I love experimenting with new makeup products, but there are certain makeup items that I will always go back to. Today I'm sharing my all time beauty faves - these are the items I cannot live without! 

  • L'oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup this foundation has been my holy grail product for years. Being a foundation junkie, I've tried several high-end as well as low-end foundations ever since I started wearing makeup and I always find myself going back to this one. Like the name suggests, it is super blendable and is very lightweight on the skin, yet has amazing coverage. I am usually in the shade W5/5.5 but it always seems to be sold out when I go to Walmart. So I settled with W4 and N6 and I just mix them together - it works perfectly.

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  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer - I recently discovered this product and I love it. Just like the True Match foundation, it blends out easily while providing the perfect amount of coverage. I like to set this with the Covergirl Loose Powder in the shade 110 Translucent Light - it gives the concealer a smooth finish and it also prevents the concealer from creasing.

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Moving on to eyeshadow palettes! I have two eyeshadow palettes that I absolutely cannot live without. I don't use any bold colours on my lids - I like to keep it neutral. So the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette and Too Faced Natural Matte Palette are perfect for me. I've already hit pan on two shadows in the UD palette!

I like to use the UD palette for an everyday look, whereas the Too Faced palette is usually only used for occasions.

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Next is mascara. I've tried many high-end mascaras and I liked most of them, but in my opinion they are just not worth it. So I like to stick to drugstore mascaras because they are cheaper and I feel like they have the same effect as most high-end mascaras. Lately I've been using the Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal mascara and the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. Both products have the same effect on my lashes, despite the different formulas and wands. Majority of Maybelline mascaras work well on my lashes - I always buy the waterproof formula.

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  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer - I used to love the NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in 720 Sunny, but then I tried the Too Faced bronzer in Medium/Deep. First of all it smells like chocolate which is so fun and creative, but it is also an amazing product. It is the perfect shade for my skin tone - not too orange yet not too ashy - and it glides onto my face smoothly and is easy to blend out. Despite the price (CAD $38), I think it is worth every penny and I will definitely be repurchasing it in the future.

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My last item is not a makeup product, but it is definitely my most favourite. Lauren Conrad's Beauty book is so helpful, especially if you're a beginner. There are step-by-step tutorials on just about any look, whether it is an everyday look or a glam look. She even covers topics such as hair, food, and exercise. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for some beauty inspiration - there are a lot of helpful tips and tricks on how to maximize your beauty potential.

And if you're not into makeup, try reading her Style book. With Lauren's advice, you'll look and feel stylish everyday.

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So there you have it! I'm no beauty guru or makeup artist, but these products are the ones I can't live without and I hope I was able to help anyone that may be a beginner with makeup. I've been repurchasing these products for years - I can't get enough of them! Let me know in the comments what your favourites are and what kind of posts you want to see next!

Published by Veronica Santos