As a dance instructor, I basically live in leggings and athletic wear. I do not typically wear a full face of makeup every day, but I try to at least throw on a little bit of eye makeup. Here are a few products that I love and are part of my usual routine.
Pacifica Kale Luxe Oil-Free Multi Cream – I use this day and night as my regular moisturizer.
MAC 224 Makeup Brush – I have had this particular brush since about 2003!!! These brushes hold up when taken care of properly.
Skone Brow Wand Eyebrow Pencil – This pencil has a spoolie wand at one end to help tame brows, and an excellent wedge-shaped pencil at the other end.
The Beauty Crop Stuck On You Eye Primer – I apply this very light neutral base before my shadow and it holds on to my makeup all day through multiple classes.
NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Stripped – This shadow is a lovely charcoal/ black that I frequently use as lazy smokey liner.
Nomad Eyeshadow in Cantucci – A lovely light brown/ beige shadow that goes with anything and can be blended with the dark NYX color to add a bit of drama. I have also used this to fill in my brows in a pinch.
Milk Makeup Kush Mascara – I almost never leave the house without mascara! Love my lashes!
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Werk – That’s right! This product pulls double (sometimes triple) duty! Cream color in a stick form glides on cheeks and lips easily and can even be used on lids.
Scunci No Damage Elastics – I have a lot of hair and I typically wear it up to teach. These hair ties keep my bun or ponytail tight without damaging my hair.
Each & Every Aluminum Free Deodorant – I love these! I keep one of the travel sized bad boys in my bag! They smell great, do not irritate sensitive pits, and keep me free of stank after a long day of dancing.
And…. a few little extras that I love….
Foxy Bae 12-in-1 Magic Daily Leave-In Hair Mask – I toss some of this in my damp hair after a shower and it leaves my hair feeling soft and healthy.
NOLA Skin Essentials Dulse Flora Toner – My sister gifted me my first bottle last Christmas and I fell in love. I had never really been into toner before, but this stuff was crazy refreshing and made my skin feel great!
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelette Single – These are fantastic for when I do not want to go out with a full face of stage makeup after a show. They are small and easy to toss into any bag.
KISS Lash Couture Naked Drama – Super soft comfy lashes for when I need a little extra BOOM for my blinkers.
Hollywood Fashion Secrets Fashion Tape– This stuff lives in both my regular makeup bag and my show bag. Fabulous for everything from temporarily fixing a fallen hem, to securing the right amount of side boob, to pasties on parade.
Stay Golden Cosmetics Glitter Lip Kit in Vamp – Love, love, LOVE this product!!! Easy application gives your pout some pizzazz! This stuff has survived full shows into after parties and eating burgers and drinking whiskey.
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