Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What's Hap-pinning Wednesday: My {Current} Favorite Makeup Products

A sweet reader asked if I would do a post on my favorite make-up products last week. Well, Holly, your wish is my command! :) 

I have done some previous posts about my favorite products, but here are my current favorites. I do tend to rotate in the lipstick and mascara areas, but the rest of these products are pretty tried-and-true and ones I have used for a good while: 

The Estée Edit Pore Vanishing Stick

I actually received this in an Influenster VoxBox and was so impressed with it that I purchased another one. It does a good job covering my pores in my T-Zone and also takes away any shine {and works as a great primer} before I apply my makeup. 

+ NARS "Orgasm" Blush

The cult favorite with a wicked little name, I have used this blush for years. It is the perfect color -- in all seasons -- and works really well with my fair skin tone. Not too pink, not too orange, and just enough shimmer to make you look alive.

+ NAKED Basics Palette by Urban Decay

Believe it or not, I'm not a huge eyeshadow girl. I have to be careful with my blue eyes to not add to much or my eyes don't pop. I love this palette and have tried to go to the Naked 2 or Naked palettes, but I keep coming back to the Basics one. 

+ Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder in "Stay Buff"

Not kidding, I have used this pressed powder since I started wearing makeup in the 6th grade! It's the perfect finishing powder when you're ready to set your makeup and also to combat any shine during the day. I have combination skin and am a little oily in my T-Zone, and this stuff really helps cover that up if I've had a long day in my makeup. 

+ L'Oreal Visible Lift Blur Concealer in "Fair":  

Call it #momlife to the extreme, but the dark circles under my eyes aren't going away any time soon. So, I use this concealer under my eyes -- and on any blemishes or discolored spots on my face -- before I apply my powder foundation. It covers well without being too thick. 

+ NYX "Thalia" Lipstick

I saw this on someone's Instagram, and I'm obsessed with this lipstick. I have super fair skin with pink undertones, so I have to be careful with lipstick colors being too pink, too brown or too nude. This is such a creamy lipstick in a perfect shade for my fair, pale skin. And you can't beat the fact that it's less than $10! 

+ Bare Minerals Matte Powder Foundation in "Fair"

After many years of using a liquid foundation, I finally switched to the dark side of Bare Minerals. I have combination skin, and no matter the brand {the most expensive to the cheapest}, my skin would get extra oily and I'd break out with any liquid foundation. Plus, it never stayed put all day for me! Enter this stuff: it's light, you don't look like you're wearing foundation -- but the coverage is amazing -- and not once have I broken out because of it. I'll use this forever! 

+ Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in "Black Brown"

Another product I've used for the longest time -- high school or college, I think?! -- this is the only eyeliner I've found that doesn't budge during the day. I don't do well with liquid eyeliners and I always forget to sharpen the pencil eyeliners and then they hurt my eyelids -- ouch! Love this stuff!

+ Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer in "Ultra Light"

A blogger cult favorite, this concealer works wonders when I'm up all night with a baby {or two}. I will say, it's very thick and does have a distinct smell -- almost like Play Dough -- but man, it works. And, a little goes a long way, which I learned the hard way! Ha!

+ L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara in "Blackest Black"

I have used expensive mascaras and keep coming back to this one. To compare it to an expensive brand, it works, to me, just as well as Diorshow, but at 3/4 the price. I have long eyelashes but need volume in them, and this adds length and volume without being clumpy. 

+ Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in "Dark Brown":  

I don't know what I did without this stuff! I have naturally thin, sparse eyebrows that need to be filled in and "finished" each day. I love this brow powder duo because it fills in my brows without looking drawn on, and it lasts forever -- and I use it almost daily! 

Do y'all use any of these products? 

Linking up with Jessi and Jenn


  1. Yay to anythjng that hides the mom eye bags!! And I keep hearing about the brow duo-I may need to cave and try it!

  2. Your makeup always looks so good--so just come here and teach me your ways! :)

  3. Ahh thank you!! :) We use a couple of the same products; Clinique powder, Anastasia brow powder and I LOVE that NYX lipstick! I need to know about your hair products next... Hah!

  4. Oh this is a great resource bc your makeup always looks flawless! Thanks for sharing pretty Mama! xo

  5. I always used NARS blush and recently tried Bare Minerals for the winter because they had a lighter pink. During the summer I'll be going back to my NARS, it really is the best! I don't wear eyeshadow much either but when I do it's from the Naked palette!

  6. Love this list, because as the aforementioned comments said your makeup always looks beautiful! I love both of those concealers too, and they have great coverage!

  7. I love the Naked eye shadow - I have the same pallet and I've recently been using that mascara and really like it!

  8. I need to try some new concealer for my dark circles so I'll definitely have to look into one of these! Bare Minerals is my favorite! Thanks for sharing your beauty secrets! ;)


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