Makeup, Products


You know that question everyone likes to ask… “If you were deserted on an island and you could only take –insert whatever number amount- makeup products with you, what would they be?”

I would like to hope that I don’t ever have to worry about that. How’s a girl supposed to choose?! Well… I’m thinking of this list as an extended version of that question. My holy grail makeup products that no matter what (an apocalypse, deserted island, you know…), I would absolutely have these on me. All jokes aside, these truly are the products that I have fallen in love with and left their beauty mark on my heart. I find it is easy for me to buy something, use maybe half of it, then forget about it completely at the bottom of my makeup collection until I stumble upon it months later. For me to completely use something, several times even, and continuously have to purchase it to restock is definitely a miracle (and a must have product!)


  1. Kat Von D – Lock-It Foundation (shade Light 45 Neutral)
    When it comes to complexion products, I’m extra selective! I’ve been really loving the KVD foundation for months now. The formula is extra nice for anyone who struggles with foundation that lasts. I see a semi-matte finish almost instantly after applying with a smooth finish. I really love this foundation! If you’re interested but still unsure how it will work with your skin (I have combination skin) then grab a sample at your local Sephora.
  2. Smashbox High Definition concealer (shade Fair)
    I believe I am going on 6 years of using this under eye concealer! I love that it is an oil free concealer since I suffer from a very oily T-zone. In addition, I love the brightening finish that the shade Fair gives me. This has been an all time favorite of mine and it offers medium coverage but is build-able to full if needed.
  3. Too Faced Cosmetics Hangover Primer
    Although I suffer from an oily T-zone, I also suffer from very dry skin on the outer parts of my face and forehead area. This has been extremely tricky for me to juggle since I need both mattifying and hydrating products. The Too Faced primer comes in handy because it is an ultra hydrating primer that has coconut water (mmm, yes!) and is silicone free (my skin hates silicone based primers). This is the ultimate drink of water for your skin prep!
  4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow (shade Dark Brown & Ebony)
    It’s no secret that this is my love of all eyebrow products (and everyone else’s!) when it comes to a long-wear and flawless application. I love Dipbrow because it comes in a pot where I don’t have to squeeze product out, it applies onto skin perfectly when it comes to adding volume to brows and because it gives a soft and subtle or dramatic and snatched look depending on what you’re feeling for the day!
  5. Sephora Perfection Mist Nude Glow
    This is a newer product but I am already obsessed after using it a handful of times. The main purpose of this product that comes in a spray can is to add a natural glow to your skin. You mist the product all over and it adds a dewy finish that lasts. This is especially beautiful applied to the collarbones and shoulder blades! I most of the time prefer a dewy glow when it comes to my end result of my makeup so this comes in handy.
  6. NYX Lipliner pencil (shade 802 Brown)
    For almost 7 years straight I have been using this specific lip pencil with almost every lipstick I wear. I luckily bought this in bulk so that I would never run out and be without it! This truly is my favorite brown lip pencil and I carry it with me in my purse, my makeup collection, my bathroom drawer, my car…you get the picture. It’s is also extremely affordable! I usually wear this pencil with a combination of a nude lipstick blended in.
  7. MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Stretch mascara
    I’m not one to usually splurge on mascaras, drug store works perfectly fine for me, but the MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Stretch mascara changed my thoughts completely. This specific mascara is a lengthening product that has a rubber wand (which I normally dislike!). After using this, I instantly saw the difference in the length of my lashes and noticed extreme ease when working to separate my lashes. I always get asked if I am wearing lash extensions when I have this applied!
  8. The Creme Shop Lashes (wispy’s are my fave!)
    Another brand I have used for years is The Creme Shop! Their lashes are the best, human hair, and again, extremely affordable! I wear their wispy lashes and tend to stack them on top of each other when I am feeling a more dramatic look. The best thing? The band is super thin! This means no liner is needed as the band is clear and the wear is incredibly comfortable! …They also have some adorable marble handled makeup brushes that are to die for!
  9. Too Faced Cosmetics Chocolate Palette
    My everyday go-to eyeshadow palette is the Chocolate palette because it has a mixture of warm tones for a natural or smoky look. It is usually the first eyeshadow palette I grab on the daily because all the essentials are there! I tend to sometimes use the large lighter shimmer shadow as a highlight too!
  10. MAKE UP FOR EVER Diamond Powder (shade #11)
    Anything that sparkles is usually what I am attracted to on the eyes. The Diamond powder is not just any ordinary glitter. It is finely milled so that it is softer and subtle rather than chunky and heavy. The shade #11 is a beautiful rose gold tone and looks beautiful on a bare lid or layered on top of an eyeshadow. Trust me, you want to check these sparkles out!Do we share any similar makeup must haves or am I missing on something that is an ultimate life changer!?
    Let me know in the comments below!

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