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Primer and Foundation: Personally, primer and foundation are two of the most important steps in the makeup routine because they set the base for the rest of your make up, so the more flawless they look the better your overall makeup will look.
The Urban Decay All Nighter Primer is a long-wear hydrating primer that makes your makeup stay for hours and does not dry out your skin, but also does not give a sheen some do so you do not look overly oily. The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter product is the perfect formula to mix with your foundation to give the perfect natural glow that smooths out your complexion. If you are not looking for a lot of coverage, then you can use this with your concealer for a more natural look as well. The Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is the perfect light coverage foundation and high coverage tinted moisturizer that it gives a smooth complexion without looking cakey at all.
For bronzer, blush, and highlighter my go-to products are the Charlottle Tilbury wands. Their application sponge makes contour so easy to get it in the right places and their formula is a good balance of shimmer and matte to make the colors blend right into your skin. They are on the pricier side, but the applicator makes it so you don’t waste product and the results are defiantly worth trying out, especially for a special occasion like the holiday season.
For eyes when it comes to mascara, I have tried many different ones over the years, but I always go back to the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. It is very dark black and gives the lashes so much volume and curl in just one application. I personally prefer to buy the travel size because it is half the price and you can replace it more so it does not dry up on you. For eyeliner, I really like the Rare Beauty liquid liner because it is actually many fine hairs instead of most that are a sponge tip. I think this gives more of a smooth application, especially for winged liners.