better... It's long-lasting, blendable, has beautiful packaging, applies easily, and has 40 shades!
I loved being able to share all of my favorites with you! Makeup is awesome, and I love showcasing it’s art. Thanks for reading!