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I have a major obsession right now with makeup! I’ve always loved makeup but now that I actually know how to do it, I will probably never pay to have my makeup done again! When it comes to makeup for me I have 2 – 3 looks that are my go to and I am trying to leave my comfort zone and try out a bunch of new looks as far as the brighter and bold looks go! I always go with a more natural look, a fancier more natural look or a dark smokey eye!  Here are a couple of things I have learned that I stick to when doing my makeup and  I will list my favorite products below that!

  1. ALWAYS use a primer. I have learned that using a primer is a game changer, it helps foundation and concealer go on so smooth and helps everything blend better! My current primer favorite is Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer
  2. I usually do foundation, concealer, brows than eye makeup but I change up the order of that when I do the dark smokey eye because when using black eye shadow there is always fall out and you don’t want to spend time doing your face makeup and then have to take it off or touch it up because dark colors are almost impossible to get off.
  3. Putting a dot of concealer under each eyebrow after doing your brows and using an eyebrow brush for clean up completely changes the look of your eyebrows and makes them really pop it also highlights the brow bone so it’s kind of a 2 in 1. My favorite concealer right now is the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
  4. I LOVE highlighting and I think I have at least 6 highlighter palettes. When it comes to highlighting, I try to not over do it which honestly is not easy! I usually highlight right above my blush and most highlighters you need minimal product because a little goes a long way! I also highlight the top of my nose and my cupids bow. Highlighting is usually my last step! My favorite highlighter right now is the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Filmstar Bronze & Glow’ Face Sculpt & Highlight and for a more affordable option I love the Nude Rose Highlight – 4 Color Highlighter Palette

Here are my products I can’t live without:

Foundation – For a matte look HOURGLASS Immaculate® Mattifying Oil Free Liquid Powder Foundation for a more dewey look I love NARS Sheer Glow Foundation I apply my foundation and concealer with a Beauty Blender! I will probably never use a foundation brush again! I love the beauty blender.

Eye Makeup – I love the Urban Decay ‘Naked2’ Palette because it has so many good colors that you can use for a more natural day time look or a more glam night look. If you like glitter a MUST is the Urban Decay ‘Heavy Metal’ Glitter Eyeliner it’s a liner but I don’t use it as a liner, I use it and just dab it over my finished eyeshadow look, the glitter won’t flake or anything because it’s a liquid formula. It is the BEST and I always get asked what I am wearing. I have this in midnight cowboy and in glam rock.

Blush – I really only use one blush and I don’t think I will ever not use this blush! It is the MAC Mineralize Blush in the color Love Joy

Eyelashes – I absolutely love lashes I feel like they complete every look. I also love to throw lashes and lipstick on and call it a day for a more simple day, it just makes you look more put together! My got to lashes are ARDELL Glamour Wispies Black Lashes The wispies are my favorite because they have a more natural look!

Lips – I am currently obsessed with a nude lip look so my go to for liner is the  Mac Lip Pencil in the color cork and my favorite lipstick is MAC Nude Lipstick in the color Naturally Transformed, it is a matte color and it is amazing. I literally bought 5 the last time I was there. It’s my all time FAVORITE. If I decide to do a bright lip (pic below) I will go with MAC Red Lipstick in Lady Danger.

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Setting Spray – Once I am done with my makeup I always use a setting spray, it helps it last for HOURS and helps everything kinda blend together and just completes the look. My favorite setting spray is Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

I hope you enjoyed this post and if there is anything you have questions about or products you use and think I would love let me know! I love trying new makeup!

Here are a couple makeup inspired tanks from Ruffles with Love

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