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beauty + skin focus

I have officially lost any tan that I acquired over the summer. I can't rely on only freckles and bronzer anymore! It's actually been pretty fun trying out face makeup, since I've never really worn it that much before. Here are my favorite products that I've come across lately.

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Primer Love love love the Smashbox Color Correcting Primer. Green pigments cover up redness, and I really think it's better than just a plain, colorless primer. For eyes, I like Stay Don't Stray by Benefit. I've used this for years and I can't find anything better! If I'm super lazy, I'll use it as a concealer, too. I also just bought Air Patrol by Benefit and I already love it. It's much lighter than Stay Don't Stray, so it's better for daytime use. 

BB Cream If I'm not really feeling a full makeup look, I'll wear BB Cream. My favorite is from Garnier because it's super light and just adds a touch of color. I also really like the BB Cream from Smashbox, but the color I have it for my tan skin so I haven't been able to wear it in a while. 

Foundation This has been a series of trial and error. I'm not a huge fan of the completely matte look because it makes me look really I'm trying to cover up the crazy amount of freckles on my face. I like the Naked Skin Liquid Makeup, but it's not my favorite. Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless is great, but if I want my freckles to show through I won't go for this. I've been wearing Maybelline's Fit Me Dewey and Smooth a lot lately because of exactly what the title promises: it makes your skin dewey and smooth. 

Concealer I've used Erase Paste by Benefit for years and I love it! It's thick but really blendable, and stays on really well.

Powder, Bronzer, and Blush I've just discovered translucent power and I'm amazed at what it can do! I opted for the NYX Finishing Powder and I can't complain. My absolute favorite bronzer ever is Too Faced Sun Bunny. It's so pretty, but unfortunately I dropped mine and now it's just a bronze broken-up powder. My favorite blush was a limited edition Chanel color that I'm still obsessed with (and am almost finished with, cue tears), but Rockateur by Benefit is a close second. I don't always wear blush, though!

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