Y’all know I am always trying new products so I know what’s good and what to recommend and because I have a makeup addiction.
I decided to put together two beauty guides for the end of the year, affordable and high end, to highlight my favorite products in each category. These are the products I would recommend if asked.
I wanted to put them all in once place so you and I can both reference them easily. I thought long and hard spent a lot of time thinking about each category and product. I sure hope I didn’t miss anything, but if I did, let me know in the comments.
These beauty guides will be your ultimate tool kit.
Up first, affordable/drugstore products.
—Blur: Catrice Prime & Fine Smoothing Refiner
—Mattify (Oily skin): Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm for Sensitive Skin (sounds cray, but trust me)
—Hydrate (Dry Skin): NYX Hydra Touch
—General (Normal Skin): elf Mineral Infused
—Stick (Dry Skin): Ulta Moisturizing
—Full Coverage (All skin types): Makeup Revolution Conceal + Define
—Sheer/Medium (All skin types): Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable
—Medium/Full (All skin types): Wet n Wild Photo Focus
—Colour Pop No Filter
—Maybelline Age Rewind in Neutralizer or Brightener
—Maybelline Fit Me Loose
UNDER EYE SETTING POWDER
—J Cat Beauty Luxe Pro Powder in Porcelain
—Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
—Colour Pop Powder Blush in Noodle
—Catrice Prime & Fine Professional Contouring Palette in Ashy Radiance
—Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek in Flexitarian
—Maybelline x Nikki Tutorials Master Chrome Metallic
—Pencil: Almay Brow Pencil
—Gel: NYX Control Freak
—Primer: Milani Eye Shadow Primer
—Cream: Revlon ColorStay Creme
—Singles: LOreal Infallible
—Palettes: Wet n Wild
—Liquid: Physicians Formula Eye Booster
—Pencil: Milani Stay Put Waterproof
—Gel: Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel
—Primer: LOreal Voluminous
—Mascara: Revlon Volumazing
—Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Gel
—Maybelline Creamy Matte
—NYX Butter Lipstick
—NYX Butter Gloss
—Physicians Formula Healthy Lip
—Revlon HD Gel
—Essence Keep It Perfect! Make-Up Fixing Spray
—Colour Pop All Star Face Setting Spray
I didn’t want to list each individual brush or sponge so I’m grouping by brand. I have tried multiple brushes from each of these lines and I have been impressed with the quality, performance, and how well they hold up after washing.
—Real Techniques Brushes
—LOreal Foundation Blender Sponge
—Morphe Brushes (I do not like the Morphe sponges)
—Real Techniques Sponges
Shew! We made it. If you want a more in depth review, type in the product name or type in the search box and if I’ve reviewed it, it will pop up! If you have specific questions, leave them in the comments or message me on Instagram.
I have tried and stand by every one of the products I mentioned above, except one. I have not tried the Milani Eye Shadow Primer, but I intend to pick it up and give it a shot. I know lots of people love and recommend it, so I went with it. You can definitely use the Revlon Creme Shadow in the same way and it will work just fine.