Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge $20.00


Number of times purchased: 3

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking the same thing that goes through my head whenever I buy another one; “Jessica, why on earth are you spending 20 bucks on a damn sponge?” Honestly? Because I have yet to find something that beats it. I’ve tried cheap sponges from amazon and the drugstore, the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, and nothing really comes close to the real deal. The BeautyBlender manages to evenly distribute foundation without soaking too much of it up. It is great for putting on foundation when my skin is feeling dry or sensitive and always looks seamless. This sponge makes drugstore foundations feel like high end splurge items.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla $29.00


Number of times purchased: 2

I’ve talked about this product before quite a lot. This is my go to under eye concealer when I need to look awake/alive. It really brightens up wherever I put it without looking pasty. I wish I didn’t love it so much though, because it costs an arm and a leg considering how small it is, but I will most likely keep shelling out the cash for it.

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque $25.00


Number of times purchased: 2

I hate this because it is so pricy for such a teeeny amount and I can’t do my makeup without it. I put this on before my under eye concealer to cancel out my genetically blackened under eye bags. They are my biggest pain in the ass and this is the only thing that works on them. I’ve tried other correctors and they all ball up or flake off when I put concealer on top of them. If anyone knows of any spot on dupes formula wise for this, please let a girl know. Until then I will keep scraping every last drop out of this tiny tub to avoid the $25 price tag for one more day.

Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Under Eye Concealer $31.00


Number of times purchased: 2

This was one of my first loves. I love using this under my eyes when I know I am going to be photographed because it matches my skin tone and doesn’t cause flashback. It can crease if I don’t set it well enough, but if I do it looks beautiful. I rarely see or hear people discuss this product, but I highly recommend it. Especially if you have dry skin.

Loreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup $12.99


Number of times purchased: 4

I freaking love this stuff in the winter. I know, I know, dewy foundations are meant for summer nights, but it is such a savior for my dry, sad winter skin. It matches my undertones really well and is perfect for days when I just want a little coverage.

Benefit’s Porefessional $31.00


Number of times purchased: 2

I use this daily, it’s the only thing that I’ve found that sufficently blurs the pours around my nose. I love this because it doesn’t pill/ball up when I put a different primer or foundation over it. I’ve tried so many different ‘pore minimizing’ primers and they all fall short of Porefessional.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly $22.00


Number of times purchased: 2

As far as eye primers go, this one is really the gold standard to me. I have tried UD Primer Potion, Smashbox 24 primer, and a few others, but this is the only product that doesn’t crease or accentuate any dry flakes on my lids. It matches my skin tone perfectly and evens out any discoloration I might have. I have a few of the MAC Paint Pots and I really like the others (especially Soft Ochre and Quite Natural) but this is the only one I always find myself reaching for.

MAC Eye Kohl Liner in Teddy $16.50


Number of times purchased:4

I have been using this eyeliner going on 5 years now. The color is such a beautiful deep golden brown without any glitter chunks or fallout. My favorite thing to use it for it smudging it on my upper lash line to create a smoky look. It blends really easily and brings out the green in my eyes.

Clinique High Impact Mascara $16.50


Number of times purchased: 3

I am not a mascara girl at all. I have short, straight lashes so most mascaras I try are underwhelming at best. This is the only mascara that has even done anything positive to my eye lashes. It gives them volume and length without making them look clumpy or spidery. And the price tag isn’t bad at all considering it isn’t drugstore.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ash Brown $18.00


Number of times purchased: 2

My eyebrows have never really been too much of an issue for me. They are relatively full and I like the way they are shaped, so I’ve never really been on to draw them on. Lately though I’ve been using this stuff to sharpen up the tail a bit and fill in a few thinner spots. It really does pull the whole face together, so I will often just throw some of this on before class with no other make up and it makes me feel a whole lot more presentable. It has a bit of a learning curve, so when you first get it don’t get frustrated. I had to practice for weeks with this stuff before my brows looked even close to natural.

Thanks for reading!!!

Glowingly yours,


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