The Bare Minimum: Daily Makeup Roundup

10:04 AM

Have you ever rummaged through your handbag and was flabbergasted with the number of lip balms, lipsticks, and a ton of other makeup products you didn't know you left there? Now I'm not saying I have a TON of product (I don't, haha), but working in beauty and getting free stuff here and there and dealing with makeup majority of the time, I do get product fatigue. As a new mom, I also  prefer to look put together in the least amount of time. I cleaned up my stash, and here you go, the simple and absolute must-haves for my daily makeup bag:

Face Coverage and Color:

Estee Lauder Double Wear BB Glow SPF 30 

 Ever since I got to know Estee Lauder's Double Wear, I have not looked back to my old foundation-- or any other foundation at that. It's the only foundation that doesn't make my skin turn or oxidize, and it stays ON. Like, put it on at 7 am and it'll stay until 9pm kind of ON. The Double Wear BB Glow is a lighter formulation with a generous SPF, and it provides just enough coverage.

Physician's Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Spotless Powder in Translucent, SPF 15

Yep, that's certainly a mouthful, haha. Essentially a brightening powder which promises to extend the wear of your foundation (a.k.a a setting powder) and evens out your skin tone. I love the light-reflecting optics in this powder, which gives a really subtle glowy finish.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer in Medium (03)

Bronze Goddess is not just A bronzer, it's THE bronzer. Immediately ordered it from my work gratis -- it gives just the most flawless glow that doesn't look orange, too sparkly or too shimmery, which I hate. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but the pan is HUGE and literally will last you a couple of years at least. If you're out bronzer shopping, get this-- no regrets, I tell you.

Eyeshadow and Mascaras:

Estee Lauder Little Black Primer- I love mascara as much as the next girl, but I hate having to deal with the end-of-the-day cleanup routine! Estee Lauder's LBP is my favorite new product from the line this year-- it curls and lengthens so magically sans the "spidery" mascara look. Perfect for grocery and errand days!

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara - I use the Little Black Primer on a daily business, but keep this tube in case I need a bit more drama.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Quad in "Brewed Awakening" - I own several neutral palettes, but this little box from Tarte is my current go-to! Tarte's Amazonian clay formulation is divine and these pigments stay on until the end of the day without primer. It is SO good.

Liners and Lipcolor

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in "Stockholm" - Wow, just wow. I have to admit that I'm a tad bit late to to the NYX matte lipcolor party, but I am seriously hooked.. They are so worth all the hype they're getting everywhere! The color stays on forever, doesn't dry your lips out, and is super affordable compared to other matte lippies out there. "Stockholm" gives a great pink-y nude tone perfect for everyday wear.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen - I've already mentioned how much I love this gel liner here, and I'll say it again -- this is a GREAT liner. It glides on like silk on skin, gives the inkiest pigment, and doesn't budge when it dries... a very worthy dupe of Lancome's Le Stylo Waterproof, which I worship, but  can't afford. Pixi offers the same payoff but costs only a fraction!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in "Trooper" - Hailed as the HG of all eyeliners by some beauty vloggers out there, this liner gives a very precise fine line for the perfect cat eye.

What are your absolute must-haves in your makeup bag? Let me know in your comments! x

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