This was a tag/challenge created by Beauty Vlogger/ YouTuber Jaclyn Hill! I have seen so many people do this tag and I wanted to just list out my hands down, ride or die makeup products that I cannot live without!
Primer-The Murad Oil Control Mattifier. I think this is meant to be used as a moisturizer, but I love to use it as a primer! It keeps my makeup in place for such a long time, helps control my oily skin, AND has SPF 15.
Foundation-Too Faced Born This Way. I absolutely love this foundation! I can always rely on this product to make my skin look perfect. The coverage and finish is amazing, but it feels lightweight at the same time. A very close second is the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer, I have just had the Too Faced one for longer.
Concealer-Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer (shades Medium and Neutralizer). Everyone raves about this concealer and it is 100% worth the hype. Plus, it is a drugstore product! It was between this one and the Better Skin concealer from Maybelline as well, but this one is not as thick and I just reach for it more.
Pressed Powder-Rimmel Stay Matte powder (translucent shade). Another cult favorite, I just love this powder. It is great for setting the entire face and for touching up throughout the day. I have repurchased this product so many times, it is without a doubt a ride or die product for me!
Loose Powder-NYC Loose Powder (translucent shade). This was really hard for me to decide because I have so many loose powders that I love, but the NYC one gives my skin such a flawless finish. I only really use loose powders to set the areas that I apply concealer and this one has to be my favorite. Side note: this powder is also a really good dupe for the Laura Mercier translucent powder.
Eyeshadow Primer-MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. This is obviously not supposed to be used as an eyeshadow primer, but it works so well as one! It keeps my eyeshadow in place all day and keeps it from creasing.
Eyeshadow Palette-Morphe 35O palette. This one was really easy for me because I dip into this palette almost every time I do my makeup. I use it to fill in my brows too sometimes, it is just a great palette to have.
Single Eyeshadows-MAC eyeshadows. I am not saying that ALL MAC eyeshadows are my favorite, but I do have a sentimental connection to them (I know that sounds odd). The first MAC eyeshadow I ever used was Bronze and I still use it today. Ever since, I have gone back to purchasing the single MAC shadows and putting them in my Pro Palette. I love my collection, and use at least one of them every time I do my makeup.
Liquid Eyeliner-NYC Black Liquid Eyeliner. Another cult favorite, this eyeliner is about $2 and is the best liquid liner that I have ever used.
Gel Eyeliner-Maybelline Gel Liner. I have been using this product since I started even using makeup and I have repurchased it time and time again. It stays in place ALL DAY and is just a great product.
Pencil Eyeliner-Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl liner. The Rimmel kohl liners are some of the best not just for drugstore, but of all time. They are waterproof so they stay in place and are extremely inexpensive. Eyeliner is something I prefer to buy at the drugstore because there are so many great options that won’t hurt your wallet and the Rimmel ones are my favorite!
Mascara-Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara (waterproof, rose gold tube). No other mascara makes my lashes look as good as this one! Whenever I use it, it looks as though I am wearing falsies. It keeps the curl all day, lengthens, adds volume, it just does it all!
Blush-Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso. This blush is another product that gets a lot of hype and before I tried it for myself, I figured it couldn’t be THAT amazing- but it is. If you have not used this blush GO BUY IT. It will change your life, I swear. It is such a gorgeous color for any skin tone and gives a beautiful sheen. So pretty!
Bronzer-NYC Sunny and Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer. I just could not decide between these two-they are both my absolute favorites! The NYC bronzer is completely matte and is the perfect bronze shade for me and the Butter Bronzer has a very slight sheen to it and is more on the cool toned side. I use them both equally and have to have them both!
Contour-The Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour palette. I cannot go anywhere without this palette! I use it every time I do my makeup, it is just an amazing product!
Highlighter-Becca & Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop. This is probably the prettiest makeup product that I own, there is no other highlighter like this one. I love it so much that I only wear it occasionally because I do not want to over-use it, plus it is INTENSE. This is another makeup product that is life changing and something that I think every makeup lover needs in their life.
Lip Liner-MAC Spice lip liner. I love this lip liner so so much! I just love the color and yes, there are a bunch of cheaper alternatives to this shade, but the formula also wins me over. A lot of people do not like the MAC lip liner formula because it is kind of drying, but I look past this because it stays in place all day and will not budge!
Lipstick-Nars Pure Matte lipstick in Tonkin. I love this lipstick so much! It is the perfect brown/nude shade for me. This and the MAC Spice lip liner are a match made in Heaven. The formula is a little on the dry side, but again, it will stay in place for such a long time! Whenever I can’t decide what color lipstick to wear, I always go back to this one.
Lipgloss-NYX Butter Glosses. The scent alone of these glosses wins me over, but nothing beats the formula. The shades are gorgeous and I love to add one of these overtop of whatever lipstick I am wearing. For a gloss, they also last a really long time.
Lashes-Ardell Demi Wispies. I do not wear false lashes typically, but when I do I love to wear these! They are not too dramatic, but they just add a little something to your look at the same time.
Setting Spray-Mario Badescu Rosewater facial spray. This is not necessarily supposed to be a makeup setting spray, but it can be used as one. I love how it refreshes the look of my makeup and takes away any powdery-ness. I find that it also keeps my makeup from getting super greasy throughout the day and just keeps everything in place for the time that I need it to.
Brow Pencil-Anastasia Beveryl Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown. I also love the L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer, but the Brow Wiz has my heart. I can always rely on this product to make my brows look amazing and the formula is amazing. Definitely worth every penny.
Brow Gel-Milani Brow Gel. I feel like it does what it is supposed to do and I am happy with the way it sets my brows in place. Plus, it is super cheap.
I’m pretty sure I hit every makeup category that I could think of! I have been loving every one of these products for such a long time and mention them quite a bit throughout my other blog posts! Thanks for reading!
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