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My Top 5 Blushes 

Hello lovelies and welcome back to my Top 5 series!! Today we’re talking about my favorite makeup item to buy: blushes!! I own more blush than any other beauty product, and I’m super picky about colors and formulas. I have super pale skin so none of these are crazy bright colors, but they’re all super gorgeous natural colors for the every day girl! Let’s get into all of the beautiful blushes!!

5. Physicians Formula Butter Blush “Plum Rose”

This is a more recent buy for me, and I’ve been loving this blush (mostly for the incredible coconut scent let’s be honest). This is super buttery and creamy, and I love the color. I’m planning on doing a whole review post of this soon, so be sure to follow my blog so you don’t miss it!
4. ColourPop “Between the Sheets”

This is one of the products that I’m trying to use up in 2017 so I’ve gotten a ton of use out of this blush so I can honestly say that this is an awesome product. This is more of a cream formula (which is why this is number 4 and not number 1 because I don’t love cream products). I like to put this on right after foundation and then powder my face to sheer out the color a little bit. This really does stay on all day and I’ll totally be buying another ColourPop blush when this one is done.
3. DLS “Kitty Pink”

I got this blush in an ipsy bag, and I freaking love it! It is so crazy pigmented and gives such a nice peachy glow to my cheeks. I’d never heard of the Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics brand before I got this sample, but I would love to check them out and repurchase because I love the color of this product.
2. Too Faced “Baby Love”

If you’ve seen my Too Faced “Baby Love” vs. Tarte “Exposed” – Blush Review  then you’ll know that I love this blush to death! This gives such a natural flush to the cheeks with the slightest bit of glow. I love how creamy the powder is, and this is truly one of the best blushes at Sephora!
1. Tarte “Exposed”

My number one favorite blush of all time is Tarte’s Exposed!! This is a much drier formula, but the color is just so flattering and stunning on my skintone. I’ll repurchase this blush over and over for the rest of my life because it is seriously the perfect color for me (and for a TON of other people because this is such a huge best seller and is super flattering on so many skintones).

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my top 5 blushes! What is your favorite blush of all time? Let me know in a comment down below! If you’ve missed any of my top 5 series, I’ve done eyelinersbrow productsface powdersfoundations, and mascaras so be sure you go check out all of the other posts! Thank you so so much for stopping by my blog today, and I’ll see you next time!

My Top 5 Eyeshadow Palettes

Welcome back to my top 5 series!! Today we’re going to be talking about my Top 5 eyeshadow palettes! These are all high end palettes since those are the palettes that I gravitate toward. Let’s get into my list!! 

5. Urban Decay Naked 2


I absolutely love the Naked 2 palette from Urban Decay! I love the cool tones and I always get such awesome looks from this palette. Ever since I depotted it, I’ve been missing it so much! 

4. Too Faced Chocolate Bar


This is such a solid neutral palette!! This has any shade you could possibly need to complete an every day look, and this has become one of my all time favorite palettes! 

3. Anastasia Modern Renaissance


This palette is completely worth all of the hype that it gets! While this has a couple of crazy bold shades, most of the colors in this palette are actually super wearable. I also love how buttery the shadows themselves are, and they all blend so beautifully and effortlessly. 

2. Too Faced Natural Matte Palette 


I’m a matte shadow girl, and this matte palette from Too Faced is incredible! I’ve used this for months and months on end in the past, and it’s still one of my all time favorite palettes to this day. 

1. Tarte Tartelette In Bloom


And my number one favorite palette is the Tartelette in Bloom palette!! I find that this palette can give me a range of looks from warm toned to cool toned, smoky to natural. If this palette went missing from my collection, I would hands down run out and buy a new one. 

  

What’s your number one favorite eyeshadow palette? Leave me a comment down below and let me know, I’m super interested to hear what palettes you guys love. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, and I’ll talk to your real soon!! 

My Top 5 Eyeliners – Top 5 Series

Hello lovelies! I’m back today with another edition of my top 5 series and today we’re going to be discussing my top 5 eyeliners! Most of these are liquid liners, and all of these are black liners because that’s what I personally like on my eyes, so if you’re looking for some fun colors, this isn’t the post for you (I wish I was that adventurous, but I typically stick to neutrals. Boring, I know). Let’s get into my personal best liners!

5. Coastal Scents Xpress Line Eyeliner


I’m not typically a pencil liner kind of girl, but I really did like the Coastal Scents Xpress Line eyeliner pencil. This was very black and had awesome staying power throughout the day, and I would actually pick this one up again.

4. Almay Liquid Eyeliner


This used to be my holy grail liquid liner, and I still think it’s one of the best ones out there! This has a typical felt tip applicator, but the liner is in a brush and pot form instead of the typical marker packaging that most liquid liners come in. This liner is very black and pigmented, and the little brush is very easy to control!

3. Ciatè London Feirce Flicks Liner


This is my current liquid liner and I’ve been really enjoying it! It has a little bit bigger of a brush tip than I’m used to using, but I think it’s great to make a quick thick line on my way out the door in the morning, and I like that the formula doesn’t smudge during the day.

2. Maybelline Master Precise Liner


This is my favorite drugstore liner, and for good reason. This is pretty similar to the Kat Von D Tattoo liner in the sense that it has a super thin brush tip and goes on very black. If you’re on a budget, this is definitely the liner you should start with from the drugstore!

1. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner


And finally we have my number one favorite liner! This is the Kat Von D Tattoo liner, and everyone and their mother loves this (because it’s the best). This has the thinnest little tip I’ve ever seen and is super black! This is called the Tattoo liner because it doesn’t smudge and is super long lasting on the eyes, and I do find that to be true. This is the only liner that I’m able to pull of a winged eyeliner with, and I think that says a lot about it. Although this product is kind of a splurge, I would totally get the full size of this.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! Let me know in a comment down below what you’re all time favorite eyeliner is, and I’ll see you next time!

My Top 5 Brow Products

Hello lovelies! We’re going to be talking about my top 5 favorite brow products today while we continue on with my top 5 series on my blog! I have everything from tinted brow gel to pomade to brow pencil and powder to chat about today, so let’s go ahead and get into everything I’ve loved to get my brows on fleek.

5. L’Oréal Brow Stylist Tinted Gel


I really loved the formula of this tinted brow gel when I tried it about a year ago, and I thought the brush was the most similar to the teeny Gimme Brow brush that I’ve ever seen at the drugstore (even closer than the Essence Make Me Brow which is supposed to be a direct dupe for the Gimme Brow). I would definitely repurchase this as long as I don’t get the light to medium color again. The color was so orange and weird and I couldn’t make it work with my brows, but it’s totally on my list to pick up the darker color and give this another shot.

4. Maybelline Define + Fill Brow Duo


I’ve absolutely loved the powder side of this Maybelline brow duo over the last couple of years! The pencil side wasn’t my favorite (mostly because I don’t like brow pencils) but the powder did an awesome job filling in my brows and it looked super natural. I would love to buy just the loose powder with the little sponge applicator if it was available (you should really get on that Maybelline) because I feel like it would be amazing for getting ready in a hurry.

3. Essence Make Me Brow


Oh my goodness, I’v been obsessed with the formula of the Essence Make Me Brow lately! Unfortunately, I feel like the brush is kind of scratchy if I’m trying to really dig this into my brows to add a lot of color. To get around this, I’ve started using the Gimme Brow wand with this product and I really love the way that makes my brows look and it applies just the right amount of product with the Benefit brush!

2. Benefit Gimme Brow


Speaking of the Gimme Brow, I absolutely LOVE this brow gel! I really wish this wasn’t so dang expensive, but I love how ashy this is (but ashy in a good way as in it has more of a grey undertone instead of the typical orange undertone so it makes my brows look super dark and blonde and wonderful). It gives my brows so much volume and keeps everything in place so well!! I also love that the formula is more matte than the typical brow gel so it really does add so much pigment and volume to your brows. This is the best for a quick defined brow when I don’t want to fuss with a bunch of brushes and containers.

1. Anastasia DipBrow Pomade


My number one favorite brow product is my good old trusty Anastasia DipBrow pomade! This gives me bold and gorgeous brows, and the pot of pomade lasts over a year of using it every day. They have so many different colors of this product, so it’s super easy to match it to whatever brow or hair color you want. If you haven’t tried the DipBrow yet, you need to!

 

What is your favorite brow product? Let me know in a comment down below!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I really hope you guys are liking this top 5 series because it’s been so much fun for me to do so far!! I’ll see you real soon!

My Top 5 Face Powders

I’m continuing my top 5 series today with my top 5 face powders! These are all from the drugstore because I find that drugstore powders are the most easily accessible (and who doesn’t love a good powder under $10?!). I have very oily skin, so these are all mattifying powders to help keep my makeup from getting shiny, so if you have very dry skin, I don’t know how much you would like these, but here are my top 5 powders!

5. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder “Light”


They’ve reformulated this powder since I used mine up, but I liked this and I definitely want to pick up another one of these. Even thought it’s called “stay matte”, it gave a natural finish more than a matte finish on my skin back when I was using it all the time.

4. Revlon ColorStay Powder “Translucent”


I remember really liking this powder, but I haven’t actually used it in a couple of years. I don’t use this with the Revlon Color Stay foundation, but this is a really good matte powder.

3. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder


This powder is discontinued, so I probably shouldn’t even be putting this on the top 5 list, but I thought I would mention it so that if any of you have tried it before, you can kind of get an idea for the type of powders that I like. This was the most mattifying powder I’ve ever used, and I was so sad when they got rid of this from their line!

2. Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder “Light”


I love this powder with my Revlon Colorstay foundation, and I think that the loose powder version of this gives the most beautiful matte natural finish. This keeps my skin looking like skin while helping my very oily skin to stay matte.

1. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless “Translucent”


My number one favorite powder is the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless! This keeps me matte the longest and I love how the translucent powder makes my skin look. If you have oily skin and you haven’t tried this powder, you definitely should!!

 

What is your favorite powder of all time? Have you tried any of my favorites? Let me know in a comment down below! I’m still going strong with this Top 5 series, so I hope you’ll stick around to see all of the ones I have in store for you guys. Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I’ll talk to you really soon!

My Top 5 Foundations – Top 5 Series 

Welcome to the next installment in my top 5 series! This time around we’re talking about my favorite 5 foundations/bb creams. I have very oily skin, so all of these are either very matte foundations or they are foundations that I use a heavy duty powder with to keep them from getting shiny. Let’s get into my top 5!

5. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation


I didn’t ever fall in love with this foundation, but it was definitely a really good, solid, basic foundation for oily skin. I thought this kept me matte and I liked the finish of it.

4. Tarte Amazonian Clay Powder Foundation


It’s been years since I used this foundation, but it’s on my wishlist to pick up again because of how much I loved it! This has the craziest full coverage, which is so weird for a powder!! I loved how matte this kept me, and I loved using this on more natural days.

3. Loreal Magic BB Cream


I really love this BB Cream, but I do have a hard time making this work with my oily ski sometimes. Out of all the drugstore BB creams I’ve used, this one is the best for oily skin by far! It has awesome coverage too, and I’ve been wanting to pick this up again for the summertime!

2. Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation


I love my Covergirl Outlast foundation so much! I’ve been using this for years and years (pretty much ever since it came out actually) and I’ve probably repurchased this foundation the most amount of times out of all of my foundations!

1. Revlon ColorStay Foundation


The only reason this foundation is number one over my Covergirl Outlast is because the color matches me the slightest bit better during most of the year. This foundation is amazing, and I love it just as much as my Covergirl! This keeps me nice and matte no matter what time of year it is or how hot it is outside. I have a whole review post of this if you want to hear more about it!

  

I hope you enjoyed today’s top 5 post!! Make sure to follow my blog to see the rest of the series coming up, and thank you so much for stopping by! 

My Top 5 Mascaras – Top 5 Series 

Welcome back lovelies!! I’m kicking off my new Top 5 series with my Top 5 favorite mascaras! These are all mascaras that I’ve talked about at some point on my blog before, but I’ve never done a Top 5 listing like this. I’m planning on doing several other categories (probably blush, eyeshadow palettes, lip products, foundation, etc.) so definitely follow my blog and stick around for the rest of this series and without further ado, let’s get into my top 5 mascaras! 

5. L’Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes

The L’Oréal Million Lashes mascara is awesome for lots of length and separation. The wand definitely separates and fans out the lashes. 
4. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes

This Tarte mascara is really an awesome all-in-one mascara. This is stunning on its own and I never have to layer this with anything else because it adds so much volume and length. 
3. L’Oréal Butterfly Mascara 

The L’Oréal Butterfly mascara is one of the best!! This makes my lashes look fake and adds so much volume and length. I love layering this with a volumizing mascara to get a full dramatic false lash effect. 
2. L’Oréal Miss Manga

This Miss Manga mascara is awesome for every day. I love how quick this is to apply and get a good look, and it really does make my lashes look awesome with just two coats. 
1. L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black

My number one mascara is the tried and true L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black. The reason this is my number one is because of how much thickness and volume this adds to my lashes. This layers with other mascaras so nicely and makes even a crappy mascara look good. 

I know that most of my favorite mascaras are from L’Oréal, but I really have tried a lot of other mascaras from the drugstore (lots from Covergirl and almost all of the ones from Maybelline!) and I really think L’Oréal has the best mascara formula! I hope you enjoyed seeing my first top 5 post, and I hope you’ll follow my blog to see the rest of this series!