Finding what products to buy can be overwhelming and EXPENSIVE. A trip to Sephora can quickly add up to $200. Then, when you go home to try your new products, you realized you forgot to refresh the basics, but you did purchase a highlighter bright enough to reflect traffic. The beauty market has become saturated with products and encourages women to test as many products as possible with subscriptions like Birch Box. Before you know it, you are using 18 "essential" items to contour your face.
To make matters worse, bloggers receive products to review that they wouldn't necessarily buy for themselves. Popular online publications receive thousands of free make- up samples to be featured on their website. The question is... what are these beauty gurus actually buying?
I outlined a list of products I have been using for years and highly recommend. Each product is gentle enough for sensitive skin and lasts for a minimum of 6 months.
Step 1: Hydrate
Face lotion: Youth to The People Age Prevention Moisture Cream
Step 2: Conceal and Cover
Under Eye: Mac Prolong Concealer
Step 3: Contour
Contour Pallate: Laura Mercier Cream Contour Palette
Step 4: Powder
Blush: Nars Blush in Orgasm
Bronzer: Too Faced Baked Bronzer in Chocolate
Step 5: Eyes
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Wiz
Liquid Eyeliner: Mac Brushstroke Liner
Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex
Step 6: Lips
Lipliner: Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Etcetera
Lipstick: Mac Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
Hope this list helps!