You know those mornings when you just can’t get going? Sometimes, the only thing that gets me out of the house on time is bribing myself with Starbucks. On those days, I do my makeup in the car in the drive thru line. Other days, even warm, delicious, good for the soul coffee isn’t enough to get me moving. Subsequently, I have to do my makeup at the office. However, the girls on my team absolutely love those mornings. They get mini beauty tutorials on whatever they want! After watching me do my makeup, one of my friends (a mother of two under 5) said “It makes me happy to know that if I had enough time, I could look like Tiffany too!” So, in honor of that statement, I wanted to share the makeup must haves that give me my signature look.
Foundation – MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear – $35
Like the foundation of your house, the foundation on your face has to provide great support. Because of this, I have relied on MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Foundation for years. As an 18 hour longwear, transfer resistant, and sweat resistant foundation, it really helps me through long arduous days. Including photo shoot days. Since my face tends to run hot, a lot of foundations melt and separate on my skin. But not this one!
Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder – $44
Surprisingly, bronzer is one of the newer additions to my makeup must haves. I will admit. I am totally against many of the current makeup trends – baking, strobing, full face contouring… All faces and face structures are different. With this in mind, you can’t just use “one size fits all” techniques and expect to get incredible results. Therefore, I recommend you only use the techniques that you need for your particular face. And let’s save the baking for some cookies, shall we?
Blush – Bobbi Brown Blush – $30
Possibly the first beauty product any of us ever wore as a little kid. Pretty self explanatory. Just make sure you keep it on the apple of your cheeks. It should look like your cheeks are just starting to get a little sun. Nothing more.
Eyeliner – Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – $22
Don’t be afraid. I know the name of the product says “liquid”. But it’s not your momma’s liquid eyeliner. This lovely little guy is more like a felt tip pen. It is smudge proof, skip proof, and really stays in place. It can take a bit of practice to get used to, but the payoff is totally worth it. The sharp pointed tip is also really great for creating a super fierce wing. This eyeliner does it all.
Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder – $23
Next we have the newest addition to my makeup must haves. As a little girl, I never would have believed how important eyebrows would become! Subsequently, as a child of the 90’s, my eyebrows have been tweezed, waxed, and groomed for years. Now that bigger, bolder brows are in style, this brow powder gets me there. Since it contains two different colors, you can use both to create some dimension and life in your brows. Which is awesome, because that helps you make sure they don’t look like you drew them on with a Sharpie.
Mascara – Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara – $30
As you already know from my mascara post, mascara is life. In fact, if I were trapped on a desert island and could only have one beauty product with me, it would for sure be mascara. Because of this, you know I’m not going to lead you astray on this one.
Secret Weapons – Chanel Nourishing Mascara Base – $32 and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – $38
If the rest of my makeup must haves are touchdowns, these two are definitely extra points. Even though my favorite mascara is amazing, I am obsessed with this mascara base by Chanel. I have tried so many mascara primers and this one is by far the best. The product actually stays slightly wet so your real mascara actually coats your lashes and the brush can do its job (after all, that’s what you’re paying for). Instead of just making a clumpy mess because the primer already dried your lashes into place.
I mostly use the setting powder under my eyes. It stops my mascara from bleeding and any other eye makeup from melting. Sometimes, if you use eye cream or if your face runs hot like mine, your eyeliner and mascara can start to migrate, making you look a little bit “drunk girl”. The best part about this particular setting powder is that it doesn’t have “flashback”. You know those photos of celebrities where they are at an awards show or in a club and there is a bright flash and you can see big white patches around their eyes or their foundation changes colors? Thanks to this setting powder, that won’t happen to you.
Now you know all of my secrets!
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