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/ Sunday, September 14, 2014 / 4 Comments

Current Beauty Essentials

Here are the 11 products I use everyday (unless it's a special occasion or if I'm scrubbed out and have zero makeup on). I also wear lipstick, so I guess that's 12. If you're interested in reading about my favorite lipstick, click.


1. NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette
So apparently this blush palette was limited edition but every color is available individually. I'm always playing around with this palette, all the colors are fantastic. I'm very loyal to NARS when it's comes to blush, they just can't be f-ed with. Lately I've been really into 'Desire' for a rosy-just-pinched-cheek look. And whenever I don't know what to put on my cheeks I always gravitate towards 'Orgasm' which is a peachy pink shade that's lovely on all skin tones. 'Sin' is a gorgeous berry tone and is my favorite blush for Fall, please believe it will be on steady rotation once the weather cools down.

This is my holy grail mascara, it just does everything you want a mascara to do and it smells like roses.

I don't wear foundation on a daily basis, but I do like creating a nice base to apply my blush, highlight, etc., and even out my skin tone. This CC cream blends quickly and has decent coverage if you like to keep it fairly light/maybe medium.

This is my second time purchasing this concealer crayon, and that says a lot. There's a ton of product in this, so it takes a while to get through. I use this under my eyes, on my brow bone, and around my nose. I typically go for one swipe under my eyes, but if you need a little more it's super buildable and doesn't cake. It's insanely creamy (the name does not lie) and blends seamlessly. It covers and brightens, so sometimes I'll even pat some on my cheekbones for a little highlight and lift.

I go through phases with using a primer, at the moment I'm really into it. This is a great primer for creating a smooth surface for your base and helping everything you layer over it last longer.

Brow gel is v necessary to me, it just makes me feel better, okay? This brow gel is not really my favorite, but it does an okay job. Just trying to finish it up before I move onto another. Open to suggestions!

Gorgeous packaging aside, this is an exceptional finishing powder. It doesn't even feel like you have powder on, it's like... a magical perfectly luminous (without being shiny or sparkly) airy veil for your face. It blurs lines and imperfections and sets my makeup until I wash my face. Get thereeee.

I use the lighter shade on the left to fill and shape my entire brow. Sometimes I'll use the dark shade just to define the ends of my brow where it's a little more sparse. I fux with it.

I'm pretty sure this is the first eye shadow I ever purchased. I really like using it on the inner corners of my eyes, brow bones, cheek bones, and cupids bow. It's v versatile. #useiteverywherebutmyeyelids

Great for contouring your cheeks, and the highlight is subtle and perfect for everyday wear.

I keep this powder in my purse for little touch ups throughout the day.  It has a bit of SPF so I like to put a little on before I go out in the sun if I know the SPF I put on earlier has worn off. It's so finely milled that you can't even tell that it's on (other than the fact that you skin looks glow-y and gorgeous), and you can keep reapplying without it caking up and looking gross. Win.



  1. 3 words: Anastasia Brow Gel. You're welcome.

    1. I tried that a few years ago and really hated the thick consistency of it. Was it reformulated?


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