My Current Every Day Makeup

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For the past two years, I have been using and loving all of the makeup products below. The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation provides amazing, medium coverage. It’s great for everyday wear and also has buildable coverage for when you want to do extra glam for date night, an event, etc. For eyeliner, I typically use an angled brush to apply one of the darker shades from the Tarte eyeshadow palette. Now and then, I will use the Kat Von D tattoo liner (seen above). Below are the shades I use in each product:

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation: Shade 4.0
Nars Radiant Creamy concealer: Affogato
Rare Beauty Bronzing stick: Happy Sol
Ilia Beauty blush stick: At Last
Coty Airspun loose setting powder: Trasluscent
NYX eyebrow pencil: Taupe
Anastasia brow gel: Clear
Kat Von D tattoo liner: Trooper
Charlotte Tilbury bronzer: Medium
Nars blush: Shade Orgasm
Smashbox x Becca highlighter: Champagne Pop
NYX lip liner: Peekaboo Neutral
Charlotte Tilbury lipstick balm: Pillowtalk

Generally, I have textured skin and frequent breakouts on my cheeks. I have found over the years that the two most important things for smooth makeup application are: 1.) a good moisturizer and 2.) good makeup brushes. Now and then, I will switch to using a makeup sponge, instead of brushes, which also provides smooth application. However, I feel the sponges tend to absorb more product than the brushes do.

My favorite brushes to use are from the brand Hourglass. They are an investment, but they will last for years if you take care of them and clean them regularly. I use the buffer brush for foundation, stick bronzer, and stick blush. The concealer brush is used for concealer only, and I use the dual-sided brush for powder foundation, powder bronzer, and powder blush. For highlighter, eyeshadow, and powder eyeliner, I use Elf brushes. The best makeup sponges I have found are the Real Techniques sponges.

For moisturizers, my all-time favorites are the Tatcha Water Cream, for the day, and the Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream before bed. When I ran out of these moisturizers and didn’t feel like spending to buy more, I used Vanicream moisturizer which is free of dyes, fragrances, and parabens and is another great option.

What is your favorite, tried, and true foundation? 🙂

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I'm Megan, and I am so glad you are here! I live in Jax, FL with my husband Dillon. I enjoy putting together casual outfits and sharing great deals on all things whether it be clothing, beauty or home finds.

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