Essentials For Your Everyday Makeup Drawer

As someone that has to be at work before the sun comes up, I've managed to perfect a quick and simple everyday makeup routine and figured out what my everyday essentials are! Once upon a time I made a short video on it but that was months ago and my routine has since changed. Who else has their makeup collection organized but then has that one messy drawer of the everyday stuff? Just me? Bueller?

Nah, I think many of us do...

Over the past few months I've been trying out new stuff and realizing what products qualify as "essentials" for me. I've also kinda cut back on repurchasing high end products that I love and I've been trying to stick more to quality drugstore makeup. There really are so many awesome drugstore products out there!

If you're on a budget and looking for something different, the majority of  my everyday essentials can be found at the drugstore!  Here are some things that I reach for everyday!

Essentials For Your Everyday Makeup Drawer

Dark Circles

I've recently started using the "orange concealer trick" to cover up dark circles. Like I said, I have to be at work really early and quite honestly I never get a good night of rest (the life of sleeping next to a snorer). If you didn't know any better, you could easily mistake me for an extra in The Walking Dead. The NYX Dark Circle Concealer has been really making a difference under my foundation and I highly recommend it.  And ya'll already know that I stand by my ride or die Garnier Dark Circle Roller, I've included that in so many posts.


I usually reach for my all time favorite foundation (when I'm not choosing the L'Oreal Pro Matte or Rimmel 25hr) the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless!  I used this foundation in my old routine video but I hated it back then (my skin was icky) and now I adore this foundation. Like, ah-dore. I'm on my third bottle of it and even my little sister got it as her first ever foundation!


For concealer it's always a toss up between the Urban Decay Naked Skin and my recent new love, the Maybelline Better Skin. I used MAC Pro Longwear for so long but when the Urban Decay one came out it was hard to choose anything else. This is my first round with the Better Skin and I think it's pretty good.


I've noticed for a lot of people it's hard to find a good setting powder. But I'm in love with a few! For my under eyes (and forehead wrinkles, yikes!) I like to set with the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. For the rest of my face, I choose between the Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent, the Cover Girl Professional Loose Powder, or the NYX Set It & Don't Fret It which is omg so good.
Oh and for finishing sprays, I'm currently using L'Oreal but my fave is Urban Decay.


To be honest, I'm still trying to find a bomb ass bronzer that I love. So if you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments! Currently I'm just using the Too Face Primed and Poreless Bronzer which is nothing special. Meh.


While I'm totally in love with the Makeup Geek blush in Romance, I stopped using it many months ago when I bought my first ever NYX Blush in Pinched and Milani Luminoso. I've been bouncing between those for awhile. And another one of my all time favorite blushes is the Maybelline Master Hi-Light in Mauve. So good!


If I feel like dropping a little bling on my face, I'll grab my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal and dust that in the necessary areas. I love Opal so so much!
(PS - I have 2 unopened Champagne Pop's that I wanna give away).


And now thy BROWS!  You know we're all about that brow game. Except, not really for me - I'm pretty simple. If I'm really rushed, I'll run the Maybelline Brow Drama through them and if I have a few minutes to spare, I'll toss in a few flicks of the Anastasia Brow Wiz, aka best thing ever. 


Ok so I don't know where, why, how or when I developed this habit but, I completely cover my eyelids in MAC Mylar shadow No matter what. And then I'll typically toss a gray or brown into the crease real quick- currently I'm using the Urban Decay Smoky palette.  Not sure what's up with me and the Mylar. I just started doing it one day a couple months ago, liked it, and haven't stopped. Get on  my level. What. 

And to finish the eyes, of course I need mascara. This is another product that I have a hard time finding any that I love. I'm always going back to the CoverGirl Clump Crusher because it's like the only mascara that doesn't flake off into my eyeballs. 


This is gonna seem so basic, but I'm not the biggest fan of stuff on my lips. I've been using the It Cosmetics Lip Vitality since March and I don't plan on ever stopping.

I realize that may seem like a lot, but I'm not using every single one of these products at the same time. I just wanted to share the options of each step that I'm currently loving.  I hope you'll fall in love with some of these products too! 


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Please let me know what your essentials are and if you have any bronzer and mascara suggestions for me!


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