MOST REPURCHASED PRODUCTS

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belif – The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

I am ALL over the place when it comes to skincare, but this moisturizer has a solid place in my routines. I am on my forth pot of this moisturizer (absolutely unheard of for me) and I have no intention of replacing it any time soon. It is thick and intensely moisturizing for my dry skin, but it sinks in quickly and isn’t heavy. It works really well under makeup or even as a PM moisturizer.

NYX – Tinted Brow Mascara (black)

I have tried almost every brow mascara out there and hands down this one by NYX is the best. It is extremely pigmented and can fill in the sparse areas in my brows, it builds really well to create a natural bushy texture, and it has a soft, but firm hold that doesn’t make your brows look shiny.

Real Techniques – Miracle Complexion Sponge

For awhile I was flip flopping between the Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques sponge but I finally realized that they were basically identical and the Real Techniques sponge was like a fifth of the price. The only complaint I have with the Real Techniques sponge is that it wears out pretty quickly for me so I have to replace it more frequently than the Beauty Blender, but because of the massive price difference, you will still come out ahead.

L’Oreal – Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Mascara

The. Best. Mascara. It builds volume and length while still separating the lashes without any clumps. I love the waterproof because it never transfers and works very well on both the top and the bottom lashes. Feline Noir works really well on top of other mascaras and always rescues me from lash disasters.

11.21.18 Makeup Diary

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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Subculture

Crease: Roxy

Outer Corner: All Start

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Bare Minerals – Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in Fair

Bare Minerals – All-Over Face Color in Faux Tan

L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof

NYX – Tinted Brow Mascara in Black

e.l.f. – Lock on Liner and Brow Cream in Medium Brown

Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

RCMA – No Color Powder

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Fuel (limited edition) – DUPE – Tarte Color Splash Lipstick in Colada

Current Stash – Concealers Fall 2017

The other day I was reorganizing my makeup and I realized “holy cow, I have way too many concealers!” But, as I sifted though them, I realized that each one is very different from the others and I use them all for different reasons. I will admit, that there are a few I wouldn’t repurchase, but that’s mostly because I have some replacements on my wishlist!

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Tarte Shape Tape in Light – I enjoy everything about this concealer except the fact that it is so, so drying. I am pretty dehydrated and it really takes a toll on my eye area if I wear this concealer more than a few days in a row without properly prepping my eyes (Pur Cosmetics HydraGel Lift). I love this because nt only is this a true, full coverage concealer, it doesn’t need to be set with powder, it lasts all day, it is a great primer for eye shadow, and it comes in a giant tube (0.33 oz to the average 0.11 oz).

L’Oreal Visible Lift CC Eye Concealer in Fair – I love this concealer for days when I am wearing no other base products. It is thin and watery consistency and has light coverage with a natural finish and a short wear time. Because the coverage is so light, I don’t like wearing this concealer with foundation. But, if all I want is a minimal look with mascara and cream blush, I will put this concealer under the eyes just to brighten them a little bit. This is one of the concealers I will not repurchase – I’d like to try the Glossier Stretch Concealer instead.

BareMinerals Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in Light  –  I was so blown away by this concealer, it is hydrating, brightening, and just healthy looking. It’s not full coverage and doesn’t completely take care of my dark circles – it falls into the category of “your-face-but-better” products. In order to get this concealer to last all day, I do need to set this with a powder, but then I find that you loose a little of the healthy, natural radiance.

NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer in Porcelain  –  I bought this concealer in a shade or two lighter than my natural skin tone for highlighting. On the average day, I don’t put on my concealer in the “triangle of light” under the eyes, but I wanted to have that option so I decided to buy a great, full coverage inexpensive concealer just for those full face special occasions. Honestly, I like this concealer better than Shape Tape and I probably will repurchase this one in a shade that matches my skin after my Shape Tape runs out… 3 years from now.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla –  This NARS concealer is honestly the one of the makeup products I have repurchased the most because it is my one-stop-shop on an average day. I works well under the eye, it works well to spot conceal, and it works well for days when I use concealer as foundation. Its not a super long wearing concealer, but it does fade nicely throughout the day. I;m not sure if I will buy a replacement when this runs out – I’m getting a little bored and I’d like to try the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer instead.