A Lazy Girls Favorite Makeup Products
I'm certainly no *beauty guru* or *beauty influencer*, but I do think I've perfected a nice quick and easy makeup look.
Let's take a look inside my makeup bag for my current favorite products.
My current makeup bag is this cute 'you make me :)' bag that I got as a birthday gift from my sister in law. It's just big enough to keep the essentials in (minus my bigger eyeshadow palette).
Real Techniques brushes are my go-to for applying any makeup. I use both their face brushes and eye makeup brushes. They're not cheap per say, but more affordable and can be found in most drugstores. And no, I didn't clean them for a picture. We're being real and authentic here on this blog.
I always start with moisturizer as I have fairly dry skin. My two current favorites are the Clinique dramatically different moisturizing lotion and First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer.
Foundation (and powder)
My current favorite foundation is Tarte's Amazonian Clay full coverage foundation. It's easy to blend in and the shade I have perfectly matches my skin tone (I got matched in Sephora for it, as I was spending more than I typically would on foundation).
My go-to powder these days, as it's super affordable and I often crack powders (they just fall off counters with a mind of their own, I swear!) is the NYX HD finishing powder.
Technically I use the first concealer under my foundation, but it made sense to group them together here. I use the NYX HD concealer under my eyes and on any spots before I put on my foundation. Then, post foundation I pop on the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer under my eyes to brighten them up (and hide the dark circles from lack of sleep).
I don't necessarily *contour* like a beauty guru teaches you to do, but I do use this Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer to add some color under my cheekbones. I'm pale, I think it helps? I also sometimes add a bit of highlight to my cheekbones with a sample size of Benefit's Watts Up Cream Highlighter.
Most days, I don't put the effort in to putting on eyeshadow or doing much to my eyes. Either way, I always start out with my favorite MAC paint pot creme eyeshadow in the color Groundwork. It's a nice light tan/taupe that gives a bit of color to my eyes and a nice solid primer for eyeshadow if I choose to do any.
If I do opt for eyeshadow, I use my original Naked Palette. The colors I opt for are Buck (in the crease), Hustle (for a darker look, also in crease), and Virgin (inner eye highlight). I also love the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette.
To finish off my eyes before mascara, I line my waterline with black eyeliner. If I don't, my eyes tend to look really red.
I finish off my eyes by curling my lashes. The curler I use is a Revlon one I got at Fred Meyer a couple years back. My two go-to mascaras are Maybelline The Falsies in very black and NYX Voluptuous lush lashes mascara. I always put mascara on both top and bottom, as my lashes are naturally lighter.
I always finish off by spraying my face with Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea marine boosting mist.
All in all, it probably takes about 20 min to get my makeup on. I chill out with my coffee and do it slowly. I could do it faster if I was in a rush (who hasn't snoozed that alarm once or twice and run late?!).
Do you have any go-to makeup products? Are you lazy like me? How do you save time, I'd love to hear!