I  am by no means a beauty expert. Like at all. I rarely wear a full face of makeup, usually only when my BFF Emily is here to do it all for me! However, I CAN do makeup pretty well  when I feel like it. 😉  Here are my go to favorites of what I use on a normal basis. (All photos are linked!!) P.S this is NOT an ad for Tarte-just happens to be one of my favorite beauty brands! 🙂

First I use whatever moisturizer I am into at the moment (I have a thing for moisturizers so this changes alllll the time). Currently I am using African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer. I prefer mine to be a little more liquidy, so probably wont be buying this one again.


Next I spritz my face with Mario Badescu Facial Spray. It has aloe, cucumber and green tea in it so it really calms the skin! I don’t usually use face primer because I am not a full coverage kind of girl. But when I do,  I love Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer! (Facial spray here!)


IF I am using foundation, I usually go in with NYX Mineral Stick Foundation, I wear the color MSF 04. I rarely wear foundation though.

nyx fund

Lately I have been obsessed with the Tarte Shape Tape concealer! I know I am WAY late to  the game with that one. No idea what took me so long to jump on that bandwagon! It’s amazing. No other word for it. I use the shade Fair Neutral.


Once I have the basics down I do an all over dusting of the NYX HD Finishing Powder, but focus mostly under my eyes to set the concealer. I use the shade Banana!


Next I go in with the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer. I currently have the color Light Bronzer, but definitely need to go up a shade or two so  I just ordered Sunkissed.


Currently for blush I am using Tarte Amazonian Clay in Concept (sold out, but linked similar), but am on the hunt for something more pink for summer, I just ordered the Physicians Formula Happy Booster & Mood Boosting Blush in Rose, so we will see!


I am definitely a highlighter kind  of  girl. There is no such thing as too much. My current fave, and I don’t see this changing any time soon is Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezzy-heads up just found out this MIGHT be limited edition, so I would definitely get your hands on one!


Now for the most important step of all  time. My brows. Rarely do I leave my house without my brows done. I haven’t found a product that I LOVE yet. I still change it up every so often. Right now I am using the Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette Vol 1 eyeshadow color Smoke on my brows.  I then set them with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel.  (Palette linked below)

brow gel

If I do eye shadow-which 8/10 times I don’t, I use that same palette and mix the colors Stone and Journey together for all over and then put Teracotta in my crease and under my lash line. (This palette is VERY limited now)


To finish it off I do quite a few coats of Tarte Gifted Smart Mascara and then spritz the whole face with Ulta  Beauty Matte makeup setting spray!


setting spray

Are you a full faced kind of gal? Or whatever gets you out the door fastest?

Let me know your favorite beauty products in the comments!