In honor of Mother’s Day, I decided to post about favorite beauty products that both my Mom and I use on a daily basis! These items have been put to the test and work for anyone, regardless of age.
To begin, we both agreed that the Too Faced Natural Matte Neutral Eye Shadow Palette is a must have. If you are looking to achieve an every day, natural makeup look, then this palette will be your best friend. It’s divided into sections with coordinating colors to ensure effortless application. My Mom loves the buttery formula of Too Faced eyeshadows because they blend out beautifully and last all day!
We had to include the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer as a favorite! We both use this product religiously. I’ve recommended this to almost everyone I know! Such a reasonably priced, but amazing concealer, which is why it’s been recognized as the number one best selling on the market. We both use the shade “Neutralizer” because it has a yellow undertone that brightens and matches our olive skin perfectly.
Have you tried the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water?! My Mom and I love it before and after we apply our makeup. On clean skin, we spray this mist all over our face to prime for foundation. I didn’t know if this product was going to work very well as a primer, but it really does hydrate your skin, while controlling oil throughout the day! We also love to spray it after we have applied all of our makeup to take away any powdery effect to our skin. If you’ve ever struggled with your makeup looking dry, cakey and the lines on your face blending out harshly, try this technique! The mist will blend in and lay the powders flat so your finished face has a more skin-like, natural appearance.
The Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush is as good as it gets! Neither of us have tried a better blush than these! The Amazonian Clay formula is soft, but also long lasting! I’ve found this product wears longer than 12 hours for me and does not fade in pigment throughout the day! My favorite shade is “Peaceful,” which is described as a “soft nude-peach.” My Mom’s favorite is “Exposed,” which is described as a “nude pink.” This particular blush formula does not emphasize my pores (which are prominent on my cheek area) or causes any skin irritation. The Amazonian Clay blushes by Tarte are always winning awards from prominent beauty influencers, so trust me when I say you must try these!
Lastly, we both decided to share our newfound love for the It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination Powder! This stuff is amazing to wear alone, or on top of foundation to set and provide extra coverage. When I’m doing my quick and easy makeup look for work, I don’t use liquid foundation because it takes so long to blend out. Instead, I apply this powder all over my face once I’ve put on primer and concealer! This particular powder foundation covers really well and has light reflecting technology in the formula so your face doesn’t look cakey. The one downside to this product is that it comes in only 5 shades. The limited selection may prove problematic to some, but personally I can wear the shade “Medium” throughout the fall and winter months, then switch to the shade “Tan” whenever it’s summer! My mom wanted to mention that this product provides a luminosity to her skin and does not settle in her fine lines. This powder gives a glow to the skin that isn’t shimmery or oily looking, but also controls powder like a matte formula would! My Mom wears the shade “Medium” as well!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed creating it. My Mom was the first person to introduce me to makeup and always taught me the value of inner beauty. Let me know if you would like to see more blog posts featuring my Mom, she really loved voicing her opinion on tried and true products that work for her every day! Happy Mother’s Day to all!