Boots No7 Stay Perfect Primer // $9.99
I love this primer! I do own the Benefit POREfessional, and I was slightly torn on which of the two was my absolute favorite.. but on my skin they pretty much feel the same and do the same thing. And when you look at the price tag, $30 for 0.75 oz compared to $10 for 0.67, it made my choice pretty easy. The No7 primer is also hypo-allergenic which is great for my sensitive skin!
Loreal Revitalift Miracle Blur (Oil Free) // $24.99
I know that technically, this is a primer, but that isn't how I use it. And with an almost $25 price tag, I tend to only use it on days I don't wear any makeup. It helps to reduce the redness on my cheeks, without adding any coverage per say. I love it for that reason, and the texture is great.
Olay CC Cream - Total Effects Tone Correcting Moisturizer // $19.99 (Light to Medium)
This is another product I'll use if I don't really want to wear "makeup" on my face. This is more of a tinted moisturizer with light coverage, but I like it a lot. It doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything but again, it helps with the discoloration on my face. It doesn't ever make my face really shiny, but it will a little bit shiny the second half of the day, so I do set it with powder.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream // $7.59 (Medium)
I love love love this stuff! This is what I wear most days, and it's light-medium coverage which is perfect for me. It also contains SPF 30, which is a nice bonus. I still wear moisturizer with sunscreen underneath if I'm doing more than just going to work all day. One of the complaints I hear about this is the lack of coverage, but it doesn't claim to be a heavy coverage product, which is actually why I love it. It's the amount of coverage I'm comfortable with for the time being.
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder // discontinued (Honey, medium 3-4)
I actually went into Target to buy another Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, which I love, but I needed a slighty darker shade, and I couldn't find a Rimmel shade that would work. Then I came across the Maybelline powder and decided to give it a try. I like it a lot! I have combination to oily skin, and it keeps me matte throughout the day without having to reapply. However, this product is now being discontinued so.. I'm not really sure what to do. Any recommendations for drugstore matte powders?
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray (travel size) // $14.00
I had seen people all over youtube raving about this makeup setting spray.. I wanted to try it, so I got a travel size instead of investing in the full-size. I've been using this almost daily for about 3 months now, and it feels like hardly any is gone! I absolutely love this stuff and it's definitely worth the hype. I recently bought the "Chill" setting spray from Urban Decay, but haven't tried it out yet. I'll let you guys know which one I like more!
Loreal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer // $8.95 (W4-5,light/medium)
I wouldn't say I'm 100% happy with his concealer, but I do like it a lot. I haven't found one yet that I like better either. It does a great job of covering up any red spots, and a pretty good job at covering up small blemishes. I'm still kind of on the hunt for something I might like more, but for now, I am pretty happy with this one! If you guys have any recommendations, let me know.
This is a total dupe for the Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder. And let me tell ya, the Bobbi Brown one is over $50! This NYX powder, works the same way with close to the same quality, for a fifth of the price. I really only use this to set my under eye concealer, so I know this will last me a long time. It does an amazing job of setting my highlighting concealer, without giving me "white" under-eyes in flash photography.
Absolutely love this stuff... It's not something I wear every day, but I do wear it a lot. It's an extra step, but totally worth it! I don't have really dark under eye circles, so this does the perfect job of highlighting and hiding the little bit of darkness and bags I do have. It's always good to look a little more awake ;)
I actually got this product for free because I am an Ulta rewards member, and you get one of these for free during your birthday month. Would I spend $18 to get it for myself? Definitely not. But I do like this mascara and have been using it quite a bit!
Where do I even begin? I got this from Mr. Hubbs for my birthday, and I love it! I also have the Naked palette, which I adore, but with spring and summer coming up, I am choosing this one! These palettes are definitely an investment, especially if you're used to buying drugstore products, but in my opinion, it's so worth it! Especially when you break it down per shade; there are 12 shades, so $4 per eye shadow. Not to mention, you also get a double sided brush inside the palette. These are also really convenient to travel with and take on the go! There are so many looks you can get with this one palette. I definitely recommend it :)
I'm actually not a huge fan on lip products, and most days I just wear chapstick.. but if I do want color, these are what I reach for. I love these so much! The texture and formula are amazing, and the color payoff is great too!
205- Elusive 105- Demure
210- Unapologetic 120- Vivacious
What are your favorite makeup/beauty products? Let me know in the comment section below! I hope everyone is having a great week so far :)