I’ve been getting a little more adventurous with my makeup lately – branching out and trying some new brands and products that I haven’t before. Since I work from home, I don’t necessarily wear makeup every day, but on days that I have meetings, or days that I’m taking shooting content, I like to have a daily look down. I still keep in pretty simple for my day-to-day makeup, though – just the basics that help me feel put together and polished.
I really love this foundation from Fenty. There is a huge range of shade options, it goes on smoothly, blends really easily and nicely, and really does last all day. I have oily skin, and sometimes have issues with foundations separating on my skin after a few hours – this one doesn’t have that issue at all, and it still looks great at the end of the day. The coverage is buildable – I use one pump typically, which is medium-ish coverage; if I want something a little more full coverage, I use a pump and a half.
I have always been a powder blush person, but I’ve seen so many people on TikTok use liquid / cream blushes that I decided I wanted to try it out. I was always afraid that it wouldn’t last on my oily skin, but I’m happy to report that I was wrong! This blush wand is really easy to use – you just squeeze a little bit onto the attached pouf, dot it onto your cheeks (I do two dots per cheek), and blend! I was worried I wouldn’t have the strength or mobility to blend out the dots well, but it’s actually incredibly easy. I love the matte finish, too.
In my opinion, this is the perfect “your brows but better” brow gel. It isn’t super dramatic, but it adds a little tint and volume to your brows, and the gel really does set the brows nicely. But it still comes right off with micellar water, which I appreciate! The brush is small, so you can be precise with application, but it’s still very easy to use.
Sometimes I’ll just go with brow gel, but if I want to go a little bit bolder and fill in my lashes more, I use Glossier’s Brow Flick first. It’s a felt tip, and the name is appropriate because you do just make little flicking motions with the pen to draw on eyebrow hairs. This also lasts really nicely on my oily skin, and doesn’t smear or rub off.
When they discontinued my favorite mascara a year or two ago, I tried quite a few to find a replacement, and this one from Lancome was the standout! It’s a curved, silicone brush, and it separates my lashes nicely so they don’t get too clumpy. It’s supposed to lengthen and volumize, and I do think it does both – I don’t like when mascara makes my lashes too “spidery,” and this one doesn’t do that. I also haven’t had any issues with it flaking off throughout the day, or smearing.
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