I firmly believe in the saying, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” With that said, I normally don’t switch up my makeup products too often. Once I find something that works, I tend to stick with it. Every now and then though, I do enjoy trying new things – especially the ones that many people rave about. As a content creator, I’m blessed to have plenty of PR companies and beauty brands send me their latest & greatest to try out. It has been a while since I’ve written about my makeup routine, so I wanted to pop in and share with you some of my current faves!
If you’ve been following along since the early days, you’ll know that my go-to foundation has always been Chanel’s Perfection Lumière Velvet. Matte foundation is a must for me because I get shiny easily. Living in the desert has only exacerbated this issue. I love that this foundation smells delightful, is lightweight, and gives decent coverage. It doesn’t break me out like a lot of other foundations do. For the longest time, I seriously thought I had found “the one” as far as foundations go. Recently though, my makeup game totally CHANGED. Too Faced sent me a few of their Born This Way concealers, foundation in “Honey,” and a setting powder. I immediately FELL IN LOVE. Before I go on, I must clarify that while I get a ton of gifted items, there are only a handful I truly recommend. These products are way up at the top!
Let me tell you – I couldn’t believe there was a foundation that could make my skin literally FLAWLESS. It’s as if Photoshop became reality. Ever since trying these T0o Faced products, I don’t think I will ever turn back. Their concealers are actually thick enough to conceal my stubborn dark circles, and are great at hiding imperfections like acne scars and discoloration. The foundation completely tops it off and provides an extremely even coverage without feeling caky. Last but not least, the setting powder gives me that matte finish that I like. Even David is impressed because skin editing just got a whole lot easier. Not that I have terrible skin to begin with… but I’m a perfectionist.
Another well-loved Too Faced product that I purchased myself at Sephora is their Chocolate Soleil bronzer. A makeup artist had recommended this gem to me and it’s worked out fairly well. It smells like chocolate (yummmm) and applies on nicely. The only down side is, I wish it was a tad darker because I have to layer on quite a bit of this bronzer to see the bronze effect. I guess it’s best suited for lighter skin tones but can work on golden skin tones too if you layer it on correctly. If anyone out there has bronzer recommendations for tan skin, I’m all ears.
Many people ask me what highlighter I use, and it is Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. I’ve repurchased this one many times. It’s actually the only highlighter I’ve really used, and I haven’t found another that’s been better. Since I get so many compliments on it, I don’t have plans to venture out & find another highlighter to try.
For eye makeup, you can never go wrong with Urban Decay. They have some of the best eyeshadows out there – perfectly pigmented, and versatile shades! I am particularly a fan of their Naked palette. I heard that they are discontinuing it which makes me SUPER SAD! 🙁 Someone please tell me it isn’t true. Anyways, Urban Decay recently came out with a cherry palette, and I can’t wait to wear more burgundy tones around the holidays! 🙂 As far as eyeliner & mascara products go, I haven’t been too picky because I’ve experienced that they serve their purposes similarly all across the board. The COVERGIRL pencil liners and liquid liners work beautifully on me. I often alternate between black and brown; black if I want a more dramatic smokey look, and brown if I want to look more natural.
Normally, you’ll see me wear a pretty neutral pink or nude lippie. These days though, I’ve been loving deeper and darker tones. I haven’t gone quite as far as wearing plum lipstick, but I’ve developed a newfound appreciation for a bold red lip. Not Taylor Swift’s signature red lip, but one with more burgundy tones. I’ve found that with a good lip liner, I can really work it to my advantage and make my already plump lips look even plumper! Some of my favorite lip products are by NARS & Urban Decay.
With a setting powder, a setting spray isn’t totally necessary in my opinion. But, I’ve been a fan of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray for a while now. I was first gifted it late last year and have been using it since! If you’re a fan of a dewier look, you’ll love this. On days that aren’t too hot and I want to have a bit more of a glow rather than a straight-up matte finish, I’ll spritz a bit of this on. It works wonders in setting my makeup for the day. Feels refreshing on, too!
What are some makeup products & brands you’re loving this fall?