My Favorite Beauty Items

Last month, one of my goals was to find a new foundation that I loved. While picking up a few new beauty items last month, I stopped by the beauty counter and had a consult with one of the girls there. She introduced me to a few new products and I have been enjoying them greatly -- much more than my foundation lineup in months past. 

Today I'm sharing a handful of my favorite beauty items that I use daily! I like to keep my makeup routine fairly simple but also like a little more glam than just foundation and mascara. Here's what I've tried and has worked best for me:


Shape Tape // Tarte
I LOVE this concealer so much -- it goes on as a creamy liquid, making it easy to blend. Hands down my favorite concealer that I've ever tried. I use the "light" color.

Eyeshadow Primer Potion // Urban Decay
This primer potion is a lifesaver -- my eyelids get oily by the end of the day, causing my eyeliner and eyeshadow to smear and crease. Ever since I discovered this product a few years ago, I've never looked back. I've always bought the "original" color, but they also have shimmery and anti-aging varieties as well.

Even Beter Foundation // Clinique
My skin has a slight yellow tone to it, and I feel like this foundation matches much better than those that I've tried in the past. It goes on smoothly and is fragrance free, which is definitely a plus for my sensitive skin. I use the "cream chamois" shade.

No-Tug Gel Eyeliner // IT Cosmetics
I've been using this eyeliner for years and although I've tried a few others, I keep going back to this because it goes on so smoothly and is so well-pigmented. I always go with a true black color for eyeliner.

Warm Neutrals Palette // MAC
This palette is everything -- I use it for eyeshadow, highlighter, blush, and sometimes bronzer if I'm out of my usual bronzer. It's easy to create an everyday or an evening look using this warm-hued palette! 

Sponge // Beauty Blender
I switched over to a Beauty Blender this fall and have found that I really prefer it to using a brush. I just get it slightly damp before applying foundation and concealer and it helps to blend everything together really well without leaving any lines.

What is your favorite beauty item that you use?
Are you loyal to one brand or do you like to create a collection of beauty items?