My love for beauty started at a young age. I would sit with my mom as she applied her makeup watching her every move. She would teach me so many tips and tricks and we would talk about everything under the sun. I always admired the way she added just enough to highlight her features but still maintained a natural and fresh face. This stuck with me as she would always receive the nicest compliments on her skin. I would often hear people comment on how great her skin looked for her age and I wanted to emulate her techniques as I got older.
As I began wearing makeup myself, I learned what I liked and disliked. After much trial and error, I found that I felt most comfortable and most myself focusing on a few basics. So here they are. My tried and true favorite make up products:
Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Makeup Primer SPF 20: I was never a believer in primer until I tried this one. I apply it after my moisturizer and before my foundation. It helps the foundation look better for longer and keeps any shine at bay.
Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 35: This is my sixth bottle for a reason. It is my favorite foundation that I have used. I attempt to try others for a day but always go back to this one. It builds to a medium coverage and feels light and barely there. The finish is matte but also allows the natural glow of my skin to radiate through. I cannot say enough good things about this one.
Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow: If there is one product I get asked about the most, it is this eyeshadow in the color New Moon. This has been a staple in my make up bag for five years now. It is so easy to apply and easy to wear. It shimmers and adds a touch of glam to my everyday look.
Surratt Relevée Lash Curler: Although I have somewhat long lashes, they tend to grown down instead of up, which is why I need this curler. It gives my lashes an instant lift and fans them out perfectly allowing my mascara to work its magic.
Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara: There are three mascaras that I always have in rotation with this being one of them. I love the way it helps elongate and thicken my lashes making my eyes appear larger and more youthful. My other two favorites are the Bare Minerals Lash Domination and the Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara both in black.