March Favorites: Makeup

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My love for all things beauty started at an early age.  It has only grown as I have gotten older.  I am constantly talking beauty with all my girlfriends and had the idea to start a blog to discuss and share some of my favorite products with you.  My thoughts are all my own and I vow to be open and upfront about all my favs and hate-its! So without further ado, here are the things I’m currently obsessing over in my makeup bag:

Primer: Monistat Complete Care: Chafing Relief Powder Gel

Yes, I know this sounds weird but this stuff truly works! It is made up from the same Dimethicone that makes some of your more expensive primer ingredients.  This is a total dupe for the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer for less than half the price.

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Foundation: IT Cosmetics CC Illumination Cream

This stuff is the best. It is full coverage, but feels like you have nothing on your face.  I have tried the regular and illuminating versions, and I like the subtle glow the illumination gives me better.  It makes my skin look dewy and healthy without looking greasy or sparkly.  The best part about this product is that it’s got SPF 50 in it for the warm spring/summer months ahead.  I wear the color light.

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Concealer: Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer Shade 005

This is new to my cosmetics bag, but I go through concealer so much that I was dying a little every time I shelled out $30.00 for Tarte Shape Tape! This is a great dupe, does wonders for my dark circles, doesn’t crease, and the best part- it’s under 6 bucks!

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Face Powder: Coty Airspun Powder

I have used this for years, my grandmother used this product, it’s just the best, and I cannot find another that I like more.  I set my foundation with it lightly all over the face, as well as baking my under-eye with it. I use the translucent color, and it keeps my makeup looking fresh, and oil free! Perfect for the humid days we’ve got coming up in the south!

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Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner and Physicians Formula Eye Booster

I have two eyeliners that I have been alternating between.  One is more of a splurge and one you can find at the drugstore.  Both stay in place all day, but I feel the Bobbi Brown one is softer and more appropriate for daytime looks, while the Physicians Formula is more appropriate for night time/dressy looks.

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Mascara: Essence Volume Stylist 18 hr Lash Extension and Loreal Lash Paradise in Mystic Black

If I only had to take one beauty product with me on a desert island it would be a tube of good mascara.  I will always be in love with my Chanel Volume de Chanel. It is my holy grail of mascaras, but once again, it kills me to spend the money on it every month or so. Both of these give you the volume and length of the Chanel, but are budget friendly.  They don’t clump or smudge underneath the eye, but are easy to remove with makeup remover/cleanser.  I will be writing a skincare post soon for all my favorite skincare. Stay  tuned!

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Blush: Flower Pots Powder Blush

I have tried lots of blushes, and I have a hard time getting them to stay on my cheeks throughout the day.  This one comes in beautiful, natural colors, and stays in place all day!

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Lipstick: Maybelline Super Stay Matte Lip Color in Dreamer

I am not a liquid lip fan.  They tend to dry out my lips, and show every wrinkle and line I have.  However, this new product by Maybelline is beautiful.  The color “Dreamer” is around the same lip color as my own, so it looks super natural and stays all day.

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I will be back soon, with my favorites in skincare and haircare! Comment below with any questions!

See you soon Glammies!

xx

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