Sweeter than Serenity: My Make-Up Essentials

Friday, June 27, 2014

My Make-Up Essentials

I got a few emails asking me about what make-up I use after my close-up shot the other day, so I decided to do a post about it today! Being a poor college student, I don't use anything fancy! So, here we go!

My Face Wash

I know what you're thinking: isn't that super harsh on your face? NO! I have very sensitive eyes, so I have to make sure I super scrub my make-up off of my eyes every night. This tear free soap keeps my eyes from burning, and because it's designed for babies, it actually makes my face pretty soft. Seem crazy? Maybe so. Does it keep my face clean, clear, and soft at a low price? Absolutely.

My Moisturizer

I've been using this stuff for a few years now, and it does wonderfully. It has SPF 15 in it, which keeps my face safe from the sun, it doesn't make my face oily at all, and it keeps my face hydrated well. 

My Foundation


I use a combination of the Almay Clear Complexion and Covergirl loose powder foundations to create my look. I apply the liquid foundation first, which keeps my face safe from breakouts (I actually break out when I DON'T wear it!), and then I apply the loose powder just to seal the liquid foundation in.

My Concealers


I use a combination of these two concealers to hide any blemishes on my face. I use the Covergirl + Olay concealer to hide the discoloration under my eyes. The Almay Clear Complexion concealer is what I use everywhere else on my face for blemishes. I use the yellow concealer to highlight the areas on my face that I want to be highlighted, and I use the green concealer to hide any redness on my face.

My Bronzer

I don't worry too much about my bronzer since I just use it for contouring my face. This bronzer is pretty cheap at walmart, and it does the trick for me!

My Blush

This is by far my favorite blush that I have ever used. I use the color "rose petal" on my face. It goes on so smoothly and the color lasts a long time!

My Brow Liner

I don't like to go crazy with shaping my brows, because they pretty much do what they want anyway, and I don't want them to look fake. I use this pencil to just outline my brows and lightly fill in wherever needs it, then I use the brush to brush it all in and make it look natural. With blonde brows like I have, it really helps to make them stand out more without looking fake, and once again, the Maybelline brow liner is not an expensive brow liner at all.

My Eyeliner

I have been using the Maybelline Unstoppables eyeliner since I was in high school! The color "pewter" or gray is my favorite. With as fair of skin and light of hair as I have, black is way too harsh. I don't like to go heavy on the eyeliner, and this one is just perfect for controlling exactly where I want it.

My Mascara

I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of a mascara snob. With as long of eyelashes as I was blessed with, I really like to play them up! The Maybelline Falsies mascara works perfectly at adding volume to my eyelashes! It also lasts all day and doesn't get clumpy. It's perfect!

My Lip Liner and Lipstick


I use Rimmel lip liner and NYC lipstick. I don't use either very often, so I don't worry about spending much money on it. I always go with neutral colors on my lips as well, because if I want my eyes to pop (which I do), then I play it down on the lips so I don't end up looking like I painted my whole face on!

I hope this helps for those of you who were curious! Not all my choices are the top of the line choices, but they work well for me and are very affordable!

God Bless!


  1. Great Review darling
    Love all this products
    Great post

  2. I love affordable makeup posts!!! I've considered doing one myself for a while. I love seeing what products everyone else loves. I'm with you on the NYC lipsticks, cheap and good!!

    Fashion, Floss and Lip Gloss

  3. Great make-up tips! Never would have thought to use my kids shampoo to wash my face! I might have to try that out!

  4. I never would have thought to use baby shampoo on the fact. Sounds and looks like it does a great job!!

  5. love your make up <3

  6. I have never thought to use baby shampoo on my face. That is really cool! I love my green concealer too!

    Love Always,

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