Go-to Makeup Essentials

Smashbox Photo Set Pressed Powder: After going through quite a few different powders, I think I've finally found a keeper. Although the size of the actual product is smaller than the normal portion, the think compact makes it easy to stash in any size bag. The powder provides a fairly build-able coverage and comes in shades that blend well with my natural skin tone.

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real: As is with most Benefit cosmetics this product is amazing! I usually keep a few different mascaras on hand a drugstore brand and a more pricey wand. If you like your lashes long and full, you'll love this mascara. I found several other advertised {Fake Lash} mascaras to look cakey and prove to be a real pain to remove, so I was hesitant to try it. However, it has proved to be just the opposite, the product goes on smooth and bears great results.

Anastasia Brow Wiz Medium Ash: One area that never goes untouched is my brows. I have always been drawn to darker bolder eyebrows, so I make sure to keep my tidy {threaded / Shaped} and filled in. The pencil makes it a breeze to apply small strokes, so the end result doesn't end up looking fake or overdone.

Stila - Prime Pot (Taffy): One of the only eye primers that I've tried that actually stays put! Creasy eye-lids are a no-no in my book, why go through all the work of doing your eyeshadow if it is just going to end up looking smudged and shiny. I prefer a neutral color since, I rarely do dark eyeshadow, however in that rare occasion this has proved to stand the test.

MAC Fluidline Blacktrack: I'm a long time user of the fluid line from MAC, in fact, I don't think I've ever really changed up my eyeliner since high school. This little pot of blackness will last you plenty of winged lines and will keep its smooth consistency if stored properly. I tend to keep me away from any source of heat to prevent this little guy from drying out, as an added bonus once you're finished you can save to take BACK2MAC to recycle program.

NARS Bronzing Powder Laguna: An obvious fan favorite for its perfect shade of bronze! I'm usually not a fan of sparkly bronzers, but this shade is beyond perfect. The minimal shiny flakes and deep hue compliment any lighter skin tone, and can be used year around.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter: Another instant favorite, for their smooth consistency and great color payoff! I've been slowly acquiring different shades in the collection and have not been disappointed with any that I've tried {which is quite a few}. I highly recommend these and at the price who can resist!