I understand, I've been there!
That's why I'm so excited about today's post, because I am going to help you, dear readers, put together the palette of your dreams.
Here is my everyday palette that I always reach for, when I want a fail-proof look that I don't have to think too much about. While I love playing with my makeup collection and create new looks with what I have, a lot of times I also appreciate having a go-to look when I want to look put-together, but don't have the time or the energy to play around.
For example, here is my "everyday face":
I've been pretty obsessed with my Mary Kay customized kit lately, and use it all the time! By the way, I just want state that I do not receive compensation of any kind to mention MK products here; I just happen to have all-Mary Kay products in this post because I own the customizable kit. Lol.
Sometime ago, I was gifted with the "Strawberry Cream" blush and "Hazelnut" eyeshadow in a raffle, but didn't have a kit to put them in. Then, when my Mary Kay lady gave me "Cinnabar" and "White Lily," I knew that I had to buy the palette to house these products! Yes, that white eyeshadow shade looks quite scary in the picture there, but it's actually very sheer once on the skin; I can't see it at all because it's meant to be a base, and use it to smooth out my eyelids before applying the other shades. :-)
Anyhow, this is the kit that I have: it is a sleek compact that holds three eyeshadows of your choice, a blush, a lipstick, a blush brush, and two eyeshadow brushes. Or, I may even have it hold two blushes, or six eyeshadows.
There is a larger palette as well, that holds three time as many products!
The reason why I have been enjoying using my kit so much is because it's something that I had put together myself, which means that these shades are guaranteed to look good on me.
As I put my makeup on last night, I thought, "Wow, I'm really enjoying using these; they are so pigmented! I should put kits together for other people of different skin shades and undertones."
So, I present to you...customized kits for your undertone! Are these suggestions written in stone? Of course not! After all, they are mere suggestions, and you are more than welcome to pick out shades from other kits that you feel would look better on you.
The reason why I suggest Mary Kay products here is because I personally own makeup from this range, so I can vouch for the quality. The prices are affordable (each eyeshadow is only $7!), and Mary Kay is available in many different countries, so the products really are accessible.
**Non-affiliated post. I did not get paid, or compensated in any way, for recommending the products in this post. All opinions are my own.
Prices: Eyeshadows are $7; blushes are $12; lipsticks and lipglosses are $14.
Where to buy: I am a strong supporter of small businesses, so I encourage you to purchase Mary Kay products from a Mary Kay representative, when possible. If you are located within the United States and do not have a Mary Kay lady, I would love to recommend mine: Katie Cook. She offers free shipping, regardless of the size of your order, and would happily assist clients in all 50 states. You may also visit her Facebook page HERE.
What are our favorite products to wear when you are pressed for time? If you have a blog, feel free to leave a link with your comment!