Every girl has things in her makeup bag that she cannot live without. These are my top five staples. They are the things I will absolutely purchase again and again without hesitation.
e.l.f. Keep Your Curl Mascara
I’ve tried so many different mascaras. Some had low price points, some were definitely splurges. The one that I finally decided to stick with, though, was Keep Your Curl. It does such a good job at enhancing your lashes without clumping that I cannot see much of a reason to pay more for something else. At around $4 a tube, it has a highly appealing price point and it works far better than a lot of the high-end products that I have used in the past.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
After seeing so many influencers use this foundation, I cannot believe it took me as long as it did to finally try it. I purchased it for the very first time earlier this year not knowing what to expect. As someone who has found a lot of foundations to be far too oily, causing them to slide around my face throughout the day even with primer and setting spray, I set my hopes high that this self-proclaimed oil-free foundation wouldn’t disappoint me like so many others have. To my delight, it stayed in place throughout the day without drying out my skin like so many “oil-free” foundations do. As a result, I make sure I keep this stuff in my bag.
I almost always use a matte lippie just as a personal preference. In my own opinion, they look far better than their glossy counterparts and they don’t have the sticky feeling that comes with glossier products. They also stay put far longer, making for less time spent reapplying. The down-side to that is that a lot of them tend to dry out your lips quite a bit. That’s where EcoLips comes in! The sugar in this scrub buffs away dry skin while coconut oil, olive oil, and jojoba moisturize, leaving you with perfectly soft lips. As a bonus, it is organic and is never tested on animals.
Haus Laboratories Liquid
So, the first time I saw this eyeliner, it was in a Nikki Tutorials video. She did an entire eye-look using products sent to her from Haus Laboratories. Y’all, I fell in love with this product watching her use it. It was so opaque in the very first swipe, that I knew I had to have it. It’s a bit pricey, but I don’t care. I cannot not have this eyeliner.
e.l.f. Matte Magic Mist & Set
Another cheapy but goody. Simply put, it does its job. It sets my makeup perfectly without drying out my skin or breaking the bank. I just can’t see myself spending $30+ for something that does the same thing that this product does for $5.
What’s in your makeup bag?