First, I want to say, I love Make up. I was thinking for a long time, that I want to share my favorite Make up items with you. For me it is very interesting what others use and love, so I want to share my favorites with you today. I list them in the order how I would use them. I had to say that my skin is a combination skin. I get oily in my T-Zone and my cheeks tend to be dry. The products will perform different on different skin types.
First, I always apply a primer, because I really see the difference when I don’t apply a primer. The Make Up stays put longer and always looks better with the primer underneath. The application is much smoother and the foundation will stay put for a longer time. After I put my moisturizer on I will wait a few minutes so that it sinks into the skin and then I will put the primer on. My recent favorites are KRYOLAN Ultra Underbase und MANUKA DOCTOR ApiRefine CC Cream SPF20.
After I applied the primer I put on my liquid foundation. For me liquid foundations are the easiest to apply, they look very nice and smooth looking. I always use matt foundations because my T-Zone gets oily. I tried many liquid foundations and found two that are looking very nice on my skin. They are long wearing they don’t move or budge and don’t settle into fine lines. One is from CATRICE, All Matt Plus – Shine Control Make-Up and the other is from ARTDECO, High Definition Foundation. I also tried other products from these brands and I really liked them to.
Most of the time I use the concealer after I put on my foundation, but you can do it the other way around too. I love to test out ne concealers and always search for new launches and better options. It was a bit difficult to choose my favorites but I choose two that I like a little bit more than my others. My favorites are from L` OREAL PARIS, Perfect Match Concealer and MAC, Pro Longwear Concealer.
After that I will apply my powder. I must admit that I didn’t try out many powders. I don’t want to buy something, waste money and then don’t use the powder because I don’t like it. A few months ago, I found a powder that I use since I got it. It is a powder foundation, it is very fine milled that it doesn’t cake up my make-up and it looks very natural. It is important to set your liquid foundation with a powder so the make-up will stay put and don’t smudge. I am talking about the BAREMINERALS® BAREPRO™, Performance Wear Powder Foundation. To set my undereye area I use the DERMACOLOR translucent Fixing powder. You just need a little bit.
Because I am very pale one of my favorite beauty products are contouring and bronzing make-up. With them I can create a sun-kissed look to my face. For me, as a pale person it is very hard to find the right shade because most contouring and bronzing products have orange undertones. Luckily, I found one, it is a bronzer that I really love. It is the CATRICE, Sun Glow Mineral Bronzing Powder. It is the perfect shade for my skin tone and is silky and smooth and very easy to apply. The bronzer has a nice sheen, shimmer and it leaves the skin glowing. Another favorite that I really love and use daily, has the perfect shade for my skin tone is the THE BALM, Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow & Contour Powder.
Next Product I will apply is the blush, it depends on my mood which color I want to apply. So, either I take my MILANI Backed Blush in 05 Luminoso, that is one of my all-time favorites because it is so smooth and easy to apply with the most beautiful sheen to it, or I choose one of the ESSENCE, Silky touch blushes. I got them in diverse colors and love them all.
After I applied the blush I will highlight certain areas of my face, the highest points of my cheeks, the inner corner of my eyes and the browbone. Now, I basically use just one product, my favorite SLEEK, Solstice Highlighting Palette. It is very useful because there are three different highlighters in the pallet.
Make up Setting Spray:
A setting spray is one of the products I can´t live without any more. They set the make up in place so nothing is going to budge. The specially thing about setting spray is that they make the powders disappear on your face and melt together with your skin. My favorite now is the ESSENCE, Keep It Perfect Make Up Fixing Spray and the URBAN DECAY, All Nighter Long Lasting Make-up Setting Spray.
Eyes and Eyebrows:
To control my eyebrows, I use just one product and it does work out very well for me. Before this one I used another one that’s was that bad. What I like about this product is that the bristles a small and so I don’t get the product all over the face. The Eye brow gel I rave about is the ESSENCE, Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara. It is affordable but has an excellent quality.
My favorite eyeshadows of all time are the CATRICE, Single Eyeshadow Mono. I especially love the metallic shimmery brown tones that in my opinion suites my eyes very well.
At least but not last I will tell you about my favorite mascara. I tried a few and I come back to this one every time. It is the L´ OREAL, Volume Million Lashes in black. This mascara gives me volume, length and separates my lashes. I love it.