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Leah Scurlock,

Beauty Contributor

When I have a special occasion or specific look I want to achieve, I go into my back stock of cosmetics and find eyeshadow pallets, glitters, and anything else that fits the bill. But for every day, I grab my medium size makeup bag, that carries everything I need for a polished and presentable makeover. I stick with products that I know work for me, are easy to apply and have multi uses! 

1. Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream 

This eye cream gives me life in the morning. Packed with vitamin C and rich emollients it moisturizes and helps brighten dark circles. It’s quick and easy to apply, the dispenser tip is a round ball meant to roll the eye cream into the skin. Keep this in your makeup bag, so you never forget to pamper your under eyes.

2. Le Corrector De Chanel Longwear Concealer 

One of the pricier items that I own but worth every penny! It gives medium to full coverage with a satin finish. It does in fact last all day without being dry. I use this through the center of my face, under my eyes, and around the mouth and nose. If I need more coverage, I’ll add it to any spots. I use the color 91 Caramel. 

3. The multiple by Nars 

As I said before, I love a product that is multi use. If versatility was a product, it would be this one! The cream color stick can be used on eyes, lips, face and body. Available in a wide range of shades, my favorite being their most popular blush color, the infamous “Orgasm.” I add some to my cheeks for a bit of color and glow, a little to the inner corner of my eyes, and tip of nose. Quick and easy no fuss blush. Add some to your collar bone for a night out! 

4. Laura Mercier Matte Bronzing Powder

Bronzer for me is a must in my routine. I can contour with it or add a little color to the cheeks. I love using bronzer as an eyeshadow or even to smudge into my bottom lashes. I’ve used this one for years and it’s a staple because it has no shimmer, and the color has a cool undertone.

5. Tarte Maneater Mascara 

This is a new purchase for me, and I’ve been loving it so far! It gives me full volume and lengthens, and I love how juicy the texture is. Even with lashes on I add this to help blend mine in with the falsies.

6. Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture 

This liquid lipstick is fabulous and super pigmented. I carry #3 which is a bright neon fish is, adds an intense color that lasts all day! I like to tap a small amount in the center of my lips to make them look full and healthy. I recommend using an oil to remove at the end of the day. In a pinch I’ve also used this as blush, but blend quickly, one cheek at a time, this color sets almost instantly! 

7. Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray

This is one of the best facial mists on the market! I use this to set my makeup and hydrate my skin before moisturizer. I love the travel size that I keep in my makeup bag or purse. I can refresh my makeup anytime. 


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