My Beauty Essentials

I am definitely not savvy when it comes to makeup. I don’t really know what I’m doing, I definitely don’t try to get fancy,, and I’ve been using the same “techniques” (I use air quotes because I don’t do anything special) since I first started using makeup in high school.

Even though I keep things pretty simple and I only use a few products every day, I do have a rather long list of tried and true products that I use ALL THE TIME. Some of them are old classics that I’ve been using for years and years and years, and some of them are more recent finds that I immediately fell in love with!

EYELINER || On just a regular day, I usually wear brown eyeliner. When I want to feel a little fancy and do more of a cat eye, I got for liquid black. I’ve been using the cheapest one I could find (it’s by e.l.f.) and it works great!

MASCARA || This. This is the one. I’ve been using this for YEARS and I will never ever never ever never change. I get compliments on my eyelashes ALL THE TIME and I give this mascara at least 70% of the credit.

LIPSTICK || I’m not usually a lipstick person, but this one from Julep came in the mail recently and I tried it and WOW it’s the best! The color is fantastic, and it literally lasts ALL DAY. I put it on in the morning, and then I get home from work and it still looks exactly the same.

FOUNDATION || I don’t use liquid foundation (actually I’ve never really tried it…) but I’ve been using this powder for years. It has a light coverage and does the trick!

MOISTURIZER || I don’t use this every day (usually because I forget about it, if I’m being honest…) but I do love using this bb cream from time to time. I usually use it after my regular moisturizer if my face is feeling especially dry or blah.

BROWS || When I am feeling a little bit more dramatic (or I have a little bit more time to get ready in the morning), I use this little brow powder. I love that the brush AND the product come in one tube! I’ll then top it off with the clear brow gel to make sure that everything stays in place.

CHEEKS || A little goes a long way with this one! I just dab this blush stick on my checks a few times and rub it in with my fingers and I’m good to go!

EYE SHADOW || I don’t usually wear eye shadow every day (are you sensing a theme here? hah) but I love this duo from Julep – it’s light enough that I can wear it to work, but can be layered to wear at night, too.

CONCEALER || I usually use the basic covergirl concealer, but the last time I went to target they were completely out!! Not good! I gave this e.l.f. one a try and I actually liked it a lot!!

Most of the products I use daily can be purchased at the drugstore, because I’m kinda cheap. The others are from Julep, a brand that I absolutely LOVE! They have great nail polish, and clearly I’m becoming a big fan of their makeup, too. I even have some of their face wash and night moisturizer and love that, too!! So what are your go-to products? Any good ones I should try out?

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