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Currently Loving: Make up Edition

Let me first start out by saying I have super sensitive skin – it comes with the red hair and freckles. I am allergic to almost all mascaras and a lot of facial cleansers and foundations. How fun!! Right… But hey, that means I have tested out A LOT of make up so here are my favorites and/or the ones I can actually wear!

My Current Make Up Must Haves


IT cosmetics is a win!  Not only am I NOT allergic to it… but it is also my absolute fave of all the foundations I have used. It stays on the longest, it is easy to apply and my make up doesn’t look caked on. It also has sunscreen in it which is a huge plus!  I love that it is applied with a brush, it goes on much smoother and is less messy.

First, I use their Bye Bye under eye, it hides my dark circles really well and my tube has lasted for a year now.

Then I apply IT’s CC+ foundation and if I am feeling or looking oily I apply their powder. I have found QVC often offers deals on IT products.

Finishing powder:

I love Laura Mercier’s finishing powder.  This powder is silky smooth. It is the perfect finishing touch to any makeup. It removes the shine and creates an overall smooth finish by helping to hide pores and blemishes. Do you remember in older movies when the actors dabbed their faces with powder and it would make a big puff of smoke? This is just like that… only less dramatic when applying it.


My favorite is Urban Decay and right now I am loving the smokey palette which is 54% off right now at Nordstrom Rack. Not only do they have amazing color palettes, but their eyeshadow goes on so smooth, making it easy to work with and it stays on all day. Most of their larger sets come with a brush which I prefer for eyeshadow application.



I like pencils because I am allergic to everything else. How is that for a deciding factor? I do like how pencils are softer making it is easier to blend my eyeliner in with my eyeshadow so it isn’t too dark.  I have really liked Ulta’s Gel Eyeliner Pencil, it stays on well and is easy to apply.



I have 2 I love –

Better than sex mascara by Two Faced (I am allergic to the pink bottle, but I can wear the waterproof)

IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara, I am only slightly allergic to this one sometimes… ha ha.


Both of these mascaras are great at making my eyelashes thicker and full. However, I usually just wear magnetic eyelashes because I am not allergic to them.


I have 2 favorites –

Ulta Metallics: This stuff lasts for hours plus it has a moisturizer in it.  It is only $9 so it is a great option… my favorite option.

Bare Minerals: This also stays on for hours without re-application.  It isn’t tacky either so it is very comfortable to wear!






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