My Daily Makeup


Let’s talk makeup! So I’m of the stick to the same brand forever and ever amen variety in the makeup department but I have switched things up a bit in the last year and I wanted to fill y’all in on it. This is the stuff I wear every single day…
Long-Wear Cream Shadow – Ballet Pink This is the most recent addition to my lineup and the color shown here doesn’t really portray it correctly but it’s the perfect base shade. I put this all over my lid all the way up to under my eyebrow. In the past I have had problems with cream eye shadows…I seem to have a sensitivity to whatever is in them and they make my eyes hate being alive. This doesn’t bother me in the least. AND the great thing about this is that it makes whatever you put on top of it a truer shade, it pops out more.
Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow – Heather Mauve I just love this color. It’s sort of a mashup of purple and grey and taupe with a touch of shimmer. And I am NOT a shimmer girl.
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner – Black Ink I have been using this for years and I will never ever go back to a pencil, you can’t make me.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage – SC2 My favorite concealer thus far. I use a fat concealer brush from Sephora to apply it.
Laura Mercier Oil Free Suprême Foundation – Blush Ivory I also use a brush to apply this Laura Mercier foundation. Once I started using a brush to apply foundation I don’t think I could go back to using a sponge or my fingers, I just think it goes on so much better with a brush.
Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush – Peach Satin This was me dipping my toe in the water with regards to cream blush. I didn’t want to commit to something expensive because I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it or not. So I went cheap and hit the lotto. When I mentioned that I had started using this to Der she told me to trust her and use it with a regular brush even though its cream. So I had a leftover foundation brush from a set that I wasn’t using and went for it and she was SO right! Thank you Der!
Nars Semi Matte Lipstick – Pigalle This is also a fairly recent purchase. I’ve been using Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Brownie for a long long long time and it was getting low and just thought I might try something new. I LOVE this color.

What’s new with y’all? What have y’all recently found and loved?


  1. I also like the Dream Bouncy blush – I use Pink Frosting (which looks horrifyingly neon and isn’t at all)! I have recently switched up some of my routine – downsizing, actually, if you can believe it – but I’m pretty loyal to these:

    BeneFit Porefessional primer, maybe some tinted moisturizer but lately I’ve been in a hurry!
    ELF eyelid primer
    Smashbox eyebrow powder (I have blonde spots that make me look like I only have half an eyebrow. No joke.)
    Mary Kay eyeshadow – either Honey Spice alone or Spun Silk with a little L’Oreal Bronzed taupe over it
    Mary Kay Mascara
    Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Frosting (I want to try the brush trick!) OR ELF blush in Candid Coral
    Clinique Black Honey lip gloss

    My name is Christen and have a product addiction. (Hi Christen)

    • Hi Christen! haha Tell me about this eyelid primer. Does it help with creasing or what? I use an all over face primer but don’t put it on my eyelids for whatever reason and now I’m feeling pressure to have a primer on my eyelid!!!!

  2. Haha! I started using it one summer when it was over 100 and I could barely get into my car without breaking into a sweat. It’s totally sheer, so it doesn’t affect color one way or another, but I find it keeps my stuff IN PLACE all day and so the $3 tube is worth it in my opinion. I just use it all the time now because sometimes I use a cream shadow and I find those crease more than others.

    • ok that’s what I was thinking it’d be for….creasing and staying in place. I mainly use primer all over because I read that it fills in fine lines and I damn sure need help with that!

  3. Also, can you share your technique for a brush with cream blush? I’m super curious.

    • I dab it in the blush and then do circles on the apple of my cheeks several times and keep doing that until I get amount of color on that I want. It does end up making the bouncy blush sort of a mess in its container but oh well…

  4. I tried the brush with the cream blush and my mind is blown! I think I was either wasting a lot of blush on my fingers OR putting on too much/rubbing too hard with my fingers. Excellent tip!