Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Five Product Favorites in One Makeup Look

I have an abundance of makeup that I love and play with it whenever I have the time (who are we kidding? I always make time) but there are only a few that I stand by through and through. Although I might buy more products within the same category and dabble a little here and there in other things, I always come back to "old faithful." If I ever blog about my makeup stash, take a good look at the products with worn in containers, dirty fingerprints and broken makeup caps... it's these makeup products.

As I grow older I become more loyal to products that I can use a multitude of ways, nothing too loud or jarring, nothing too complex. Akin to a crisp white button down or a nice pair of jeans, it will always remain in style and in rotation.

Favorite Inner Corner Highlight - Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten
This eyeshadow is actually pretty new in my stash because I bought this mid last year. I had heard about this product from many blogs and magazines before, some saying the most "cult" eyeshadow product. I would describe Kitten as a champagne color with peachy/pink undertones. It's very shimmery and frosty and the most PERFECT inner corner highlight. Every time I use this in the inner corners it instantly brightens up my eyes. 

Favorite Daytime "Glam" False Lashes - Ardell Demi 120
These lashes are so so beautiful and very easy to wear. It just complements my eye shape very well and makes me look more awake. I have very sparse baby lashes and I feel like putting these on just completes my look. I obviously don't put falsies every day but whenever I feel like I want to look more put together I slap these on and my spirits are instantly lifted.

Favorite Liquid Highlighter - Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl (2 Pictures)
Poets have written sonnets about this product. Really. It's that good. It livens up my complexion and gives me that 'lit from within' or dewy glow that I crave every single day. It adds dimension to my face and makes my skin look baby soft whenever I put it on. It's not glittery, not shimmery, just glow, glow & some more glow. I've used this under foundation, over foundation, mixed with foundation and it always produces the most wonderful results. I can attest to having at least 20 different highlighters both powder & liquid -- nothing will ever beat this one. Holy grail hands down.

Favorite MLBB (My Lips But Better) Lipstick - Nars Lipstick in Dolce Vita
Dolce Vita was actually a sleeper hit for me, I've heard about this lipstick in the blogosphere for YEARS and I don't know why I've never picked this up. It's a sheer dusty rose that I think will work well and compliment a lot of skin tones. When I go for smokey eyes I usually reach for more of a nude lipstick but this lipstick deposits just the right amount of color to breathe life back into my complexion. Is it nude? Is it pink? Is it brown? I don't know, but it's beautiful.

Favorite Daytime Foundation - Bobbi Brown EXTRA Repair Foundation 
If we're going to talk about "glowy" and "dewy" this is the most dewiest foundation that I own. I can't find many reviews on this foundation but it is spectacular especially for women (and men!) who suffer from dry skin. It is almost holy grail status for me, ALMOST because it contains SPF 25 which shows flashback in pictures, but for daytime it is perfect. With my usual foundations to add an extra glow I would mix it with Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector but w/ this foundation it deposits the right amount of dewy for me. If you're ever at a Bobbi Brown counter don't neglect this product! It is so moisturizing & radiant.

Do you have any favorite products on everyday rotation?

Until Next Time! :)

1 comment:

  1. you are gorgeous! you've such interesting features. I wonder what your ethnic makeup is!