Beauty Week: 5 Makeup Essentials To Freshen Your Look

 

IMG_5288IMG_5243IMG_5247IMG_5248IMG_5253IMG_5250IMG_5252IMG_5246The Makeup (L to R):

Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer (Moisturizing Primer)

Tart Tartelette Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector ( My Color Rose Gold)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (My Color Light To Medium)

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (My Color Caramel)

When it comes to makeup, my motto used to be “If it’s not broken don’t fix it”, but over the years, I’ve come to realize that it’s sometimes necessary to shake things up, and try new and different products to revive your makeup looks.  So, for today’s “Beauty Week” post, I’m sharing five makeup essentials to freshen your look.  Now, sometimes it’s good to change up a few items in your makeup arsenal for different seasons, and sometimes, it’s necessary to try new and different products that may work better than what you have been using.

Regardless of the amount of makeup you wear, or how often you actually wear it, when it comes to makeup essentials, there are a few products that should be a part of your makeup routine.  A good primer, a versatile eye shadow palette, an illuminating highlighter, the perfect contour kit, and a great concealer.  I personally consider all of these items make up essential for me, because they compliment my look on a very light makeup day, or when I am fully made up for photos or an event.

The five make up essentials I’m sharing today are my current go-to items, that to me work extremely well.  Here are a few details about these 5 makeup essentials, along with how they can help to freshen your look.

Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer –  My favorite primer!  This primer helps to balance the skin’s texture and tone for smoother, more even makeup application, and longer-lasting makeup wear.  This primer works for all skintones, and it leaves your makeup looking fresh for hours while it hydrates, firms, and smooths the look of the skin.  It is available in 10 different formulas to address a variety of skin concerns.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer –  I love this concealer!  This concealer is buildable and very blendable.  It has a luxurious texture and luminous finish.  This concealer is very hydrating, and it creates a softer, smoother complexion while instantly covering imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs of fatigue.

Tart Tartelette Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette – The perfect palette!  It includes 12 all matte exclusive eye shadow colors, that are so versatile, easy to apply, and extremely long wearing.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit – An awesome contouring kit!  This contour kit features six perfectly crafted highlighting and contouring shades for sculpting and defining your features.  The palette includes removable powders that help you emphasize your eyes, cheekbones, nose and jawline.  It also comes in two color palettes.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Rose Gold) –  An amazing highlighter!  This sheer liquid helps to perfect the skin with light-reflecting pearls for a soft, natural glow.  It is great to apply above the cheekbone, brown bone, and anywhere you want a little soft lighting.  It is available is a variety of shades.

I hope you have a chance to try some of these makeup essentials.  You can shop these makeup items by clicking the links above, or by visiting the Shop Beauty page here.  I’m looking forward to sharing how I personally use these products on my Lulu With Grace YouTube channel coming very soon!

Happy Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

16 Comments

  1. Beth
    September 2, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    These are really good makeup picks. I use the primer, and I love it, but I need a good concealer. I like the color option with these from Nars. I’m going to try this one. Thank you!!

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 3, 2015 / 11:35 am

      Beth, I’m so glad you like these makeup picks! The color options with the Nars concealers are great, and I just love the coverage it gives. I hope you like it! Please come back and let me know what you think.

  2. Jackie'O
    September 2, 2015 / 10:28 pm

    Thanks for introducing these wonderful products and providing essential info and facts for each!! Just what is needed to make that move ” purchase and try them, love your Blog!!!
    This is just one of many reasons I am so obsessed with your blog.

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 3, 2015 / 11:28 am

      Jackie’O, thank you for your very nice comment, and for visiting my blog! So happy this post inspired you to check out these products, and I’m really glad you enjoy my blog. I hope you like the products. Thanks for continuing to visit Lulu With Grace!

  3. Melissa
    September 2, 2015 / 11:09 pm

    Fantastic picks!!! Just what I needed…. A makeup refresher for fall. Love all of the makeup picks, and I like that they come in a lot of shades for all skin tones. There are a few I must try. Must haves!!!

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 3, 2015 / 11:06 am

      Thank you for your comment Melissa, and thank you for visiting my blog! I’m happy the post is what you needed, and I’m sure you will like whatever you try. Be sure to come back and share how you like them!

  4. Marissa
    September 3, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    I am loving your beauty week posts!!! So informative and helpful. Thanks for sharing all of this great info!!!

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 4, 2015 / 11:34 am

      Marissa, thank you for visiting my blog! I’m so happy you are enjoying the “Beauty Week” posts, and they have been helpful for you. Hope you come back to visit Lulu With Grace soon!

  5. Chantel
    September 3, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    The makeup you featured is perfect, and so what I need (concealer, highlighter, and a good eyeshadow palette). The Tart eyeshadow palette has beautiful colors, and I can mix them for a neutral eye or a darker eye. Can’t wait to see your YouTube channel!!!!!

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 4, 2015 / 11:26 am

      Chantel, thank you for your comment and for visiting my blog! I really love the Tart palette too, the colors are perfect for any eye look. I can’t wait to launch my YouTube channel! Stay tuned :-)…

  6. Donna M.
    September 4, 2015 / 12:48 am

    Gorgeous photos, and perfect products. I agree they are essentials, and I really like the ones you have in this post. I love makeup, and I’m always looking to upgrade my products. I will definitely have to try these. There are a couple I need…

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 4, 2015 / 11:05 am

      Thank you Donna for your comment!! I truly appreciate you visiting my blog. I love makeup too, and I hope you like the products you try!

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 4, 2015 / 10:52 am

      Thank you for your comment and for visiting my blog! I love the palette too!! Hope you come back to visit Lulu With Grace soon!

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 4, 2015 / 11:37 am

      Danielle, thanks so much for your comment, and for visiting my blog! I love the palette too… great colors. Hope you have a nice weekend also, and I hope you come back to visit my blog again soon!

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