Anonymous said: What are your favourite pieces of makeup? Foundation/eyeliner/lipstick/etc.?
Favorite brands/products broken down by item!
Foundation - Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation (my color is 1N1 Ivory Nude) for full coverage and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free for light-coverage, I also love Kat Von D Lock-It foundation but I can’t lis as my fave since I can never, ever find my color :(
Primer - Laura Mercier SPF 30 Primer Protect
Mascara - I haven’t found the perfect one but it’s between Chanel’s Le Volume and Clinique Extreme Volume mascara
Eyeliner - YSL waterproof pencil eyeliners and Clinique Quickliners (I have an assortment of colors but my faves are black, purples and teals)
Eyelid Primer - I use MAC’s paint pots and paint tubes all the time and they work like a charm
Eyeshadow Palette - I use the original Naked Palette all the time as well as a couple Laura Mercier and Smashbox ones, I can find the names if you absolutely must know but I’m being lazy rn
Bronzer/Contour - Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights (they discontinued this, I AM SO MAD) I use the darker colors to contour because that one taupey-brown is fucking PERFECT. I am currently trying to snatch up a Taupe blush from MAC from their collection coming out on Thursday to replace it… Stay tuned!
Blush - I use Laura Mercier in “Sweet Mandarin” and Nars “Orgasm” most of the time. I also use creme blushes from time to time.
Lipliner - I have no favorites but I use mostly MAC Prolong wear ones, especially “Etcetera” for nudes and I have bunch of Laura Mercier ones for red and purples. My favorite red lip pencil is Laura Mercier “True Red” and they discontinued this dark purple one called “Very Cherry”, it was so perf.
Lipsticks - I currently have faves but I frequent Laura Mercier, Kat Von D, MAC, and YSL. I have a couple Clinique, too. My favorite reds are Laura Mercier “Mod” and “Haute Red” and Kat Von D’s “Prayer”. I tend to go for matte colors. But favorite nudes are Laura Mercier “Angelic” and MAC’s “Cremecup”. There are so many great lipsticks though, so I could probably go on and on.
Highlighter - I swear by Laura Mercier Highlighter 01, it’s my go-to. Everyone asks me what I use to highlight and that is it.
Brows - I use Clinique brow pencil in “soft brown” and Anastasia Dipbrow Pomeade as well.
Concealer - My go-to all time favorite is MAC’s Studio Fix, but I also use Clinique’s Line Smoothing which is very good for under the eye and around the face. I’ll use Estee Lauder Double Wear concealer in a pinch but it’s a tad more drying. I have Touche Eclat but never use it, hah.