Several of these items were provided by Octoly to review but as always the opinions are all my own.
I’m not big into makeup, in fact I’m a huge fan of not wearing any. But I can’t walk around looking like a hot mess all of the time so I do use an amazing Lash Serum to avoid needing to work on my eye lashes and then I got my eye brows Microbladed so basically I really do #wakeuplikethis. In the warmer temps, I can’t stand to have foundation or power but come fall and winter I love to experiment with bolder lips and eyes.
I’m also a minimalist when it comes to makeup. I don’t enjoy a draw full of barely used things. I prefer pieces that are multifunctional. This also makes packing for a trip super easy. So recently I went through my makeup draw and tossed things I wasn’t using anymore and rounded up my current fall faves for the whole face.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is a must regardless of the season. I have deeper set eyes and my lids tend to be on the oily side so without this magic potion I end up with creases and smudging by my first snack break.Not only will you eyeshadow and eyeliner last longer, but it will also help make your eye shadow more pigmented. I have literally been using this stuff for years and will never stop.
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Naked Heat you can officially throw out 100% of your eye shadows when you buy this palette. It literally makes all things right in the world. My green eyes pop like never before. They are great neutrals and bases, shadows with shimmer and flat shadows. They blend amazing like all palette but these colors are perfect for day to night. I do prefer a lighter highlighter and I don’t feel this palette comes with one, but stay tuned because my highlighter listed below fills that void perfectly. Ive even replaced my eye liner with this palette for a softer look.
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara Black when I say a little goes a long way Im not kidding. This stuff makes your eye lashes stand at attention and my biggest complaint with mascara is the flaking to the under eye making it look like you have dark circles. I have yet to find to drugstore brand that doesn’t do this so I always stick to the real deal.
Laura Mercier the eye liner I am currently using isn’t listed to be found anywhere. But I love all her eye liners so I am linking the next best thing with the best reviews.
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation now this stuff isn’t necessarily for the day time and I don’t wear much during day but the staying power of this for night time is amazing! Not to mention the coverage. I have to be extremely careful when choosing foundations because I have freckles and when a foundation is so thick it hides all freckles it looks awkward when my chest and shoulders are covered with them. At one point in my life I probably would have hidden them. Not more. It is waterproof too which helps with its staying power.
Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydracharged Complexion Prep Priming Spray A hydrating, soothing priming spray that visibly reduces the appearance of pores, brightens and smooths skin, and hydrates. Goes on first and makes your makeup flawless.
Lancome Dual Finish Multi-tasking Illuminating Highlighter 03 Radiant Rose Gold now this is what I was talking about recently in eyes section. I use this as a brow highlighter along with my Heat Palette. I didnt start using a highlighter until 6 months ago (i know, apparently I live under a rock) but now I don’t know how I didnt. My features aren’t as pronounced as I would prefer but once I put on highlighter its amazing what it does. This rose gold color is a perfect fall color to go with copper thats huge.
A pair of fan-favorite lipstick and lip pencil in the perfect nude. What it does: The Lipstick is formulated to shade, showcase and define the lips, while the Lip Pencil shapes, lines or fills. Goes perfectly with a smokey, dramatic eye.