Must-Have Make-Up Essentials
It might not seem like it, but I've been traveling a lot lately! Picking and choosing what to bring during back and forth travel is incredibly difficult, how do I possibly narrow it down?! How do I know what I might need?!
For me - over the weekend travels back and forth - these are the staples I always have in my bag.
Benefit Fake Up: this hydrating crease-control concealer has Vitamin E and apple seed extract which helps hide dark circles and diffuse fine lines for a silky-smooth, ultra-natural look. I love this stuff. There are three different shades to match your skin tone, and it keeps your skin hydrated particularly your under eyes which often times crease and dry throughout the day.
Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Benefit Foundation: This oil-free brightening liquid foundation illuminates as soon as it hits the oxygen. It immediately covers and makes your skin look smooth, flawless and glamorous, and it hides pores and evens your skin-tone. This is my absolute favorite foundation, I go through this stuff like candy.
Too-Faced Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer: This is literally a lifesaver. I put this on every single day under my eye shadow and it works like magic. Throughout the entire day it keeps my shadow in place, helps me avoid creasing and makes my make-up look fresh and fabulous throughout the entire day.
NYX Bronzer & Blusher: This bronzer-blush combo is one of my absolute favorites. One thing you absolutely know by now, is that I love a good bronzer. I also love a good pink tint to cheeks and lips to highlight the beautiful bronze. This due has it covered. It's affordable and long-lasting too.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer: This stuff is amazing. It's lightweight, creamy gel for dehydrated skin instantly awakens my face in the morning. It also protects and moisturizes the skin for a flawless makeup application.
Anastasia Contour Kit: The premier contour and highlighting palette for professional makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts alike. Features 6 perfectly crafted highlighting and contouring powders for sculpting and defining your features.
Urban Decay NAKED Flushed Double-Ended Brush: This double-ended brush from Urban Decay flawlessly applies bronzer, highlighter and blush, and is perfect for contour kits like the one above from Anastasia. On one end: a fluffy, angled blush brush to use with blush and bronzer. On the other end: the perfect highlighter brush. Like all of Urban Decay's brushes, it's pro-quality and cruelty-free!
Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara: This is my favorite mascara that I've tried so far. Despite the expensive mascara's available at Sephora and other high-end beauty stores, I always stick to Rite-Aid or Walgreens to grab this affordable mascara. It gives my eyelashes a thicker, fuller look that's what I like for every-day wear.