I use Loreal True Match Lumi liquid foundation in W4. I love that it evens out my skin tones and creates a fresh canvas to work with. As a red head with a lot of freckles, I appreciate the shear coverage of the foundation and that it doesn’t cover up my freckles. I apply foundation on my entire face and under my chin. I place dots of foundation on my cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin and blend it using a brush.
I use Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Treatment Concealer. I love the sponge tip for application and I will use a beauty blender or brush to pack and blend the concealer. I apply this under my eyes in a triangle shape and in my smile lines. When contouring, I will apply concealer below my bronzed cheek bone for added definition. I like using this product particularly when I am super tired in the morning and need to appear more awake. It helps me trick people to believe that I enjoy the morning time.
I use Nars Bronzer. This product is more expensive but it has lasted me about six months so it is worth it to me. It is a dark bronzer which I like to work with because some days I like to do an intense contour and some days I just want a little cheek definition. I will use more pressure and more product to achieve an intense contoured look. I use less pressure and less product for the alternative. I apply it below my cheekbones, around my hair line on my forehead, on the sides of my nose, around my chin, and at my jawline and neck.
I use Maybelline Fit me in Deep Rose. I appreciate the warmth and added color to my look. I like that I can use blush similarly to how I use my bronzer. I will apply less pressure and product for a day time look and more pressure and product for an evening look. I apply this above my bronzer on the cheek bone in an upward swiping motion.
- Eye Shadow Pallet
My favorite eye shadow pallet is the Modern Renaissance pallet by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I can use this pallet in so many ways creating many different make up looks. I love that I can use this pallet for day time looks as well as evening looks. I will usually use about 4 shadows in each look and this provides me with an eye look that makes me feel beautiful.
I use Maybelline Stiletto liquid eyeliner in black. I love the fine point sponge tip that allows me to apply it with control and precision. I will close my eye and keep it relaxed while applying top eyeliner. I try not to pull on my eye lid or squint while applying it and this provides me with the best results.
I use Loreal Voluminous Original mascara in black. I have always loved this product as well as the wand that comes with it. I like that it doesn’t clump and make my lashes stick together. I have good control using the wand to separate my lashes in the way that I want and add product for extra glam and fullness.
- I use Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills in Auburn. I have used blonde tones or brunette tones in the past but I really appreciate having an auburn color that matches my hair and accentuates my gingerness! This is another product that you can use differently depending on pressure. I can use it to fill in my brows with less pressure and product or define my brows for a more dramatic look with more pressure and product.
- My favorite liquid lip color right now is Allison by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I love that this is a versatile lip color that can be used from day to night. I think the product is beautiful on all skin types and looks a little different on everyone. It sets with a smooth matte finish and it stays on all day.
These are my 9 favorite staple makeup products. Some of them I purchase at Ulta or Sephora and some at Target. I hope these tips were useful, what are some products that you can’t go without?