It has been more than a year since I walked you through my favorite products. Last time, I emptied out the contents of my makeup kit. This time, I'm going to show you what I keep on my bathroom counter.
This lip palette gets it all done. It's 54 shades of her bestselling lip colors ranging from nudes to reds. I love mixing up custom colors so all I need is this and a lip brush and I can create any shade I want. I find that this palette works best if you're trying to customize nude lip colors. Sometimes I want a little more pink in my nude lip. Sometimes I want a little more brown. Even though this palette is a bit pricey at $220, it's still a lot cheaper and takes up way less space than buying 54 different lipsticks.
Of course, sometimes I want that perfect shade of red and I don't want to mix it up since putting on a red lip already takes up a bit of time. OCC Lip Tar in Meta is a warm, orangey flourescent red that looks great on every skin tone. It's super pigmented too so be careful when applying and make sure to use a lipliner to prevent bleeding. Not pictured is MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Lady Danger, which I keep in my purse for touchups.
I started wearing teal eyeliner and now I'm obsessed with 80s style, colored eyeshadow so I've been experimenting with this palette. Blue eyeshadow and red lips? YES PLEASE.
I honestly have to thank fellow blogger and close friend of mine, Markie Meghan, for introducing me to this product. Seriously, it is the holy grail primer for me. I spray it on before I start my makeup. I spray it on after I'm finished with my makeup to get rid of that yucky, cakey powdery look. I bring it to the pool with me and spray it all over my face and neck throughout the day. (Pro tip: Markie told me to refrigerate it and then keep it in a cooler when using it at the pool. She's right. It's heaven on earth.)
I very rarely buy the same foundation twice. Before this foundation, I was obsessed with Milk Makeup's Sunshine Skin Tint. And before that one, I went through a phase where Estée Lauder Doublewear Foundation was my go-to. Anyway, the Becca Cosmetics Ultimate Coverage Creme Foundation in Buttercup is my latest foundation craze this summer and so far, so good. It matches my tan and evens out my complexion without looking like a mask. By the way, I still use a damp Beauty Blender to apply my foundation.
I used to never wear sunscreen but I'm getting better at putting it on regularly. This one makes it less ghostly looking because it's tinted and matte. Now there's no excuse.
Eva NYC is Amika's non-salon brand. Mane Tamer smells really good and moisturizes my super-processed hair and make it easier to comb through after my showers. I also like that the bottle is pink.
This stuff melts away everything, even the gunky, stubborn lash glue that never wants to come off with micellar water or regular eye makeup remover. It also removes water resistant sunscreen. I have another jar in the shower too.
Wow, this blog post is heavy on the skin and hair care products. That's because I'm going thru what's on my bathroom counter, not my makeup bag. To see what I keep in there, check out this blog post. This Cucumber Gel Mask calms dry, irritated sensitive skin, which is my skin. You're supposed to leave it on for 10 minutes then rinse it off but I've worn it overnight before and it's fine. It feels nice and cold and leave my skin soft.
The OG highlighter. Still the best one, in my opinion. I put this on the tip of my nose, my browbones, my cheekbones, and my cupid's bow after I've applied my setting powder. It helps prevent that yucky, matte look and puts the dimension back in your face. I have the powder version of this product too and can't decide which one I like better. I use Opal but if you're darker, I would go with Topaz or Rose Gold instead.
I have Freddie Kruger hands. They're wrinkly, boney, veiny and really ugly. If I don't have my nails done and a ton of hand cream, I basically have the hands of a 967 year old man.
This is another cooling, hydrating mask for sensitive, dry skin like mine. I keep it in the fridge because I like how it feels when it's super cold. It gets rid of any puffiness, redness and dullness. Also, it's gentle enough that you can put it on and leave it on for a while or just sleep in it.
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