I realize this is A LOT to tackle in one post, so I am going to be brief. These are the best: the best quality, the best shade, the best pigment, just the very best. I reach for each of these over anything else in my giant makeup collection and I cannot WAAAAAAIIIIIT to share!
First up bronzers!! I literally own ZERO glittery bronzers. The only reason I use a bronzer is to slim down my cheeks, my loooovely five head 😘 and narrow out my nose by creating “shadows” around the perimeter of my lil’ round face.
theBalm “Bahama Mama is the deepest of the shades that I own, but the color is so rich and beautiful that it is my go-to shade for when I am tan! You darker skin boos will LOVE this. It blends beautifully on the skin and lasts all day!!
The drugstore PULLED through with the NYX blush in Taupe because this is bae for you fair babes! The grey undertones really mimic “shadows” and so this looks the most natural on me when I want a great contour! My clients looooooove this one. Not only because it is budget friendly, but because it looks so dang natural yet slims out the face!
Last up is the most universal of all the bronzers that I own and is my go-to on the daily. The Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in “Medium/Deep” is seriously stunning on the skin and contours beautifully while adding healthy color to the cheeks! I also ADORE that they have three shades in the formula that ALL smell like chocolate, but flatter all skin tones. Snag “Milk Chocolate” is you are more fair and “Deep/Tan” if you have a deeper skin tone!
The TOP requested link is for my contour brush and I know why: it’s just sooooooo beautiful and simple to use!! I call it the idiots guide to contour! You can only snag the iT Cosmetics “Heavenly Luxe You Sculpted Contour Brush” on Amazon right now or buy it in the set from Ulta! I also swear by my Morphe M527 brush for blending out any harsh lines and making certain my contour looks flawless.
Alright my friends moving on to: BLUUUUUSH! I love blush. I hoard blush. It is the easiest way to complete your look and send your makeup back to life after applying allllll that foundation 😘 like I do.
I know mauve was alllll the rage, but for spring/summer I cannot get enough of a bright feminine flush on the cheeks!! I JUST found this absolute gem from Laura Geller that looks so stunning and bright on the face – I just cannot get enough of this “Baked Gelato Swirl Blush” in ‘Cantelope’!
For you fair babes Benefit “Dandelion” blush is lyyyyyyfe! I love love love this for no makeup-makeup days or for when I just want to look a little more youthful and feminine. I can pile this on without fearing that I am applying too much and it has an ever so slight glow to it that looks super healthy and vibrant on the skin. I bought it in the travel size for $15 and even after using it constantly for a year, I still haven’t made a dent in it.
Last, but certainly not least is my bright pink boo: the Love Flush Blush from Too Faced in “Justify My Love”. It is pricey, but just as the name says, so dang justified! It is bright, not too bold and beautiful!
Thaaaaat’s all folks 💋
xo – Kayti