Today I thought I would switch things up with you guys and share with you what is CURRENTLY in my makeup bag! This post is 100% real. I sat typing this up with my makeup bag on the table, pulling things out, one by one, and adding them to the list! I get a lot of questions about what I use on the daily, and these products are it! I am no makeup artist by any means, and definitely don't have some secret techniques to applying them. I wear the exact same makeup look every single day, the only thing I change is maybe how much foundation/powder/contouring I do based on what day it is. And maybe if I wear eyeliner or not. I wish I was more crafty and had a bunch of different looks, I just don't yet. That is something I should work on! But I will take you through my routine, these products and tell you why I love each one oh so much!
Juice Beauty Illuminating Primer - I apply this before my foundation. I have only been using for about a month or two now, but it does what it says, illuminates! And I also feel like it helps my makeup stay on and intact! As well as all apply evenly.
Glo Minerals Satin II Foundation - The Salon that I work at carries the Glo Minerals makeup line, so I have been using this foundation for about a year now! Glo Minerals is known as being a "skincare makeup line" meaning that it is healthier for your skin. I get it in the color "Natural". It has a 'fuller' coverage, so I will usually mix it with my moisturizer when applying to tone it down a little. If you are looking for something lighter, their Sheer Tint foundation is great!
Glo Minerals Pressed Base (Powder) - This is the newest addition to my makeup bag and I cannot believe I didn't try this out sooner!!! I love it so much. I apply this over the top of my foundation, all over. On 'less makeup days', I will wear just this over my moisturizer, no foundation. It does great at covering redness, acne, and just evening out your whole face. I get the color 'Golden Medium'.
MAC Concealer - I don't use concealer very often, or very much of it, but I do have it for those times of need! I have been using this concealer for years now, it lasts forever!
Anastasia Brow Wiz - If you are looking for perfect pencil, here you have it. I use the color 'Taupe' for my brows, and it's the perfect color for blondes without making your eyebrows have an orange tone like many that I have tried in the past!
Naked Eyeshadow Palette - This is another one of those things that I have been using forever! I love the natural tones, the slight shimmer, and how you can create both a lighter everyday look or a more bold smokey eye. I buy this over and over and over again!
Anastasia Contour Kit - I have only bought one of these, and it has lasted me for MONTHS. Honestly, maybe even over a year now! I get the 'light to medium' palette and use the 'banana' color for under my eyes and the other two lighter colors for my "highlight" areas if I am doing a more full makeup look. Then I use a mixture of the darker tones for my cheek bones; then sides of my nose, around my hairline and jawline on the full makeup days.
Brushes - These are the two brushes I use, both for my Anastasia contour kit. The angled flat brush on the left, (in the photo below), is used for the light colors, and the thicker brush, (on the right), is used for the dark colors.
Maybelline Master Duo Eyeliner - For eyeliner, I am perfectly okay with using ones found at my local drug store. This one has been my favorite lately! I am on my third bottle of it! It is a liquid eyeliner, I get it in black. It allows you to choose the thickness of your lines once you get the hang of it! I only do eyeliner on the top, not the bottom.
Maybelline Falsies Mascara - Like my eyeliner, I also get my mascara at the drug store. What I am most picky about when it comes to mascara, is the brush. I like the thicker brushes with lots of bristles. I'm not a fan of the more plasticy-hard ones that have fewer more spread out bristles. If that all makes sense?? So hard to explain that wow!!! It gives my lashes a really full, long, and dark appearance, which I love! I also get this in black.
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray - This for me is not an everyday need, but I do use it on longer days when I want my makeup to last! It's the only setting spray I have ever used, but I love it, know lots of girls who also do, and have no plans of switching to something else! It's perfect for work, traveling, going out, or just days you are gonna be away from the house and won't be able to touch up.
Also, I didn't add my favorite 'lip' products to the photo below because there are a couple that I love! Right now, I have really been into the brand Sugar. I have their lip treatment which is like an amazing lip balm, their tinted lip treatment in color 'poppy' which is a fun pink, and their lip polish which is an exfoliator and conditioner for your lips! I just started on these full swing in the past month, but they quickly became my favorites and things that I never leave my house without! Another lip conditioner that I have been loving the past couple months is the Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Lip Polish. This stuff is also UH-MAZING!
Like I said in the beginning, this is what is CURRENTLY in my makeup bag. Since I am not afraid of trying new products, I actually love it, I'm sure I'll find some new goods that I become obsessed with, and I will be sure to do an updated post then! Thanks for reading guys!! Xx, Karlie