Happy Monday beautiful people!
I have been lovingggg my daily makeup routine lately. I thought I could share with you all the products I’ve been using and loving for the past half a year and maybe provide recommendation to you! P.S. if you are a Sephora VIB, the 15% off VIB sale is going on until midnight tonight, 5/6!
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 – Color Light – $39 + 15% Sephora VIB Discount
I have always struggled with oily skin so I try to use oil free products that won’t add additional oil to my face so I decided to try out this It Cosmetics Oil-Free CC Cream. I love that it color corrects my uneven skin tone, as well as leaves my skin glowing. It is a bit pricey but it lasts a very long time since it has the push dispenser which limits the amount of product that comes out.
Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer – Color Sand – $6.99 at your local drug store
The Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer is one of the best concealers I’ve used, it is my absolute favorite because it has great coverage, is light weight, and matches my skin tone perfectly.
Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder – Color Suntan – $5.99 at your local drug store
I previously used the Laura Mercier setting powder but it was just so pricey and I couldn’t convince myself to keep spending that much on setting powder. I feel like this setting powder is very comparable to the Laura Mercier powder but for a cheaper price and more product overall. It also provides a nice matte finish.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer – Color Medium Brown – $23 + 15% VIB Discount
Brows are very important to me. I had heard so many great things about the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer and had seen so may people using it so I decided to try it out. I mostly use the eyebrow brush the most, to brush out and shape my eyebrows but I use the product to color in those areas that maybe don’t get as colored in and need a little extra color.
Lime Crime Bushy Brow Precision Pen – Color Brownie – $20 at Lime Crime, Urban Outfitters, Ulta
I got sent this Lime Crime Bushy Brow Precision Pen through Influencer and absolutely fell in love with it! I use this product to outline my eyebrows both on the top and bottom, to define the shape. I then brush the product out with the Anastasia brow brush above. This product has lasted me so long and I love the sharp point it offers for precision. This product is basically like a liquid eyeliner but specific for your brows.
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow + Volumizing Eyebrow Gel – Color 3 Medium (Neutral Light Brown) – $24 + 15% Sephora VIB Discount
The Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Gel is my biggest necessity for my brows, this is the product I use to really tint and shade in my brows to add extra color. I love the texture it gives my brows because it is a brush like texture which appears as hair like strokes and looks very natural.
Milk Makeup Kush Brow Gel – Color Clear – $18 + 15% Sephora VIB Discount
I am a huge fan of Milk Makeup’s products and had heard so many great things about their Kush Brow Gel. Every time I went to get my hands on it, my closets Sephora store was always sold out. I finally was able to find the clear brow gel and have been using that one instead of the tinted one. It keeps my brows place but doesn’t feel too heavy like its holding my brows down. I apply this at the end of my brow routine and it keeps my brows looking fresh and clean!
Milani Baked Bronzer – Color Dulce – $8.99 at your local drug store
One day I ran out of bronzer and stopped at my local Walgreens and found this Milani Baked Bronzer. I had heard many good things about Milani so figured I would give it a try. I love the color of this bronzer and like that there are specs of gold mixed into it. It has pigment and provides a bronze tone with the first application.
E.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Highlight and Bronzer Duo – Color Bronze Glow – $4 at your local drug store
I received the Elf Cosmetics Bronzer and Highlight duo in an Elf Influencer box. I truly felt like it gave me a bronze glow just as the name says. Although I use my own separate highlighters, this product adds a great natural glow to my skin before I apply the other highlighters. If I am just going for a natural look I will only use this product as bronzer/ highlight instead of adding on other highlights for a less dramatic glow.
Morphe Blush Trio – Color Pop of Blush – $12 at Ulta or Morphe
I am a huge fan of Morphe and all its products! When I went to Dallas around Christmas time, I stopped at one of the malls in Dallas that had a Morphe store there, so of course I had to shop around. I found this Morphe Blush Trio and got so excited because I was looking for a new blush. The Pop of Blush trio set is amazing and provides a peachy shade, a cherry blossom pink shade, and a grapefruit shade. They have 6 different other trio sets to accommodate everyone’s skin tone and blush preferences. The Pop of Blush trio is my absolute favorite though because its not too pink or too orange.
Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara – $12 + 15% Sephora VIB Discount
Yet another Milk Makeup product I love is the Kush High Volume Mascara. This mascara only comes in one shade – Black and I love how dark and pigmented it is! It not only adds volume to my lashes but also adds depth. I have the mini size of the mascara and I love it because it is the perfect size to carry anywhere in any size purse/bag. There is also a full size available as well for $24.
It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara – Color Super Black – $24 + 15% Sephora VIB Discount
I am obviously a fan of It Cosmetics products, as seen above. During the holiday season, Ulta was having a sale for black Friday and I found the Superhero Mascara for only $10. This is a steal because the mascara is regular $24, so you save $14! I absolutely love this mascara because it provides volume and length with the Elastic Stretch Technology. The mascara brush provided with it helps define and lengthen each individual lash leaving your lashes looking flawless!
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight – $42 + 15% Sephora VIB Discount
The Cover | FX enhancer drops were included in the Glow For It – Sephora Favorite Highlight Sampler set I purchased during the holidays and I absolutely love the glow of it! I got it in the shade Moonlight which has a silver glow. I normally probably wouldn’t buy the full size of this product because it is so pricey but it is such a great product! I love that the highlight is in the form of drops, instead of powder. I usually place 2 or 3 drops on each of my cheek bones and then spread the product with my finger. You immediately see the glow and pigment 😍
Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati – $27+ 15% Sephora VIB Discount
I had never heard too much of the brand Artist Couture their Diamond Glow Powder was also included in the Glow For It – Sephora Favorite Highlight Sampler set in the color Illuminati. The shade Illuminati is a iridescent silver and champagne powder and leaves a gorgeous glow! I usually add the Cover | FX enhancer drops and then will apply the Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder after with an eyeshadow brush.
Pro Tip: I also love to apply this product to my eyelids to add a little glow and shimmer to my lids and it looks gorg!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit – $40+ 15% Sephora VIB Discount
Lastly, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit is by far my favorite glow kit shades because they are all bronzy tones. I have been obsessed with this kit since it came out. I used my 15% VIB discount from a previous year to purchase this since it is so pricey. Since it comes with 4 highlights, it really only comes out to $10 each highlight so it’s not too bad but $40 just sounds like a lot. Depending on what mood I’m in that day, I will either use 2 or all of the highlights to add just a little pop to my daily looks. Plus I love looking like a glazed doughnut ✨
All of the items I just included are products I use daily for my makeup routine, a lot of the items I got from Sephora and Ulta, but some of the products you can find at your local drug store. If I use makeup products that are pricey, I usually will try to find a deal around them. Such as the Sephora VIB sale. I don’t believe in breaking the bank for beauty products, and most of the time you can find similar products at the drug store for half of the price, so always do your research! I love that Ulta and Sephora also provide trial size offers of different brands and beauty products so that you can test the products out before deciding if you really want to pay full price on it. I would not put these products out on my platform if they weren’t something I truly loved or felt were amazing!
If you are a VIB with Sephora, be sure to shop the 15% off sale before it ends tonight, 5/6 at midnight or go into your local store to shop!
If you are not apart of the Rewards Program with Sephora, you can sign up for free online or in store. For each item you purchase, you get points on your account that you can use towards free items! You also get seasonal savings, such as the 15% off and many other benefits!
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Xoxo, Lori Allison ❤