When it comes to an everyday makeup look, my motto is simple “less is more.” In a time where we have no time, I love products that get straight to the point, do what they do, and stay on all day without budging. I’m a a single mom, working 5 days a week so I’m hustling constantly that’s why these are my seven go to products for an everyday makeup slay.
It’s winter here in New York so you know what that means (burrrrrr). My skin has definitely been feeling it! Even though I have a combination complexion, these past couple of weeks have been frigid so I’ve been loving this super hydrating milky mist from Pixi.
My favorite way to use it is under my “foundation” so I have a dewy look without getting oily, so for me, this spray works as a hydrating boost as well as a prepping spray.
Okay so lets talk a little about the product I haven’t been able to put down since last spring (2017)! Rain, shine or snow, I am loving my CC+ Cream from It Cosmetics. When I first started hearing the buzz over this product my first though was “nah, one single product can’t do all that” — but man has the technology over at It Cosmetics completely changed my mind. This CC+ cream does all it claims to do, it gives the skin a flawless, full coverage glow that does not budge throughout the day. It also works as a concealer, so dark circles – dark spots – uneven skin tone GOODBYE. Definitely earned holy grail status, but then again most It Cosmetics product do in my book.
Now lets add back some warmth! For this I love using ABH’s stick foundation in espresso. I do the usual contouring lines around my face and blend, blend, blend. This foundation stays put, but it dries fast so you definitely have to work it quick. This shade is the perfect warmth for my skin tone but ABH has an array of shades to match everyone!
Now lets add some flush back to the face, for a while I was using a MAC blush but have recently found myself reaching more and more for the Galifornia blush from Benefit Cosmetics. It is a peachy tone that goes well on any skin tone, plus it has specs of glitter so it also adds some highlight to the apples of the cheek. Oh, and it smells so damn good!
Holy grail? I think so. ABH’s dipborw has been my eye brow holy grail for years now. I use one of the darkest shades — granite. This product is absolutely amazing, it stays put all day and night no matter what.
Now for lashes that go on for miles my favorite is the Superhero mascara from It Cosmetics. I’ve tried many, many, many mascaras in my life — from drugstore to high end and this one right here takes it home for the win. It might sound super strange, and I’m probably the only one who has noticed this but I think it works best after you’ve had it for a little while. At first the product is super smooth so it elongates your lashes for miles, but once it starts getting tacky it also adds volume. Hey, maybe it’s just me but I love my lashes with this mascara and I always gets nice compliments!
Finally, I end with lips. If you’re looking for a liquid lipstick that is out of this world then shop Huda Beauty. Seriously, this liquid lipstick is amazing. Not only is the color payoff bomb but the application is seamless and best of all NOT DRYING. Muse if my favorite everyday shade.