Lets talk make-up. So I may or may not be a little addicted, and I may or may not have SO many Sephora points that it’s almost embarrassing when the winged eyeliner goddess behind the counter announces that ” You have 2500 points, you can use those you know?”. Yes Alexandria, I know…. and no I don’t want to today. It’s safe to say that I have tried at least 50% of the products in the store and I have found some amazing go-to’s along the way. Here is a list of the ones that I JUST CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT!!!
FOUNDATION : TOO FACED BORN THIS WAY
This foundation comes in 24 skin tones. That’s a BIG DEAL! No matter if you are a porcelain, or a deep rich brown, girl they got you covered. While on the pricier side, I feel that it is more than worth it and lasts at least 4 months (daily wear). It’s medium-full coverage and goes on like butter. It comes in a pump bottle so if you lose the top immediately after opening it like I always do, it still won’t dry out and make you want to cry. It never makes me feel like I have cake face, and I don’t feel like it’s too heavy for everyday wear. PLUS it stays with me on my 12 hour shift at the hospital so I don’t go around scaring the newly born babies with my dark circles. Along with this foundation I recommend their concealer, which I also use as my contour by getting a color about 3 shades darker than my skin tone.
These lip colors are all nudes but that doesn’t mean that I’m not branching out into the BRIGHT RED’s for fall
(coming soon on the blog) because I am. But these are my everyday favorites for sure because I’m a nude girl through and through from my lips to my nails. Not only do these brands carry the best colors in my opinion, they also have some sassy names which I’m a sucker for. I always check the name of a lip or nail color before I buy it. I can’t be telling people that the name of my color is Red #5. LAME. So here are my TOP LIPIES!!!
I bought the Naked 2 pallet like everyone told me to do and was SOOOOO disappointed. I just wasn’t that impressed at all and after 2 years I’ve barely made a dent in any of the colors. I was on a trip where I had ran off and left the NAKED pallet because I hated to travel with the huge thing AND I just didn’t love it enough to remember it. I ended up in Sephora like I always do and grabbed this little Tarte travel size pallet in the little area where you stand in line and get sucked in by the cute tiny versions of everything . And guess what? Best eye pallet EVER!!! It has a little of everything : matte, shiny, dark, light ect. I use it everyday. Still, I didn’t have winged eyeliner down like I would have liked and you just can’t have a bomb eye until you nail the wing. It has never been my strength until I fell into this too cute for words Sex Kitten eyeliner. The cap looks just like a kitty & I love that 😊. The tip has just flexibility to just swipe and flick to get a perfect yet not over done kitty wing. I hope you guys love these if you end up giving them a try!!
I’ve come to realize that all of the “Pro To Go” things from Tarte are just amazing and don’t hurt the wallet as bad either. This blush is just enough to make you look like you’re a young maid but not so much that you look like that crazy aunt. You know, the one who looks like she just came off the Drew Carey show? Right. No one wants that in their life. But no worries, I got you. Along with the perfect blush comes the perfect highlight. Literally perfect. Go get it and you’ll be feelin’ yourself in no time !!
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