When it comes to makeup I like to mix and match name brand and drugstore items to conjure various looks. I just wanted to share with you all my six basic makeup items and also provide each with both a drugstore and name brand favorite. See the products after the jump!
I alternate between these products on a daily basis and I would not feel complete without them!
Mascara: I actually love mascara more than eyeliner since having the right lashes really opens up the eyes.
Drug store pick:
Name brand pick:
Both really amp up the volume of my lashes without making them clump and also do not smear.
Blush: I adore blush since it gives a healthy glow and flush to your look, making you appear fresher and radiant.
Favorite drugstore brand: Hard Candy’s Fox In A Box in “Skinny Dipping”
Favorite name brand: NARS blush in “Orgasm”
Both blushes give a flattering healthy glow to my face without unnecessary glitter.
Lipstick: Your lips are the finishing touch on any look and I absolutely adore pink shades!
Favorite drugstore brand: Rimmel’s Moisture Renew lipstick in “Pink Chic”
Favorite name brand: MAC lipstick in “Viva Glam Gaga”
These lipsticks are my favorite shade of light pink and don’t dry out my lips.
Foundation: Having flawless skin is a must and is the basis of any makeup look.
Favorite drugstore brand: Maybelline’s FIT foundation in #230
Favorite name brand: Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup in shade #12
The foundations don’t irritate my sensitive skin and blend in smoothly. Clinique’s formula is fragrance-free and Maybelline’s has SPF 18 for sun protection as well.
Lip balm: I am obsessed with lip products and always worry about my lips becoming dry or cracked, so I carry these wherever I go.
Favorite drugstore brand: EOS chap stick in mint
Favorite name brand: Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment
The lip balms provide long-lasting moisture and relief to my lips that tend to dry out easily.
Concealer: We all can get tired and have those days where we look a zombie so it’s important to have a good under eye concealer.
Favorite drugstore brand: Neutrogena 3-In-1 Concealer for eyes
Favorite name brand: Benefit’s Erase Paste in “No. 2″
Both concealers blend in well with smooth formulas. Neutrogena’s has built in SPF 30 and eye cream and Benefit’s has a salmon-colored undertone to combat the bluish shade of dark circles.
All these products can be found in store or online at Target and Sephora.
What are your favorite everyday makeup staples?