Beauty Jan 15, 2014

Beauty Essentials

I may have been into fashion in high school but beauty products were never my thing. I always purchased the cheap stuff from Walgreens which I actually still use from time to time. I recently found a new love for beauty products and realized what a difference good makeup applied in the right way can make even if its just for an every day look. When I purchased my first tinted moisturizer from Lara Mercier 4 years ago I instantly fell in love with her line, everything is so light and airy and never feels or looks like you are wearing to much makeup. Despite my love for Laura Mercier, I always like testing out new brands and products. I have listed my everyday make-up products below.

1 – BareMinerals Prime Time – I use this stuff after I have cleansed and moisturized my face (using Dermalogica products). For people who tend to have oily skin, this primer is great because it has a matte finish.  The consistency is light and easy to blend over the skin. The prime time helps my foundation go on smoother and stay longer.

2 – Dolce&Gabbana Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation – In the summer months I just blend tinted moisturizer into my skin and I am usually set to go. But, during the months where my skin lacks a serious sun tan finish I like to use a little foundation to even my skin tone and achieve a glowing complexion. I like the Dolce&Gabbana Perfect Luminous foundation because it is light and build-able it goes on light but you can easily build up the coverage where it’s needed.

3 – Laura Mercier Setting Powder – This loose powder is wonderful. After applying foundation or tinted moisturizer I just dab a little bit of the loose powder on extra oily parts of my face to achieve a smooth natural complexion.

4 – Maybelline  Dream Bouncy Blush – For a subtle rosy color I apply the bouncy blush to the apples of my cheeks. Unlike powder blush, it melts into your skin and blends beautifully.

5 – Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil – I never leave the house without filling in my eyebrows.

6 – Dolce&Gabbana  Passion Duo Lipstick – This is the perfect color for an everyday natural look. I always make sure to have some sort of light gloss or soft pink color on my lips to add a little extra pop to my face.

7 – Dolce&Gabbana Passion Eyes Duo Mascara – The curled application brush immediately curls and lengthens eyelashes. When Christian McCulloch used this mascara on me back in October my jaw dropped when I saw the results. This mascara is amazing and a must buy.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *