I was going to call this Makeup Haul but these are the 4 things that I buy every other month, so makeup favorites was more appropriate. So how about a review or 4?
Some of you are going to think I'm crazy but I wear two different foundations for two different reasons. lol I apply the NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat foundation first but only in places where my skin is red. It's great for covering up redness without having to cake the stuff on. I like a medium coverage foundation so you can still see through it to some of my skin which is why I use the Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid #30 on top of the NYX foundation. I like a medium coverage foundation that has pink undertones and this one has the exact right color for my face and you can see my freckles peeking through it. But using both of these foundations cover the redness on my face as well as making my skin all one color with pink undertones so I look like I got a little sun. That's what works for me, you might use something different.
My next favorite thing is the Revlon Colorstay black eyeliner. It has a twist up top so you don't have to sharpen it but if you like a sharper point it comes with a built in sharpener and smudger. It's soft and glides on so smoothly. It's the best one I've found and I've tried a lot of them.
Last but not least is my favorite Finishing Powder. I had been using a Maybelline powder until I found this NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder in light/medium. It's even more finely milled than some of the other loose powders I've used but what I really like is it keeps me from looking oily. I can use a fluffy brush to put this on in the morning and not have to re-apply it at all during the day and I don't get oily in my t-zone at all. This is the first powder that I've found that will do that and so once I started using it, I've stuck with it because it works so well.
I use a lot of drugstore brands because I see no reason to pay $30 for a foundation or $40 for a powder when you can find great priced products elsewhere. I buy most of my makeup either from ELF, Walmart, ULTA or Amazon. The prices are just as good as going to the store and I don't have to leave my apartment.
Here's the prices for the products when I bought them from Amazon.
NYX Foundation $ 7.50
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation $7.67
NYX Finishing Powder $5.99
Revlon Colorstay pencil $3.51