Yesterday morning, as I was putting my makeup on, I realized that I have shared a little bit of everything with y’all. But, I have never given you a glimpse of my cosmetic bag. What products do I use? Why do I use them? Is there one brand that I prefer over the others?
I will be honest… I AM a faithful consumer of certain brands. I have used some brands since I started wearing makeup at the ripe age of 13. Others, I have gradually started loving due to trial-and-error. I purchase the same products every time, even though I may change up my blush and eye shadow colors from time-to-time. But, still, I stick with the same brand.
So what products can you find in my makeup drawer every month? The products below have become part of my daily facial routine every morning.
Hope in a Jar: The best facial moisturizer I have ever used. After Oprah promoted it so much on her “Favorite Things” show, I decided to give it a try… And, I am so glad I did. A little goes A LONG WAY. It moisturizes very well without weighing your face down or leaving a greasy residue.
Lip Shines: I do not like lipstick! I am a lip gloss or nothing type of person. My husband purchased several of these for me for Christmas two years ago (props to my hubby on an awesome choice) and I fell in love with them. And, they taste good too. ; )
Supermoisture Foundation: After years of using the wrong foundation and using trial-and-error to find the right one, I finally found this foundation… And, I LOVE it. I have very dry skin. Foundation for normal skin makes my face feel extra dry and flaky. By the end of the day, I would end up with little to no makeup on my face. Then, I went to a foundation with extra oil and it was awful too. My face felt like a slip-n-slide and felt like one too. After a recommendation from a Clinique cosmetic consultant, I tried this foundation and it was great. I have used it for over 7 years and still love it. I am having more and more trouble finding it in stores, though, so I have to order it online. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn’t get discontinued.
Stay Neutral Powder Compact: I have used this powder since I was in high school. I love the coverage, the color (I can wear it summer and winter), and the fact that I can carry it everywhere and it doesn’t make a mess.
True Bronzer Pressed Powder in Sunkissed: I will be the first to say I do not have dark skin. I can lay out in the sun for hours and all I do is burn. It takes me a long time to develop a nice tan. So, in order to NOT look like a ghost everyday, I wear a small amount of bronzer on my face. One compact lasts me for several years.
Color Mineral Eye Shadows: These eye shadow trios stay on very well and the color is very vibrant too. My favorite shades are:
- Champagne & Caviar
ColorStay Eye Liner in black: I like the way it glides on, it isn’t messy, and lasts a long time.
GreatLash Waterproof Mascara: Over the years, I have noticed that a lot of women use this mascara. Not expensive, works great, and it really is waterproof.
Classic Color Blush: I will be honest… I haven’t researched blush at all. When it comes to blush, I just try to purchase something that is cheap and works well. And, Cover Girl has the blush that does the job. Nothing fancy about it, which is like!