I get so much of my makeup inspiration from blog reviews these days. I rarely ever try a product out anymore unless I've read a few reviews on it. Growing up, my mom was an Avon lady, so the majority of the makeup that I used was either drugstore brand or Avon. I've branched out a bit since I've gotten older, and I now use some nicer brands of face makeup, but I still love my good ole drugstore stuff. Here's what's currently in my makeup bag:
If I can really tell a difference, I'm all for spending good money on makeup. Every year on my birthday I treat myself to a few new pieces of the good stuff, and it usually will last me until the the next birthday. This March I purchased a Smashbox face powder and a NARS bronzer, and I'm just now half way done with them. I'm also still working on the same NARS blush that I purchased over two years ago.
When I was in high school, I also purchased two Chanel makeup brushes, one for blush and one for powder. I've taken care of them, making sure to wash them frequently, and they feel and work just as good as they did when I got them over 10 years ago. They're definitely not cheap, totally worth it in the long run.
Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer/ E.L.F Flawless Eye Shadow / E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit/ L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara
For eye makeup I tend to go a little cheaper. The only thing that I do spend money on is an eye shadow primer, and it's worth every penny. This primer can make any eye shadow stay on all day long, and one tube of it will last forever. I use it every single day, and it still takes me over a year to use it up. I've really been enjoying two E.L.F. eye shadow quads that came from Target, too. You just can't beat the price.
And that's what's in my makeup bag! Nothing earth shattering, I really just stick to the basics. Do you have any products that you can't live without? I'd love to hear them!