What's In My Makeup Bag?
So I have to start this post with a little honesty... I don't wear makeup everyday, and when I do, I'm pretty lazy about it. BUT! I'm picky about the products I use because as a former beauty blogger/vlogger I've tried way too many bad products not to be. Since moving into a more chemical free lifestyle, I became selective about the brands I use. I know I know, makeup in general isn't the best for your skin, but if I'm going to wear it, I might as well use paraben-free brands like Tarte, right?
I don't have time (or honestly, the desire) to use completely natural and home made makeup products because 1. I'm really picky, and 2. I don't wear makeup that often. And as you'll see, I still use a few brands that have the icky chemicals in them because I'm a creature of habit.
So, here are the products I use. I don't have my eyeshadow pictured in this post because when I do my makeup I usually skip that step out of laziness. But if I'm feeling extra cool, I might put a little on, so I listed that below as well!
bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer - This stuff is great because it keeps my makeup in place, keeps oil under control, and doesn't make me break out!
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation - Prior to using this foundation, I always always wore liquid foundation (and powder to set). I also always hated how the liquid foundation felt on my skin, but it seemed pointless to use just powder when it didn't give any coverage. I love that this foundation is medium coverage and doesn't feel heavy at all! Most of the time I forget I'm even wearing it! (I wear the color fair-light honey)
Tarte Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush - This brush is the cutest little thing ever! It's meant to use with the Amazonian Clay foundation, and for good reason - it works perfectly with it! I've tried other methods of applying the powder, but trust me, if you buy the foundation, just buy the brush also. You'll be glad you did.
Benefit Dandelion Box O' Powder Blush - One of the first presents Cody bought me when we first started dating was Dandelion (don't worry, this isn't the same one. haha!). I've been absolutely hooked ever since. The color is perfect for my skin tone and isn't heavy or gross feeling at all. This is one product I won't give up!
MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder - This was a limited edition bronzer from their Temperature Rising collection, so you can only find it on Amazon. But this one is similar. They've brought this shade back in other collections as well, so if you're really set on this one, keep an eye out. It's usually in a summer collection! - I don't wear bronzer often anymore, but when I do, this is the one. Its the perfect shade and looks super natural!
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liquid Eyeliner - This eyeliner is super smooth and I love how sharp of a line I can make with it. It's not the darkest (I like my eyeliner super dark), but with a few layers of it, it does the trick!
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara - Now unlike the eyeliner, this mascara is super black! And I love that it doesn't make my eyelashes all clumpy and gross. I only wear waterproof mascara, otherwise I end up looking like a raccoon by the end of the day, and this stuff works perfectly! Although, it doesn't stand a chance next to my beloved Le Volume De Chanel.
bareMinerals READY 8.0 Eye Shadow The Posh Neutrals - I like neutrals, and I like that they're all in one place. Simple as that!
So there you have it. My go-to products when I actually take the time to put makeup on! What are your favorite products? Let's chat about them in the comments below!