In my dreams/past life I have been a makeup artist. I feel that is another one of my natural born talents, that is quite expensive an addicting at the same time. Since I am a master of many things, I have to keep my addictions to a minimum. With anything it is about the end result and not always about how you got there.
I have some makeup must haves that will help get the job done and wont break the bank. Since I don't have perfect skin, I love foundations with full coverage and it has to be a liquid. Since my original foundation by Clinique was discontinued I had to find a new fav. Which has now become BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème. This foundation gives me life, it is a buildable coverage that goes on like a liquid and sets as a crème. The benefit of the brand is that it is made with 21% pigment and 22% water which allows for a flawless application. The price point of this foundation is $42.00, with that I don't normally use this everyday but more so for going out. For my everyday foundations I use either L'Oréal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminious Makeup for $12.95 or the Maybelline FIT ME Shine-Free Balance Foundation Stick for $8.99. These are my frugal approach but very comparable to each other.
Highlight, highlight, highlight!! Everyone is about that glow life, so what I use to highlight my face depends on the occasion or the look my going for. But some of must have's are Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer in Stardust for $14.00. This gives me a soft silver metallic look which is great for those smoky-eyed looks. Another great one is BECCA Shimmering Skin Prefector Poured Crème in Opal for $38.00. Y'all BECCA is Heaven, this golden opal pearl tone is a MUST and there is almost no look this cant be used on. Of course I have a TON more, but I have to be fair to my other must have's.
Lash game so strong there is no need for false lashes! I owe my lash game to MARC JACOBS Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara for $26.00. Give all the praise and worship to this mighty mascara, it instantly plumps and lengthens in three strokes. But the best feature of all is the fact that its smudge proof and it doesn't flake. I hate when my mascara flakes an then gets into your eyes through out the day, causing them to itch is instant DEATH. Well look no further, this is your girl (mean guy bc its by MARC).
Now I've never been a lipstick or lip gloss girl but I guess I have grown to love it. My last favorite type of item is lipstick and I know that I've listed a couple in a previous post Dark In The Summer which was more about colors but here are my brands. I live for a good NYX Intense Butter Gloss for $6.00, some of the current shades I have now are Tres Leches and Berry Studel. Another classic by NYX Matte Lipstick for $6.00 in shades Up The Bass and Ultra Dare. When I want to splurge I love a good Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick for $21.00, NARS Audacious Lipstick for $32.00 or even Make Up Forever Artist Rouge Lipstick for $22.00.
This is just a sneak peak into my makeup bag, believe me I have plenty more. We as girls are always evolving and constantly being introduced to new products so I'm pretty sure with time I will develop others. Even open to suggestions, so lets get pretty my friends.