Makeup Must Haves: Face

Hey guys! Here is the second part of a three part series about my makeup must haves! Today I am talking about my favorite concealers, tinted moisturizers and more! I have tried a ton of different products over the years and finally feel like I’ve found some great products! I love all of these items below and use them for different occasions. 



1. Primer, Concealer, Tinted Moisturizer, Foundation

These are my favorites! I use all of them for different reasons. Whenever I am looking for a new brand/coverage/texture in my product, I just ask for help. I go to Sephora and tell them exactly what I’m looking for. 

(From left to right.)

Too Faced – Hangover Primer

This stuff is amazing! I’ve never understood the purpose of a primer and never felt the need to use one. I use this when I’m really getting ready. Like for GNO, date night, something where I am actually putting energy into getting ready. LOL Which is not a daily occurrence for me (or most stay-at-home moms, right?!). I always pair this with my Too Faced foundation (linked below). This primer just smoothes out your face and makes everything silky smooth. Like butter! 

Too Faced – Born This Way Foundation

This foundation is beautiful! Seriously the best. I get so many comments about my “smooth skin” when I’m wearing this foundation. But it isn’t really that my skin is super smooth. It’s just the magical combination of the above primer and this foundation that does the trick! I went to Sephora and told the girl, “I want to look like I’m wearing little makeup on my face, but I want FULL coverage to make my skin look flawless.” LOL #BOOM I have rosy cheeks and splotchy areas (not to mention some scars from acne! UGH) and sometimes I like my rosy cheeks to be exposed, and sometimes I like to cover it up for a clear, clean face. 

Smashbox – Camera Ready BB Cream

I LOVE this BB Cream. It has a primer in it and it works wonders. This is what I wear 90% of the time. I just rub it on with my fingers and it has the perfect amount of coverage. Covers the blemishes without making my face look like one solid color, so it looks more natural. I highly recommend this BB Cream!

Tarte – Amazonian Clay BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer

This is the lightest coverage I have. It’s super light weight and super moisturizing. I gravitate to this in the summer because it’s so light and smooth. This has a tiny bit of coverage but still looks very natural, which I love! 

Lancome – Effacernes Concealer

This is full coverage concealer. I wear this to cover up dark spots, acne, etc. I really like this full coverage concealer because it’s still very creamy and easy to apply. I HATE when concealers are thick and hard to rub in. 

Smashbox – Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes with SPF!

I use this almost daily along with the Smashbox BB Cream linked above. I love this concealer because again, it covers up the nasty without being too “fake” and covered looking. This concealer is also very creamy and easy to apply!


2. Powder, Bronzer, Blush

These are the current products I am using. I have tried multiple brands and colors, but continue to grab these!

(From left to right)

Cover FX – Pressed Mineral Foundation

I love this powder-foundation because it actually covers little blemishes and hides uneven skin tones. I don’t like powders that are super light because I’m like, “what’s the point?!” and then I’m reapplying it 5 times a day. I love this powder and wear it over tinted moisturizer or BB cream everyday and never feel the need to reapply. 

Mac – Powder Blush

I have used many colors of blush from Mac, but this is my go-to. It’s darker and has a bit of a bronzy feel to it, which I love. 

Too Faced – Sun Bunny Bronzer

I love this bronzer! I have to be careful with bronzer because I can get overly excited about it and apply too much. Leaving my face looking kinda “muddy”. Which is not the look I’m going for! LOL I’m not big into contouring (I really dislike over-contoured faces!) but if I want to add a little color to my neck or cheek (especially when I’m ghost-white), I use this bronzer. 

Laura Geller – Trio of Baked Blush Shades

This is a fun mix of three shades. I love playing around with this and sometimes to a very light “highlight” on my cheeks with the lightest pink. I think I’ll use this a ton in summer. It just has a happy glow to it!


3. Setting Spray

Urban Decay – All Nighter Setting Spray

I just started to use a setting spray. This really is a game-changer! Honestly, I forget about it most days because I have little ones and I’m just trying to get ready fast! But if I’m going out to dinner or out with friends and I spend real time (meaning more than 5 minutes!) on my makeup, I use this to help set the makeup in for longer wear. And I do feel it makes a difference! After being out for a long day or night, I’ll come home after putting this over my finished makeup and everything is still in place! 

Would love to know your favorite products! Let me know if you try any of these out and what you think. Makeup is so much fun! I kinda can’t wait for Blakely to steal my makeup 😉 Check back in next Wednesday for my Makeup Must Haves: LIPS!  (See Makeup Must Haves: Eyes HERE)

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