Applying my makeup everyday I’ve noticed that there are some products that I not only use regularly but definitely prefer to all their alternatives. My makeup collection is not that huge but neither it is small so I’m not limited by a single product in each category and I have several products to choose from. So, it was really interesting to me to figure out products that I absolutely love and really enjoy using now!
My makeup preferences change quite often but there some products that are staying around no matter what. I have only recently purchased the Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation and I could have never thought that it is capable of replacing all my cream and liquid foundations. It has the most beautiful soft finish, it is completely full-coverage yet it is very blendable and looks very natural on the skin. The best powder to set any type of a foundation and especially the under-eye area is the NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder, that I own in color Flesh. It is extremely finely milled and is quite translucent that makes it wearable all year round.
I cannot imagine doing my eye makeup without my all-time favorite NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base (reviewed here)! It is absolutely perfect and is irreplaceable, in my opinion. It makes all eyeshadows stay on longer and appear brighter. But I also love using it together with the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Creamy Mattes Eyeshadow in Creme De Rose (reviewed here) for even longer wear-time. This Maybelline eyeshadow is a perfect colored eyeshadow base but I love wearing it on its own as well! My favorite mascara duo is the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara and Urban Decay Subversion Primer (both reviewed here) that makes my lashes look ten times longer and ultra-volumized. It is a standard in my frame of reference – this is the highest rating from me and all other mascaras have to compete with these two to earn a place in my makeup collection. I also love MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline in Blacktrack and even though I have about ten felt-tip eyeliners and gel liners I still reach for this one if I want to have the blackest and sharpest winged liner ever.
As for the highlighter, you might have already guessed, it is the Sleek Highlighting Palette in Solstice (reviewed here) that I have recently reviewed. It is a perfect highlighting palette for my skin tone as the four highlighters in it go perfectly well with my light skin tone with cool pink undertones. All highlighters are buildable to almost out-of-this-world highlight and are blendable to a very sheer coverage at the same time. Perfect! My favorite crease color is the Clarins Ombre Matte Cream-to-Powder Matte Eyeshadow in Rosewood that is the most beautiful neutral brown shade that is buildable to full opacity but can be applied lightly for a very natural seamless effect.
As for the lips I cannot imagine my world without the NARS Lipstick in Damage (reviewed here) that gives your lips the most beautiful and natural pinkish purple tint. It is perfect and goes well with any makeup look and every outfit! Moreover, it is very hydrating and is a pleasure to wear. I love using it together with the Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in 14C Light Rosewood that is a gorgeous mauve-ish pink shade for your-lips-but-better effect. For nude lips I always go for the MAC Satin Lipstick in Faux – a beautiful nice nude shade with neutral undertones that matches my skin tone perfectly and look marvelous on the lips!
There are still blank spots in my makeup must-haves. I have quite a lot of favorites but I am very picky when it comes to naming a product my makeup must have. I would be happy to hear your suggestions for a perfect concealer, primer (though I am currently loving the Kiehls Primer, but there might be something better), powder foundation, pencil eyeliner, blush, liquid lipstick and a lip gloss!
Share your current makeup must-haves in the comments down below along with your recommendations! I would really love to know!
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