As I was packing up for college, I took a large look at my makeup collection and my mind began to race. What are the products I want to bring? I can’t bring all of it! What if I leave something at home that I desperately need one day? Eventually ( after a long swatching- try on process) I narrowed the bags of goops, powders, and glosses down to what I really wanted to have with me up in Connecticut. Since I have been here, I have taken note of the products that I consistently reach for in the morning before class, and use to doll up before going out at night. With a light or heavy hand, these makeup items have been a staple in my routine since the start of the semester. Without further ado here are my current beauty favorites.
This moisturizer is step one in my beauty regimen. Not only does it go on smooth, but it dries down soft and matte, not oily or greasy. This preps my skin and gives me a good base for foundation.
I have been using this powder for years, and it has never failed to dry oil and hide shine. Clearly I love this powder ( as you can see, I have hit the pan) goes on flawlessly over concealer or foundation, and is the perfect finishing touch to any makeup look. If you ever struggle with oil, and or shine on your t- zone, or just want a medium coverage powder, that won’t go on heavy but will still do the trick, I highly recommend this product.
These shadows are extremely wearable, and user friendly. How I like to style these shades are either as a day look, the cream shadow used all over the lid and then blended out to create a soft pigment, or a night look, intensified with other shimmery shadow and applied as a base. The really amazing thing about this product, is it is a wet-dry formula, meaning it goes on as a cream shadow and then dries down to be more of a powdery consistency. Your lid doesn’t feel wet or heavy, and the color stays the same throughout the drying process. It also takes no time at all to sweep this over your eye in the morning with some mascara and look completely put together. These shadows are my go-to when I am running late, or need my eye look to stay locked in place all night.
Fun, sparkly, and dramatic, I love to layer on this Metallic rose gold when I go out at night. This product adds some serious flare to your eye look. You can either wear it on its own ( I typically paire it with some white eyeliner in my water line and a soft pink lip) or on top of another shadow to add some glitter.
Over the summer I had a makeup enlightenment in the sense that I looked around my eyeshadows and realized I barely had anything matte. College was right around the corner and I wanted to grow up a little ( Makeup wise) and get something that wasn’t packed with sparkle and shine ( not that I don’t still love to wear sparkle, I just needed some more variety.) So for my birthday I asked for this palette. I absolutely love every color, its pigmented, it glides on easy and the shadows are very buildable. You can go for a soft and delicate look or intense and va va voom statement makeup. It also has all the autumnal shades I could have possibly asked for.
In England, I was obsessed with the store Super Drug, and for those who have not been, Super Drug is sort of like a heavenly makeup and beauty product filled CVS. I was so excited to go and check out Tanya Burr’s line, and I picked up ( among a few other products) this gloss, and matte lip. LOVE…LOVE…LOVE! They aren’t sticky at all and last for a few hours. They also so smell so yummy. I know that for us in the States we have to pick up our Tanya Burr products on feelunique.com, and its not quite the in store experience, but I will definitely be stocking up on her lip products again, as soon as I run out.
I hope you enjoyed reading this! If you try any of the products leave me a comment telling me what you think! Or let me know what your favorites are.
That’s all for me now,