It’s actually been a while since I did a post about my makeup, and I’ve gotten quite a few questions on my Instagram asking what products I use, so I figured it was time to post about it! These are the products I use on an every day basis, I’ve been using most of them for years and swear by them (obviously, otherwise I wouldn’t be using them every day!)
These are basic drugstore products, and I think they work much better than any other high end product I’ve tried. I have an oily complexion and a lot of discoloration from being in the sun so much, however, I don’t want to cover up all my freckles. So I had to tailor my foundation routine a bit so that I still get full coverage in my problem areas, while still allowing my freckles to show.
Maybelline Fit Me is a new foundation for me. I’ve used L’Oreal True Match for years, but just recently switched because I’ve noticed that my skin is changing as I’m getting older, and True Match just doesn’t work for me anymore. Fit Me finishes matte and poreless, which are two things I’m huge on because I have large pores and a shiny face. This foundation literally does not come off during the day, it stays put and you won’t have to touch up throughout the day either. It’s a godsend, basically. (I use shade 128)
Neutrogena Skin Clearing Concealer is great for those of us who get the occasional breakout, because it not only covers your blemishes really well, it has salicylic acid in it so it actively gets rid of your acne too! I’ve noticed a huge difference since using it, and the applicator makes it really easy to use as well. (I use shade “Buff”)
L’Oreal True Match Crayon Concealer I used to use this to cover up my blemishes until I discovered Neutrogena’s concealer, but I found that it was too heavy and clogged my pores. So I use this to cover my undereye circles (which are out of control!), and I like the crayon because it’s not a liquid like other concealers, which are terrible for my oily skin. This matte crayon works wonders for me. (I use shade Light/Medium W4-5)
No7 Beautifully Matte I love, love, love this. I’ve used Benefit’s Porefessional for years, and I just recently started using No7. My makeup lasts all day, skin stays matte and my pores disappear. I feel like an absolute doll when I use this. I honestly don’t think I’ll ever use another product for my makeup base!
Beauty Blender It’s 2015, do people use anything other than a beauty blender to apply their makeup? I love mine.
I splurge more on my eye products because I feel like they last longer and it’s just worth it more to me. And no, I swear this isn’t a sponsored Urban Decay post (I wish it was!), I’m just really a huge fan. Obviously.
Urban Decay Primer Potion Before I bought this, I had never used an eyeshadow primer before, and I really don’t know how I lived without one! This is by far the best primer I’ve ever used. It cements my eye makeup and eyebrow powder, and it stays there all day/night long. Have your eyelids ever gotten oily half-way through the day? (Please tell me I’m not the only one…), well with this primer, that doesn’t happen…ever.
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder I used Urban Decay’s brow box (shocker, I know), before switching to NYX’s powder, and honestly I like NYX a lot better. Maybe it’s because it’s only $6.
Naked Basics Palette All I ever wear is neutral/nude colors, so when Naked came out with this palette, I just about died. There’s no glitter shades, nothing crazy. Just simple, earthy colors. It’s perfect. Basically Jesus in a makeup palette.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Love, love, love this mascara. I’ve always used drugstore mascara, like the $5 kind. But ever since trying out this one, I don’t think I can go back to drugstore brands. Perversion makes my lashes so much longer, thicker, and just unreal.
Lastly, we gotta talk about lips, because… we just have to. So I’ve been super into nude/mauve lips and these are my three favorites! I believe they’re all under $5, too! They’re all super smooth, long-wearing and have beautiful color. I’m obsessed.
Sonia Kashuk Nude 01
Milani 07 Brandy
NYX 831 Mauve
That’s it! If you follow me on Snapchat (@jasminekeclipse), you already know that makeup is my favorite part of the day. But anyway, those are my favorite products that I swear by! What are your favorite affordable and high-end products?