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    Here Are 18 Of The Best Products I Use In My Daily Beauty Routine

    A peek into a BuzzFeed writer's beauty routine.

    Hi friends, my name is May and I'm one of the writers here on BuzzFeed Canada's shopping team. I'm also a beauty enthusiast and I basically spend all my money on makeup and skincare. So, I thought I'd make a list of some of my favourite products!

    before and after of May with and without makeup

    1. The Ordinary's Balance skincare set that'll give you a ton of bang for your buck, from cleansers to moisturizers. It'll help your prep your face for makeup or help you take it off and get ready for bed.

    The set comes with four skincare products

    2. An Clinique eye cream that'll perk you up in the morning with the help of peptides and caffeine. You can use the round head to give yourself a little massage to help de-puff your under-eyes.

    3. The Burt's Bees tinted lip balm that'll keep your puck hydrated and add just a hint of colour. It's made with nourishing ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter, that'll keep your lips hydrated all day long.

    May holding the lip balm

    4. The Elf putty primer that has a satin finish and hydrating ingredients (like squalene). A layer of this stuff under your foundation will create an instant smooth effect and help to reduce any cakiness. It’s like an Instagram filter in a jar.

    5. The Beautyblender Pro makeup sponge that'll help you seamlessly blend out your face makeup. It bounces on the skin like a dream it'll help absorb some of the extra product, meaning your makeup will look smooth and natural.

    May holding the beauty blender

    6. The Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation that'll last all day long (it's tested for 24-hour wear) without creasing or oxidizing. It's so versatile too, you can mix it with a face oil or cream for a dewy natural look or build it up when you're going full glam.

    7. The Two Faced Born This Way concealer that'll cover up any spots (or the fact that you only got 2 hours of sleep last night). It's also great for highlighting or contouring, since it comes in 30 shades.

    8. The Fenty Match Stix that'll help you sculpt your face like a pro (with a contour, concealer, and highlighter). They magnetize together, making them perfectly portable and easy to find.

    9. The Nyx Born to Glow liquid highlighter that'll have you shining bright like a diamond. Since it's a liquid formula, you can also add a bit into your foundation or body lotion for a natural glow.

    10. The Laura Mercier translucent setting powder that'll help you set your face makeup, so you won't look like an oil slick at the end of the day. It's milled extra fine, so it'll fill in all your pores and lines, giving you an airbrushed look.

    May holding the powder

    11. The Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade that'll help you fill out the sparse areas in your brows. It's very pigmented, so you can emulate the big, bold brows of your dreams (or blend it out with a spooly for a more natural look).

    12. The Maybelline Eye Studio gel liner that'll help you achieve a sharp cat-eye wing without smudging. It's pigmented, but you can also blend it out for a smokey look (just make sure you do it before it dries, it won't budge afterwards).

    13. The Shu Uemura lash curler that'll help you achieve the perfect curl without ripping half your lashes out. The hinge design is literally patented, so you can bet the brand takes lash curling technology seriously.

    May holding the lash curler

    14. The Maybelline Rocket volume mascara that'll make it look like you have extensions in. The micro bristles are stiff and they'll brush through each individual lash so you won't end up in clumpy town.

    15. The Bare Minerals Gen Nude powder blush that'll help you get that sunkissed look without the skin damage. It's smooth, pigmented, and will last all day long.

    16. The Mac matte lipstick that'll glide on your lips like a dream and packs on the pigment like nobody's business. It's also really nourishing (and smells like literal cake).

    May holding the lipstick

    17. This Fenty gloss that's buttery smooth, non-sticky, and hydrating (it's packed with shea butter). The wand is bigger than most lip gloss wands, making application a breeze.

    May holding the lipgloss

    18. The Avène Thermal Spring Water mist that'll help put some moisture back into your skin. It shoots a super fine mist, so it'll help you look dewy instead of like you just got caught in the rain.

    And voilà! Here's the finished look. I hope you liked seeing what I use and that you found a new beauty product to try out!

    May with a full face of makeup

    How I feel every time I do my makeup:

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