Monday, March 26, 2018

Favorite Spring Makeup and Beauty Finds


If there's one thing I'm always on the hunt for, its a new makeup product - you can never have enough! I swear once I buy a bag full of products at Sephora and think I've got my makeup bag covered, I go home to find that my mascara just ran out, my blush compact cracked, etc. We all know how it goes :) Yesterday on Instagram, I shared in my stories a few make up products I purchased a while back that I wanted to share. Some were definite "hits" that have been game-changers for my makeup routine - like holy-grail finds! 


Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid Foundation

I'd heard a lot of great things about this foundation and was excited to get my hands on a bottle! The foundation is very long-wear. You can tell when right when you put it on that it's going to last a long time! I put it on first thing in the morning before work and it lasts through the work day, no touch ups needed. If you're looking for full coverage, this is a great option that will last you awhile - a little goes a long way! Try applying it with a beauty blender or a foundation brush and it'll give you a flawless look [I use both but prefer to apply it with a foundation brush]. 



Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder: 

So if you watched my Instastories then you heard my story on how I used to apply two different foundations to my face - the first one as foundation and the second one to "set" it.... LOL I'm definitely no expert, that's for sure! I talked to the sales associate at Sephora and this setting powder has rave reviews. It sets everything in place and makes your skin look flawless! If you have oily or combo skin, this powder would work great paired with any foundation. 



Bare Minerals Stroke of Lights Eye Brightener: 

For years I've used drugstore concealers and never had a problem, but lately I've noticed more dark circles [hello aging], so I decided to invest. I'll be honest, this product doesn't do the best at covering my dark undereyes, but it works great as a base for highlighter! I like to use this product down my nose and along my jawbone to create shadowing with my bronzer. Again, it's supposed to be an eye brightener, but I like to use it for contouring my face instead. If you're looking for a drugstore concealer, Covergirl's Ready, Set Concealer works pretty good for the price [$5!]. I use the shade ivory. 



Evian Facial Spray: 

I've tried setting sprays before and for some reason they always feel sticky on my face or make my skin more oily, therefore defeating the purpose of a setting spray. Although this isn't a true setting spray, it works really well for my combo skin! It definitely helps set my makeup but doesn't make it look too oily or dewy. I like to throw a few bottles in my purse for work to help refresh my face during the work day. Not to mention it just feels gooooood when you spray it on! Maybe it's just water... who knows... but I'll keep buying this "wonder water" spray because it's been a game changer for my makeup routine! 



I would love to hear your makeup must-haves! What should I try next?! 

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