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the essentials.

Since some of you were curious, I put together a little post about whats in my make-up bag and my daily essentials. I am not really one to go all out on my make-up and mostly try to keep it as natural as possible. (I think freckles look horrible if they’re covered up by tons of foundation and powder!!)

MAC – Studio Fix (NW25)

MAC – Foundation with SPF 15 (NC25)

MAC – Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (medium plus)

Egypt Wonder – bronzer

MAC – Sheertone Shimmer Blush (plum foolery)

MAC – Paint Pot, eye shadow base (bare study)

MAC – Eye Shadows (shroom – satin, antiqued – veluxe pearl, corduroy – matte)

Benefit – Eyeliner

Clinique – Mascara (high impact – 01 black)

MAC – Mascara (zoom fast black lash)

MAC – Eye Shadows (6 devil may dare warm eye shadows)

Kiehl’s – Lip Gloss (new york nude)

Kiehl’s – Lip Balms (#1 SPF 4, coconut & regular)

MAC – Lip Pencil (dervish)

MAC – Lipglass (underage & prrr)

MAC – Lusterglass (love nectar)

MAC – Dazzleglass (baby sparkles)

And lastly, here is my daily fix. I usually just lightly brush on the Skinfinish, draw a thin line of black eyeliner along my upper eyelid and add 2 coats of Clinique mascara to top and bottom lashes. Then I lightly bronze my cheeks and add some of the MAC paint pot right underneath the arch of my eyebrow. Dab a little Kiehl’s on my lips and I’m out the door. Easy as that :) Of course if I’m going out, I might add a little more eyeliner, some eyeshadow or lip pencil and gloss, but mainly I stick to this routine.

If you have any more questions just post them in the comments and I’ll be happy to answer them.

Editor’s Note: This post is, in no way what-so-ever, supposed to be an add for MAC Cosmetics or any of the other products. I have experimented with a lot of different brands and products and these just happen to work best for me.

  1. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ says:

    quite a collection of 'basics'

  2. Jackie says:

    Thanks so much for doing this Vicky! I love the natural look as well! I'm gonna have to try out Bare Study.

  3. feli says:

    the eye shadow base looks good


  4. The Stylish Nomad says:

    Great shots! Impressive collection!


  5. Collette Osuna says:

    You are a girl after my own heart!!! I LOVE MAC, have tons of it too….Ive never tried a product of theirs that I didnt like….I just found a new makeup bag last week….kinda black and plain jane, but it does the trick:)
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Valou says:

    I love Mac but is too expensive for me :(

  7. Chiara says:

    Love any post about makeup!
    I´ve been wanting a new foundation, is the mac studio fix good?
    Have a lovely weekend.

  8. vicky h. says:

    @ chiara:
    if you want good coverage, the studio fix is great, especially in combination with the liquid foundation. I use it all the time during the winter when my nose gets red from the cold wind. However, recently I've liked the skinfinish a lot more since it looks super natural and only covers whats absolutely neccessary. as far as the price of MAC, I know it's not cheap but seriously, the stuff lasts me a really long time, so I guess it's a good investment.

    xox Vicky

  9. Nikosmommy says:

    Your everyday routine is very similar to my own! I'm in love with MACs Mineralize Skinfinish in Natural… and of course the MAC paint pot's are amazing too!

  10. A La Mode et Plus! says:

    I agree that natural makeup is often the best look! I try and have fun with my look if i am going out, out, but for everyday natural is best!

  11. Closet Fashionista says:

    I really need to start experimenting with makeup, I hardly use any XDXD

  12. Michelle says:

    Love this post! I definitely agree about your freckles comment I have a lot too especially in summer.

    definitely want to get that mac base you have.

    thanks for sharing!

  13. babyliss says:

    Something woke me up. How long had I been asleep? It was still morning by the light in the window. My face hurt where it had been battered. As did my ribs. A sound outside the door, a thin scratching. Someone there. I shuffled about as best I could, saw the door handle. Saw it slowly turn.

  14. Klara says:

    Liebe Vicky,
    Da wir bei Make-up ganz denselben Geschmack haben, wollte ich dir nur sagen, dass die “Devil May Dare” Mac Eyeshadow Palette, die du hast, grade auf Ebay erhältlich ist um ungefähr 49 € inkl. Versand. Das ist schon was besonderes, wenn man bedenkt, dass die Palette 2009 auf den Markt gekommen ist. Falls du dir ein Back-Up zulegen möchtest, schnell sein, ich hab grade eine gekauft und jetzt sind nur mehr 2 übrig.
    Liebste Grüße! <3


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