Since my last skincare post, I had some requests for another product roundup – so I'm here to share my favorites from my everyday makeup routine. Even on my most basic days, I still take time to do my brows, freshen up my skin, and throw on a nude lip. I tend to mix things up from there, but these products are the ones I reach for consistently and that never disappoint.
My skin is in that in-between area, where I don't want the full-coverage of foundation every day, but I do want more than a tinted moisturizer to even out my tone. This has more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, but still lets your skin show through. Bonus points: it does double-duty as skincare and an anti-aging regimen. This formula is full of peptides, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid to give long-term brightening and firming results. I love multi-tasking so this is money in the bank for me! The shade I use is medium.
I love this concealer for my under-eye area and for the occasional breakout. I get dark circles like woah when I'm tired, and this totally takes care of them. It lasts all day (seriously) and is never cakey like many of the cream-based concealers I've tried.
I don't go into full contour-mode every day, but I do use 1-2 of these in my daily routine – usually one of the bronzers, and then a highlighting shade swept over my cheekbones, forehead, and down the center of my nose. There are a ton of YouTube videos showing how to use this palette to its full potential, so I highly recommend checking them out!
My brows and I have been on a lifelong journey together. They have taken on many forms — from overgrown (au natural) to over-plucked and almost nonexistant (don't give a middle schooler a pair of tweezers without a tutorial). They've finally reached their current state, where I think we've achieved total harmony. I rely on this brow powder to fill in any sparse areas, and then use Anastasia's Dipbrow and brush to shape and contour.
I love these pencils because they last, don't bleed, and come in a variety of awesome colors. I used to stick with black liner (in Perversion), but I also love it in Rockstar, Goldmine and Hustle. Truly...I want the entire crayon box of these liners!
I think I've tried every mascara in the book, and this is my hands-down favorite. I don't need to use a lash curler with this, but if I want an extra boost, this is the one I use. My only gripe about this mascara is that it occasionally flakes a bit towards the end of the day. Otherwise, it is my holy grail and I'll never turn back. My previous favorite was Benefit's They're Real! but it just doesn't give me the va-va-voom that this does.
7 // MAC Lipstick in Creme Cup
I have a MAC lipstick problem. The struggle is real. I wear a nude lip most days, and my favorite nude lipsticks include Creme Cup (pictured, a pinky nude) and Creme de Nude (a true nude).
8 // NARS Lipgloss in Turkish Delight
This gloss works perfectly over a nude lipstick, or has face-brightening powers on its own. It's so easy and will always be in my bag!
9 // MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
If I want a little more highlighter than what's in the Anastasia Contour palette, I'll use this, applied with a finger or with a soft fan brush. It's really subtle and not too shimmery, but you can build it for more for a night-out appropriate look.
I finish everything off with a few presses of this powder in my shinier spots. It's super light, never looks cakey, and gives a smooth, airbrushed look. Definitely my favorite powder that I've tried.
What are some of your favorite products? I am always on the lookout for new things to try!