Lets talk makeup!
So first thing is first I am so not a makeup artist. I am still trying to learn to do some stuff. I have absolutely zero clue as to how these beauty experts make it look so simple. All of these videos up on youtube completely blow my mind! I have watched many and I have attempted quite a few of them and have never gotten it straight away. Nevertheless, makeup is super fun for me to do! I enjoy it, I love trying out new looks from super simple to very diva status. Today I have decided to share with all of you beauties my top 5 makeup/beauty products that I love.
Number 1: Urban Decay Brow Box
This brow box is my favorite to do my eye brows with. I am pretty bad at using a pencil which a lot of people say is so much easier but it’s not for me. The brow box comes in the cutest little purple box that has two different shades of brown in it. The box also comes with a section of wax, mini tweezers, two mini angled brushes, and mirrors. I own the Brown sugar one as I am a brunette with a blonde balayage. The wax I used up a lot sooner than I used the powders so I bought a gel pencil from NYX which is awesome! I also lost the little brushes so I now use one from Morphe which works wonders and goes on with one swipe. Anyhow, this box is amazingggg!! It stays on all day long! I have applied it early in the morning and later in the day fallen asleep and woken up to go out for the night and still had it looking perfect. I am all for makeup that is long lasting and needs very little to no touch ups. I mix both shades together and attempt to follow the the shape of my brow and also do a little reshaping as it is pretty straight. Doing my eyebrows is the number one thing that I do not leave my house without. I can be completely bare faced (as in no foundation, blush or eye liner) and just have my eyebrows done and not have a problem being out and about.
Price from Sephora: $30
Honey Pot – blonde
Brown Sugar – brunette
Number 2: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Lets talk eyeliner!!! This is one of my most favorite beauty products on the planet! I just LOVE it! I have heard many great things about all of the Stila products but I’ve only tried the liner I’ve used. It is a felt tip like pen/marker that works wonders. It took me the longest time to learn how to really do a cat eye. It is my favorite go to look and I use it almost daily. This liner stays on all day long just like it says. It also is definitely very waterproof. I have used it to go to the beach and been thrown into the water or splashed in the face and never has it ever moved in the slightest. As stated above that I’ve fallen asleep or taken naps with my brow make up on I have also done the same with the eyeliner. After I wake up from a nap it is always fun to see that my little cat eye flicks are still perfectly in place. Lets face it, I am a college student and I occasionally sleep in my car in between classes. Usually those naps last longer than hoped so when waking up and needing to run to class within 3 minutes to get there on time there is really no time for redoing my makeup! I use the jet black color but I believe they have about 12 different shades.
Price from Sephora: $22
Shades (has 12 so I shall list 3):
Black – jet black
Dark Brown – chocolate brow
Midnight – deep blue
Number 3: NYX Lipstick
Lipstick is something that I have not been using for a very long time. I was never a huge fan of lipstick because I thought it looked funny on me. When the craze over matte lipsticks came around seeing all the ads on it and posts on instagram inspired me to try the new fashion look on myself. Guess what happened next? I totally LOVED it! I have not yet fallen for the glossy look but the matte one has been a ton of fun. I have tried several different brands from drugstores and Sephora but one really stood out to me. NYX cosmetics, that is my go to for lipstick. I have only used the soft matte lip cream and the liquid suede but I love them. I have a congenital heart condition so my oxygen levels are not that great. That can actually cause my lips to be slightly purple and/or blue as well as my nails. So lipstick has definitely done wonders for me on my not so good days when my breathing isn’t at its strongest. If you are looking for a new and affordable lipstick to use NYX is great! It is totally affordable for most and they also last all day long. I am not too sure if they advertise being long lasting or waterproof but they have definitely been both for me. I love being able to be out all day long and have a drink or bite to eat and not have to worry if my lipstick is not in place or coming off. There are times where it needs to be touched up depending on how much you eat or drink but for the most part it stays on really well! If you’re not into the matte or suede they offer many others and I am certain you can find one you that is best for you!
Price from NYX: Soft matte lip creme- $6 & Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick- $7
Shades (matte has 34 & suede has 24 so I shall list 3):
Soft matte: sydney – soft lavender, moscow – navy blue, athens – matte peach beige
Liquid Suede: pink lust- hot pink, vintage – plum with mauve undertone, cherry skies – deep red wine
Website: Matte- http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/soft-matte-lip-cream/NYX_007.html?cgid=lipstick#start=2&cgid=lipstick
Number 4: MAC Prep + Prime
I am not that big on using primers for everything although I have heard they are good for you. I do use one on my face and I also use one on my lips. I actually use this whether or not I am wearing lipstick. It is buttery and creamy and just so so soft! It helps my lips not get chapped. As I am a big fan of matte lipstick they can be a tad drying wearing them often so this helps a lot with that. I apply it before lipstick and sometimes when I feel my lips need it I use it a few hours after application. It is on the pricier side but it is one that works very well!
Price from MAC: $17.50
It is colorless! This makes it great as it doesn’t interfere with the lipstick color!
Number 5: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
I just love to say the name of the mascara to older people! They all look at me funny and give me that look like “what did you just say?” Anyhow, this mascara is SO great! It leaves my lashes looking dark black, full and long! I am not the biggest fan of falsies and this makes me look like I am wearing false lashes. I also am not the best at applying false lashes so I am absolutely grateful for this mascara. There is a waterproof and non water proof version but I prefer the non water proof one! It stays on all day long and doesn’t smear. The water proof one works well but it is very difficult to take off. I have used this in the pool and at the beach and never had a problem but if you’re a water person I’d suggest trying both. I’ve also cried while wearing this mascara and have never ever had a problem with it running so I definitely recommend it! Don’t feel bad for me about crying with my mascara on, I cry for everything. I even cry while watching cartoons so believe me its not that big of a deal!
Price from Sephora: $23
Website: Non water-proof- http://www.sephora.com/better-than-sex-mascara-P381000?skuId=1533439&icid2=products%20grid:p381000
There you have it! My top 5 Make Up products that I swear by! I really hope you look into them and try them out! They are totally awesome! If you do try them out or already use them let me know! I’d love to hear from you and hear how you like them! Also, if there are other products you think I should try please let me know in the comments below. See you next week!