Friday, January 24, 2014

My everyday makeup

My everyday makeup routine includes mostly all drugstore items, with the exception of Benefit's Porefessional Pro Balm and "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer and my Estée Lauder's Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara.

My eye shadow pallet and eye primer are both from ELF Cosmetics and I have to say they work pretty well. I have seen YouTube videos of people reviewing ELF's eye primer and they say it works just as well as Urban Decay's eye primer. The eye shadow pallet is pretty simple. It contains all neutral colors ranging from light ivory, champagne, and golds, to dark browns, grays, and black. There is a mix of both matte and shimmer colors in this pallet, but I always tend to gravitate towards the shimmery colors.

The liquid liner (under the Benefit Primer's) is a new purchase and I must say I am VERY pleased with it. It is L'Oreal's Super Slim Liquid Liner. I had been looking for a new liquid liner for a while now, but they always came up short. They did not deliver enough color or they dried out too fast (I like my eyeliner very dark.) The other week I was at Target with a friend and I came across it and decided I would give it try. Well, I'm happy I did! This liner is dark, glides on smoothly, and there is excellent color payoff. I can have it sitting sideways in my make up drawer and it doesn't dry out like the others had.

The Blush is from Hard Candy in the color Pin Up. I haven't used this blush in quite a while so I decided I would start using it again and the color looks perfect with my new make up routine. I was using mineral power from Physician's Formula before I started wearing liquid foundation, and I found that my blushes would not show up very well when I used powder. Once I used liquid foundation there was an immediate difference. They were definitely more pigmented.

Last, but not least, we have my foundation and finishing powder from Revlon. The foundation is Colorstay for Combination/Oily skin in the color 200 Nude. I find that this duo works very well with my oily skin and it stays in place until I take it off with make up remover. However, I do want to try something that is higher end. If you guys have any high end products that you have found to be a great buy, please let me know!


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