Oh well, surprise! I'm doing a fun little series each Tuesday for the month of October. It's called Only Pick 1 and will include a Face, Eyes, Lips and Scents edition. I'll be sharing my absolute, holy grail, must have favorites for each category. The products I would pick, if I could only pick 1...
As you can tell by the title, first up I'm sharing my face picks.
Primer | Benefit The POREfessional primer
It has never failed me. I have huge pores & it magically makes them appear smaller for a while and that makes me happy. It keeps my makeup on all day as well and doesn't cause any extra oil on my already oil prone skin. Therefore, it's my winner.
Foundation | Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3in1
This foundation is awesome. Seriously. I have very oily skin so I always prefer products marketed for that, the "matte" products. Sometimes though, they can be a little too matte, hard to spread evenly on your face. This foundation is like a perfect mix of a super matte and a normal liquid foundation. It leaves a beautiful finish. Plus, it's a drugstore foundation so it's under $10! I like this more than my old favorite, the MUFE Mat Velvet +.
Concealer | MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
I feel like I've tried most all of the concealers that exists on this earth. For some reason they all crease on me. NOT this one. I apply this with a Beauty Blender and it does not crease at all, not even a tiny bit 12 hours later. If you have a creasing problem like I do, you have to try this out.
Powder | Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
I'm probably on like my 10th one of these, I love it so much. Again, mattifying but not over mattifying. It's under $5 and I've never found a product that beat it. I apply this with a big kabuki brush over my foundation to set it. LOVE.
Blush | NYX Blush in Pinched
The blush category was the only one I really had to think about. I have several that I reach for often, but I really wanted to pick a favorite based on great pigment but affordable price. YouTube beauty guru Ingrid (missglamorazzi) turned me onto this about 2 years ago. I usually go for peachy pink tones and this one is exactly that. I prefer a higher pigment blush too, this is one you don't have to work very hard at achieving a perfect pink cheek.
Highlight | theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
This is really popular in the beauty guru world, I know why. I received a sample in an Ipsy bag a long time ago and was hooked immediately. I bought the full size on Hautelook, which it's often on. I just can't find anything that compares! I use it to highlight my eyes sometimes too, so it's a good 2 in 1.
Alright, there are the face picks I adore. Next Tuesday, I'm sharing the eye picks I'd commit to for a lifetime!
Are any of these your favorite face products too?
What are some of yours?