As we discover new products that we love, we start incorporating new things into our routines! I’ve found a few new things that I seem to not be able to live without since I’ve started using them….
My makeup has been super basic lately as I’ve sort of been loving my natural face and the low maintenance routine that comes with not wanting to wear too much. Also, my skin has cleared up a ton, so I’m trying not to spend too much time in the morning messing with it.
I got this really cute bag for Christmas, (here; only $16!) but I totally picked it out myself when we were shopping in Orlando, LOL. I got it from Sugarboo&Co. at the Disney Springs place, and I LOVE it. I loved everything in that store. Rebecca Puig is the artist that designs everything and she has such a cool, minimal, bohemian/whimsy, kind of style. I just really loved her stuff and her shop’s manifesto is:
I am totally Maybelline obsessed lately.. I love the matte line of their foundations, and I use both the liquid (in the AM) and the powder (for when I get shiny) but this winter, I haven’t really had to bother with the powder. My skin has been SO dry- which I’m not going to complain about because usually my skin is super oily.
Maybelline also has a bitchin’ eyebrow palette. I love it. There are 2 powders, one for highlighting, one for filling in. And there there’s a waxy-cream based color to brush into your brows and I’m just.. I love it. If I don’t do any makeup in the morning, I’m doing my brows, at least.
I’ve also been using my clinique chubby stick lately for contouring.. I’m still not very good at doing it, but it makes me look less ghostly, so I’m into it. Also, Maybelline has a really good face primer for people with oily skin, and I’ve been using that religiously, too. I always like to use a primer, but I could never find one that didn’t break me out. This stuff is amazing! And the Glamoflauge concealer is really good. I hate concealers that don’t actually conceal. I want a thick-ass concealer that gets the job done, and this stuff is really good for that!
Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner >>>>>>>> everything else. Told y’all I was Maybelline obsessed. And my Max Factor mascara – I need a new one. It’s FABULOUS. And I use my little e.l.f. eyelash curler!
Not pictured: My Naked Palettes. If I’m feelin’ up to doing my eyes (usually I just do mascara and I move it along), I do loveee my palettes and I will always stand by their quality and my love for Urban Decay- LOL. LOVEEE the shadows! And I’m dying to get my hands on the third set!
Allllllllll of this makeup (except the chubby stick & Naked Palettes!) you can buy at a drugstore, Target, Walmart, wherever. And I’ve found they they all work just. as. damn. well. as any of the high-end products. And since my skin is so sensitive, I’ve tried and used tooooooons of different products high-to-low end. These have been my favorites.
I think if I could change anything, I’d switch back to using Bare Essentials foundation, but I just can’t afford it right now, and Maybelline has been so good to meeee. Their matte line is EVERYTHING if you deal with oily skin – and as far as brushes go, always be sure to check out Bed Bath and Beyond, and e.l.f. They have really nice application products for under ten bucks! It’s really not that important (IMO) to be spending all this money on makeup brushes…. I mean, really.