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Maybelline Falsies mascara and MAC concealor and Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing sheets

You know when something is tried on your face and you wish you'd found it earlier?  This is a teeny bit like this.    It's things tried on me from various make up artists on shoots that I ended up buying. Nothing earth shattering (except the blotting sheets) but they work for me & hopefully you too! (adjust shades accordingly):

Maybelline Brow Creme in Brown:  I have barely there brows and a make up artist used a thin slanted brush to apply it in feather-like strokes on the brows. Lasts all day - a rarity for inexpensive cosmetics.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural: Dust over your foundation. It's light and gives a noticeable 'finish' to the face that I can't quite explain.  Get it online here.

Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express mascara in Black Drama:  Almost all make up artists recommend this budget brand.  I buy this one every time it runs out.  Makes my spindly lashes look instantly longer and larger.  Get is here.

MAC 'Soba' eyeshadow:  Now I know why a make up artist used this taupe shadow on my eye lids before using a black eye liner - it makes black eye liner pop.  I've been using it ever since whenever I wear black liner because of the difference.

MAC 'Spiked" Brow Pencil:  I hate the look of brow pencils but this one is soft, not sharp so no hard lines.  I use this more than the creme mentioned above.  Lasts all day. Apply lightly and it looks natural.

MAC concealor (NW35):  I've been using these for years under eyes but 2 weeks ago a make up artist told me to use this shade instead. It's a lot lighter than me (I am NC45) and this particular shade really cancel out under eye darkness. Been using it ever since!

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets: OMG - best budget buy of all!  I should've found these years ago?!! I have an oily t-zone and ever since this was used for touch ups I was sold.  Zero powder residue and it completely & invisibly removes shine. Get it here.

If you have any fave products, let me know.