I’ve mentioned my favorite makeup in various posts, and my favorite skin care products, but here’s a complete list of the makeup I wear on a daily basis:
Maybelline Pure Makeup in Nude
Ths is a great liquid foundation that happens to be really cheap too. This comes in lots of colors and doesn’t clog my acne-prone skin. It also doesn’t accentuate my fine lines/wrinkles and pores like most makeup does. It dries with a matte finish, yet is not drying on my dry skin. I’ve tried probably 20 different liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers, and this is the first one I actually feel comfortable wearing because it still looks fine at the end of the day. It has light-medium coverage.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder
I apply this over the Maybelline, and use a foundation brush to apply it. This also doesn’t clog my pores, and it doesn’t cake on my skin like a lot of powder foundations. I’ve tried probably 10 powder foundations, and like this the best so far.
Hard Candy Eye Shadow Quartet – Suede
I know all of my fellow beauty bloggers swear by MAC eye shadow, but I have been a fan of Hard Candy for 10 years and have this color, plus almost every other 4-shade compact they make! This eye shadow is really pigmented, so it goes on well, and it stays on. I’m using Hard Candy as the picture for this post, since I love the brand, and am sad that they don’t sell the brand at Ulta anymore, and it’s getting harder to find it at Sephora, so I’m starting to get nervous. Support Hard Candy! hehe.
Hard Candy Glitter Eye Pencil Midnight
For eyeliner, I love Hard Candy’s Glitter Eye pencils, and have the Midnight (navy blue) and Galaxy (black) ones. They have little silver glitter in them, and I don’t care that I’m in my 30s – I love sparkle. People always comment on how much they like my eyeliner, so there you go!
L’Oreal Blush Delice in Strawberry Tart
The first time I used this blush I thought it was too subtle, but now I love it! It’s a slightly shimmery light pink blush that is easy to apply since it’s not real bright. And I find it stays on better than cream or other types of blush.
Lancome Juicy Tubes – Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss
Juicy Tubes are what I splurge on ($17), because I’m sure I can find a cheaper lip gloss, but I always come back to them. Juicy Tubes last me maybe 6 months, since I do use the cheaper L’Oreal Colourjuice as well. In the past I would buy whatever new drugstore lip gloss came out, and then I’d end up not liking it, so it’s cheaper to stick with what I know I love!
Tweezerman Slant Tweezers Zebra
I love Tweezerman tweezers because they work really well at picking up super tiny hairs, and they don’t hurt as much as cheap tweezers. I have them in purple, but see they now make them in animal prints. They are totally worth the $20 or $25 they cost! I love giving these as gifts.
I’m still looking for a favorite mascara, but for now am happy with the free Clinique High Impact Mascara that I always get as a “gift with purchase” when I buy my Clinique Moisture On-line moisturizer.
Edit: Since I wrote this post, several of these products have been discontinued, or reformulated:(