(Closed) What makeup do you use?

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Post # 16
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Ok can I play…… I have a lot of make up that I never use… ends up in display in my alex drawers but heres my faves that I buy all the time

Holy grail foundation : Armani Luminous Silk – Hands down best product ever!!

No need for powder with the above foundation …. It sets beautifully

Under Eye Concealer : Anastasia Beverley Hills

Brows: Anastasia Palmade and brow wiz both in toupe

Mascara: Loreal telescopic and benefit roller lash if im in a hurry

Lips: Mac snob

Lip liner: Mac velvet teddy or whirl

Contour: I have both Contour kits from Anastasia creme and powder

Highlighter: The Balm Mary Lou Manizer

Eyes: I have a cream (not white) pencil that I use on my brow bone and water line by prestige

I also use the NAKED basics palette for every day… I also love a mac pigment in rose gold if I need a bit of sparkle




Post # 17
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Primer – Tarte BB tinted Primer 

Foundation/Powder – MAC Studio Fix

Concealer – It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti Aging Concealer 

Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Naked Palletes 

Eyeliner – MAC gel liner and Blinc liquid liner 

Mascara – Loreal Lash Double Extend or Tarte Lash, Camera, Lashes 

Blush – Tarte and Milani Baked Blushes 

Bronzer – Tarte 

Highlight – Tarte 

Lipstick – Nars Audacious Lipstick and Milani 

Eyebrows – Anastasia Beverly Hills 


Post # 18
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I have so much, but this is what I’ve currently  using: 

Brows: ABH brow wiz 

Eye shadow: I’ve been obsessed with my custom inglot palette and makeup geek shadows in “Cocoa bear” and “bitten” 

Eyeliner: inglot gel liner in #77 with a drop of dura line  (it’s the best thing in the world) 

Mascara: benefit roller lash or none with ardell lashes in demi wispies

Primer: benefit POREfessional 

Foundation: either sephora teint infusion or loreal infallible pro matte

Under eye corrector: MAC prep and prime in “peach luster” 

Concealer : MAC pro long wear concealer 

Blush: inglot 

Highlighter: Becca in “opal” or “champagne pop” 

Contour: ABH powder contour kit (the original one) 

Lips: MAC “cream in your coffee” 


Yes, I wear a lot of makeup. 

Post # 19
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear or NARS All Day Weightless. I prefer the ELDW but on days where I don’t worry/care about my makeup not budging I wear the NARS. It stays on pretty well but not as well as the ELDW (which does not move at all!)

Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear

Contouring: NYX Taupe blush. I rarely contour but when I do I use the NYX taupe blush. It’s the perfect contour shade.

Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex. So much volume! I have short lashes and nothing really helps with length so I always want a lot of volume.

Lipstick: MAC, Kat Von D liquid lipsticks, Sephora Cream Stains. However, I typically just use a chapstick or NYX Butter Gloss.

Blush: Tarte. Love these blushes. My favorites are Dollface and Glisten

Bronzer: I don’t wear bronzer. I have super fair skin and bronzer doesn’t look good on me unless I’m self tanning.

Primer: Too Faced Primed and Poreless Oil Free

Setting powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish

Highlight: Becca pressed in Moonstone

Eyebrows: NYX Micro Brow Pencil. Just as good as Anastasia Brow Wiz but half the price!

Eyeshadows: Typically, Urban Decay and MAKEUP FOREVER Artist shadows

Eye liner: For wings I use Maybelline Gel liner.

Post # 20
3092 posts
Sugar bee

I ONLY use foundation and lip gloss

FOUNDATION: Bobbi Brown brand…love it…un perfecto.

LIPS: Bobbi Brown lip gloss.  So worth it

Almost forgot: EYEBROWS: Anastasia wiz

Post # 21
3092 posts
Sugar bee

Gosh, how long does it take you guys to put on all this stuff in the morning?lol

Post # 22
3092 posts
Sugar bee

Oh, and for the under eye concealer, do you put that on first and THEN put foundation over it to blend?

Post # 23
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

ooo fun, I love makeup!

Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combo in Sand Beige. It’s the best color match I’ve been able to find at the drugstore and is the only foundation that stays on ALL day. If I’m not really feeling foundation, I’ll use some of the Maybelline Pure BB cream, but the staying power of it isn’t that great.

Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. It’s like $5 and is great.

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Pressed powder or Coty Airspun loose translucent powder

Blush: Milani Matte blush in Tea Rose is my fall fave. It lasts longer on my skin than the Tarte blushes do. so I got rid of all the ones I had. I don’t know I feel like I always gets duds with tarte blushes – always so hard, never any pigment, and wears off after like 3 hours. I also love Milani Luminoso in the summer.

Highlight: Physician’s Formula Nude highlighting brick. I used to have Champagne Pop by Becca but I dropped it and it vaporized. What a sad loss of almost $50!

Bronzer/Contour: I don’t use bronzer or contour

Eye Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance – holy grail, will never buy a different kind. This stuff is amazing

Eyeshadow: So many kinds. Either my Naked (Urban Decay) or Natural Eyes (Too Faced) most days. I cleaned out my makeup last night and found a L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Amber Rush so today I’m rocking the rose gold eye look

Eyeliner: Ulta Gel Pencil eyeliner – exactly like the Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners. Great staying power. Some days I’ll mix it up and do a tiny cat eye with the NYX matte liquid liner, but I typically wear brown eyeliner. I’ll even use eyeshadow as a liner if I’m going for a super natural look.

Mascara: Right now alternating between Cover Girl Super Sizer or Ulta Amped Lashes

Brows: NYX micro brow. So good.

Lips: Today I am wearing a combo of MAC’s Velvet Teddy & Creme Cup – my MUA used this combo on me for my wedding and I adored it. I’m also into the Too Faced La Creme lipstick in Spice Spice Baby. I also love Dior Addict in Rose Deshabile (more for spring/summer because it’s a very shimmery light pink), NARS satin lip pencil in Rikugien, or a lot of days I’ll just say fuck it and use my First Aid Beauty lip balm. I tend to play up my eyes more and keep the lips pretty natural.


Post # 24
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am just starting to really get into makeup since I went to school to become an Aesthetician and took an advanced makeup course.


Foundation: Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. 

I love this foundation so much. I used to use Makeup Forever HD but after a recomendation from the instructor of my advanced makeup class, I switched over to Armani and will never look back. It gives me a flawless finish and feels like I have nothing on, its so smooth. A bit pricey but worth every penny as a little goes a long way for me.



Concealer – Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat

Brightens my undereye and is light, doesnt cake. Though I wonder if the ladies who complain of concealer caking know they need to always set liquids and creams, especially concealer with a setting powder?

If I have super dark circles and I am going out I will use an Armani color corrector in orange underneath since orange cancels out dark blue.



Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Naked Palletes. I also have a few Too Faced Pallets but don’t use them anymore since buying the Naked Palletes.

Mascara – I am not loyal to any particular mascara and usually use whatever I get as a sample at Sephora or in my birch box or ipsy bag. Right now I am using a sample size of Make Up Forever mascara. I”ve used Blinc and have really liked that. My favorite mascara I have ever used was by Dior but  its expensive and I have fairly long lashes already so I would rather put my money into other products.

Blush – Nars Super Orgasm and a Nars Multiple in Portofino. I love the multiple because I can also use it on my lids for some warmth and pop of color or on my lips.





Bronzer – I just started using Benefit Hoola bronzer and I love it. It’s a matte bronzer perfect for sculpting for a contoured look. It’s such a great shade, not orange at all. In the summer when I want a more tan all over bronzed look I use Nars Paloma.




Highlight – Mac mineral skin finish. Sometimes I use it on its own for just a bit of glow over my foundation.


Sometimes I also use Benefit highbeam for a glowy look if I don’t have any other makeup on, mostly in summer.



Lipstick – I have big lips so I never really wanted to make them look bigger with lipstick and my husband isn’t a fan so I never really wear lip product. I just got Tarte Skintuitive Lip gloss as a birch box sample and really like it, its clear and reacts to your PH balance to create your own personal shade of pink. Same concept as Smashbox O gloss which I used to buy but the tarte formula is lighter and less sticky.


I have two or three Mac colors I pull out if I am going out and want color on my lips or I go to CVS and pick up a loreal color to experiment with.

Eyebrows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip brow if I’m going out at night and want a bit of drama to my brows but I usually just use a Laura Mercier brow pencil to fill in any sparse areas of my naturally full brows.




Setting Powder- Laura Mercier transclucent loose setting powder 



and if I am going out or have an event I will spray my face with Urban Decay Up All Night setting spray.



I used to use Smashbox primer but I have found that as long as I moisturize my skin with an oil free moisturizer before applying makeup and then set with power I don’t have a problem.


This sounds like a ton of makeup but I never wear it all at the same time and more often than not I have a completely makeup free face since I have a passion for skin care 🙂 



Post # 25
3882 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

My daily makeup application is about 10 minutes. I have dark ash blonde hair, green-hazel eyes, and olive skin.

Foundation: Clinque Blended Face Powder in Transparancy 4 (mineral makeup)

Concealer: I spot cover with Mary Kay’s concealer that I’ve been using for over a decade (medium)

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palettes I and II

Eyeliner: Revlon – looking for a new one since the colors are darker than I want

Mascara: Tarte Lights Camera Flashes. HOLY GRAIL seriously I love this stuff. I get asked all the time if my lashes are really that long and full.

Brows: Anastasia Brow Wiz (Taupe) and Nars Concealer (Honey) to highlight under the brow

Still looking for a good blush! If any light to medium olive skin toned ladies have some suggestions, I’d really appreciate it!

Post # 26
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Foundation – Loreal True Match liquid foundation (I have N1 and N2 depending on my skin color that day)

Concealer – Elf Concealer in Light (I think). I want to upgrade my concealer, but I’m not a very big concealer fan, just a bit under my eyes.

Blush – Covergirl, not sure on the color. I really dislike Covergirl, other then blush and mascara

Mascara – Currently Full Lash Bloom ( i think thats it) the pink bottle. Looking on trying others though.

Bronzer – NYC. I don’t use it too much as I’m a naturally pale person.

Lip Color – Revlon Colorburst balm stain in Honey, or ELF jumbo lip gloss stick in pink umbrellas.

Primer/Setting: Hard Candy shine free face primer, NYX eyelid primer and NYX matte finish setting spray

Post # 27
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Primer – I use a little bit of Benefit POREfessional on my cheeks near my nose.

Foundation/Powder – No foundation.. But, I use MUFE HD pressed powder

Concealer – Amazing Cosmetics concealer and YSL Touche Eclat.

Eyeliner – Revlon colorstay eyeliner. I also like Benefit eyebright for the corners of my eyes.

Mascara – Right now, Charlotte Tilbury 5 Star lashes but, I also like Benefit They’re Real.

Blush – Either NARS (orgasm) or Chantecaille (elephant cheek shade in Fun)

Lipstick – NARS (turkish delight). I don’t use lipstick regularly but love lipgloss.

Eyebrows – Benefit BrowZings or Anastasia dip brow


Post # 28
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Foundation/powder: a combination of Mally and Clinique Stay Matte. The Mally is very light and liquidy- you rub it on with your fingers, where the Clinique has more coverage. Both work with my dry, pale skin very well. I really love my Mally powder and under eye dark circles coverup and my Clinique concealer and the Clinique Stay Matte foundation does a great job of smoothing out my ruddy red cheeks

Eyeliner: when I want to be fancy, I use my Maybelline gel liner with a brush. Goes on smooth and dark black and it easy to use, but it does dry out in the pot sort of quickly. If I’m using pencil eyeliner, I use Covergirl because it’s cheap and smudges easily and is easy to remove

Eye shadow: Urban Decay in Stray Dog. EVERY. DAY. It’s my perfect color and I love the pigmentation, goes on smooth and stays put all day. I love the Naked 2 Palette as well

Mascara: no preference

Blush: Smashbox in Passion. It’s my perfect match

Lips: Love my UD Naked lipstick in Naked or if I want a punch of color, I use Mally liquid lipstick in Petal to the Metal (it’s a hot pink) it stays on all day and is very highly pigmented with bold color. Love it!

Brows: Anastasia pencil and gel. The perfect color me for, although I want to try the pomade because it takes forever if I want to color my whole brow with the tiny pencil tip

Misc: I love my Mario Badescu rosewater facial spray for a midday pick-me-up and my DDF Moisturizing Dew. It’s my holy grail


Post # 29
2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Foundation: Everyday Minerals powder foundation

When I want fuller coverage, I use Bare Minerals Ready or their liquid foundation, and I’ll usually layer EM on top.

Concealer: Nyx Incredible Waterproof Concealer stick

I use the yellow one to combat any redness around my nose and cover undereye circles. Works great, for a “cheap” concealer!

Contouring: Bronzer and and Ben Nye Banana Powder to contour/highlight

I recently decided to bite the bullet on the Banana Powder and I’m kicking myself not trying it sooner. I apply it on the high points of my face with a blending sponge.

Mascara: Bare Minerals Lash Domination

I don’t love it, but it works well enough and it doesn’t irritate my eyes. Sometimes I’ll layer it with BM’s Volumize & Lengthen mascara (both in black). If anyone can recommend a volumizing mascara that’s gentle on sensitive eyes, I’m all ears!

Lipstick: Not a huge lipstick fan, but when I want some color, I use Jane Iredale’s lip stain in Pink or Peach, or Revlon Colorburst lip stain.

Honey is my go-to Colorburst color, as it’s very natural, but I also have a matte red and a glossy berry color that I wear sometimes. Most days, I stick chapstick and maybe a Bare Minerals Moxie gloss.

Blush: Bare Minerals Ready Blush in Indecent Proposal

It’s a solid blush in a dusty plum color, compliments olive skintones well.

Bronzer: Bare Minerals Ready Bronzer in The Deep End

It’s their darkest bronzer, with a subtle shimmer. Bronzers tend to turn orange on me, but this one doesn’t.

Brows: Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette

I’m obsessed, as I’m not very blessed in the eyebrow department. Nyx has a very similar version for much less $$, but I keep shelling out the cash for this one.

Eyeshadow: One of the Urban Decay Naked palletes (usually Naked 2)

Eyeliner: Bare Mineral’s Round the Clock pencil eyeliner in 8pm (black-brown color)

It’s great for sensitive eyes, and it stays put. It’s also the only one I’ve found that is a true black-brown, as most are too close to either end of the spectrum. 

Primer: Laura Mercier Hydrating foundation primer

It works really and it doesn’t break out my skin. When my tube is gone, though, I’ll be investing in some Monistat anti-chafing gel!

I’ll also use Urban Decay’s setting spray (the non-matte one) on weekends or for events.

Disclaimer: I used to work for Bare Minerals, which is why I use so much of their stuff! I can’t justify buying new products when I have so much stockpiled, but I look forward to being able to branch out one day haha.

Post # 30
783 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Foundation: I have really dry skin so BareMinerals Original Foundation (powder) or Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation seem to work best for me.

The Bourjois one does sometimes cling to my dry patches though, which is why I don’t wear it too much – it depends on how my skin is doing.
I also love the MAC Face and Body Foundation. It has a great consistency and gives a dewy finish but the coverage is very light. In the summertime it’s the perfect foundation and if I’m going for a really flawless finish, I will use it with the BareMinerals on top – it’s seriously perfect! 🙂

Concealer: I barely use any but if I do, it’s most likely the Sephora one in a small pot (I don’t remember the name). I use it for my under eye area. 

Contouring: None. 

Mascara: I use a Danish brand called “Nilens Jord” which is a cruelty free brand and it contains no harsh chemicals or ingredients. Very good brand and good quality products and I just love this mascara. It’s called “Jumbo Volume” or something like that, and it has a big fluffy brush that works great on my lashes.

Lipstick: I rarely wear lipstick but I do love lip balms! I use the Smith’s Rosebud with strawberry flavor (one of my all time favorites – it’s great for cuticles too!) or I will use a tinted one from a brand called Korres. I have a few lipsticks from H&M’s new makeup collection and they are really pretty!

Blush: The Body Shop Shimmer Waves in Coral. I love love LOVE this product!!! Sometimes I’ll use a Seophora blush in pink, can’t remember the name though, but it’s a pretty regular matte pink color 🙂 

Bronzer: I don’t wear bronzer on a daily basis as I am very light skinned and I can look a bit orange-y on me, but I do sometimes use a matte one I have from the same brand as my mascara. It’s a lighter bronzer so it works well with my skintone. 

Eyebrows: I use the MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Fling. It’s seriously my holy grail and the one product I will not leave the house without wearing! 

Eyeshadow: Urband Decay Naked Palette 2 or my MAC palette (the one you make yourself). I love these to brands for eyeshadow! And I always use the Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath to make sure it stays all evening (I don’t wear eyeshadow on a normal day). 


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