"What Do You Use?" Catabriea

My friend Catabriea (Cat for short!) is a makeup queen, so of course I had her fill out my "What Do You Use?" survey. Check it out! 


From Cat's wedding this summer; what a fun time!

From Cat's wedding this summer; what a fun time!

Tell me about yourself in 140 characters or less

I'm a web developer (implied nerd) who loves kitties, cupcakes, chocolate, music, makeup, my husband and my children - in no specific order ;)

What’s your skincare routine like?

Minimal and as Natural as possible. I believe beauty really does come from within. Treating your body right reflects on the outside: quality sleep, low stress, hydration, good food, hydration, did I mention hydration? If I’ve been slacking on those I make sure I defend my skin against the world - poor air, uv rays, etc. Moisturizing is my go-to 365, even in the sweaty summers putting on a layer of moisturizing protection (sunscreen please!) saves your skin in the future.

What are your holy grail makeup products?

  • An thin eyebrow brush for cat liner (more and more now they are being marketed as duo eye liners - FINALLY!). Trust me! Try it! Fastest way to get a clean sexy cat eye.
  • Moisturizer & Primer: Find what works for your skin - a 5 star product might be a 1 star for you. I’ve used over a dozen dif kinds and it really just depends on the time of year, hormones, yada yada. But moisturizing and priming your skin - especially before a makeup foundation is key to a polished look and healthier skin.
  • The Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit is my fav. The shades are the best quality and the palette wells lasts a long time.
  • Real Techniques Expert Face Brush - has NOT failed me when it come to foundation application. Flawless!
  • Coconut oil - or a non-toxic lip balm because nobody loves dry lips and because nobody loves flaky lips, exfoliate those kissers.

What's YOUR favorite product? Comment below!