Happy Monday, all!
With the start of a new month, I thought it would be fun to follow in the steps of my friend Mia and introduce her Only Pick One series to the blog!
Every Monday in November, I’ll be sharing my holy grail beauty products in the categories of Face, Eyes, Lips and Scents. These are the products that I absolutely cannot live without and if I was forced to choose only one product from each category, these would be it.
First up, we are chatting about face products.
Foundation // Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. I try a lot of foundations, and I regularly switch up my foundation routine, but I always come back to this one. It provides the perfect amount of buildable coverage, and it leaves my skin looking matte but not dead. This product truly has never failed me – I wore it on my wedding day and didn’t even have to touch up!
Blemish Concealer // Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer. I’ve suffered from acne my whole life, which in return has left my skin uneven. This stuff covers up any active blemishes or leftover dark spots like a dream. It blends seamlessly with any foundation, and this tube has lasted me a long time. A great dupe for this product is Hard Candy’s Glamoflauge Concealer.
Under Eye Concealer // MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. I only started using this product a little more than a year ago, and now I literally can’t live without it. From it’s creamy texture to it’s full coverage, it’s the ultimate defense in under eye circles.
Powder // Airspun Loose Face Powder. This was a tough one since I also adore MAC’s Mineralize Skin Finish Natural pressed powder, but Airspun truly is the best (and cheapest!) loose powder I’ve ever used. A container of this stuff probably will last me a lifetime, and my skin always appears airbrushed after I stipple this on after applying my liquid makeup.
Bronzer // Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. This product can do it all – since it is a matte finish, I use it for both contouring and all-over bronzing. There are two different shades available to suit your skin tone, and it doesn’t have any hint of orange in it. Plus, it actually smells like chocolate – who doesn’t like that little kind of pick-me-up in the morning?
Blush // Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed. If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, this pick should come as no surprise to you. Tarte’s blush in Exposed goes with any makeup look, and it is the most universally-flattering shade of blush on anybody. Not to mention, it really does last throughout a 12-hour day.