It's no surprise to anyone that knows me that I love beauty products, from skincare to makeup to hair and more. Still unsure what it is about products that make me all giddy inside but I can literally watch beauty tutorials and product reviews on YouTube all day! No really, if you don't believe me just ask my husband...you would think I'm a makeup artist by the amount of makeup I have everywhere. With that said, I’m constantly trying out new beauty products and I love getting to share my favorite finds with you guys. I would love for you to share your favorite products, what works for you or what you’re excited about trying. It’s a two way street and I love hearing your feedback.
This Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour has literally changed my life! I use this pallet practically every day and honestly have no idea how I got by so long without it. I love highlighting and contouring and am always trying different products to get the perfect contour. I use the banana shade (top, middle yellow-ish color) to set my under eye makeup from moving all day and the fawn shade (bottom, middle color) to contour my cheekbones, nose and under lip, then I mix the three brown shades to shadow my forehead, and chin. The yellow shade is perfect to hide my dark circles under the eyes. My favorite brush to apply the contour is this angled kabuki brush.
If you're on the market for a primer, I highly recommend this Veil Mineral Primer, it makes my face feel silky and smooth throughout the day while hiding any fine lines and imperfections. A lot of primers leave my skin feeling greasy which I hate, but this one leaves my skin with a satin-finish. A little product goes a long way, I bought the little travel size (.33 oz) to test it out and have since bought the largest one and keep replenishing my travel size.
I feel like Becca is a hidden gem and you need to jump on the Becca bandwagon stat!! Words can't even explain how amazing this highlighter is. It leaves my skin with a natural glow and looks so luminous in the light. I have the shade Opal (pictured) an you're probably thinking, that's a highlighter, it looks so dark but I promise it's not. This is a perfect highlighter for spring and summer to give you that radiant sun-kissed glow! I've been using this highlighter for almost a year now and I haven't even hit pot yet so it's a product that will last you a long time as well.
You're going to officially think I'm nuts after this one but I used three samples of this blush from Sephora (I love me some samples!) before I bought this product. I mean after you go through three samples it's time to buy the product, amiright or amiright! I was first drawn to the blush when I saw the '12-hour' and thought there is no way this stays on for 12 hours; but sure enough it did. This blush is super pigmented and really does last all day. I use it on low-key makeup days to add a little color to my face but also when I'm all dolled up. I recommend using a firmer brush to apply because it's packed into the compact pretty hard, but on the flip side it will last you forever because a little goes a long way.
What are some of your favorites beauty finds?