I Did Not Wake Up Like This... 🤘🏽💋😆

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You asked for it! 

Here are my favorite makeup items to help you crush the new year.

2018 taught me a lot about makeup—I experimented, took many trips to Sephora, and watched a billion makeup tutorials. Why?! Because makeup is another form of creativity for me, a way to express myself and enhance this God-given canvas.

It also wasn’t until college when I realized makeup existed outside of drug store walls. 😅

Since then, I have found my own style and so many of you ask what I use on a regular basis. *BLUSH* But really, blush.

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MASCARA

I never leave the house without applying a little blush and mascara. Anyone else? And my favorite mascara is Better Than Sex by Too Faced! I have been using it for a couple of years now and I AM NEVER GOING BACK.

This mascara triples my lashes, only takes a few strokes, and (you guessed it) is SEXY! A couple of weeks ago, I used their waterproof version for my sister’s wedding and it was perfection.

It’s usually the last step in my application process but my first makeup fav!

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PRIMER + FOUNDATION + CONCEALER

I was a faithful MAC user, but then I discovered Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner (shared below) and I made the switch to Kat’s line.

There are two things I love about her products:

1.) They’re amazing—dark, bold, long-lasting, and 100% cruelty-free. Just what I want!

2.) They’re my style—dark and that tatted (not going anywhere) feeling 🤘🏽🖤

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Her Lock-It Hydrating Primer is creamy and lotion-like which sets up your gorgeous face for her stunning Lock-It Matte Foundation. Matte is my jam when it comes to foundation because it sets and stays—it’s not all greasy or chalky.

SHOP HERE:

PRIMER
FOUNDATION
CONCEALER

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ALCHEMIST HOLOGRAPHIC PALETTE

This palette is a blast from the past. The colors are perfect for the 80’s and 90’s fashion comeback. Even though it’s technically a highlighter, I use it as an eyeshadow most of the time. It is truly stunning.

SHOP HERE.

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EYELINER

When it comes to eyeliner, nobody does it like my girl, Kat Von D. Her Tattoo Liner is BOMB. I have been going back and forth between her classic Tattoo Liner + her Dagger Tattoo Liner (Sephora has a mini duo so you can try them both out). They have different edges—making it easy to do a cat eye or get that perfect straight or curved line.

And just when I thought I couldn’t love her liner any more, she came out with a Lash Liner for your waterline! It applies effortlessly to your bottom inner liner and stays put all day and night. GAME CHANGER.

SHOP HERE:

TATTOO LINER
DAGGER TATTOO LINER
LASH LINER

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Makeup is such a fun thing for me and I have many more favorites. Maybe I will get around to doing a makeup video one day. MAYBE. But until then, ask away if you have any questions and let me know your favorite products!

And whether you pack it on or barely wear any, embrace that about yourself. Every woman is different. Some days I paint my canvas on thick…some days I put on the bare minimum like in this photo.

That’s the beauty about makeup. Shine with or without it, babes!

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