January 26, 2015

Which Makeup or Beauty Product Makes You Feel Pretty?

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Which makeup or beauty product makes you feel pretty? Or even products that might inspire confidence in you? I think makeup is not only fun to fool around with but also an essential tool in making me feel pretty, my best, it gives me confidence. Some people might feel they don’t makeup or wearing it isn’t necessary or maybe that it’s even superficial but personally I feel like it’s not only fun to use but also it makes me feel good about myself.

So not only can you completely transform yourself with beauty but you also can evoke confidence in yourself and make yourself feel pretty using certain products.

Which make you feel the prettiest and most confident?

Your foundation?

Perhaps a smoky eye?

Longer lashes?

I’m pretty lucky because my skin has always been fairly well behaved and resilient. It’s not one to break out even when I was a teenager and I’m not sensitive! I feel very comfortable without foundation.

However, I do NOT feel comfortable with a little dab of concealer under my eyes. My eyes are prone to puffiness! I also feel like my eyes tend to dominate my face so if they look tired, my entire face ends up looking exhausted. So one product that I can’t live without and really makes me feel pretty is concealer.

I also feel like I can’t do without at least a LITTLE bit of cheek stain because I don’t really have a natural flush in my cheeks and without blush they look pretty dull.

So if I had to choose two makeup and beauty products that make me feel pretty and confident it would be concealer and cheek stain or some sort of blush.

How about you?

Which makeup and beauty products make you feel pretty and confident?

Do share!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Dee

    Only two!? Ok, well, foundation and mascara. I do feel more confident with makeup on. Just something to even out my skin and perk the eyes up!

  • macy

    When I wear coppery or garnet shades on my eyes. I ALWAYS get compliments when I wear those colors and they make my blue eyes POP Like hardcore. I love it.

    I also love a flawless looking foundation. doesn’t have to be super full coverage, but just something that makes your skin look like PERFECT. For me, that is usually Urban Decay Naked skin. I love that stuff.

    Those are my go to’s that always make me feel and look great.

  • AnniLau

    Concealer and something to beef up my sad eyebrows. Poor things never recovered from the 90s.

  • barbara

    I too do not have problematic skin. I do however have dark circles under my eyes but I don’t think I could just put on concealer though, sooooo I feel like if I have mascara and eyebrows I look okay

  • Bonnie S.

    Lipstick lipstick lipstick lipstick lipstick…oh I see I’m repeating myself here…

  • devon

    mascara, concealer, and something on my lips. knowing my skin looks good, my eyes are bright and beautiful, and my lips are soft make me feel invincible.

  • reen

    -concealer (although I still haven’t found my HG one for dry skin)
    -natural shade blush

  • Anna

    Eyeliner and blush. I love bb cream too, but lately my skin’s been really good so I don’t need it as much

  • Susan K

    Lipgloss always makes me feel pretty & sexy and lifts my mood. Eyeliner makes me look better for sure, but for me its in the essential category. It doesn’t give me that extra something that gloss does.

  • Garrett

    I am a guy who loves makeup. I love putting on a brown liner, smudging with a q-tip then done. 🙂

    • Littlecreek

      Ditto. A simple bit of liner is what makes me feel the most confident.

    • Kristen

      Me too – just a bit of brown liner makes my eyes look so much bigger and more defined, and the brown doesn’t close up my eyes the way black does.

  • breyerchic04

    Lipstick. I’m much more confident if I have it on, or at least stain, gloss, or tinted balm.

    If I get one other product, I’m tied between mascara and concealer.

  • Danadoo

    For me its my cat eye liner..i have seriously been rocking a cat eye practicality every day for the last 25 years, i dont feel like myself without it! Oh yeah, and lipstick, every day!

  • Ashley

    Eye Cream and a good moisturizer. I love skincare. Brown Gel eyeliner. A good foundation, LA MER Lip Balm, brown mascara, pink lip gloss. I love natural looking makeup.

  • Katherine T.

    My skin is pretty good, so I can skip foundation/powder if I have to, but my brows are sparse and my lips pale, so I can’t leave the house without at least doing my eyebrows (Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade) and putting on some lipstick.

  • Wingadings

    Smokey eye make-up, lately I’ve been rocking browns and reds which really brighten up my dark green eyes.

    Also, love a bold lip. Reds are great and sultry but I love a bright pink a la Felicity Smoak.

  • bebe

    Maybelline Baby Lips..I have the entire collection and I love each and every one. Also, Guerlain’s “Les Meteorites” powder, along with their Shalimar perfume.

  • Cindy

    Concaler and eyeliner are staples for me. There is nothing special about that. But a bold red lip makes me feel like I can conquer the world.

  • Lacy

    I always have tired looking eyes and sometimes dark circles. I could not live without under eye concealer. I feel like as long as my eyes bright and awake I can face the day. And I feel like I can conquer the world if I throw on some mascara too. 🙂

  • Tiffaney

    A sexy red lip…no matter what, I put on my signature red lip (MAC Russian Red with Red Enriched liner) and I can conquer the world…lol

  • Lydia

    I have to have Mascara, brows and foundation as my most most basic going outside face, but add a great strong lip colour, and I feel like a princess, and I HATE my face always. Also I need to add, I have to have a good strong hair colour, I need my blue head or I feel dull as dishwater.

  • Lisa

    This really was something to think about! Two items — that’s a tough call, but I’m going to go with lipgloss (which I could cheat and use as blush) and foundation. My eyebrows that are only half there will be sad I didn’t choose them….. I ate lunch at my desk and spent most of the time thinking about the answer to this question. Good entertainment. Thanks!

  • Genevieve

    Foundation, eye brow pencil (because my eye brows are a very pale gold) and lipstick. Lipstick always makes me look and feel great.
    Then would be a blush/bronzer – because I have very pale skin and without it I look ill.

  • Erin

    1) eyebrow powder (an old MUFE reddish brown eyeshadow)
    2) foundation (I have a VERY uneven skintone and lots of redness but not many blemishes or dark circles so I don’t so much need concealer as just to even out the canvas)
    3) mascara (lashesssss!)

  • Sarah

    For me, right now foundation. Bad products have left lots of post-acne marks and breakouts… Without my foundation I could not leave my house! Right now I have a huge, red pimple in the middle of my nose. If I couldn’t at least cover the redness, my confidence would be in shambles! Acne is so hard to deal with, on an psychological level.

    When my skin was better, I’d say lipstick. I favour neutral eyes, so the right lipstick gives me the BAM factor and can make me feel instantly prettier!

  • Sammy

    Muse, if I absolutely had to pick two products, mine would be concealer to brighten up my eye area and any red spots one my face, and a duo blush/lipstick to add a bit of brightening color to my face. I could live without the rest of the cosmetics if absolutely I had to. Lol!

    • Isabella Muse

      ditto sammy. concealer and cheek stain, I’d be good and maybe at the very least my lash curler 😀