Top Five Makeup Must Haves

Wearing makeup makes me feel good about myself and helps me to get ready for my busy days. Whether a full face of glam or just a bit of primer and mascara. Here are my top five must have makeup products that work for me and that I cannot live without!

1. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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I never ever, ever apply foundation without priming my face beforehand! Applying a good quality primer before apply the foundation, preps your skin by filling in pores and fine lines. This ensures that you get the most desired effect out of your foundation as it helps give off a smoother and more even coverage.  I have been through quite a few primers and at last I have found one that actually works and doesn’t just seem like a pointless cream that I am rubbing all over my face! Give the Photo Finish Foundation primer by Smashbox a go! This is perfect as it is oil free and gives off an amazingly smooth finish. On days where I want to go just makeup-free, I would just apply this to my face and I am good to go!

 

2. M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation

 

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I have honestly been through a million and one (slight over exaggeration) different foundations from various brands and in various shades, depending on the seasons. But I have finally found my go to foundation with M.A.C’s Studio Fix foundation with SPF 15 protection. At the moment, I am loving how NC46 matches the skin tone on the rest of my body. This foundation comes in a wide range of tones so there is definitely one out there for you! I also love the full coverage that this gives me. It is absolutely flawless!

 

3. Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation

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After I apply my foundation, I cannot go out without setting it with a powder! That is a must! Dusting over some powder after applying my liquid foundation helps my makeup stay on for longer and prevents the liquid foundation from ‘slipping’. Bobbi Brown’s Skin Weightless Powder foundation is fantastic as it isn’t thick or heavy after applying it, like I have noticed with other brands of powder foundation. I just dust it over my face and it truly feels so light and it doesn’t really affect the color of my liquid foundation either, which is great because it had already taken me forever to try and find my perfect shade of foundation in the first place!

 

4. M.A.C Lipstick

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My favorite shade of lipstick right now will have to be Velvet Teddy by M.A.C. This shade will look gorgeous on any complexion! I love the high quality, moist finish and the long lasting wear of this lipstick. I always make sure that this is in my purse for those touch ups when I am out!

 

5. Maybeline Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara

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After many trials and errors with various mascaras, I can say that I can never go wrong with Maybeline’s Colossal Volum’ Express waterproof mascara. I find that this mascara does not flake off and isn’t clumpy. It really makes my eyelashes look longer and thicker and I wouldn’t buy anything else!