What's in my makeup bag

4:25 PM

Do you remember watching your Mom putting her makeup on? I sure do. I would love it. I also recall being Willow's age and hating the blue eye shadow she would always put on. Sorry Mama...She was fresh off the 80's! :D I would love the way she would smile while applying her blush and if I was lucky enough she would sweep a little on my cheeks as well. I still smile big when I put on my blush and I always think of her while I do it. Willow is the one that is always hovering over me when I put on my makeup. She is the one that is most interested in hair and makeup. She loves having her nails done and begs me for a little lip stick. It's so sweet and I enjoy knowing we are creating little memories just like my Mommy and I.

Willow: Petite Adele

What is in my makeup bag

I am a bit of a makeup collector, chances are I have tried it. Today I am sharing a few of my favorite products that I use on the daily and why I love them so much.

Primer: Benefit POREfessional face primer. I love how this makes my face feel and holds my makeup on all day.

Foundation: I literally just found a foundation that I actually love. It has all of the requirements I was looking for in a face makeup and it is the: IT Cosmetics YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER CC CREAM with SPF 50+ 
This foundation is in a league of its own. Amazing coverage with out looking chalky, its easy on my sensitive skin and by wearing it, my skin is actually improving. I love it so much, I actually purchased both, matte and illuminating.

Concealer: I look tired...Like all of the time so a good concealer is absolutely necessary or else I look like death! I have literally tried it ALL! The Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Cream is fantastic. You do need to set it with a powder afterwards but once its set it stays put! I've gone through it twice and will never buy anything else. Its that good.

Contour: At the moment I am still re ally loving the Anastasia Contour Kit. It's got all the shades I need and I use the pale yellow powder to set my concealer. Win win!

Blush: My favorite blush is NARS Orgasm. No reason other than the color is good with my complexion.

Highlighter: I have 2 that I like to rotate. Both very nice in shade and pigment. Becca Champagne POP and NARS The Multiple in Copacabana.

Brows: Currently obsessed with the Benefit ka-BROW cream gel. I have so much control and the color is really nice. After, I use their Gimme Brow to fill in the gaps.

Eye liner: I love the Anastasia Water Proof Cream Color. I prefer to use a brush to achieve a winged look and this product goes on nice and smooth and stays until you wash it off. Just be sure to let it dry fully before opening your eyes all the way.

Eye Shadows: I really only use my Naked Pallete's by Urban Decay. I have 1, 2 and Smokey. The 3 is too warm for my skin tone. They are a great investment. I use them almost every day.

Mascara: My lashes suck! They are nothing like my daughters lashes. They get those from their Daddy. Mine are straight and for some reason reject mascara. IDK, its weird. So I like to use an oil base, water proof mascara and my favorite is the Sephora Brand Full Action Waterproof Mascara The only mascara that maintains a curl in my lashes.

To set everything I love the tried and true Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Lips: Chanel Lip Stains. These lip stains last forever. Apply it once and it lasts all day. I like to throw some lip balm over it and it comes right back to life.

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