Top 5 Everyday Makeup Must Haves

I haven’t had any time to blog because: OLYMPICS!  I have a competitive personality & I get very into the Olympic games. (And yes, I do cry at every event – the athletes & families work so hard, waaaah!! Bravo! Bravo!)

In other news, I made the mistake of going out of the house before 4:00pm on Saturday – what a terrible decision.  It’s too hot.. but Ulta was calling my name.  I noticed the Carli Bybel Palette was finally in Ulta, yay! I’ve been wanting (another) palette for a long time.  I use that baby everyday!


For the past year I’ve been using several staple makeup products that I’ve fallen in love with.  I wear these products pretty much every day.  They’re comfortable on my face & I have my routine down.  Perfect, easy, every day makeup.  These are also the products I tend to travel w/because they’re so versatile.

  1. Urban Decay Naked Basics – All my prayers were answered the day I bought this tiny pallet.  I still remember the Sephora in Dubai Marina Mall that I went to on my lunch break to buy it, I debated forever.  At this point, I think this is the most valuable makeup product I own because I use it for everything.

    W.O.S. – all over the eye lid in the morning, to cover the red from my itching allergies or any blue, sleepy looking eyelid issues
    Foxy – over my under eye concealer to set my makeup.
    Naked 2 or Faint – contour my nose, chin or eyelid.
    Crave – help with a smokey eye.
    Venus – inner eye corner or a highlight.

    I can do A LOT of my face w/this one baby palette. AND, I’ve had it for a year, used it almost every day, and still don’t need to buy a new one.   For every day, easy makeup – this is perfect.  I can’t live without it.

  2. L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara – Everyone talks about this mascara because it’s the best.  It truly adds volume, and every time I try to change up my mascara I always end up going back to this one.  Something about it just works.

  3. L’Oreal True Match Foundation (W5) – I wanted a drugstore foundation for everyday because I hate spending too much money on a foundation that I wear for the mornings & don’t see anyone or go anywhere. Ya know?  I wear it to look alive but don’t need to be a 10.  You feel me.  This foundation has been my go to for the past year.  I bounce between a couple colors depending on my spray tan level.

  4. Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzer – I spoke about this in my favorites post.  I love it. I love being bronze. I love the way this bronzer blends and sits on the skin without drying my face out.  Buildable so it won’t overwhelm you & worth the money – it lasts forever.

  5. Carli Bybel Palette – I use the highlighter in this palette every single day.  Besides that, this palette is as good as gold.  It’s only $14 at Ulta right now & my gosh is it worth it!  There’s a variety of colors, including mattes and shimmers.  Although it’s so affordable, the product itself feels expensive.  I really can’t say enough, other than get it before it’s gone! I believe it’s a limited edition 🙁

Alright, alright, alright – what super basic makeup products do you use every day? Tried & true?   I still hop around a little with blush and concealer, but the others I hoard.    Once you have staple makeup products that you feel comfortable using every day – makeup is fast, easy + fun.  You feel comfortable and ready to take on the day! At least I do…

Although… these female swimmers in the Olympics are making me rethink my nail game & possibly piercing my ears. Is it time?

For now, I’m off to clean + run errands + cook + workout and prepare so I have zero distractions from Michael Phelps swim tonight 🙂

Talk soon!


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