I was just reading through all the posts of those that I follow and this one came up…
That post seemed very fun to make so I thought I would do my own. Since I have never used Nykaa.com I decided that Sephora.com would be a better site for me to use. The basics of this challenge, so to speak, are you type in whatever step you are at in your makeup routine and then pick one of the first two that pops up. Lets go!
Primer: Search Primers
I have heard great things about Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer but sadly I have not had the chance to try it out yet. I do have the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer though! I feel like this is one of the first higher end primers every beauty lover buys. When I was first getting into beauty everyone was raving about Smashbox primers and I have kept this in my collection and stocked up ever since. It really minimizes pores and helps out my dry patches.
Foundation: Search Foundations
Once again, I have heard so much about Fenty Beauty Soft Matte Foundation but have not gone out to buy it yet. I also do not have a bottle of Makeup Forever Foundation but I have their foundation palettes so I will use that and use the shade closest to my skin shade. I love Makeup Forever foundations because they feel weightless and look so natural on your skin.
Concealer: Search Concealers
Both NARS products, that tells you how amazing their brand is, especially their concealers. I have used and loved NARS Creamy Concealer for years and I will continue to do so today! It is so smooth and doesn’t look too drastic when in comparison to my foundation.
Powder: Search Setting Powder
Alrighty, so one powder came up and one setting spray. It is summer time so I am going to stick with what will make me makeup feel fresh all day. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray it is! In summer I don’t like to set with powder a lot because it looks unnatural and makes my face warm and tends to let the makeup melt off faster. Urban Decay All Nighter Spray is by far the best setting spray I have used for long term wear.
Contour: Search Contour
Hands down Kat Von D Shade + Light!!! This palette has the perfect banana shade and the perfect color to contour my skin tone. If you haven’t tried out this product yet I would highly suggest it!!
Bronzer: Search Bronzers
Yes, Hoola Bronzer is a tried and true favorite across the beauty community…but I have to go with Chocolate Soleil Bronzer because of the amazing smell. I started using this bronzer when getting a sample and now I am on my 3rd full sized one. It smells amazing and has the more buttery texture, Perfect for a summer glow!!
Blush: Search Blushes
I am going to go rogue on this one too and go with the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush. The shade paaarty is the one I use daily and the shade is so natural and beautiful no matter how tan I am, so I have to stick with Tarte on this one.
Highlight: Search Highlighters
Becca is the queen of highlight. I love Opal as well as Champaign Pop, those are my ride or die highlighters. No further explanation needed.
Brows: Search Brow Pomades
Kat Von D 24-hour Brow Pomade is the winner here. As much as I love the Louboutin brand their makeup fell short for me. The Kat Von D pomade is amazing and so long wearing!!
Eyeshadow: Search Eyeshadows
I got lucky with this search. I thought it would bring up a full glitter palette or something I couldn’t so a full eye look with but I got the two best palettes for a full eye look. I do not have the Huda Beauty Remastered so I am using the Rose Gold Original, but they are basically the same thing. This palette has all the warm toned mattes I love as well as beautiful foils so that I can blind with my eyeshadow.
Eyeliner: Search Eyeliners
Kat Von D is taking over this post!! Once again I have to go with Kat Von D Tattoo Liner because of the pigment and long wear ability.
Mascara: Search Mascaras
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara takes the cake here. It lasts through literally anything and everything, just like it says. This is the best waterproof mascara I have ever tried and probably ever will.
Lip Liner: Search Lip Liners
Urban Decay Glide-On Lip Pencil really does the job when matching the color and lining my lips. It works very well and goes on smooth unlike so many other liners.
Liquid Lipstick: Search Liquid Lipsticks
Kat Von D has a beautiful formula but the Tarte long wear ability takes over on this one. Tartesit Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint is my go to here. I love the shade Front Row because it is a perfect mauve nude, you really need to pick it up and try it!!
So I let Sephora.com pick a full glam face of makeup today…lets recap what I am wearing today…
Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Foundation: Makeup Forever Foundation
Concealer: NARS Creamy Concealer
Powder: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Contour: Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bonzer
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush
Highlighter: Becca Highlighter in Opal
Brows: Kat Von D 24-hour Brow Pomade
Eyeshadow: Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette
Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Lip Liner: Urban Decay Glide-on Lip Liner
Liquid Lip: Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip