Not going to lie, most mornings I look eerily similar to the creature from the black lagoon when I wake up. After a little bit of primping and prepping, I’m usually at least halfway decent to leave my apartment and make my way out into the world without scaring small children.
But with the snow and the frigid temperatures, I’ve found that for the first I’ve really had to change my makeup routine based on the seasons (growing up in Florida that was never a problem). Here are some of my favorite products that I use everyday!
Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer // This was recommended to me by a specialist at Sephora and I really love how the primer neutralizes the redness of my skin and also helps keep my foundation from slipping off my face.
Bobbi Brown Corrector // I swear by Bobbi Brown’s corrector. This is a more recent purchase of mine but now I don’t know how I’d live without it (please don’t discontinue it now that I’ve said that!!). I apply under my eyes before the concealer and it really helps brighten up my eyes and gets rid of the dark circles.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit // Concealer’s basically my best friend in the makeup world, and Bobbi Brown’s formula is perfect for me. I use this both under my eyes and on the rest of my face, to cover to up dark spots and acne. The shade is perfect for me, which I find is hard sometimes because I’m so fair, and this kit totally lives up to the hype.
Nars Luminous Foundation // I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION. It gives full coverage without looking cakey or too heavy. I can’t rave enough about it!
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette // I’m pretty simple when it comes to eye makeup and so I love having a few of my favorite Naked eyeshadow colors without having to drop the big bucks. I tend to use a lighter color on my lid and a darker in the crease everyday and I’ve had this palette for almost 2 years now!
Sephora Bronzer Powder // As I’ve said before, I’m ghostly pale… Especially during this time of year. So a swipe bronzer across my cheeks, nose, and neck is clutch to looking like a normal human being everyday. I’ve found that this Sephora bronzer works just as well as the designer brands for half the cost, which always makes me feel better when I go back for more!
Cargo Blush // I got this blush in a BirchBox sample way back in July and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s definitely more of a summer-y shade but the pink color is too pretty for me to give up.
Anastasia Brow Wiz // Confession: I have very thin brows. Which was popular about 10 years ago but not I’m trying all that I can to make them look fuller and this brow pencil is perfect for that!
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara // Another confession: My eyelashes are practically blonde and stick straight out. I love Benefit’s mascara because it adds the volume that I so desperately need to frame my eyes, especially since I usually don’t wear any liner. Compared to the drugstore mascaras I used to wear everyday, this mascara is totally worth the cost!
Bobbi Brown Lipstick // I absolutely adore this lipstick. It’s somewhere between a deep pink and a red, so it’s perfect for the office and going out to drinks. Definitely one of the lipsticks that I wear more often!