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Kara Sewell: My makeup must-haves

If you run into me over the weekend chances are I’m not wearing makeup. I wear so much foundation during the week I like to give my pores a break. Between HDTV and the 46 inch screen flat screen many use to watch our broadcast, I am always on the hunt for products that make my face look flawless (because it’s NOT!)

For viewers who have asked, here are my products I apply every day I’m on camera. Let me stress I am not being paid to mention these products, I just pulled them out of my top drawer before I left for work and snapped a picture.

I always start with L’Oréal Silky Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, the sunscreen offers UVA/UVB protection. I’m not outside often during work hours but sitting under the bright studio lights can be harmful to your skin. The lotion feels good going on and doesn’t make you look greasy. If I could rewind time and tell my 20-something self to put on sunscreen I would! Lather up now young people.

Hourglass ‘Veil’ mineral makeup primer is apparently Madonna’s go-to product but that’s not why I’m hooked; it feels like I’m putting silk on my face. The primer also reduces redness, the size of your pores and soaks up oil with its mineral formula. This primer is pricey ($50) but takes less than a dime-sized amount to cover your face so it lasts and don’t think I’m opposed to using a Q-tip to get the last little bit of my bottle.

NARS creamy concealer in Vanilla hides the dark circles my early shift can create. It’s hydrating and light enough that it doesn’t settle in fine lines. It has light diffusing technology (fancy) to create a softer, smoother complexion. I copied that from the product description, all I know is it works!

I’m convinced all mascara is the same but Bad Gal Lash mascara by Benefit is my exception to that rule. I find this mascara to be flake free, separates lashes and lengthens. This mascara is not going to change your life but it lasts all day without having to applying waterproof; combined with a pair of falsies I wear everyday they really pop.

NARS Anita lipstick offers bold coverage with is smooth. Considering I’m reapplying throughout the morning it’s nice to have a lipstick that isn’t gunky (is that a word?) and is bright enough you can see through the bright lights. If you have any products you love please share! I am always on the hunt for my next favorite thing. 

If you have any products you love please share! I am always on the hunt for my next favorite thing. 

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