Cheeks

 

Though I've mentioned most of these beauty products before, I wanted to take a second to explain how I put them on in the morning.  First I start with bronzer.  I obviously put some on my cheeks, but also do the top of my forehead, sweeping it up almost into the hair line) the bridge of my nose, and a bit on my chin.  When applying think about where the sun naturally hits your face and where you look tan in the middle of summer.  Sounds obvious but sometimes we forget just where to put it.  Next, I put just a tiny bit of blush right on the apples of my cheeks.  At this point you may feel like a clown or like it's too heavy handed, but just wait.  Once you sweep on your highlighter it magically blends them in perfectly and gives you that perfect glow.  I also think the highlight holds it all together and kind of sets it to keep it looking perfect all day.   I find that even by night time it still looks like I just applied everything.  And that's it!  These 3 magic products help give me that dewy, sun kissed look that I like.

Tarte bronzer

Nars blush

Too faced candlelight glow

 

Empties

 

It is rare that you find a wonderful product in the beauty industry. That one holy grail that you actually buy time after time that you can't get enough of.  Here is a list of products that I actually buy over and over again because they are just. that. good.  Let's begin with my MUST every morning.  If nothing else, I ALWAYS put this on my face.  It's the Nyx high definition concealer.  I put a lot on under my eye and just let it sit for a bit to dry.  A minute or 2 later, (depending on how many times I've responded to the morning bustle and "mommy" cries) I just gently tap it with my finger to even it out and blend it in.  Next up, my Benefit "they're real" mascara.  No explanation necessary here.  Moving on, my favorite highlighter by Too Faced, called Candlelight Glow.  I put this on top of both my bronzer and blush and it just sort of diffuses them together perfectly to make my cheeks have that dewy, perfect glow.  Lastly, my 2 favorite shadows.  This first shadow is a bit more expensive as it is by Benefit, but totally worth it.  It is called My Two Cents.  It's this beautiful subtle gold that looks great for every day.  My other favorite shadow is by Almay, and is called Hot Fudge.  It's smoothe and easy to apply with just your finger.  It sort of melts into your skin perfectly and is very easy to blend.  It's also easy on the pocket book which is always a huge plus in my book.  So there you have it!  What products can you not live without?? Maybe there is something out there that I haven't tried that you always rely on?  I'm all ears!!!

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3460285

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3460265

http://www.sephora.com/candlelight-glow-highlighting-powder-duo-P309706?keyword=too%20faced%20candlelight%20glow&skuId=1420124&_requestid=122141

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5120015&skuId=2255648&_requestid=188333

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6320748&skuId=2268061&_requestid=188665