Cosmetic Favorites


Here is a list of my favorite cosmetic products. I have been lucky enough to try and test hundreds of different products due to my passion for and experience in the beauty industry, so I figured I’d gather up a list of things that stood out as exceptional to me. I’ve included both high-end (professional quality) and low-end (drug store brands, etc.) favorites to make things fair, because I of all people know that it’s not always an option to buy that $20 shampoo in this day and age. 😉 Please keep in mind these are all just my opinions, based on personal experience and use. Don’t hesitate to contact me or leave a comment if you’d like me to go in depth about any product. I LOVE talking beauty, so feel free to mention some of your favorites, and let me know if there’s a category or type of product I missed! 🙂

NOTE: I will eventually be including links to all of these brands and products! Hang tight!

FACE PRIMER
High-End: Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer, Smashbox Color Correcting Primer
Low-End: L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Color Correcting Primer

LIQUID FOUNDATION
High-End: MAC Studio Fix Fluid, Cargo Liquid Foundation
Low-End: L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable MakeUp, Revlon Photo Ready Foundation

MINERAL FOUNDATION
High-End: PUR Minerals 4-in-1 Foundation
Low-End: Revlon ;ColorStay Aqua Mineral Foundation

CREAM FOUNDATION
High-End: Paula Dorf Perfect Glo Foundation, Urban Decay Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation
Low-End: L’Oreal True Match Roller Foundation (minus the roller!)

FACE POWDER
High-End: Cargo Blu Ray Pressed Powder, MAC Studio Fix Powder
Low-End: L’Oreal True Match Powder

CONCEALER
High-End: Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer
Low-End: L’Oreal True Match Concealer

BLUSH
High-End: NARS Pressed Powder Blush, MAC Pressed Powder Blush
Low-End: NYX Powder Blush

BRONZER
High-End: Laura Gellar, Urban Decay Baked Bronzers, Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Low-End: NYX

BRUSHES
High-End: MAC, Smashbox, Too Faced
Low-End: Eco Tools

EYE PRIMER
High-End: Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion, MAC Painterly Paint Pot, Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance
Low-End: NYX High Definition Eye Shadow Base

EYE SHADOW
High-End: MAC, Urban Decay
Low-End: NYX, L’Oreal HiP Professional Shadow Duos

EYE LINER
High-End: Urban Decay 24/7 Pencils, Stila Smudge Stick Eye Liner
Low-End: NYX Slim Eye Pencils

LIQUID EYE LINER
High-End: MAC Liquid Last Liner, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner
Low-End: Prestige Liquid Liner

GEL/CREAM EYE LINER
High-End: MAC Fluidliner
Low-End: L’Oreal HiP Professional Color Truth Cream Eyeliner

GLITTER LIQUID EYE LINER
High-End: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner
Low-End: NYX Liquid Crystal Liner, LA Splash Glitter Eyeliner

MASCARA
High-End: Diorshow Blackout, Benefit Bad Gal, Too Faced Lash Injection
Low-End: Maybelline Great Lash, Maybelline Falsies

BROW PENCILS
High-End: Benefit Instant Brow Pencil, Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil
Low-End: NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil

LIPSTICK
High-End: MAC
Low-End: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolor, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

LIPGLOSS
High-End: MAC Lip Glass, Bare Minerals Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish, Stila Lip Glaze
Low-End: L’Oreal Infalliable 8 Hour Lip Gloss

LIP LINER
High-End: Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Liner Pencil
Low-End: NYX Slim Lip Pencil

FAVORITE NAIL POLISH BRANDS
OPI, China Glaze, Zoya, Sally Hansen, Orly, CHI, Nicole by OPI, MAC, Butter London

RANDOM FAVORITE PRODUCTS
Benefit Ooh La Lift, Benefit High Brow, Too Faced Candlelight Powder, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar, Urban Decay Naked Palette, Cargo Reverse Lip Liner, Ulta Halo Eye Pencil, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, Urban Decay De-Slick, Coastal Scents Eye Shadow Palettes

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