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Bare Necessities | 6 Must-Have Makeup Products

As a busy high school-er, putting on a full face of makeup everyday is very unrealistic. There’s always a few days out of the week where I simply do not feel like spending an extra 20 minutes on makeup. On the lazy days, these are the products I use for a quick, easy fix-up to make myself feel confident, but not overdone.

Don’t get me wrong, I chose to wear makeup to make myself feel comfortable, but if you’re one of those girls who is confident in their own skin, kudos to you! There is nothing more beautiful than bare skin. I love seeing girls who embrace their natural beauty, and truly let their personality shine from the inside out. :)

My first product is is the Ultra Repair Cream by First Aid Beauty. This stuff is my savior during the winter, keeping my skin soft and moisturized. I typically apply this right after I wash my face in the morning, and let it sit for a few minutes to give it a chance to really sink into my skin. This moisturizer not only nourishes my skin, but also provides a great base for my makeup.

My next product is probably my most-needed, otherwise known as concealer. This Garnier concealer doubles to cover up my under-eye dark circles and any redness around my nose. Also, it can cover blemishes and acne scars. I can easily apply and blend this product out with my fingers in seconds. Not only does this concealer serve so many purposes, but makes my job so. much. easier.

Next we have my current obsession, the “Gimme Brow” brow gel by Benefit Cosmetics. Bold brows have been in this fall, and this product is an easy way to tame and fill in your brows in one easy step. This tinted mascara-like substance keeps your brows in place all day and is so easy to apply. I just use the wand to brush through my brows a couple of times, and just like that they look 100 times better. Also, there are little fibers in the gel that actually add volume to your brows. How cool is that?

My fourth product is mascara. Pretty boring, but a definite must-have. This Buxom Lash Mascara gives my lashes volume and length and opens up my eyes. I also love that it’s super black and lasts all day without flaking.

And finally, we move on to lips. My fifth and sixth products are a great combo to keep your lips moisturized, but also give you some color and life. The first product is my favorite lip balm by Nivea. This product’s vanilla scent is the main reason why I love it so much… But, I guess it’s a good lip balm too. :) Next, I layer on a little but of Revlon’s lipstick in “Mauve”. This color looks a little purple, but with the lip balm underneath to sheer it out, it looks more rosy. It adds the perfect flush of color to the lips.

First Aid Beauty “Ultra Repair Cream”: Sephora

Garnier “Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller”: Target, any drugstore

Benefit Cosmetics “Gimme Brow”: Sephora

Buxom Lash Mascara: Sephora

Nivea Lip Butter “Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss”: Target, any drugstore

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in “Mauve”: Target, any drugstore

Thanks for reading!

xo, Abigail