• Makenzie Finks

What You're Missing In Your Beauty Bag

Who here is super rich and can just spend $$$$$ on whateverthe heck they want wheneverthey want??? 


Anyone?


Yeah, DEFINITELY NOT ME.

The whole grad school paycheck just doesn't do my shopping addiction justice. That's probably a good thing though because I am learning some seriousself control. 

So, if you're like me you have to do some budget friendly shopping.

This is where I come in.


I have 3 MUST HAVES for your beauty bag that you are probably missing that are incredibly affordable but do the job of some expensive product that is supposed to be 1,000 times better but really isn't. #rantover


I use all of these products on the reg so trust me when I say they work! 

Plus these three things are perfect for summer since all you need is a little glow, long lashes, and a fresh face! Ahh the bliss of easy summer makeup <3 


1. Eye Lash Primer

I just recently grabbed some eye lash primer and have become obsessed! I used it a few years ago but I didn't feel like it was a necessity at the time (clearly I was delusional) because it truly makes the world of difference! 


I got a tube of Subversion Lash Primer by Urban Decay and it worked well I mean it should for $20 bucks... but one that works just as well if not better and doesn't break the bank is...


L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Primer Mascara! | $5.84


This is perfect to pair with your favorite mascara whatever that may be to amplify any lash look! My three favorites to pair with are Too Faced Better Than Sex  / Benefit Roller Lash / L'Oreal VOLUMINOUS Million Lashes

The benefits to eye lash primer, you ask?

  • Instantly Thicker, Longer Lashes

  • Mascara Amplifier

  • Lash Conditioner



2. Blush

I am all about blush!!! When people say pick the one beauty product you couldn't live without, I always say blush. Well, I struggle because it's really blush & mascara but I just can't resist a nice color on the cheeks to add a little pop. 


I have tried THOUSANDS of different blushes both prestige and mass products. I have a few favorites in every category but the one I come back to over and over again is 


MAKEUP REVOLUTION | $10 | Ultra Blush & Contour Palette -Hot Spice


I seriously bought a single blush from Smashbox for like $40 bucks and then turned around and returned it the next day when Ulta got this palette in stock because THAT'S HOW GOOD IT IS and for $10 dollars???? How can you beat it?!

They have different palettes to give you the color of blush that is right for you but my favorite is Hot Spice because I am all about rusty neutrals and deep mauve colors.  These palettes contain 8 shades of shimmer and matte blushers, merged baked blusher, and merged baked highlighter powder.  Benefits for this amazing blush palette?

  • The ultimate blush palette offering you 8 exclusive and unique shades to suit any occasion

  • Shades can be used individually or combined to create the shade that you want

  • Set in a mirrored compact for touch ups on the go


3. Color Corrector

We all struggle from time to time with bad pigment whether that is dark circles under the eye (mine are horrible) or dull looking skin. I have found a perfect way to help cover that or correct other areas on the face. Wet  n Wild Color Corrector!


I have tried primers and stuff and they all work but they come at a rather expensive price... This mega cushion corrector is only $5.62!!!


As I mentioned earlier I have bad dark circles so I have the 

wet n wild Photo Focus Cushion Color Corrector - Peach | $5.62


It comes in four different colors that focus on correcting different things: green, lavender, peach, and yellow. The cushion compact gives a lightweight application for a more natural look, allowing you to layer on for more coverage. If you need some info on what each color does keep reading (: And I don't think I need to talk about the benefits of color correcting those pesky dark circles or redness (; 

  • redness: green corrector

  • mild stubborn redness or rosiness: yellow corrector

  • brownish dark circles: yellow or peach corrector

  • sallowness/yellowness: lavender corrector

  • dark circles, fair to light complexion: salmon corrector

  • dark circles, light to medium complexion: peach corrector

  • dark circles, medium to dark complexion: orange corrector

  • dark circles, dark to deep complexion: red concealer

Here is a picture of me using those three products and can't you see how awesome lash primer makes my lashes?! That is 100% my real lashes with just the coat of lash primer and then Better Than Sex mascara on top. 

Well I hope I was able to give you some products that you need in your beauty bag this season! After writing this I think I might even just do a whole post on color correcting because there was so much information I could include but I wanted to keep it as simple as possible. 

Would this be something you guys are interested in? Send me an email or contact me on social media to let me know (: 


Love you guys! 

xo- Kenzie 

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