Eyeshadow: Naked Basics Pallet – I love, love, love this pallet! These colors are perfect for everyday school/work but then can be darkened and blended out to a smoky look for going out at night. I use the lightest color under my brow for highlight everyday!
Mascara: Depending on how much you want to spend on mascara, I’ll list two of my favorite everyday brands.
Higher-end brand: Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme – this mascara is a two part system. First coat with step 1 which is regular mascara then use step two which is lenthing fibers, then repeat with step one! The end result will be long thick lashes perfect for a more dramatic look or for a night out. My next everyday favorite is Covergirl super sizer. This mascara goes on thin but extends to great lash length! Perfect for a “no makeup” makeup look.
Brows: Brows on fleek! I’ll list two products for a subtle brow look and a bold brow look.
For the subtle look I love benefits brow box, also a little on the pricey side. The brow box comes with a tinted wax to outline and define brow shape, then use the powder to fill in brows. The bold look is NYX brow gel, which is relatively cheap and can be found at some drugstores or ULTA Beauty. The brow gel is applied with an angled brush and leaves a long lasting matte finish.
Lips: For a subtle hint of color I love tinted lip balm from Bliztex. It smells great and has the perfect amount of color and shine. For more color and longer lasting wear without the mess of gloss or lipstick I use Covergirl’s outlast lip stain. Now my all time favorite lip products for day and night are NYX products. For day I love NYX matte lip cream. The creams go on smooth and the colors are great and long lasting. My personal favorite is the color London. Other NYX lip products are the Liquid Suede lipstick which is the newest lip product from NYX. The Liquid Suede lasts all day so if your looking for something with less commitment I love the NYX Lip Crayons for a quick pop of color. However, when I really want to have a finished look or want to mix shades I love playing with lip liners and NYX Lip Liners are the best! They go on smooth and have great pigment that you could wear as an all over color.
Face: Depending on price again, my two favorite foundations are Bare Minerals’s bareskin liquid foundation for when I want medium coverage. My next favorite is Maybelline’s mousse and fit me powder foundations. I apply the mousse with a beauty blender sponge then use a brush and apply powder over it.
Another everyday face product that I use is concealer. For blemishes or dark circles Hard Candy’s Glamoflouge and Amazing Cosmetics concealer are my go to’s! Both are full coverage without that caked on feeling.
Blush: Higher end blush is baked cheek color by Laura Geller. This blush combines pink and red tones as well as a highlighter for some shine. If you aren’t looking to spend the money for Laura Geller, Maybelline’s fit me blush in wine is my second favorite. The pigment in their blushes are great and last all day.
Last but certainly not least, for those who are still trying to hang on to a summer tan or just a little glow my all time favorite bronzer is Tarte’s amazonian clay bronzer.
Kendall Pope can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org