As we recap last year, I’d like to share my favorite makeup picks of 2017. This was such a hard post to write, because there are literally so many fantastic beauty products out there!
I’ve gotten so many questions lately about my makeup routine, and of course those products are obviously my favorites! I am so excited to share them with you here. I am also open to your suggestions if you have a product that you’d recommend! I typically try to switch up my routine at least once or twice a year, because, well – why not!?
First of all, I have to tell you how much trouble I typically have with my skin tone. Over the past few years, I’ve developed a “redness” on my face that doesn’t seem to want to go away! That’s why, when I found Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer, it was like an answer to prayer! This stuff feels incredible on my skin, and it’s the perfect product for using right before I apply my foundation!
Next is foundation! I recently started using Born This Way by Too Faced. The shade I use is Natural Beige. I switch between this foundation and Younique Full Coverage Liquid Foundation. Both work amazing on my skin.
Next, I like to apply a little bit of highlight to my cheeks and forehead area, as my skin type has the tendency to look a little “dull” sometimes. I naturally have dry skin, so this helps to lighten everything up a bit. I love Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light because it’s not overbearing with “too much” shimmer, but it gives off just the right amount of highlight.
Depending on the day, I will add a little bit of blush. I currently use Amazonian clay 12-hour blush by Tarte in “paaarty”.
Moving on to eyes! I cannot tell you how OBSESSED I am with Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea eyeshadow palette. I use it religiously! I am fan of beige and bronze colors for my eyes, and this palette had the perfect colors for me!
Lastly, I use Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black right before applying my mascara. I switch between using lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara in black by Tarte, and Love Lash by Mary Kay! Sometimes, depending on the look I am going for, I will use both!
Other honorable mentions include : Urban Decays ‘Midnight Rodeo’ Eyeshadow, which I typically use for a night out on the town or when I am looking for a little more sparkle!
I also love using Tarte’s Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer before doing my makeup in the morning after a shower! I typically combine this with Tarte’s Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer [it makes your skin feel so amazing!] and Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment!
Lastly, I’ve been using Lash Boost by Rodan + Fields and I’m already beginning to see a difference in my lashes! Once I complete the regimen, I will do a full product review. 🙂
You can shop all of these products here! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about any of these products. I’d be happy to help! Happy Shopping!