As if girls don’t have enough to worry about, we have to try and figure out makeup too. It can be super tricky but once you find products that you love and a routine that works for you, it won’t be nearly as intimidating. Just remember to step out of your comfort zone and go to look every now and again to try new products or a new look. Here are some of the products that I love and use every day.
I love this because it’s a three in one so it not only saves me time but money too. Finding the right color was a little trickier than normal and I use a shade lighter in this than I would normally. You can get Cover Girl Outlast All Day Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation at your local drug store or order it online.
Need something that lasts for hours? Tarte Tartiest Lip Paint has you covered! And the bonus here is that you can use it in a couple of different ways: either as a liner for your lips or a good coverage gloss. Be careful when applying – it goes on smoothly but dries quickly. If you make a mistake, wipe it off as quickly as possible so you don’t have to use makeup remover.
One of the quickest things to make a big impact is a good mascara. The right one can make your eyes pop. Black is a universal color and the coverage for Ulta’s Amped Lashes is fantastic! One thing I don’t love is the brush. It’s bendable so it can be a little tricky, especially when I’m trying to put it back in the tube (I’ve wound up with just as much mascara on my hands as I have on my eyes some mornings).
It’s funny how one little pencil can make such a difference in how you look. I love the white from Wet n Wild to open your eyes and make them stand out. It goes on very easily and stays in place for a while.
I’m not good at washing my face. I don’t like water in my face so most nights I just skip it. Then I tried Good Things Micellar Water and it changed my routine. Put a little bit on a cotton ball and wipe your face. All the yucky gunk winds up on the cotton ball and your skin gets all clean and fresh.
5 Bonus Items I Love!
Want something to just add some shine without a lot of color? This is exactly what you’re looking for! It goes on smooth with the brush on the wand but needs to be reapplied often to keep the shine.
I love this gray color!!! It’s not as serious as a black liner and adds a little bit of color. No need for a sharpener with this one either. Simply give the end a twist for more liner to come out. Not only does it go on smoothly, it lasts all day long.
This lip gloss not only adds shine but a touch of color too. The color lasts a while but will need to be reapplied during your day.
Having a neutral eye shadow makes your morning routine easier. This one lasts all day with a hint of shimmer without having to put a lot on.
Sometimes hair just doesn’t cooperate. Maybe you need to pull your hair up to sleep or put your makeup on or to keep it out of your face while you’re getting the kids ready and making breakfasts and lunches. A quick spray of this has your hair looking like you just washed it with some body and bounce. The smell is also nice and not overpowering.
What are your favorite beauty products?