Favorite Makeup Things

Hello and welcome to this week’s post.  I hope you’re all doing well.

Sorry for the late posts recently! I’ve had company in town and just came down with a pesky cold, so I haven’t really been in the most creative/ productive mood.  Unfortunately, today will follow my mood pattern and will be relatively simple, but hopefully you’ll find some interesting recommendations to try out!

If you ask Yannick, he’ll tell you EVERYTHING is my favorite thing and that’s because I always say, ‘this is my favorite”.  Although I do really love a lot of things, I thought I’d try to narrow it down to my most favorites.

This week I thought I’d start with a topic that’s easier to narrow down to holy grail favorites- makeup.  I’d love to do this type of post on occasion and follow different themes (i.e.: movies, YouTubers, makeup brushes, foods, places etc.). Let me know what you’d like to see.

You can click the names of everything I list below and it’ll direct you to where you can purchase the products. I don’t make any money from you purchasing through these specific links, I just want to save you some time in case you want to check these products out.  

But enough rambling. Let’s get started.

Face Primer

Drugstore: None

High End: Benefit Porefessional Face Primer

Eye Primer

Drugstore: None

High End: MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot 


Drugstore: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless

High End: NARS Natural Radiant Longer Foundation

Dark Circle Corrector 

Drugstore: LA Girl Pro Concealer in Peach Corrector

High End: Benefit Boi-ing Brightening Concealer in #2


Drugstore: None

High End: Tarte Shape Tape (for under my eyes) and NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer (for the rest of the face)

Setting Powder

Drug Store: None

High End: Laura Mercier Translucent Powder (for the face) , Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (for under the eyes) and MAC Pressed Blot Powder (for on the go)

Setting Spray

Drug Store: None

High End: Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray


Drugstore: None

High End: Benefit Hoola

Blush/ Cheek Topper 

I don’t have a blush in mind. I mentioned a Milani one in a previous post but I very rarely wear it so it’s definitely not a holy grail.

As far as cheek toppers:

Drugstore: Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

High End: Natasha Denona All Over Face and body Glow in Medium 


Drugstore: None

High End: Kevin Aucoin Contour Book.  The sculpting powder is an absolute necessity for nose contouring in my opinion.


Drugstore: None.  I haven’t tried enough, nor am I into highlighters enough to have a drugstore holy grail

High End: Fenty Beauty Killiwatt Highlighter in Lightning Dust/ Fire Crystal


Drugstore: L’oreal Brow Stylist Definer

High End: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer


Drugstore: L’oreal Lash Paradise

High End: IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara


Drugstore: Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner

High End: MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder (for black eyeliner) and Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Demolition (for brown eyeliner)


Drugstore: Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad in Natural Smokes

High End: Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette


Drugstore: Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump in Nude In Town and Youngblood Lip Pencil in Au Natural

High End: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in Ludwig

That’s it! I hope you found some suggestions that you’ll consider trying and please let me know if you do! Also, please let me know what your holy grail products are, or if there’s anything you’d like me to test out. And please let me know if you’d like a more in depth review on any of the products I mentioned here. Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you for my next post.


Kayla Price