My Top Beauty Products

I am generally known to buy cheap brands for all of my makeup (except eyeshadow of course) and these are some of my favorites that I typically use everyday. My makeup steps stay the same and I typically only change my eyeshadow colors/techniques depending on the look I’m going for.


Foundation/Base:

  • Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation by Nyx – $7.50
  • Mineral Infused Face Primer, Clear by E.L.F. Cosmetics – $6
  • Fake Up Concealer by Benefit – $24
    • I also use E.L.F Cosmetics Concealer for a cheap alternative

 Blush/Contour:

  • Forever Nude Sculpt & Glow Contouring Kit by BH Cosmetics – $12.50 orig. $23      (this site almost always seems to be on sale…)
    •  I only ever use the blush on this because the color blends nicely and I don’t have any other blushes that aren’t too dark or too bright for my skin.

 Eye Primer:

*These primers are some that I’ve had for a while and were given to me*

  • Glitter Glue Glitter Shadow Primer by Too Faced – $20
    • This works wonderfully when I’m using a sheer/glittery shadow. It’s tacky, but doesn’t feel heavy on my eyelid. It helps keep any excess shadow from falling onto my cheekbones and makes the color seem brighter. WARNING: Do not use on crease. Only apply on area you wish to use glitter on. Once shadow is on this primer, it will not blend due to the tacky texture the primer has.
  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion by Urban Decay – $20
    • I absolutely love this stuff. It’s creamy and makes my eyeshadow last longer.

 Eyeshadow:

  • Self-Made Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills – $49
    • This was a Christmas gift from my mom and I absolutely love it, however it’s no longer available since it’s limited edition. The color I use the most on it is called Pink Champagne and can be found on some of their other palettes.
  • Naked 1-3 by Urban Decay – $54 each
    • I absolutely love these and use them based on what my mood is.
      • Naked: Natural/Highlight my blue eyes
      • Naked 2: Light Smokey Eye/Darker crease
      • Naked 3: Pink tones for my blue eyes

 Mascara:

  • Pin-Up Tease Mascara by Nyx – $6
  • Huge: Extreme Lash Mascara by Stila – $23
  • Expressionist Mascara by Well People – $23.50

 Eyeliner:

  • Slide On Eye Pencil, Gun Metal by Nyx – $8
  • Slim Eye Pencil, Black by Nyx – $3.50
  • Eye Crayon, Little White Lies by Ulta – $8
  • Fat Liquid Eyeliner, Black by Eyeko – $18

*The eyeliner I use varies on what look I’m shooting for. I typically use Eyeko for my lid/wing, Nyx for bottom lash line, and Ulta Eye Crayon for my waterline*


 Brows:

  • Flawless Brow Trio by BH Cosmetics – $5.50
  • Flawless Brow Highlight by BH Cosmetics – $5
  • Eyebrow Shaper by Nyx- $8.75

 Lipstick:

  • Star Wars Limited Edition Colorlicious Lipstick, Red 30 by Covergirl – $7
  • Matte Lipstick, Couture by Nyx – $6
  • Matte Lipstick, Eden by Nyx – $6
  • Matte Lipstick, Sable by Nyx – $6
  • Butter Lipstick, Hunk by Nyx – $6
  • Lip Primer by Nyx – $7

 Finish:

  • Makeup Setting Spray, Matte Finish by Nyx – $8
  • Studio Finishing Powder by Nyx – $10

These are all products that I live by- especially the Matte Lipsticks by Nyx. I’m starting to form a new love for Nyx’s Matte Lip Creme in the colors Moscow and Copenhagen. Also, all the prices listed are either from the site I ordered them on or the drugstore price I got them for. Prices may vary depending on location and store they’re bought from.

Anyways, thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Please leave suggestions for my next post, a video, or ways to improve. Talk to you next time, lovelies.

xoxo,

Kacie