Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My Makeup Favorites

I will be the first to admit I am no professional at applying makeup, in fact, I am probably considered average by some, as far as makeup application goes. While were on it how do people get eyeliner on so perfect and are even able to finish it off with a cat eye look…

I attended an all girls high school, so I obviously didn’t wear makeup to school, and when I did my mom would put it on for me. Then when I got to college the only time I really put an effort into applying makeup was for when I went out. As you have probably gathered by this point I did not wear makeup on a day-to-day basis until I faced the prospect of being in the professional world of some kind. I have gotten to the point now where I feel like my morning routine is not complete without applying at least a little makeup; as odd as it sounds I find the makeup process relaxing.

I always tend to gravitate towards makeup that is fairly easy to put on – I even have one eyeshadow pallet that includes cards explaining how to apply the eyeshadow. When all else fails I have found that as long as you are having a good hair day and you wear a bright shade of red or pink lipstick, it can save the overall look. Here are a few of my favorite makeup products that are very easy to apply.

Too FacedPrimed & Porless// This face primer gives you a very natural look and helps to even out the skin before applying makeup.

ClinqueCC Cream// I usually just use the Too Faced Primer but for those days that are not your best skin days the Clinique CC cream is a great thing to have on hand, plus it is a nice alternative to foundation {I have never been a fan of foundations…}. Then main thing I like about this product is it is easy to apply, doesn’t go on heavy, and I love the fact that it is 30 SPF.

YSLTouchup Pen// Perfect to cover up dark circles and minor blimishes.

Terry OmbreBlackstar “Color-Fix” Eyeshadow// This is the eyeshadow I wear the very most. For everyday I apply to my eyelid and smear it around a bit till it looks right. Another great thing about this shadow stick is if you are going to an event you can build on it with powder eyeshadow to achieve a more polished/dressed look.

BobbiBrown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick// Basically the same thing as the Terry Shadow stick, but with a bit more shimmer to it.

StilaEyeliner// This is my favorite eyeliner that comes in dark brown. It is easy to apply, the only down side is that the tip is a little sharp to start with, but luckily it softens up in no time.

SephoraSmart Liner// Easiest eyeliner to apply, ever. I can even do a cat eye {kind of} with this one.

BiteLipstick// This is my favorite lipstick brand; you seriously cannot go wrong with any of their colors.

ChanelGlossimer// I love how these look applied over lipstick and the brighter colors have enough tint so that you can wear them by themselves.

BobbiBrown Long-Wear Brow Pencil// Love, love, love this brow pencil. Try it, you will love it.

BenefitRoller Lash// Goes on easy, doesn’t clump, and adds a little curls and lift to your lash. Perfect for an everyday understated look.

MaybellineRocket Mascara// Say what you will, but this mascara is pretty hard to beat. It not only adds volume to lashes but makes them appear longer as well.

BobbiBrown Pot Rouge// Favorite blush of mine. Easy to apply, looks great, and they last forever

BobbiBrown Shimmer Brick// I feel like my skin could not be any whiter if I tried, so sometimes it is necessary to apply a tin bit of bronzer. These bricks are amazing not to mention they look very pretty.

LancomeEye Makeup Remover// It is always important to take your makeup off before going to bed. The Lancome bi-facil makeup remover is the best makeup remover I have ever used. It is almost like it melts your makeup off.


  1. Love this list and this photo of you is absolutely stunning!

    XO, Jessi

    1. Happy to see you enjoyed this list and that is actually a picture from Pinterest...

  2. Im a big fan of Stila eyeliners. They work so well and have so many beautiful colors!


  3. Love the BB Shimmer Brick :)

  4. I definitely struggle in the make up department when it comes to knowledge about certain products. This was really helpful.

    1. Happy to hear this post was helpful for you :)