for years I used bare escentuals bareminerals matte powder foundation. eventually I got tired of paying around $30 for it and really just wanted to try something new.
right now I'm using revlon colorstay foundation for oily/combination skin in natural beige. I want to mention that I use a sigma flat top synthetic kabuki brush to apply it. I love this brush and it works SO WELL with liquid foundation. it's heavier than I'm used to so I try to apply as less of it as possible.
hard candy glamoflauge in light. again this stuff is pretty heavy so I apply as little as I can. I've heard people say it's a dupe for kat von d's tattoo concealer.
I've tried a lot of different powders throughout the years. I'm always on the hunt for something better. right now I'm using maybelline dream matte powder in sand/medium. it's inexpensive and really works with my skin. so for right now, it's a keeper.
another powder I use and have used for years is bare escentuals mineral veil. it's awesome but obviously more expensive than maybelline ;)
my all-time fave bronzer is MAC bronzing powder in bronze, but after kingston dropped/threw it and it crushed into tiny bits, I swung by the drugstore in search of a quick find. and what do you know, I found 2 that I really love.
milani bronzer XL all-over glow in fake tan and milani baked bronzer in soleil. the baked bronzer has a shimmer to it so I only use a tiny bit of this on top of the XL bronzer. it gives a nice, pretty glow.
I don't wear blush that often but if I do my favorite is NARS blush in orgasm.
urban decay eyeshadow primer potion - this is a STAPLE.
urban decay naked palette - if you don't own this already, you should. just sayin'.
wet n wild trio palette in walking on eggshells. I pretty much wear this palette every day!
maybelline unstoppable eyeliner in onyx. this is the. best. eyeliner. ever. I've been wearing it for years and will probably wear it for years to come. it's inexpensive, VERY black, lasts forever, and is just plain awesome.
I have so many mascaras that I really like. my current fave is revlon grow luscious mascara in blackest black. I really love this stuff, especially the wand. I'm so happy I tried this mascara because, to me, it's a dupe for my all-time favorite mascara, dior diorshow mascara, but who the f wants to spend $25 on mascara? not me. so thank you, revlon, for saving me money. I tried the new grow luscious plumping mascara that they came out with but I didn't like it, the wand sucked and the formula was a little too wet for my liking. it separated my lashes and made them longer, so how exactly is that plumping anything? meh.
two of my other mascara faves are covergirl lashblast volume mascara and maybelline volum' express colossal mascara.
in high school there's no way you would have caught me without lipgloss on but for the past few years lipgloss is my least fave make-up product. I don't like the feeling of it on my lips and I just find it really annoying. BUT every now and then (basically for special occasions) I'll throw on a little something. one day I was at target and the ELF section had a huge sale going on, so I picked up a few $.99 lip stains. they're not amazing or anything, but I actually kind of like them. the clear gloss on the other end of them is also pretty handy! my favorite colors are first date and heartbreaker. the red carpet red is also fun to play around with.
for every other day I'll use carmex. yep. I've used this stuff for years, and I love it.
I don't go too crazy with buying nail polish. I'll buy a new color every now and then if I really like it. right now I'm loving revlon nail polish in craving coral. I put this on my toes because I bite my fingernails like crazy and it's pointless painting them (I can't afford to get my nails done all the time like I used to, shucks). I think it's a perfect coral color for summer. I also really love revlon nail polish in minted!
whew! that was a lot of stuff. I was going to include my hair favorites, but I might as well save that for next friday since that was a crap ton of makeup to check out and lord knows I have just as many hair products.
let me know if you spotted any of your favorites up there and also feel free to recommend any of YOUR favorites because I think we all know that I'll check them out for sure.