Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again

Recently, I have realized that there are quite a few makeup products I could never live without again.  These are items that really make me feel pretty, have great quality, and are simple to use.  Who wouldn’t want makeup products like that?!  You’ll have to let me know if you’ve tried any of these!  Do you have any mandatory makeup products in your stash??

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Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter

For years, I used the Clinique Chubby Stick highlighter and thought it was the best thing ever.  But for Christmas last year, my hubby surprised me with the Mac Nutcracker Sweet Bronze Pigment and Glitter Kit.  This just opened up for me a whole new world of highlighters that weren’t liquids and weren’t sticks.  Once I saw how I could make my features sparkle with the bronze pigments, I knew I had to expand my collection.

Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again

Years ago, I appeared on QVC to model BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter, and while I loved it, I hadn’t previously used any type of highlighter.  Maybe it wasn’t really a trend yet?  Or I was crazy?  Maybe a little bit of both haha.  And then a few months ago, I chose to receive a sample of BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal with my Sephora order.  The first time I used it, I was in LOOOOVE.

It’s so easy to apply and blends like a DREAM.  I cannot tell you how many times people have complimented my skin in my Instagram photos, and I owe it all to this makeup product.

Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again- Becca

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment is necessary for faking my peepers and my face awake.  I won’t leave the house without wearing this unless there is some catastrophic emergency.  It’s the best under-eye concealer I have ever used, as the slight yellow tone instantly brightens my look.  Plus, the formula isn’t too sticky or too slippery, and it blends flawlessly with my foundation of choice.  It’s a thatswhatsup must!
Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again

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Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

This is my first ever Too Faced palette, and it was an impulse buy.  I have always gravitated towards neutral eyeshadow shades because they are super easy to use and look great against my skin.  This has turned out to be some of the best makeup I have ever owned!  I love an impulse buy that I don’t regret.

Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again- Too Faced Natrual Eyes Palette

Some shades are matte, while other colors are shimmery, and the range if neutral colors is just right.  This palette has some really light and really dark shades for easy layering, and you can totally wear some of the shades completely on their own!  Plus, there is little to no fall-out, the pigmentation is spectacular, and the formula is dreamily blendable.  (Shop it here!)

Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again- Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette

Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara

Since we are talking about eye makeup, let me tell you about the best mascara EVER.  I know everyone is all about the Too Faced Better Than Sex, and while I liked it at first (Read about my initial experience with it HERE.), I gradually learned that it was, in fact, no where near as good as my holy grail: Chanel Inimitable Intense.

Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again- Chanel Inimitable Intense

This mascara lasts me at least 3 months, it doesn’t flake, and all it takes is one quick and easy pass over both sets of lashes.  I have been using this gem for probably 10 years, and I won’t sway, except occasionally for this dupe.

Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again

NYX Tinted Brow Mascara

NYX Tinted Brow Mascara is super affordable.  But aside from that, it has superb pigmentation (even for my sparse brows), and the brush size and shape is suitable for my skinny-ish brows.  I have tried some brow formulas before that are too messy or not the right shade or something else.  But this one fits the bill!

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I plan on featuring this brow fix in an upcoming makeup tutorial, so stay tuned if you want to see it in action!  (Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter!)  Also, this makeup product is one of the 8 drugstore makeup products I will always repurchase.

NYX Tinted Brow Mascara

LipSense Long-Lasting Lip Color

While I am not a fan of the long-lasting matte lip colors, this LipSense product is a total game-changer for me.  After I apply it, the color lasts ALL. DAY.  Now do I wear this makeup product every single day?  No!  But it is a total must for nights out because it doesn’t budge, which means you’ll have to keep track of your wine glass.  No more relying on your lipstick print!  And if I was still in the workforce, I guarantee you I would be wearing this every day.   Read all about my LipSense experience and see the color I chose!

Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again

Neutrogrena MoistureSmooth Color Stick

When I am not wearing LipSense, I am most likely reaching for the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick.  It allows me to have moisturized, healthy lips with the idea amount of color, all in one swipe!  I have it in Pink Nude and Almond Nude. Can you tell I have a type?  Ha!

Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again- Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick

Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again

Read more about this drugstore gem in these posts:

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Battle of the Drugstore Lip Crayons  (There is one lip crayon in this post that was so bad, I threw it right in the trash after I tried it!)

Makeup Products I Could Never Live Without Again

That’s what’s up in beauty today!  Have you tried any of these makeup products?  Do you have any staples you swear by?  I want to try them!  Leave a comment below!

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  1. 6.28.17
    luxblush said:

    I really want to try a highlighter from Becca, everybody seems to love them! Great post xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  2. 6.30.17

    Thank you! You’ve gotta try the highlighter, too!

  3. 7.2.17

    I spot many of my favourites! I too adore the becca highlighters! Their highlighters are the standard I judge all high end highlighters against. I’m also a long time fan of the maybelline age rewind concealer. I picked up that tinted brow gel a few months ago and I am really loving it. Great post!

    • 7.2.17

      Well it sounds like my favorites are my favorites for a reason! So glad to hear that you liked them, too. Thanks for the love! xo

  4. 7.3.17
    kaylee marie said:

    I use the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer as well, it’s the best concealer I have come across!

  5. 7.3.17

    These are all such great products! I use the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette almost every single day! I’ve always wanted to try the BECCA highlighters and now I really need to go buy them! Awesome post!

    • 7.5.17

      Thank you! I am glad I found someone who loves that palette, too! I really can’t get enough of it. And yes, the Becca- a must-have!! xo

  6. 7.3.17

    I’m probably one of if not the only. Dairy blogger who has NEVER tried the becca highlighters! ? I will some day. I’m drawn to their liquid highlighters.
    I’m a big fan of the NYX Brow tint too, perfect for days I don’t feel like putting in too much effort. I’m about to do a lipsense review on my blog too. Fingers crossed that it works out for me!

    • 7.5.17

      The LipSense takes a little bit of practice, and it is definitely unique! The NYX is perfect for doing brows in a hurry- I agree!! And I think you would be happy with the Becca liquid highlighters. I hope you get to try them some day! xo

  7. 7.3.17
    Victoria said:

    I really need to try that mecca highlighter out! I’ve heard such great things about it 🙂

  8. 7.4.17
    Gabrielle “Crystal” RoseBonniee said:

    Lovely tips! I love when other bloggers share their fav products ♥ I would like to try Too Faced palette and Chanel mascara ♥ You eyelashes look wonderful ❀

    ❀ Blog de la Licorne ❀

  9. 7.5.17

    Thanks. Thank are great products!

  10. 7.5.17

    I really wish I could have all of them!!

  11. 7.5.17

    It’s definitely worth it and lasts a long time!

  12. 7.5.17

    Thank you! I cannot say enough good things about it.

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