Everyday Makeup Drawer + OOTD

I have a drawer in my vanity that I keep makeup I use regularly and items I want to remember to use and/or try out.

Here’s an updated drawer list for ya and how I use each of these products for my simplistic everyday makeup.


1: Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder – I use this to set my under eye concealer with a small Real Techniques setting brush.

2: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer in Light/Medium, Milk Chocolate – I think this one is pretty obvious but I also use it as a crease color for when I’m in a rush! I’m too pale to use many bronzers out there but this one works well and smells like chocolate, as I’m sure most of you know by now. I use this with a Real Techniques blush brush because the pointed but fluffiness allows me to precisely contour my cheeks and around my hairline.

3: Nars Blush in Amour – This is a gorgeous berry pink shade that is perfect for this time of year when you need a bit more color but not the pastels of spring or brights of summer. I use it with a Sigma Large Angled Contour F40.

4: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso – I’m in love with this peach shimmery shade of blush and use it almost every day as it goes with everything.

5: Stila eyeshadow in Kitten – I use this to highlight my brow bone, cheekbones, and obviously for an eyeshadow and mostly in my inner tearduct area. It is super smooth and buttery. It’s so multipurpose!

6: Nyx “Set It Don’t Fret It” HD Mineral Powder – I love this for adding a little more coverage to my BB cream or foundation. It’s never cakey and keeps my oily skin smooth and matte. I use this with a Real Techniques Setting brush.

7: Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder – I just got this so I’m trying it out for the very first time. So far, it minimizes the look of my pores around my nose and is super smooth as a setting powder with a big fluffy Sigma F30.

8. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal – I love this buttery highlighter. I saw this in one of Melmph’s videos (a haul maybe) and loved the shade. I don’t have very many highlighters and this is different in anything I would normally pick since it’s rather gold/yellow toned but yet neutral too. I use this to highlight my brow bone, cheek bones, cupids bow, you name it. I use this with a Sigma F05 Small Contour brush.

9. Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit in Light – I use the lightest shade of powder to fill in any sparse areas after I’ve lined my brows with a pencil. It makes for a softer look which I like best. I use a flat edge synthetic liner brush from Crown Brushes (something like this).

10. MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20 – This yellow-based concealer is perfect for red spots and neutralizes the redness. It stays put all day too! Holy grail status here, people. I use a Sigma F70 concealer brush to apply it (or my finger).

11. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15 – I use this underneath my eyes for dark shadows in the lightest shade they make, which is totally sad. Oh well. I blend it out with a Sigma F60 Foundation brush and apply whatever is left on the brush to my eyelids to neutralize any redness.

12. Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder – I got this as a sample from Sephora and I love to use it to set blemishes with it using the sponge that it comes with. The color is a little too warm/dark for me so I plan on purchasing the 2 or 3 shade and giving a lighter shade a try since I love it so far.

13. Cover Girl Lash Perfection Mascara – I never saw this mascara before I heard someone talk about it on YouTube. I needed a new everyday mascara and this one is perfect. It lengthens without being too thick since my eyelashes are already rather long. It gives me length and moderate volume.

14. 100% Pure Fruit Pigment Mascara in Black Ink – I have yet to try this little baby as I just got in a Birchbox which I posted about here, if anyone is interested.

15. Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel – I got this as a 100 point perk from Sephora and I’m so happy I did. I love it doesn’t make your eyebrows hard and shiny!

16. Cynthia Rowley Liquid Eyeliner in Black Ink – I got this in my Birchbox and so far, love the pen since it’s just like my all-time favorite, the L’Oreal Super Slim liner. I’ve used it a bit and so far, wish it was a little more ‘liquidy’ but I may just need to store it tip-down.

17. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde – I use this to outline the bottom of my brow and define the tail. I especially love using the spoolie at the end to blend everything in and soften the look.

Bonus! A little (belated) Valentine’s Day outfit of the day!



Sweater: AXParisUSA   |  Jeans: Express (similar)  |  Boots: Gilt

 *None of these links are affiliate links nor was I asked or payed to link to these sites. I just want to help people find them!*


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