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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂