Natural Looking Makeup: The Only 3 Brands You Will Ever Need!

Natural looking makeup is really the key to aging gracefully. Piling on loads of eyeliner etc is great for photo shoots, but for day to day life let’s err on the side of natural. Here are my top 3 makeup brands and their products that give me my gorgeous effortless natural glow on a daily basis.
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Natural Looking Makeup: The Only 3 Brands You’ll Ever Need!

1. Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier has been my go to for an effortless makeup look for more than a decade. She is famous for creating that “Flawless Face”. Here are my favorite products from LM.

Flawless Face Kit

Only $65!!

Only $65!!


A Sephora exclusive for a few years now who’s price cannot be beat! You get $159 worth of products for only $65!!

This set contains:
– 1 oz Foundation Primer
– 0.21 oz Undercover Pot Shade #2
– 1 oz Tinted Moisturizer in Nude or Sand
– Secret Camouflage Brush
– Camouflage Powder Brush
– Velour puff
– Egg-shaped sponge

Shimmer Block

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This product is great because you can use it on your eyes, cheeks, and even your body. It gives a gorgeous glow to the cheeks and makes your skin look very youthful.

2. Anastasia of Beverly Hills

Anastasia started out in the eye brow industry…she brought us eyebrow stencils, and girls like myself with shorter eyebrows rejoiced at finally obtaining the perfect arch. Nowadays she has an eyebrow salon in Nordstroms around the country! Click HERE to find your local eyebrow studio!

FWIW Kim Kardashian used her eyebrow products for her wedding to Kanye.

Beauty Express’ for Brows & Eyes

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I have been using this product daily for almost 6 years. If you want to achieve the perfect eyebrow, then buy this product!!! It lasts forever, so it’s well worth the $39.50 price!

Features and benefits:
– New Matte and Shimmer Eyeshadow Duo to apply to eyes or brow bone for highlighting.
– Five Brow Stencils created by Anastasia to suit various brow shapes and styles.
– Brow Powder Duo to custom blend for the most natural brow color.
– Angled Brush for clean and precise application.
– Cream Wax to hold a perfect shape from day to night.

Eye Lights Matte Highlighter

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Highlighting is a key to making your eyes pop. You can highlight under your brows, over your brows, in the eye crease, some even use this under the eyes to mask dark circles! It’s your one stop natural beauty pen and won’t break the bank at only $21!

For use of this pen, one reviewer recommends:

Use it daily to highlight the corners of brows and inner (nasal) corners of eyes. It lasts all day. In the evening, I use it on my lower lash line to make my eyes appear bigger. The matte highlighter saves me time and gives me an (almost) effortless killer look. Definitely recommend this product!

3. Smashbox

Smashbox has made a name for itself as the go to makeup brand for fashion shoots. It’s a great quality brand with a huge following…so get on board!

Step-By-Step Contour Kit

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If you haven’t jumped on the contouring train yet, it’s about time. Take off 10 years with the right use of contouring (but be careful if you overdo it you may resemble a drag queen!)

Master basic contouring or advance your skills with this advanced sculpting kit designed for your face shape. Three blendable, buildable shades contour, bronze, and highlight the face for foolproof contouring, and the specially designed angled brush assists with even application.

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If you need more convincing…here’s a great answer as to WHY you need to contour your face:

“Foundation is great because it evens out skin, but it also removes the natural contours of the face. I always go back to sculpt and rebuild depth and dimension so it’s great to have this all-in-one palette that lets you perfectly define and contour!”—Lori Taylor Davis, Smashbox Global Pro Lead Artist

2. Smashbox Try It Kit

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Everything else to finish your natural makeup look for only $19 (a $52 value)!!!
This set contains:
– 0.25 oz Photo Finish Foundation Primer
– 0.02 oz Photo Finish Lid Primer
– 0.03 oz Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx
– 0.14 oz Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black
– 0.14 oz Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume

Try it all with this showcase of Smashbox superstars. Smooth the appearance of fine lines and pores while creating a flawless canvas for makeup application. Instantly smooth and perfect lids with an ultraluxurious lid-primer formula. Drench your lips in color and shine. Get bold definition with this waterproof, long-wearing eyeliner that won’t smudge or budge for up to eight hours. Expose your longest, fullest lashes with a bestselling mascara. No clumps. No flakes. Just maximum-impact, scene-stealing lashes.

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