“I had no idea this all existed.”
So, after 7 months of binging on YouTube tutorials, skincare routines, and monthly favorites, I have become obsessed with anything and everything face. I have officially delved deep into the online realm of makeup products. I’m talking primers, eyeshadow palettes, foundation routines, blush, bronzers, even highlighters! Once I convinced my colleague to get into it as well (already erring on the side of a beauty guru herself), it was all we could talk about. Not long to follow the YouTube binging was our first #MakeupHaul.
It wasn’t large by any means, as in I couldn’t post a video with the title “Ulta Makeup Haul” since I didn’t spend hundreds of dollars, but it was more than mama had in her collection, let me tell you. I splurged on a couple high end brands, and by “splurge” I mean spent more than $10 on sample sizes. It was the right amount to get started as a Makeup Wannabe. I had never used a primer, setting powder, or highlighter in my life.
Shoutout to my fellow new makeup lovers, I know you’re reading this.
But it was fun to begin to explore. It was fun learning the techniques and watching the pros. At this point, I think I’ve watched 75% of Jaclyn Hill, KathleenLights, RachhLoves, and Carli Bybel videos. And that’s exactly what I would recommend! Jump on the tube, read through the comments section on your most desired products, and start creating a list of “wants” and “needs.” For me, a Google docs spreadsheet was the key to organization.
For those of you looking to jump on the trendy makeup and skincare bandwagon, look forward to more updates, mini-hauls, and experimentations here! I am declaring Mondays my “Magical Makeup Mondays.” Too cheesy? Okay fine, “Magical Makeup Mondays” it is!
PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN RANKED ORDER (#1 being my favorite and so on):
1. Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion
2. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
3. Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Mini Face Primer
4. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
5. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
6. Mario Badescu Facial Spray