Makeup

Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer

My go-to concealer for blemishes and dark/red spots. It’s kind of thick and sticky, not chalky or dry so it sits on top of breakouts and really covers instead of drawing more attention to it. I wear shade Sand.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

This tinted moisturizer/BB cream/whatever you want to call it is really lovely. It’s a lightweight and bendable gel that I can apply super easily and quickly with my fingers. Great for slapping on before running out of the door and has SPF 30 mineral sunscreen. I wear shade 02 Vanilla.

Becca Beach Tint

This cheek/lip tint is the best. I have the shade Guava which is a perfect peachy pink flushed glow color on me. It also applies really easily with fingers and lasts even in the humidity down here. Also it’s kind of little which I LOVE.

Fitglow Mascara

I tried what felt like every clean/green/nontoxic mascara out there and this is the only one I’ll repurchase and recommend. The brush is a kind of weird huge triangle/cone that isn’t ideal but the formula is worth it. If you’re looking for the best clean mascara, this is it!

Givenchy Noir Couture Waterproof Mascara

If you need a mascara that will lengthen, hold a curl, and stay put in 90 degree + weather (and stay put through chiropractor adjustments that have my face shoved in a table), this is one of my top picks. The brush looks a little weird but it doesn’t affect application at all, and I actually think the ball-ish top part is good for vertically applying lower lash mascara. I also love the phenom-eyes waterproof version from this brand that is a full tiny ball wand. Love them both.

Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer

Chantecaille is one of my favorite brands for its beautiful and luxurious skincare & makeup. This tinted moisturizer is the perfect blend of both with the added benefit of SPF 15. This just makes my skin look really pretty. Doesn’t look cakey or like foundation at all but still evens my skin tone beautifully.

Cle de Peau Concealer

Huge cult following and recommended by like every celeb & makeup artist. It really is incredible and my fav way to use it is for spot concealing with a dense eyeshadow brush. It buffs out beautifully, has a skin-like texture but major coverage and lasts/wears well without settling into pores.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

I have never liked bronzer because I’m usually quite fair and have naturally rosy cheeks, so adding it made me feel like too much was going on on my face. Also, so many shades are too orange or dirty looking especially on pale skin. And I do not do glitter bronze on my face. This bronzer in the shade Nude Bronze Light is everything I’ve been looking for! It adds a perfect amount of warmth to my cheeks & face while not looking fake. A new staple for me for sure.

YSL Touche Eclat has pretty much been the only thing I use under my eyes for years (like since 2007). It lightly conceals and adds major brightness with a super silky and thin—almost serum like—consistency that is really forgiving and complimentary to the super mobile skin around the eyes. In other words, it doesn’t ever dry, crack or accentuate lines. If it creases a little bit, you can just tap your finger over it and it will redistribute and look perfect again! I also use this under my brows/on eyelids to brighten and even the area.

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