I first started wearing makeup at a pretty young age. I was 10 years old when I started using it. I have worn eyeliner consistently ever since, but towards the end of 2016, I started to take makeup seriously enough to learn about the different products out there. For the past couple of years, I’ve been open to trying new brands and now I have five brands that I consistently shop from and adore.
Fenty Beauty just launched not too long ago but I’ve been obsessed with the products since they came out. Rihanna did a wonderful job with her line. To this day, there are fifty different shades to choose from to match every skin tone and color. Rihanna is currently creating new shades to keep up with demand for new skin tones.
What I love about Fenty is that Rihanna thinks of everyone. She tries to include people with every skin color from pale to ebony. Her line also works well with any skin type from dry, oily to combination.
I own quite a few of her products. My absolute favorite products are the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation and basically all of her highlighters.
Rihanna spent a long time curating all of these products and I genuinely find them to be amazing. I wear the products almost every day and they have become my go-to brand when I start getting ready in the morning.
For those of you who have yet to try Fenty, I promise you that it is worth the money!
I discovered Colourpop from a friend when I told her that I wanted to take makeup seriously. She recommended that I try their lip products, so those were the very first items I tried.
Colourpop has different lip products from matte to satin liquid lipsticks, to lip gloss. I adore Colourpop because they have an amazing range of colors, not just with their lip products but with their eye shadows, blushes and highlighters.
The best thing about Colourpop is their affordability. You can purchase an amazing quality product at an affordable price. You don’t even have to break the bank in order to play around with makeup and create a stunning look.
Their products also work well with any skin type. I personally have oily, sometimes combination skin, and their products work well with my skin. My sister has dry skin and the products work amazing for her too.
Anastasia Beverly Hills is a high-end brand so you do have to spend more when you try these products. However, I genuinely believe they are worth every penny because of their quality.
My absolute favorite products from Anastasia are their eyebrow products and their highlighter palettes. Their highlighter palettes are to die for and are absolutely gorgeous. They easily glide onto the skin, are highly pigmented and last all day. I love the shades and how well they work with my skin color. I adore how creamy they are and how they complete my look. I use this palette almost every day and I’m never disappointed.
I truly adore Anastasia’s products because you can always expect quality. From their packaging to the actual products, I highly recommend them!
NYX is a drug store brand that I tend to go to if I’m on a budget or if I don’t want to spend too much money on a new product.
NYX was one of the first brands I discovered when I started taking makeup seriously. I have tried almost every single one of their products and although there are cons to some of them, I truly have never been THAT disappointed, especially for the price.
If you’re just starting out in makeup or even if you are on a budget, I highly recommend NYX. They have so many affordable products and some of them are even as amazing as other high end products.
One of my absolute favorite products from them is their Soft Matte Lip Cream (link liquid lipsticks article). I have almost every color and it’s one of my go-to lipsticks. They have a huge variety of different colors and they’re so inexpensive.
A majority of NYX’s products last me throughout the day, and when I wear them for a night out, they never disappoint.
You don’t necessarily need to buy high end products if you do not want to, or if you do not have the means to, because NYX’s products are just as good.
If you wanted to invest in high end brands (aside from Fenty and Anastasia), I recommend Too Faced.
Too Faced is well-known for their eyeshadow palettes, especially their Chocolate Bar Palette, but I personally love their foundations and concealers. Their eyeshadow palettes always smell amazing and they have an incredible range. Their eyeshadow palettes are pigmented, creamy and they will last from morning to night. If you were to apply one of their eye palettes at seven a.m., and come home at three a.m., your eyeshadow will still look fresh.
I personally love their foundation and concealer because they work well with my oily skin and they last me all day.
Although they are a bit pricey, I think that they are worth it. They have a huge range of products for you to choose from so you’re guaranteed to find at least ONE product that you like.
Depending on my mood and what look I am going for, these tend to be my top five favorite beauty brands. Whenever I go makeup shopping, whether at Ulta, Sephora or Target, I tend to look for these brands the most because I know and trust them. Give them a try and maybe you will too!
Until next time,
About The Author…
Linda Tran is the Marketing Executive at the Quiet Nonsense. She’s currently from the Boston area with goals of relocating to New York City within the next few years to hopefully pursue a marketing career in the fashion industry. She will be graduating at the end of April from Southern New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and immediately starting graduate school in May. In her free time, she has a fashion blog that she’s committed and dedicated to https://Lindatenchitran.com