(1) First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Primer, $32
*Hydrating, glowy, absorbs quickly, oil-free
*I’ve used up several minis and a few full sizes
*It is my go to recommendation when someone with dry/normal skin asks for a primer recommendation
*I’ve found it at TJ Maxx/Marshalls several times for $12.99 so check there to get it for a discounted price.
(2) Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, $48
*If I need my makeup to stay in place all.day.long., this is what I use
*It’s not an every day foundation for me, it’s too pricey for that, but I use it for special occasions
*It’s full coverage and no other foundation (I’ve tried over 100) has the lasting power that this does
(3) Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick, $34
*I have a ton of lipsticks in all shades and formulas and I love them all, but if I could only keep one–this would be it. Enough said
(4) Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder, $34
*I use the shade Lavender to set my under eye concealer and the shade Butter to set my foundation.
*Lavender is the BEST brightening shade for fair skin
*This powder is SO finely milled, blurring, and has a soft-focus finish. It will look like you have a filter on. I’ve tried other powders, but I always come back to this. Nothing compares.
(5) Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, $36
*This really does prolong the wear of my makeup. Like the Double Wear Foundation, I don’t really use this every day, usually just special occasions or when I really need longevity.
(6) KVD Epic Curl Mascara Primer, $24
*Lifts and curls, it’s just magical
*I’m scared they’re discontinuing it. It’s no longer available at Ulta and it went on sale half off.
(7) Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick, $32
*I am lazy when it comes to eyeshadow so this is the perfect product for me. It makes it look like I tried while doing the least. they are SO creamy and glide on without tugging, last all day with no creasing or fading, and work great as a base if you want to put a powder shadow on top.
*I’ve been fortunate enough to get the ones I have on sale or at TJ Maxx.
(8) Tarte Double Duty Busy Gal Brows Tinted Brow Gel, $19
*Tiny wand, awesome shade range, great alone or used with a pencil
*It doesn’t provide mega hold, but I mainly use it to tint my brows on no makeup/light makeup days
(9) Benefit 24-HR Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel, $26
*I was ride or fie for the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel for years and while it is a good product, I prefer this formula. I get the same powerful hold like the ABH gives without the shiny finish and crunchy feel.
(10) NARS Orgasm Blush, $32
*There’s a reason it’s a cult classic, it’s a universally flattering shade. It legit looks great on every skin tone.
*It matches any and every makeup look and I love that it’s buildable and you can control the intensity.
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