Our Makeup Essentials

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I have always been a makeup girl. I love playing with new products & playing with different colors. I’ve been asked a few times to do a tutorial on my makeup and specifically how I do my eye makeup, but to be honest, I don’t feel quite ready to take that step. So as a compromise, I thought Sarah & I could both share a few of our favorite makeup items that we can’t live without!

Ashley's Essentials:

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

A sheer, silky powder that sets your makeup & gives you a beautiful matte look. I just started using this a few months ago but got hooked very quickly!

Lorac Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eyeliner

This long-wearing, water-resistant liquid eyeliner is my very favorite. The tip gives you such good control & I love it to give me my little wings.

Mac Eyeshadow

I have been a MAC girl for a very, very long time. I just love the color selection & quality of their eyeshadows. They last forever & they have a great recycling program where you can turn your empties in for a free lipstick! You can buy their eyeshadows individually but I also really love their palettes. Here are a few I love:


Sarah’s Essentials:

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch

Touche Éclat instantly brightens, smoothes and perfects your complexion, highlighting your best features with a natural, luminous finish without any shimmer or glitter. I’ve used it for 10+ years & it is my favorite concealer and brightener. I can’t go a day without it!

Beauty Blender

A wedgeless, non-disposable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator with a unique shape formed from exclusive material that ensures impeccable, streak-free makeup application with minimum product waste. I love my beauty blender!

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara

I have been using this same mascara for as long as I can remember & have no intention of trying anything else! I don’t ever use waterproof mascara because I don’t love how difficult it is to take off and I think it messes with my lashes.

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What are your makeup essentials? What can you not live without? Leave us a comment below!