Make-Up Is a Ladies Best Friend!


Anyone that knows me knows shopping is my best friend. I mean I am ALWAYS shopping! It is my addiction, and I have no shame in that! Anyone that knows me also knows I only shop the best out there, yes that means name brand. It’s just what I prefer.

I remember always getting my makeup from Walmart, or Walgreen’s growing up because well I obviously knew nothing about the quality of the product. As I got older I got a little bit more insecure so I really started to do my research on the products that I use on my face. I noticed when I started to use better quality make up from Sephora or the Mac store my acne cleared up and so did all the other flaws on my face. I know these stores can be expensive, but if you learn to use the correct amount of product that each item can last you a couple months, sometimes even longer. Also being a member you get to try products for free, free samples, makeovers, birthday gifts, there are a lot of benefits!

I use to be a “Tester Associate” at Sephora. So I would get paid to take products home and test them out, and write reviews online about them to the Sephora managers. I also got to sit down and be a practice model for the new Sephora Associates. Basically, these girls had to show the managers how they could make my face prettier. Those six months were a lot of fun!

**Just because it works for me doesn’t mean it will work for you! I am not paid to promote any of these products!

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So here are some of my favorite products:

The first step to my eyelashes I curl them than I use Dior show Maximizer 3D Triple Volume – Plumping Lash Primer, I feel like it’s just a good primer for my eyelashes. ( I only put this on my top lashes)

Next (again only on my top lashes) I use Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die For, this product helps your lashes grow and stay healthy I feel like it also works as an extension.

Tarte Best in Faux lash extending fibers is better than putting on those fake lashes in my eyes! The fibers go onto your real eyelashes as an extension, so then you coat it with a mascara (of your choice) to lock the fibers in place.

I recommend Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, there is a waterproof based mascara and a non-waterproof. Personally, I like the non-water proof one. This mascara makes your eyelashes seem thicker, and longer!

**Tip brush the first coat of your mascara on the back of your eyelashes, then the front. This works as an extension and helps your eyelashes look thicker and fuller!

There are 3 different primers I switch up every day that I’m using right now. Touch Glorious Face Primer, Prep+Prime skin base visage super thin product, I really enjoy it! The last one is Fab, First, Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothe Priming Moisturizer this one works as a good primer and moisturizer (I have dry skin in the winter).

Then I put on Makeup Forever Ultra HD setting Powder to help make sure my foundation stays set in place.

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing I put it on my nose to help reduce the image of my pores because they are so huge and disturbing!

I go back an forth between two different foundations. The main one I’ve always used is Mac Studio Fix Fluid, you do not have to use a lot of this product to cover your face, a little really does go along way! But I have been using Fenty Beauty soft matte long wear foundation, it is a newer product in Sephora, I just really like how it sets on my face.

I go between two bronzers. One is Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer, baked luminous glow bronzer, this product has two different bases in it, and one base has a shimmer in it which I LOVE! The next is Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil, this is just one color based, but it’s like the perfect kind of bronzer to go on my face.

Too Faced Cocoa Contour is one of my favorite face contouring and highlighting kits. I love the glitter in the product, and I love how the product is such a light feeling. The cool thing about this product is that it smells like chocolate!

I use the Smashbox Spotlight Palette- Gold to help put some highlight on my face, I don’t use a lot because I personally like to look natural.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz medium brown is the pencil I use to fill in my eyebrow than I coat it with Anastasia Clear Brow Gel to make sure the brow hairs stay in place and so does the pencil color.

Of course, there are a few other products I use here and there but these are the main products I use on my face. Like I mentioned above I’m not one of those types of girls that cakes make up on her face. I know wearing a lot of makeup works for some people, but I think I look bad with a lot on my face. Whatever product you decide to use I want everyone to remember that you are beautiful without painting your face.

I wanted to let everyone know that you can become a Beauty Insider with Sephora and get free facials whenever you’d like, and you can take some samples of whatever products you want. That is the FREE product you are taking home and using! The girls there can show you how to put on a certain product, and you can learn new things!

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Also at the MAC store you can go in there and ask for samples of their foundation, and they will send you home with a little container of the foundation of your choice! So like you could try out 3-6 different samples, and now you have a foundation from MAC to last you a couple weeks! Pretty cool, eh?

I want to encourage everyone reading this blog to make it your goal to go one day a week or one day every two weeks to wear NO makeup at least that one day! Show your true beauty off and do not be ashamed! Please post your picture on Instagram with the hashtag #nomakeutoday

If you have any great makeup you’d like to share with me please leave it in the comments below! I’m always up to try new things!

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