Hey there! Happy Friday! Today for my typical Friday Favorites post I am sharing with you my favorite minimal effort, no fuss makeup finds.
Truthfully, make up has never been my strong suit. I never leave the house without mascara or eyeliner but other then that I am a bit clueless. I have been noticing dark bags under my eyes lately though (thank you motherhood), and knew it was time to invest in some better full coverage make up. So, I set out to Sephora looking for some help with a few gift cards I had saved from Christmas. The women in the store were more then helpful, recommending all new products for me that are easy to apply, weightless (I am not a fan of cakey feeling makeup!), and long lasting.
My new morning makeup routine takes only a few minutes and leaves me feeling that much more confident in myself. The foundation provides full coverage without clogging up my skin and the eyeliner and mascara combo really make my eyes pop. I love it!
So, if your looking for some great products that are affordable, quick to apply, and long lasting here are my top picks! This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
MINIMAL EFFORT MAKEUP FAVORITES
This Charcoal Pore Pudding is actually something a coworker let me borrow and I loved it! All the girls at my work have used it and really thought it was a great product as well. Since we wear masks all day at work (dental field), we tend to notice our pores getting clogged really quickly. With this “pudding,” you apply it for about 20 minutes, wash it off, and can instantly notice the difference in your pores!
Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint
This lip paint is perfect for day to day wear. It isn’t sticky, the colors are beautiful, and it stays put! It also doesn’t dry my lips out like a lot of lip colors tend to do which is huge in the winter time!
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
This blush truly is a 12 hour color! It lasts throughout the whole day, even at work when I am constantly putting a mask on and taking it back off! It isn’t too much color where I feel like it’s obvious I am wearing makeup either. Love!
Makeup For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eye Pencil
This eyeliner goes on so smoothly! It is creamy, doesn’t smudge easily, and not too dark for day to day wear. It is also waterproof which is good and bad. I never wash my face at night before crashing into bed (#momlife) so I tend to wake up with it smudged everywhere!
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara
Oh this mascara… it is truly AHHHMAZING. Seriously, go buy it! The wand is a little different and perfect for that wiggle you do when applying. It isn’t clumpy, lengthens like crazy, and again is waterproof so it stays put!
Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done Hybrid Complexion Perfecter
Finally, the perfect tinted moisturizer. It is truly the best thing I have ever used. Like I said above, I need something quick and easy, one coat and I am good to go. This foundation just does that. I apply a little concealer under my eyes, spread this on with a makeup sponge, and it lasts throughout an entire day, masks and all. It is weightless, not greasy in the slightest bit, and provides full coverage without an “omg she has so much makeup on” look. Also, SPF 20 which is SO important! I am not the best about sun protection for regular day-to-day so I love that this incorporates it.