I've been a self-proclaimed makeup addict for a few years now. I do bridal makeup at a local salon, I own enough makeup for five people, and I just have so much fun with it.
In the days before Luke, I really loved to do elaborate eyeshadow looks, but with a toddler on the loose, I don't get much time for that. Most of the time, I find myself doing a quick look. These are the products that I wear almost every day:
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. This stuff is basically amazing. It creates a perfect canvas for your foundation or powder, while evening out your skin tone (I use the lavendar!). I can't begin to describe how silky my face feels with this on. The foundation or powder just glides right on after this, and you don't have to worry about it settling or clumping anywhere on your face.
MAC Select Tint. This is a tinted moisturizer. I have pretty good skin, so I don't need anything heavy. This evens out your skin tone without caking or making it look as though you have on loads of foundation. It's lightweight, and the SPF is always good!
Bronzer. I like to have just a touch of bronzer on my cheeks and forehead for a little added color and glow. Super easy to sweep on, especially helpful in the winter months! And I have to admit, I love how aesthetically pleasing this giant bronzer is.
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. These are, without a doubt, my favorite makeup item. I love shimmer bricks because they're a multi-use product. A sweep on the cheekbones makes your skin glow, AND you can use the strips individually as eye shadow. When you're in a hurry, these are great! When i was pregnant, I was always complimented on my glowing skin, but I'm pretty sure it was the shimmer brick doing the glowing, not me.
DiorShow mascara. I have wimpy eyelashes, so I need this mascara! This is the best mascara I've ever used. My lashes look so long and full. Definitely worth the price.
Tendertone lip balm. These are great for quick looks, because they add just a hint of color and shine to your lips. Plus, they smell great and protect from the sun.
And if I have a few extra minutes, Gel eyeliner. Once I started using this, I threw out all of my stick eyeliners. It's so easy to put this on with a thin brush, and it does not budge! I wore this when I was in labor, and at the end of my 20 hour long, natural labor (most of which was spent in water or with a wet washcloth on my head), my midwife asked if my eyeliner was tattooed on because it did not budge the entire time. If that's not a product testimony, I don't know what is!
So, there you go, the beauty products I cannot live without. What are your holy grail products? Or are you one of those lucky women who can just dash out of the house without even a touch of makeup?