Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras

Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! I’ve recently gotten a TON of questions about what mascaras I use sooo I figured it was time to write a whole post on my favorites. I’m a mascara junkie – I loveee it and probably own WAY too many, but I’m OK with it! Today I’ll share what I’ve been using recently that I’ve been loving!

Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras

1. Stila Huge Extreme Lash: This has been my latest obsession and I absolutely love it. It’s great not only for lengthening but for providing volume as well. I also love using black mascara and I feel like this one is super black. It’s a very wet formula so it’s great for someone who loves to add a lot of layers (me!). The only downfall with this mascara is that it’s messy! Whenever I close the tube there’s ALWAYS mascara on the outside and it creates quite the mess.

2. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: I always feel SO funny when people ask me what mascara I’m wearing and I have to tell them it’s called “Better Than Sex.” But seriously, this stuff is GOLD. I love layering this mascara on top of the Stila Huge Extreme Lash. This one is also a pretty wet formula so it’s great for layering. You can let the Stila mascara dry a bit and then go ahead and apply this one on top after. Both mascaras are great on their own but I personally love the combination of the two!

3. Benefit They’re Real Lengthening Mascara: Ok guys this one has been a tried and true favorite for YEARS now. And I’m sure you’ve heard all about it from other people BUT let me tell you how I use this mascara. In my opinion, this one is great for lengthening and getting rid of any clumps that may have formed. I usually apply this one after the Too Faced one (I know, seems so high maintenance and it kind of is! lol). I don’t always apply this one but if I’m feeling fancy, I’ll do the extra step. I’ll also use this one on my bottom lashes. I feel like the previous two mascaras I mentioned are too thickening to use on my bottom lashes so I usually use this one! I love this mascara too because of the applicator. It has a ball on the end of it that helps reach those tiny lashes that you can’t typically reach with a normal applicator.

4. Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer: I feel like lash primers are often overlooked and I wish people realized the beauty of them! I’ll be honest – I rarely use one but when I do, I use the Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer. This is so great for lengthening your lashes BEFORE you even put mascara on. You apply this – it looks funny because it’s white – and then you apply your mascara right on top! It really works wonders and I highly recommend using this for someone who doesn’t have the longest lashes. It makes a world of a difference!

5. Tarte Mandater: Another great name for a mascara if you ask me! This one is another favorite that I’ve been loving recently. First of all, the packaging is SO cute. Also this mascara is another great one for lengthening! I’ll use this one the same way that I use the Benefit one. It’s great on it’s own if all you’re looking for is lengthening and a bit of volume, but I think it works best when layered on top of another mascara!

Here’s a few pictures where you can see my lashes: Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras See full post here!

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Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras Lip Color: Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in the color “Azalea”

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Alright so there’s a few of my favorite mascaras and the ones that I love to wear together! I’ve recently been trying to share more beauty “tips” on my Instagram stories and sometimes I’ll even do an Instagram live while getting ready! Feel free to reach out with any questions!!

There ya have it! Todays Beauty Talk: best mascaras! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading! XO, Lauren

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Daytime Makeup Routine

My Daytime Makeup Routine

Hi everyone! In today’s post I’m going to be sharing with you the products I use for my daytime makeup routine!

Like I said in my last makeup routine post, I am in no way a makeup artist or expert. I have fun playing around with different types of makeup, just like I have fun playing around with clothes! I figured I’d share some of my makeup looks with you since you see them a lot on my blog or my Instagram. The look I’m sharing with you today is a foundation-free every day makeup look. I wear this look very often because a lot of the time I don’t feel like wearing foundation! If you want to see what products I use on a regular basis, keep reading :-).

Face

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MAC prep + prime highlighter

daytime makeup routine
MAC prep + prime highlighter

For my everyday makeup routine, I don’t usually wear foundation. All I like to wear is a bit of concealer under my eyes. The MAC prep + prime highlighter is my favorite one to use on a daily basis. It’s so easy to blend and I love the color of it. I use it in the color light boost.

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it Cosmetics Bronzer

daily makeup routine

it Cosmetics Bronzer

 

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Tarte’s Natural Beauty blush

 

daytime makeup routine

Tarte’s Natural Beauty blush

daytime makeup routine

it Cosmetics Hello Light Highlighter

 

daytime makeup routine

it Cosmetics Hello Light Highlighter

After I apply my under eye concealer, I go ahead and apply my bronzer, blush, and highlighter! The products I used for this look are a bit different than the products I used in my last makeup routine post. I have recently been loving my it Cosmetics Bronzer because it’s matte and anti-aging! I am a blush lover, so I tend to try new ones often. For this look, I used Tarte’s Natural Beauty blush. This blush is great because it makes you look like you just spent a day in the sun! I love it. As for highligher, recently I’ve been using another it Cosmetics product. I have heard good things about it Cosmetics’ Hello Light Illuminating Powder. I love the highlight that this product provides!

 

Eyes

For my eyes, I like to keep it simple. I really only use mascaras and a nude eyeliner. I love mascara and I tend to use many different ones. I even like to layer specific ones! I also love using nude liner because it really makes you look awake and makes your eyes look more open! Its so easy to apply and really does change the way your eyes look. My favorite nude liner is Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Brightener. It stays on all day! I used Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara for my first layer, and put Benefit’s Roller Lash on top. I love the combination of these two mascaras! You should try it–you’ll be surprised how great they make your lashes look!

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Benefit’s Roller Lash

daytime makeup routine

Too Faced Better Than Sex

daytime makeup routine

Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Brightener

Brows

For this look, I wanted to use something that I knew would be quick and easy. I decided to use my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. I love this product because the applicator is so thin and easy to apply! Also, I love that it comes with a brow brush to blend in the product better. I use mine in the color Medium Brown.
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

daytime makeup routine
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Setting Spray

I found a great setting spray from the drugstore, which I am so happy about because it is way more affordable than the ones I’ve used in the past! This one by Loreal is my new favorite one to use! It doesn’t leave my face shiny, but my makeup will stay on all day after applying it! I highly recommend trying out this setting spray — it’s only $12!
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L’Oreal Infallible Setting Spray

Lips

Can’t forget about lips! I’m sure you guys have heard me talk about this Dior Addict Lip Glow before. I’m STILL in love with it. It moisturizes your lips AND makes them look nice and glossy.
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Dior Addict Lip Glow

 

I hope you enjoyed reading about my daytime makeup routine! What are some of your favorite products to use?

Thanks for reading!
Xo,
Lauren

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