Cover photo: Ariana Grande
Disclaimer: The prices of the products listed below may differ depending on where you live. Also, my undertone is neutral based on this online quiz: https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/What-My-Skin-Undertone-Quiz-34403268.

— First, I use Witch Hazel Toner ($4.89 at Target) to cleanse out my pores.

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— Next, I use Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer ($5.94 at Target) as a base [clearly lol], but primer is important to use if you using are other face makeup because it creates a barrier between your skin and your makeup to help prevent acne/clogged pores. However, do not swap primer out for acne treatments.

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— Off to mascara; I do my mascara first because sometimes I get fallout and I don't wanna mess up my concealer. I start off with coating my lashes with Wet n Wild MegaClear mascara ($2.49 at Five Below), and before that dries I quickly put a coat of L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara ($3.70 at Target). Then I use a clean mascara wand/eyebrow spoolie and comb it through my lashes to remove any clumps. This gives me the most natural look for my lashes. [I have to use links to show the products b/c there aren't any pictures on WHI to use]

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— Next, I use the L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow concealer in the shade 05 Sand Beige ($8.79-8.99 at Target) under my eyes, between my brows, on the parentheses of my nose & mouth & under my nose (I get red right there and I have a faint scar from childhood). I have a skin tone similar to Michael Ealy for reference. I use this specific concealer shade to highlight and hide dark spots/redness on my face. I blend this out with my finger by patting it. [Once again, using a link b/c there is no photo of product on WHI]

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— For eyebrows, I use Maybelline Expert Wear Twin Brow & Eye pencils ($3.50 at Dollar General). I fill in VERY light handedly and try to make my brow look uniform because I don't like how instagram eyebrows look at all. I do extend the tail of my brow a little bit, but not too much because I like a natural look, and then, I use concealer above and below my brows to sculpt them out and make them look neater + more natural. I have to use a link again (LMFAO) but my eyebrows look similar to the picture below.

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— Time to highlight! I use the Maybelline New York Strobing Liquid Highlight in the shade 300 Deep Gold. I use this on on my cheekbones, bridge of nose, button of nose, brow bone, and sometimes my temples. I squeeze a small portion of this on my finger pad and blend it out with my fingers. [I know the pic is the stick highlight, but the style is very similar]

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— The setting spray I use is the Urban Decay All Nighter spray (which is expensive asl). I didn't buy this, I stole it from my mom LLS. It isn't heavying or over-drying or oily. It feels nice on my skin and works pretty well. I'm sure cheaper alternatives are out there.

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— Lastly, I use the Broadway Vita-Lip Rosehip Oil Lip Gloss ($1.00 at Oakmens which is a beauty supply store in my area, but you can find it at other places). This gloss reduces lines on the lips and looks so bomb! I def recommend!

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Hair care article coming soon!

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