New Favorite Makeup Purchases
I love me some makeup. Some natural, fresh, non-cakey, radiant makeup. And every few months, I accumulate enough new makeup products that meet the above-described qualifications.
I’m always really quite excited to share these makeup posts with you all. They are amongst my favorites, these beauty posts are.
Today I bring you eleven new makeup products. Well, actually, I bring you more than eleven items. I bring you fourteen new products. But I consolidated them into eleven photos/categories.
I’d also like to point out that I have pretty sensitive skin and am relatively careful with what I put on my face. All these products have been tried and tested and have not irritated my skin or caused breakouts.
But of course, everyone’s skin is different. So unfortunately, what works for me may not work for you.
But anyway. Here they are. My new favorite makeup purchases:
1. transparent Sunscreen
I’m one of those people that wear sunscreen every.single.day. Yes, even in the wintertime. So I’m very particular when it comes to the sunscreens I’ll use.
These two sunscreens are ideal because they’re lightweight, leave no white cast (they’re completely transparent), and impart a healthy looking glow.
The Glossier sunscreen provides 35 SPF in liquid form, and the Supergoop sunscreen is a solid stick sunscreen that provides 50 SPF. Sometimes I even like to use the Supergoop sunscreen as a highlight on top of my makeup.
2. Australian Gold Tinted Sunscreen
I’ve tested out DOZENS of tinted sunscreens because I prefer wearing a sheer tinted sunscreen than foundation or even tinted moisturizer on a daily basis. And SO MANY of those dozens irritated my skin. Even the very pricy options.
But this tinted sunscreen is so gentle on the skin and is hypoallergenic and is very affordable. It’s smooth and creamy and provides a sheer tint along with a healthy 50 SPF. Tbh, I don’t wear this sunscreen so often because it has more of a matte, powdery finish and I prefer a dewy, radiant finish. But if you’re a fan of a clean matte look, try this tinted sunscreen pleaseeeee.
3. Glossier Skin Tint
Since I have yet to find the perfect tinted sunscreen (the one right above is great but slightly too matte for my liking), my current everyday routine is the Glossier or Supergoop sunscreen featured above followed up by this Glossier skin tint.
This skin tint is wayyyyyy more sheer than the sheerest tinted moisturizer you can find. But I like it because it just barely evens out the skin and leaves it looking more smooth and dewy.
4. Jouer Essential High Coverage Concealer
To compensate for my ultralight skin tint I bring you this perfect high coverage concealer. Perfect, because even while providing excellent coverage, this Jouer concealer still manages to look natural, radiant, and non-cakey on the skin. Eeeeees my new favorite concealer for sure.
5. Dewy Cream Highlighters
I mentioned I love dewy, fresh, natural makeup about 5637x. And these three cream highlighters? That’s exactly the look they deliver. They’re not metallicy or glittery. They’re balmy and kinda wet looking and dewy and sheeny.
The Becca highlighter provides a glazed look, the Catrice highlighter adds a nice pinky, slightly more pigmented glow, and the Glossier highlight (specifically in the Moonstone shade) yields a sheer, glowing sheen.
6. LANCÔME Monsieur Big Mascara
If you’re after a mascara that instantly volumizes and lifts your lashes in a next-level typa way, do yourself a favor and get this Lancome baby. I liked this mascara so much that I got it in both the regular and waterproof formulas.
7. Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Contour Powder
Yes, this contour powder is esssspensive, but it’s completely replaced bronzer for me. This is the only bronzing/contour/sculpting product I’ve been using for the past five or so months, and I haven’t come close to hitting pan yet, so I think it’s worth the price.
This sculpting powder is simple to use, comes in three perfect shades (I use the lightest shade), and adds such a natural looking shadow to the face.
8. Perricone MD No Blush Blush
I love rosy cheeks. So I love blush. And I particularly love this blush. This liquid “no blush blush” bestows a natural wash of color to the face that lasts all damn day. That’s all I have to say about this.
9. Pat MCCgrath Permagel ultra Lip pencil
An esssspensive lip liner, yes, definitely, but also the best lip pencil I’ve ever used, so…
Long-lasting, creamy, easy to use - the best of the best, this Pat McCgrath lip pencil is.
10. Winky Lux Flower Balm Lip Stain
What is this, you ask? Oh, just a lip stain in balm form that goes on clear and then reacts with your skin's pH level to create your ideal shade of pink. IT’S SO FUN! And pretty.
11. Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse
Um, okay, this is one of the best lip products I’ve ever used. It’s so weightless and feels like nothing on the lips but instantly gives the lips a plump, velvety look. I use the Echo shade for a natural, tinted color.
I also use this lip mousse on my cheeks and lids. Multi-purpose, this miraculous lip product is.