If I was forced to pare my makeup bag down to my two must-have makeup products, first I would cry. While I am not someone who likes to wear a lot of makeup, I do like variety. I would then pull out my makeup primer by Smashbox and my favorite nude pink lipstick and hang on to the two products for dear life. Smashbox makeup primer and nude lipstick are the two essential makeup products that I need to look and feel good.
Smashbox Primer an Essential Makeup Product in my Makeup Bag
Many women may never give a thought to wearing a makeup primer and I will admit that it wasn’t until five years ago that I discovered the wonders of makeup primer. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is my makeup primer of choice, it is in fact the only makeup primer I have ever used and I use it every day. The Smashbox makeup primer that I use is colorless, but there are tinted products available. Makeup artists will typically apply a makeup primer first to act as a canvas before applying foundation. Makeup primer helps foundation to go on the skin better and last longer.
I most often wear Smashbox makeup primer on its own, without foundation. This makeup primer makes my skin feel soft and smooth. It makes my pores look less noticeable, and according to the product description it even smoothes fine lines.
How to Apply Makeup Primer
It only takes a few drops of the makeup primer gel to achieve the right effect. I simply squeeze a very small amount on my hand and smooth it over my face. Once the primer is applied I will either wear as is or I will apply my foundation directly on top. Smashbox makeup primer is extremely easy to use. If you have never tried a makeup primer I highly recommend this product. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is available online at www.sephora.com. One ounce costs $36.
Nude Lipstick – My Favorite Choice for Lips
I absolutely have to wear lipstick or lip gloss. I feel naked without it. Even before nude lips became fashionable, nude lipsticks were my lipstick color of choice. I have always found it difficult to pull off bright red or hot pink lips. I prefer to stick with nude lips for a natural fresh-faced look. My current favorite nude lipstick is Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss Baby Lip Balm in “rosy nude”. Nude pink lips are pretty and look good with most skin tones and this lipstick by Guerlain is one of the prettiest nude pink lipsticks I have ever seen. This nude pink lipstick is available online at Saks Fifth Avenue.
There you have it, my two must-have makeup products that I just can’t live without. If I was stranded on a desert island and could only bring two makeup products with me it would definitely be my Smashbox makeup primer and my nude pink lipstick. What about you? Which two must-have makeup products can you not live without?