Many of us have read lists of wardrobe must haves: Little Black Dress(LBD), pearl earrings, white button down shirt, nude heels… etc. So, I wanted to share my list of must have makeup items!
I have a lot of makeup. If Sephora or Ulta sells it, I’ve probably tried it. Not only do I have makeup for myself, I have makeup to suit almost any complexion, because I’ve freelanced as a makeup artist. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say I’ve used thousands of products, but my favorites can easily fit into a small makeup bag. So, if you’re looking to try something new, all of these items can be used by almost anyone, and flatter most skin tones and types!
Aveda Tinted Moisturizer: As a rule I don’t use heavy foundations, but I want something that can provide some coverage if needed. My skin can be sensitive, and break out easily with most facial makeup. I also hate to feel makeup sitting on my skin. I love this product because it checks all my boxes! It’s light, never breaks me out, and always looks great – even when my skin is struggling. It comes in a variety of colors (my color is beechwood) to suit most skin tones, and a tube for $28 usually last three months. I follow it with a light dusting of Aveda Inner Light mineral loose powder, and it looks great all day!
NARS Blush: You’ve probably heard of a NARS cult favorite blush called Orgasm. It’s wildly popular for its claim to leave you with a post…fun…glow, but I actually prefer a slightly lighter shade called Deep Throat. Hey, I don’t name them! I’m actually blushing a bit just writing this. Hmm…maybe that’s part of their ploy? Anyway, NARS makes a fabulous product with 31 gorgeous shades. They last forever, don’t crumble easily, and are worth every penny of their $30 retail price.
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: Six neutral shades that can create a simple natural look – all the way to a sexy smoky eye. If you’re traveling light, and need a simple palette that can do it all, this is it. I actually discovered it when I realized I left my makeup bag at home, after arriving for a week at the beach. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money, and $28 later I was set for the week!
Lancome Definicils Mascara: You want length? You want volume? I know you do. Especially for your lashes, right? With this mascara you get both! Practically fake lashes in a tube. At $27.50, it’s much more cost effective than lash extensions and goes on beautifully. If you really want to boost the lengthening of the lashes, apply Lancome’s Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base before your mascara.
MAC Cremesheen Glass: Sticky lip-gloss is a big pet peeve of mine, but that can be a trade off for shinier lip-glosses. This gloss gives a beautiful shine, without having to pry your lips apart every time you need to open your mouth. It’s also kiss friendly, and comes in a variety of fun and sexy shades to compliment different looks. You can pick it up for $18.50 anywhere MAC products are sold!
So those are the makeup items I can’t go without, and I hope you love them too! As always if you have any questions please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and check out the fan page at www.facebook.com/megjacobsbeauty
Love this! Avedas tinted moisturizer is a life saver!
MAC Cremesheen Glass is one of my favorite lipgloss formulations but somehow it always seems to run out faster than their regular Lipglass.
I like that you prefer Deep Throat over Orgasm (oh sheesh, that sounds so wrong)! I think they have a lot of nice blushes that get overlooked because of the hype around Orgasm.