Besides having a true love for clothing and shoes, I also happen to have an addiction to buying beauty products! In high school I began watching a ton of Youtube videos, all dealing with girls talking about makeup and sharing their favorite products. I began my beauty collection with drugstore products because I didn’t really know what I was doing. However after watching numerous videos and reading blogs and magazines, I truly fell in love with makeup and my collection began to grow. In high school, the closest Sephora was about an hour away, so I did most of my beauty shopping at Ulta. I love that Ulta carries both drug store products and designer beauty items!
I always got my makeup done at MAC when I had a special event to go to, so I began to fall in love with their products as well. I think I have close to 30 lipsticks from MAC, ha-ha. If you know me personally, you know lipstick is my weakness. I always justify buying a new lipstick and say, “Oh, well I don’t have a lipstick in that shade so I need this.” Then I get home to find that I already own 3 lipsticks in a similar shade! Oh well, we all have our flaws 😉 .
I do own a lot of makeup, but I’d like to share my current favorites and what I think is truly worth the money. So, lets get started!
I have recently been loving the brand, Bare Minerals. I have extremely sensitive skin, so when it comes to beauty products I am very careful when choosing what to use on my face. I have been loving this foundation by Bare Minerals. I have always used a liquid foundation but found that it was making my skin oily. This is a powder foundation, so it has helped my skin immensely. I also have been loving this concealer by Bare Minerals. I also find that it doesn’t make my skin oily and is great for applying to my under eye area for a brightening effect.
I also recently purchased this color corrective fluid from Urban Decay in the peach color because I always have dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep. It definitely helps to brighten my under eye area and cancel out any dark spots I may have.
Bare Minerals recently launched their Gen Nude Collection that includes a large variety of matte lipsticks and lip-glosses. Gen Nude is meant for all skin tones and lip tones. I swatched the lip-glosses in Sephora and instantly fell in love. I usually hate lip products with a matte finish because they always dry out my lips. However, these lip-glosses are super creamy and moisturizing and I don’t find them to be drying at all! They also smell like cookies 🙂 . I purchased the color “Smooch” and it is the perfect faded lilac shade. The rest of the shades can be found here.
As far as lip-glosses are concerned, I usually always gravitate towards pinks. I love neon pinks for summer, and pastel pinks for fall and winter.
Aside from YSL, one of my favorite high-end lipstick brands is Bite Beauty. I have been purchasing their lipsticks for a few years and absolutely love them. They recently re-did their lipstick formula and it is fantastic! Their lipsticks are extremely moisturizing and come in a variety of stunning shades. I purchased the shade “Cotton Candy” at the start of summer and love the way it stands out against my fair skin. The rest of their shades can be found here.
I am someone with terrible eyelashes. They always stick straight out, and without makeup it doesn’t even look like I have any! My sister has the most gorgeous eyelashes and I am so jealous! However, now I have a few tricks to help my eyelashes stand out. I always start with an eyelash curler and hold it on my eyelashes for around 10 seconds. I then use an eyelash primer. This has helped my lashes look long and created extra volume. I have loved this primer by Dior, but if you want to try a primer that is a bit less expensive, I recently purchased this one from the drugstore and it does a pretty good job too!
Let’s talk highlighters now 🙂 . These past few months I have recently noticed the trend of applying a highlighter to your cheekbones to create a gorgeous glow and shimmer. After playing around in Sephora, (for an hour or two 😉 ), I finally decided to give the highlighter by BECCA a try. Boy am I glad I did! This has been the only highlighter I use since I purchased it. The color is absolutely gorgeous and can easily be blended into the cheekbones. A little goes a long way so I definitely can see this product lasting at the very least a year. I purchased the shade “Opal” and it gives me the perfect amount of shimmer.
I love using this brush for all of my powder products! If only it were that easy to find “Mr. Right.” 😉
I saw this cute little lips and lashes cup holder when I was shopping in Target last week and I thought it would be perfect for storing my makeup brushes! I love her little face, and I think it adds the perfect feminine touch to my dressing table! For those of you heading back to school, it would be the perfect decorative piece to add to your desk too 🙂 .
If there is one perfume I can recommend it would have to be Black Opium by YSL. I don’t think I have ever loved a scent more! It smells like a fresh cappuccino with a side of vanilla frosting and a macaroon on top! It is the perfect blend of sweet and seductive. The boys won’t be able to stay away 😉 .
I purchased the perfume last fall and I recently saw that it came in a hair and body oil– so I recently purchased that as well! The hair oil is amazing and I find it to be fine on my hair without making it greasy.
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