What’s in my Makeup Bag | 02.11.16

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I’ve been in one of those moods where I’m loving particular makeup items and aren’t switching them out despite the variety of things I have to choose from in my collection. So I’d like to show you what I’ve been loving! WIMMB posts will be a glimpse into the look I’ve been wearing recently, and consistently. By the way, I realized I completely forgot to throw my concealer into this photo by the time I was editing it *facepalm*. Anyway, without further ado…

brushes+

These are just a few of the brushes I use daily but these are always the consistent ones that I ALWAYS use. I use the Everyday Minerals Flat Top Brush for my powder foundation, the Everyday Minerals Tapered Sculpting Face Brush for my blush, and the Everyday Minerals Eye Kabuki Brush for concealer. Also pictured is a Real Techniques eyeshadow brush. Everyday Minerals brushes were the first “real” brushes I ever bought and have treated me so well over the years. They perform well and honestly, they still look brand new! As far as I can remember, I’ve never had any shedding with these brushes. If you want to pick one up, at the very least you need the eye kabuki brush. It’s multitasking for so many things, but you will really love it for concealer.

Face +

Since I bought the Pur Minerals Pressed Mineral Foundation last month I haven’t stopped using it. If you’d like to read in-depth about it, I reviewed it recently which you can read here. It has great coverage, lasts all day (and like most powder foundations, it looks better as the day goes on), it makes my skin look glowy and I love how quick it is to apply.

Even though I wear a powder foundation I always set it with a setting powder. Most powder foundations don’t contain anything that will absorb oil so unless you have dry skin, I recommend setting it with a powder. The Everyday Minerals Pearl Finishing Dust contains cornstarch for absorbing oil but it also has very fine mica that will give the skin a very subtle glow.

I don’t wear blush and bronzer in the same look, but I have been going back and forth between these two products since they are some of my all time favorites. The RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer is a cream bronzer, that has a slight metallic finish (when you swatch it on the hand, but does not go metallic on the face) and a slight red undertone. A lot of people are put off by the undertone, but I haven’t seen one person that this bronzer doesn’t look good on! Perfect for a truly sunkissed look and also great for contouring. The Everyday Minerals Blush in “At First Blush” is a bright, slightly cool toned pink that will look good on light complexions and will be perfect for Spring which is coming up soon!

The Silk Naturals HD Cream Highlight in “Limelight” is SO gorgeous and has a universal tone that anyone can use. It’s not too cool or too yellow, but has such the perfect highlight that it makes you look lit from within. Anyone with any skin tone and undertone will love it, and it’s so inexpensive as are all Silk Naturals products. If RMS and W3LL People aren’t in your budget, this is the highlighter for you!

Eyes +

Eyeshadow creases like heck on me so I always have to prime my eyelids, and to help bring out the pigmentation of the eyeshadow. I haven’t had much luck with the natural primers I’ve tried so far, however the Tarte Clean Slate 360° Creaseless 12-Hr Smoothing Eye Primer rates a 2 on EWG and I’m comfortable with the not so clean ingredients it contains. I’ve been using it for over a month and it has worked great at preventing creasing. The Silk Naturals Eyeshadow in “Boom” isn’t one that I’ve just been loving recently but it’s something I wear almost every-single-time I wear makeup. It’s a warm toned shimmery cream shade, perfect for all over the eye or as a brow bone highlight or inner corner highlight.

Despite having a mishap with the Juice Beauty Lash Defining Mascara packaging, I’m still quite enjoying it. Out of any qualities I most need a mascara that won’t flake or smudge and this one doesn’t do either. I really like the natural look it gives my lashes and the mascara itself has a nice formula that isn’t too wet or dry. This is the only mascara I currently own because I don’t want to have too many open mascaras at one time. They tend to dry up too fast on me, and I don’t wear makeup every single day so any extra mascaras would go to waste.

Lips +

I don’t wear color on my lips often but when I do, I tend to go for my Everyday Minerals Tinted Lip Balms. I own a couple from their previous tinted lip balm line and recently acquired 2 from their new line. The one shown here is new and in the shade “Smile”. It’s incredibly pretty with a wearable subtle frost, and is a pinkey bronze shade. If you’d like to read a bit more in-depth on this tinted lip balm, check out the bottom of my January Monthly Beauty Review post here.

I’d love to know what makeup items you’ve been loving lately!

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