I thought it would be fun to link up again with Kelly over at Kelly's Korner for SUYL - Show Us Your Favorite Beauty Products. First of all, I love love love Sephora and probably spend way too much money in there, but I just can't resist! I have way more products than I will ever use, but these are my "go-to" items. FYI - i'm no make-up expert at all. and I seriously lack in eye make-up knowledge b/c I feel like i'm horrible at putting it on! Also, one of my favorite ways to discover more beauty products is through Birchbox. I look forward to getting it in the mail every month!
I always start off with a primer on my face. I use the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting primer. Because I have red hair and really pale skin, the redness in my skin tends to really show up. This primer helps smooth out the redness and allows for a "clean slate", if you will, for your foundation.
I prefer a more full-coverage foundation to help cover freckles, break-outs, etc. Right now I'm using the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation. I like the coverage, but the color i'm using is a tad too dark for my complexion (even though it's the lightest color they offer), but I plan on using the entire tube until I try a different one b/c it was kind of pricey.
I have trouble keeping my eye shadow and eye liner from ending up in the crease of my eye b/c I have smaller eyelids. I use Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to help everything stay in place.
I received several Stila eyeshadow samples in my Birchbox one month and I fell in love. I ended up purchasing the Stila In the Moment Eyeshadow Palette. This palette came with "how-to" pictures, which really helped me!
For mascara I use the Maybelline Falsies Volume Express. I really like the waterproof b/c the only way it will come off is with actual eye make-up remover. I have blonde eyelashes and have to really make sure I cover them up, or it looks like of silly :)
I love the shimmer I get from using Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl. It's just the perfect amount of shine!