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As promised, I want to share some of my super secret favorite cosmetics that I am currently using and a couple of dupes to replace popular and expensive products that we all know and love.  I am wearing all of the products I will discuss in the photo below and have included links for you to shop the products directly.

My typical make-up look

Face: Before applying any concealer or foundation I always start with a primer. One of my ultimate more expensive favorites is Smasbox’ Photo Finish Primer. This primer is clear, not oily and leaves a neutral finish which I like. However, I have found ELF Cosmetics Mineral Infused Face Primer is strikingly similar.

Next I go in with concealer. NARs creamy concealer is my favorite high end product, but, purchasing Loreal’s concealer has changed my life. To me the product feels virtually the same.

After blending my concealer with a beauty blender I apply Bare Minerals Original Foundation in the color Golden Medium. I find that this loose powder foundation lasts all day long, provides full coverage and works well with my sensitive skin. When I don’t feel like spending the extra money I substitute with Loreal’s Mineral Foundation. The mineral foundation has great coverage but does not offer quite as long of a wear as Bare Minerals does.

After my foundation is applied, I like to bake with Bare Minerals Finishing Powder. For contouring I apply Bare Minerals Bronzer under my cheek bones.

Finally HIGHLIGHT. Everyone’s obsession. I finish my face with a highlight on the tip of my nose and Loreal’s Blush in “Rosy Outlook” on my cheek bones. This highlight by Wet n Wild is one of my favorite products because of its high pigmentation. The color of this highlight is almost identical to Becca Cosmetic’s ever-so-popular Champagne Pop.

For my brows, my favorite products are ABH dip brow and the ABH brow brush for application. I prefer a darker brow so the dip brow works very well for me.

winged-eyeliner-examplesEyes: My favorite mascara ever is Tarte’s Mascara but more often than not I am using Cover Girl’s volumizing and lengthening mascara. For eyeliner I prefer a liquid eyeliner with a very thin wand so I can create any kind of wing I want. My recent favorite is Revlon’s Skinny Liquid Liner. I have the liner in jet black and mahogany and both last all day long.

Lips: Currently, my lip favorite for every day Fall wear is MAC’s Viva Glam II paired with my Boldly Bare lip pencil. The color is a muted pink. MAC describes the lip color as having a little shimmer but I love it because its not frosty.

Setting: After everything is all said and done I finish with Urban Decay Setting Spray. I like this spray because its not thick or oily and only very lightly fragranced. A similar product to Urban Decay is NYX’s Matte Finishing Spray.

Please feel free to comment with other recommendations or questions! Lastly as promised, I will link my outfit details from yesterday’s Instagram post below.

Shop my look:



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