Today I thought I would share a couple of my go-to face makeup products for those of you looking to try something new and well priced! I was in LOVE with the Maybelline Purestay Powder, but they’ve stopped making it (boo!) so here are a couple of my other favorites for day-to-day coverage.
NYC’s “Skin Perfecting Primer” is one of my all-time favorites. I stick with shade 684 which is a sheer no tint. It is a great moisturizing base that helps makeup go on smooth.
I recently tried the NYC “BB Creme Smooth Skin Perfector” and was impressed at the coverage. I’ve never tried a BB creme before, but it applied easily like the primer and actually coverd the majority of my skin imperfections.
The downside to this primer/BB Creme is that it can come out a little streaky or blotchy if you’re not careful when applying. I was very sad when I noticed this because I was so excited about this product. However, it is still a good base with average coverage because it’s tinted.
Hard Candy’s “Glamoflauge” concealer is one of the most heavy duty concealers I’ve ever used! I really like the Hard Candy brand all of their products do what they’re supposed to and more. A dab of this concealer goes a long way and it is easy to blend. I’ve had my tube for about six months and I usually go through products like crazy.
The downside is that it can be a bit greasy when you first apply it, but I prefer that over a dry, hard to blend formula. Another complaint I’ve heard is that it doesn’t cover fine lines. So far with my experience, as long as you blend it the concealer doesn’t bunch up! My mom also uses this product.
Wet N Wild “Cover All Creme Foundation” is easy to apply and long-lasting. This is the face makeup that I currently wear and it provides great coverage at an even better price. The only downside to this makeup is that Wet N Wild doesn’t offer a wide range of skin color selection. I also like the Wet N Wild “Cover All Pressed Powder” to set my makeup.
L’Oreal’s “Magic Nude Liquid Powder” is one of my all-time favorites. It is easy to apply and provides a matte finish that feels silky like powder. I’m not quite sure why I stopped using this product as frequently, but am considering incorporating it into my makeup routine more!
We all know the “When life gives you lemons…” phrase. Well in my case, when life brought me a face powder that was far too dark, I turned it into a kick ass contouring blush. I just wanted to share my mess up with everyone because in the end it really worked out for me!
This powder is meant for full-coverage use so it has a matte finish. I really like that for contouring the cheekbones because the blushes that I top over it are usually sheen and sparkly.