Every girl’s dream is to look like #iwokeuplikethis; to have that flawless fresh face without looking like you spent hours putting on tons of different products, powders, and potions. It is safe to say I am a little makeup obsessed, but at least it is part of my job to put on fake lashes and a red lip every night.
To perfect the gorgeous fresh face look, I’ve put together my favorite products that you must have in your makeup arsenal.
1. Fresh Face Foundation
I have tried so many foundations, everything from drugstore favorites to Makeup Forever to Nars, and this simple Sephora brand foundation is THE BEST. Light enough for daytime and also long-lasting enough to pull of a late night on the town.
2. Matte Face Primer
Honestly, face primers always freak me out, they always feel like your putting vaseline all over your face! This face primer by Becca has a smooth but not oily feel and helps my super greasy face from getting shiny.
3.Bright Eyed Concealer
After going through SO MANY different concealers I finally found one that does not crease under by eyes! This Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is amazing! I recommend getting one shade lighter than your foundation to give your under eye area that extra pop. Makeup tip ( make sure you blend it in a triangle and not just a small semi-circle to get the best flawless face look).
4. Creamy Contour kit
I am in love with this Laura Mercier Contour Palette! It blends so well with a beauty blender and has a really nice range of colors. Personally I like cream products better than powder because they look more natural and sit better on my face.
5. Flawless Powder
I don’t care for most of MAC’s face products because they always seem to make my skin break out but I have been using this Mineralize Powder for years and its a staple item in my makeup bag. Make sure you use a really nice brush to get a seamless finish ( I use the MAC 187).
6. Lovely Lids
Priming your eyelids is mandatory for a flawless look. This Pro Longwear Paint Pot by MAC is the best for a creaseless and natural looking lid. I use the color Painterly since it is a soft neutral color that works for any look and is a good foundation before you add a powder eyeshadow.
7. Beautiful Brows
I am a huge fan of healthy looking brows to shape the face, thus I have always filled in my brows. My favorite product to get your brows on fleek is the Makeup Forever Aqua Brow. It is extremely long lasting and doesn’t dry up since it is in a tube instead of a pot. It goes on super smooth and give your brows the perfect full look.
8. No Spider lashes
They key to the no-makeup makeup look, is having natural looking lush lashes that aren’t piled high with mascara. My go-to mascara is the Buxom Mascara, only found at Sephora. This mascara does not flake (my biggest pet-peeve) and is long lasting, not sticky, and build-able.
9. Slick Cat Eye
Sure you may be thinking, a cat eye isn’t very “natural” looking, but I just love a good cat eye with a fresh face so I threw it in as a bonus! This Sephora Classic Line 24hr Felt Eyeliner is my go-to kitty cat eye. It is so crisp and easy to apply with a nice felt tip that wings really well. I prefer this over any gel or cream liner because it doesn’t transfer to the crease after many hours of wear like others do.
I hope you found this helpful or maybe it just added it your makeup addiction must-have list! Let me know what you think of these awesome products and feel free to add some of your own.