When your best friend and your sister are makeup obsessed it’s hard not to catch the bug yourself. I have always cared about my appearance but haven't always been up on all the latest and greatest in the makeup world — infact, I’m still not, I learned about “baking” recently and thought I was on to some new trend, told my sister about it and turns out she (and everyone else) have been doing that for awhile now.
I feel like I am like most people in that I will buy a high end product but I can also love a makeup product from Target just as much. In my opinion I care more about the job it does than the name on the package. This couldn't be more true in than in my day to day makeup bag. I will admit that as the years have gone on and I have been influenced more and more by that makeup loving BFF and sister my makeup bag has gone more Sephora than drug store but here’s what I use day to day:
Bare Minerals Original Loose Powder Foundation — I have been using this since the dawn of time, seriously back in the day it was only sold on QVC and I was a customer. This is my go to every day.
Diorshow Mascara WATERPROOF — The waterproof is key, I used to wear contacts and my eyes would always water, this mascara didn't budge. Since having LASIK I thought maybe I could get away with not having the waterproof version but I find that I like it so much better than the regular kind.
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyerliner — This is one of those products that I buy cheap because I just don't feel like having an expensive brand name makes a difference so why spend the money. As long as I buy the crayon kind of eyeliner I find I like it.
NARS Orgasm Blush — I am currently loving this blush. It’s a peachy pink with a touch of gold in it. While I’ve been using this lately and really like it, I usually buy based on the color I like as opposed to a brand favorite. Sometimes I use NYX, I also like maybelline.
NYX Matte Bronzer — I use this to give my face a little bit of a sun kissed look since it never seems to be as tan as my body. I have used other brands like Benefit’s Hoola and like that one too but currently I’ve been using this one.
Lancome Rénergie Lift Anti-Wrinkle Lifting SPF 20 Foundation — I got hooked on this by accident when I was at the lake house with my mom and needed some foundation. I use this under my bare minerals and I really like the way they work together.
I have a bunch of other products in the makeup bag but these are my ride or dies. I’ll do another post on some other products I like but don't necessarily use everyday.