Hi, loves! I’m stopping by today to give you all a glimpse into my makeup bag. I am super low-key when it comes to my beauty regimen: nothing too over-the-top or contrived. My goal with makeup is always to present myself, only a bit more polished.
So, here are the products that I rely on for the base of my everyday makeup look:
1. All-in-One BB Cream (in shade 03), The Body Shop $20 — For low-key, chill days filled with simple errand-running or attending classes, this BB cream fits the bill. It’s incredibly light and provides just the right amount of coverage.
2. Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Smashbox $36 — Before I’d ever tried this primer, I’d heard a little bit about it. After winning a couple of free samples from Smashbox, however, I quickly realized that this would be my new staple primer (I immediately ditched my old primer after wearing this one only a few times). Its oil-control properties handle my oily skin very well and I can get through nearly an entire day without having to pull out my compact for touch-ups.
3. Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (in Annapurna), NARS $42 — I know, I know. Everyone sings the praises of this product. It really is one of my favorites, though, and a bona fide staple in my makeup routine. I like to save foundation for special events, so I needed a product that could hit that middle ground: one that would provide enough coverage and polish to look “complete,” yet still be light enough to avoid the feel of wearing foundation. For me, this tinted moisturizer is precisely that product.
What are the staples for your everyday base? Do you prefer a BB/CC cream, tinted moisturizer, or foundation? Or, like me, do you like a combination that allows you to have a go-to base for particular days and events? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂