Back with 10 Beauty Favorites

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I have taken a crazy long, but much needed break from blogging focusing on school and cheerleading, etc. etc. I have planned out my December schedule and (fingers crossed) will be sticking to it!

I'm really excited to come back with a post on my favorite makeup products. When I was about 13, I discovered the amazing world of beauty YouTubers and have been a religious follower ever since. In middle school, I went on a crazy kick spending all my babysitting money on MAC makeup and a lot of other expensive, high end makeup products. After burning a pretty big hole in my wallet, I've found the beauty of the drugstore and products that are really worth spending the money. I'm not a makeup expert at all, but I definitely have experimented enough to share my favorite things!

1 - Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette
This is, hands down, the greatest beauty investment I have ever made. It definitely is an investment ($54), but worth every penny. I use this almost every day and am always coming up with new looks. I'm just obsessed with it. Any of the Naked palettes are the perfect Christmas gift to give or receive.

2 - Rimmel Scandaleyes Liner Pen
You really can't go wrong with a felt tip pen for around $5 and this one is awesome!

3 - Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion
I have really oily eyelids and primer is a must for me to keep my eye shadow on all day. I've tried a lot of different primers, including the Two Faced Shadow Insurance (a really popular one on YouTube) and this one is by far the best.

4 - L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
Best. Mascara. Ever. It gives my lashes a lot of volume and length and is very inexpensive since it is at the drugstore. I highly, highly recommend it.

5 - Benefit Boi-ing Concealer (01/02)
I got the concealer duo pictured in a Benefit set from Sephora. I use the lighter color under my eyes and the darker one on other areas of my face that need a little extra attention. The consistency of this works really well with my skin and I don't know what I'm going to do when I have to repurchase it because I'm definitely not going to spend the money on both colors... HELP!

6/7 - NYX Stick Blush (Orchid) & NYC Bronzer (Sunny)
I put these together because I rarely use one without the other. The NYX stick blush is the perfect coral color and can be easily blended without a brush. The NYC bronzer is awesome for contouring because it's the perfect matte color for my skin and it was only $1... once again, that is not a typo.

8/9 - MAC Lustre Lipstick (Plink!) & NYX Butter Gloss (Tiramisu)
This is my favorite lip combo for every day. I'm sure there are drugstore shades similar to MAC's Plink, but I've been using this one for years and I love it. The NYX butter glosses are sooo amazing and I need to start growing my collection because they're so cheap, but such good quality.

10 - Revlon Lip Butter (Red Velvet)
I discovered these thanks to YouTube and this one is the perfect fall color. You can really build this up to be super dark or look more like a lighter stain.

Some of my favorite YouTubers are: Alexandrea Garza, Ingrid Nilsen, and Tanya Burr.
WARNING: Only click these links if you have endless free time because you can seriously dig yourself into a very deep hole with all the amazing-ness that is YouTube hahaha.

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful! I promise there are amazing products out there that you don't have to spend all your money on. Two more full weeks of school until finals and I seriously can't wait. Happy Monday/1st day of December!!

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