Despite my compulsion to purchase makeup by the truckload, and thus resulting in train cases filled to the brim, these are the Cannot Live Without Wear Every Single Day & Look Frightening Without items within my arsenal. But of course that was before I learn more about the solution to removing acne around my face. Now, I don’t really need a lot of foundation to apply to my face. Well, let me share with you what I have experienced before hand.
No matter how much or how little sleep I get, I’ve had suitcase sized bags under my eyes for as long as I can remember. There’s about an inch of dark circles underneath my peepers that only Erase Paste can manage to cover up. It goes on a little thick, so just dab it on and then blend in with the tip of your finger. This stuff is also great for spot coverage!
I cannot emphasize enough that EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT WEARS EYE MAKEUP SHOULD USE THIS. I’ve tried loads of different primers, but Urban Decay Primer Potion really is the best. Lightweight and non-greasy, it holds the shadows in their proper place, prevents those obnoxious smudges in the creases, and keeps everything long lasting. It also comes in a metallic pale champagne shade.
**If you’re planning on keeping your makeup in super pristine condition all day and all night, after applying your finishing touches, use a light coat of hair spray over it. This will set it and keep it on, even after a night of sweaty dancing. Obviously, close your eyes when misting yourself down.
After using various foundations for years, Lancome Ageless Minéral Powder is the lightest and best foundation I’ve come across yet. It leaves your skin feeling super smooth, even-toned, and soft. I haven’t felt melty-faced once since I switched over to it, even in this hideously humid New York City summer. Use an extra fat brush all over your face to apply, just make sure to tap off the excess before application.
Despite my eyes being the size of dinner plates, my lashes fall to the wimpy side. They’re thin, short, and measly. Smashbox Lash Primer helps with lengthening and separating each lash, along with providing a super conditioning element to prevent breaking.
Applied over the Smashbox Primer, Lash Injection Pin Point does the super lengthening, super separating, and super carbon coating that I demand. If I’m going for some extra oomph, I use Smashbox Bionic Mascara for some extra volume.
What’s in your makeup kit that you can’t spend a day without?