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Skincare is important to improve your makeup, so I would always invest more in my skincare before I move on to makeup. But this is a makeup kit we are talking about, so which products would I buy for my face this time around?
If we go back about 5 years, I think. Then my skin started to change, it went from very oily to being more on the dry side. Therefore the type of products that I normally went for changed a bit. They went from keeping my skin matte, to keeping my skin hydrated. Therefore I am going to go for products that will suit my more dry skin.
Would I buy a primer?
Primers were a really big thing at some point and there is primers made for everything now. I have never had a good relationship with primers that a silicon-based. They just aren’t my thing. I do have one from Max Factor that I really liked when I had oily skin, (I don’t think they make it any more though) but now I go towards the more glowy types as Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless filter or Ecookings primer. These two are kind of similar. They are both glowy, I do want to say that the one from Ecooking is a bit more glossy when you apply it, but none of them contains glitter or shimmer. So one of these would be my pick for a primer.
Next Step foundation
I didn’t even have to think twice about which foundation I would pick. I have two that I simply just love. The first one is the budget-friendly one from Maybelline their Fit Me Luminous & Smooth Foundation. It’s such a good foundation and the price is just lovely. The other one is from Clinique and it’s their Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup. Both of these are really good on drier skin and they last beautifully during the day.
Powder, Powder, Powder
Once again I didn’t have to think too much about this one. I also have one budget-friendly and one that is a bit more expensive. The budget-friendly one is from Rimmel and it’s their Stay Matte Fast Pudder 001 Transparent. I always buy the transparent one. The other one is a classic as well and that is Laura Mercier’s translucent loose setting powder. They are both really good powders and they simply just work.
Bronzer I did have to look at what I have in my collection and as soon as I looked, then I knew right away. Once again I have two different picks. The first one is the Butter Bronzer from Physicians Formula. The second one is the Sculpting Powder 502 from Inglot. I know it says sculpting powder, but there are different colors you can pick from and I use this as a bronzer and it works so well. Honestly, Inglot is such a good brand.
Glow, Glow, give us more glow!
Highlighter can be a bit trickier, than other products. Some days you want your highlighter to be in your face and other days you just want a natural glow. Also, some of my favorites have been discontinued, and therefore I wouldn’t be able to buy them again. But a classic is MACs Soft and gentle. I like this one and I feel like you can build it up, and make it more glowy or you can tone it a bit down. I also really like the highlighter from the Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette from Charlotte Tilbury, but I don’t think you can buy it by itself. I really need to try more highlighters! Rare Beauty also has a good liquid highlighter, a review will be coming soon.
Blush was super easy, there is one blush that I have used up and it was from e.l.f. I loved that blush, then they changed the packing and product and I moved on to another e.l.f blush. If you ask me then don’t use a lot of money on powder blushes. Just buy them from e.l.f they are so good! The price is nice. They look beautiful on the skin, they have alot of difference colors, so elf for the win.
Now if you do want to spend money and you want something other than a powder blush then Rare Beauty is the place to go. Their liquid blushes are to die for. They are so easy to work with, they look good on the skin and you get so much product. I have a lot of redness in my cheeks so I tend to lean more towards peachy blushes, but both brands have a ton of colors to pick between.