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In 2016 I have discovered so many new products that I have fallen in love with. Whenever I’m not at home these are my must have products.
To carry all of the contents I have a small pouch I bought from the paper source in Los Angles. Very motivational. (They don’t have it listed online, so here are a few other options. Still very cute.)
Lets start with all of my two face products. The Tarte amazonian clay BB tinted moisturizer (what a mouthful) is a-ma-zing. Plus it has SPF 20 so it’s a win win. It blends so well, and leaves a dewy natural finish. And for when I want even more of a glow, the Benefit Watt’s Up cream highlighter is perfect for that. It can also double as a brow highlight.
Next up- eyes. First off lets talk about mascara- the Benefit Roller Lash is something I have re-purchased several times. It curls your lashes beautifully while also lengthening them making this the perfect all-in-one mascara. Five stars. Another thing I always carry is the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. It has all the perfect neutral shades for any skin tone and with this palette you can create anything from a very natural look to a dramatic smokey eye. Another urban decay essential is their primer potion. Now I must say it is a bit sticky (which is a good thing) but it can be a bit harder to blend your shadow if you don’t let it sit for a few minutes. Another thing I like to do when using this is set it with a translucent powder which helps the shadows blend easier. Lastly the Ulta store brand makeup remover. I bought this as a backup, not expecting much from it but it has become my absolute favorite eye makeup remover. It isn’t oily at all which is amazing, as I hate oily residue from makeup removers. It’s also cheap and usually there are sales like buy one get one free.
Now onto eyebrows. A few months ago I was binge watching makeup tutorials and almost every beauty guru was using the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade. I had never heard of it until then and figured I should try it since everyone and their mother was raving about it. Well I have jumped on the bandwagon and almost every eyebrow product I own is Anastasia. The pomade is such great quality and there is so much product in the tiny little thing. But let me warn you- a little goes a very long way! Another vital product is brow gel. There are so many companies that sell clearbrow gels and tinted ones too, I use the Mary Kay clear brow gel though. I could definitely find a better one, but this one does the job. You can even purchase a clear mascara- that does the trick just as well. The last thing I have is the Anastasia Duo Brush #7. A holy grail brow tool.
Lips! I use the Lush Bubblegum Lip Sugar Scrub to plump my lips and straight after, I apply the C.O. Bigelow rose salve which is the ultimate lip moisturizer, and has several different uses. I like to apply a little bit of gloss or tinted balm after, just for a little color. Below I have the bare minerals Marvelous Moxie gloss, which gives your lips a minty fresh feel and isn’t sticky.
Finally all the brushes I carry. I won’t bore you with reviews on every single brush, but basically they are all great. From left to right: Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush, Mary Kay eyeliner/eyebrow Brush (only sold in sets), MAC 217 Blending Brush, EcoTools Full Eyeshadow Brush, Real Techniques Sculpting brush, Mary Kay Eye Smudger Brush, Sonia Kashuk Large Crease Brush, EcoTools Petite Eye Shading Brush (only sold in a set), and of course the original Beauty Blender.
If you have made it to the end I applaud you. This was quite the lengthy post, but I wanted to share it all with you. I hope I have helped you in one way or another. Questions? Comments? Leave ’em below!