Welcome back to Nia Imani! Today we are going to get into my favorites! I have quite a few so let's jump straight into it.
Let's start with foundations:
L’Oréal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation: I am going to put a review up on this soon so, I don't want to get into too much detail. However, I do want to mention them because I really like them. They last all day on my skin and this doesn’t make me feel sticky or heavy. I think all skin types could use this.
Honest Beauty Everything Tinted Moisturizer (Oil Free Version): This is a really nice tinted moisturizer; it has medium to full coverage and a matte finish. I can say this formula is quite thick so I suggest using your fingers to blend it in or at least warm it up and thin it out with your fingertips. This product lasts all day on my skin. And I stay fairly matte all day as well. I would recommend this to anyone in need of a fuller coverage everyday moisturizer.
Neutrogena Skin Clearing Foundation: I did a review on this already, but I did want to mention it because I think it’s pretty good. It has really nice buildable coverage, it lasts a while on the skin, and it doesn't irritate my skin.
Maybelline Dream Velvet: I am doing a review on this soon as well, but I am thinking this is my new Holy Grail drugstore foundation. It is fantastic. Nothing compares. Anyone in need of a lightweight, matte finish foundation should give this a go.
Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette: This is me in an eyeshadow palette! I love warm, neutral berry tones. Plus Anastasia shadows are always buttery, easy to blend and super pigmented! What more can a girl ask for?! The particular colors I live for are burnt orange, red ochre, antique bronze, Cyprus umber, and realgar. If I am wearing eyeshadow this month it has been this palette. I'm obsessed! I 100% recommend it!
Benefit’s New Brow Collection: This is the best eyebrow makeup collection to come out in a long time. Each product is so pigmented and easy to use, they last a long time on the skin and they are waterproof. I can honestly say I don’t see me going back to my Anastasia Beverly Hills Products. My favorite products from the collection are the Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil, the Ka-Brow Gel-Crème, and the Browvo! Conditioning Primer.
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Eyeliners: (These are their glitter liners) These are pretty much like every other brands glitter liners except these don’t burn my eyes or skin like other glitter liners do. Also, they last all day long without touch up or primer underneath. I recommend these for everyone, however people with sensitive skin and/or allergies can benefit the most from these.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz: This is a very subtle liquid highlighter. I often put this on my collar bones, tops of my cheeks, etc. This gives a gentle glow to the skin without making me look greasy or disco ball like. I recommend it for anyone looking for a lightweight, fresh, glow.
Laura Gellar Glam Lash Mascara: My boss was talking about how awesome this mascara is one day and I felt the need to try it after that. And man was she right. This mascara gives me so much volume and great separation. It builds up quickly and lasts all day. It’s the perfect everyday mascara!
Revlon Lash Adhesive: I am in love with this lash glue. I am highly allergic to latex and there is almost no affordable, easy to access latex free glues on the market except this one. It gets tacky almost immediately, it doesn’t irritate my skin or eyes, it lasts all day long, and it comes in black and clear. I highly recommend this for anyone with a latex allergy who wears false lashes.
Youngblood Luminous Crème Blush in Luxe: I usually hate crème blushes. They are generally oily feeling and looking and they cake up and add weird texture to my cheeks. But, this blush is totally different it is truly a crème and it is super pigmented. I usually put this on before I powder my face for a light and fresh look. I highly recommend their blushes for anyone looking for a high quality crème blush.
Maybelline Master Fix Setting Powder: This is the best translucent setting powder I have found in a long time. This has zero color and no white cast. This powder goes on so smooth and it mattifies so easily it’s insane. I highly recommend this powder to pretty much anyone! You will not regret it!
Pur Minerals Miracle Hydrate and Set: This is the best dewy setting spray of life! First off it smells like oranges or something citrus like. Second, it sinks straight into the skin without making me look or feel oily. It just gives a healthy glow to the skin. It’s awesome!
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden: I don't like Urban Decay's primers for the most part but, for some reason this primer is bomb. It has a nice bright yellow undertone which makes all shadows look super bright. It lasts all day with no creasing. It’s fantastic!
Bare Minerals Concealer (powder): I love this because it sets my regular concealer and adds extra coverage without making me look or feel cakey. I also noticed it doesn't make my concealer crease. I think it maybe preventing the creasing I usually get. It works well as a lightweight concealer on its own as well. I highly recommend this concealer.