Makeup I'm wearing/must haves

 

I know I talk about makeup a LOT, but I really do love it!!  I feel like if you're using the right products in the right way, you really will feel 100 times more confident!  Here are my current ride or dies...

1.  Primer.  I know, I know, one more thing to put on your face.  I encourage you to try it.  It makes a huge difference in your skin tone and makes your foundation look prettier.

2.  Foundation.  I like a luminous finish, as I think it makes my skin feel younger and more dewy. 

3.  Contour.  If you haven't ever contoured, try it.  If you need help, I'll come over and help you, or we can do it over a video chat!  (Seriously!)

4.  Highlighter.  There are a million out there at every price point.  I am currently using the Flower palette from Drew Barrymore's line.

5.  Brow gel.  This is non-negotiable at this point. I can't go a day without it.  Even on the days when I skip a full face, I always do a little brow gel.  

6.  The perfect red lip!  Splurge on a Lipsense or Anastasia Beverly Hills color or save with a Nyx tube! (I use the color Pure Red)

7.  Last but not least, a great mascara.  I still use Lash Love and think it's freaking fantastic for the price!

My skin is far from perfect and I am always learning, but it is so much fun to pick up tricks and ways to improve your skin and face, which in turn make you feel a bit more ready to take on the world each day!

 

Flower shimmer/strobe palette review

 

I have always loved Drew Barrymore, so when she came out with the makeup line "Flower" I was excited/curious to try it!  I have always thought she had great style, so figured I'd probably like what she had put out!  The line is ONLY sold at Walmart, (I don't regularly shop there) hence I hadn't had a chance to pick up any of the flower line.  Luckily a friend of mine had bought the shimmer/strobe palette so I got to try hers out before purchasing it for myself. 

The colors in this set are beautiful and I really love all 3!  It includes a champagne color, more of a pinky tone, and a gold tone, so I think it can accommodate everyone's needs.  I really love the way it pops on your cheeks and have been really happy with it so far!  The only negatives are the cheap packaging isn't that great, and the brush it comes with is not ideal.  Forego the brush in the set and find a smaller one to gently apply to your cheeks/bridge of your nose.  You can always add more, but I suggest starting with just a little as it has a lot of pigment to it! 

At only $12.98, this product is doable for a lot of people, which I love!!  If you're on a tight budget but LOVE highlighter like I do, definitely give this one a try! 

Flower shimmer & strobe highlighting palette

 

Makeover Thursday

 

It's finally here...another Makeover Monday here on Honestly West!  Except I couldn't wait until Monday for this one.  I was just too excited!  So here you go, makeover Thursday.

How stunning is my friend Keri???  I helped her put together a simple and chic look.  We did hair and makeup and voila!  A total bomb shell.  

Products we used:

Smashbox contour set

Flower highlighting pallette (only $14 and from Drew Barrymore's new Flower line

Nyx brow gel

Mary Kay eyelash primer

Makeup forever fuschia lipstick

Find a less expensive lipstick option here