Let's be real, less is more when it comes to makeup. Even though summer is gone (casually sobbing), it doesn't mean you need to cake your face with matte foundation. I can get down with some matte foundation, don't get me wrong - but there's a time and a place. I'm talking about those holiday cocktail parties or events where you need to look flawless. For that everyday look, I can't live without these products. Seriously, they have continued to be repeat buys.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Illumination
Sooooo I basically have an obsession with beauty bloggers, no surprise there right? Right. When I found Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential, I knew that I'd love this girl. Home girl is a boss babe with an eye for wellness tips and obviously beauty. When she recommended the CC+ Cream Illimination by IT -- I knew I had to try it. I've always loved the original CC+ Cream, but never gave the illumination one a go around. For an every day look, this stuff is AMAZING. It gives a really beautiful lit from within dewy glow that offers the perfect amount of coverage. It's a MUST try. I can't get enough.
Coral Crush Lipstick by Maybelline
There's something so pretty about this punchy coral. And guess what? I've found that a lot of my go-to lipsticks are drugstore brands. Scream it from the rooftops: you do not need to spend an arm and a leg on lipstick, I repeat, you do not need to spend an arm and a leg on lipstick.
Anyways, whenever I see a makeup look I love, whether in a magazine or on Instagram, I always take screenshots of it. Well, the whole coral look is my ultimate fav. Picture this: a light dewy face, muted eyes with some mascara, and a coral lip. So gorgeous.
Posietint Lip + Cheek Stain
Through and through, I've always been a Benefit girl - there's no doubt about that. When I got a mini sample of their lip + cheek stain, I knew I would love it because...well, Benefit never steers me wrong. Posietint was not an exception - I love love love this stuff. I ALWAYS carry it around in my purse. Typically, I use it for my lips -- the little paint brush gives off the perfect amount of stain that lasts all day. You know how your lips turn a berry color after eating a popsicle? Well, Posietint gives you that perfect berry hue that looks like it's your lips natural color. Oh and you can kiss your boyfriend without getting lipstick all over him. Point for you, Posietint point for you.
Special shout out to Birchbox for a sample of MAC's highlighter. I love it, a lot. For one, I love mini products (so easy to store, grab on-the-go; you name it!) and secondly, it goes on so easily. It gives you that barely there luminous glow.
I've been lucky enough to never have to use a lash curler. Those things scare the shi* out of me. With already long lashes, the biggest struggle for me is really enhancing the already there length and volume. I'm lucky, ok. Thanks mom & dad for the good lash genes. This mascara is a blogger cult fav and I must say, it's my the best . The tiny plastic brush is different from the traditional bristle brush, but the end results really gives you that falsies look. Did I mention it's only $8.99? K, cool.