1. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara $24 USD
This mascara has consistently been one of my favorites since it came out. It goes on smoothly, dries quickly (minimal smudging), and lasts like waterproof. I have repurchased this many times and even used it for my wedding makeup. It now comes in brown and purchased at Sephora, Ulta Cosmetics, and directly from Benefit Cosmetics.
2. Laura Mercier $44 USD
This tinted moisturizer provides light to medium coverage like a foundation without being cakey. It has buildable coverage and come in 15 shades for every skin tone. Even with my oily skin I find that it lasts me throughout the day and provides a natural looking finish (even in the Summer months and I live in the South). Purchase at Sephora, Ulta Cosmetics, and directly from Laura Mercier.
3. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer $30 USD
This concealer is seriously amazing. The consistency really is creamy and it easily blends in your skin. It comes in 16 shades and has a sponge tip applicator. I use this under my eyes and on red spots or blemishes- it works on any discoloration. Purchase at Sephora and from Nars directly.
4. Mac Cosmetics Powder Blush $23 USD
Mac has a plethora of amazing products and is probably most well-known for their lipsticks, but I think their original powder blushes are some of the best out there. They are available in 47 (yes, forty-seven) shades and are so pigmented you can easily build their coverage and make them last forever. Mac powder products are also available in the Pro-Pallet refill option at a lower cost. Purchase Mac products at Belk counters, Bloomingdales, and from Mac Cosmetics directly.
5. Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder
I’ve always found tinted finishing powders reverse the hard work I’ve just put in with my foundation. This colorless finishing powder lets you set you foundation without altering the color you’ve already built up. It helps reduce shine with out the build up you get on traditional powders. Purchase at Sephora, Ulta Cosmetics, and directly from Tarte Cosmetics.
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