Happy Friday! I’m so behind on everything this week because my final project was due for the class I am currently taking. We were only given one week to work on it, so it has been tough! Thankfully it is all finished and I have a break this weekend to relax.
This week I’m going to do something a little different and show you all the make up that I use on a daily basis. One of my favorite things to read on other people’s blogs is the combination of products they use to put on their “every day face.” I like trying out new products and switching up my routine every once and awhile.
These are my every day products:
Make Up Forever HD Powder
Make Up Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duality Highlighter
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil
L’oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
L’oreal Voluminous Manga Mascara
MAC Mineralize Blush
Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
My eyeshadow varies daily and my blush often does as well. Right now I’m looking for a blush that lasts ALL day. By lunch time mine has already worn off. Does using a cream blush and applying powder blush on top help it last? If you have any tips or product suggestions let me know!
My face after my routine smiling because it’s Friday!
Have a lovely weekend!
I can’t believe there is ONLY two more weeks until Halloween! I wish the retail business would let us relish a bit more and enjoy the fall holiday rather then slowly put out their Christmas merchandise. I have a secret… I like to pretend I hate Christmas, but I really don’t. I love the decorations and THE FOOD. Hello stuffing! Anyway let’s talk about my favorite things this week.
1.) L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara I’m not going to lie… I bought this mascara because the packaging is adorable! The package advertises a flexible brush but, I found it to be very flimsy. I don’t really clump on mascara, just one quick swipe for me and that’s all. While I am disappointed with the brush, this mascara is pretty spectacular. It lasts all day, is waterproof, and removes easily. As far as it making your lashes “manga” like and all full, I really don’t think that affect is possible. Regardless, I’m satisfied with this $8 purchase.
2.) boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel Lately I have been having an issue with small breakouts. I’ve been going through a lot of stress with school so, I am attributing it to that. I went out on a limb and bought this $26 cleanser because it had great reviews. It is supposed to help fight break outs. I’ve been using it for 3 weeks now and I LOVE it. Unlike other acne fighting washes this one is very light and gentle. Just a tiny bit is enough that will foam up and leave your skin feeling really clean. I’m replacing this with my typical purity cleanser for now.
3.) Real Techniques Stippling Brush Great brush I purchased at Ulta for $10. I often use this to apply my foundation. Eventually I am going to invest in a quality MAC brush, but for now this does the trick.
4.) Maybelline Porcelain Collection “Prima Pink” Eyeshadow Palette I bought this at Target a few weeks ago. Unfortunately it is a limited edition so I was unable to locate it for purchase online. The combination of colors result in a smokey purple look and with a decent primer it lasts all day. Personally purple shades are my favorite because I have dark eyes and I think that purple shades make them pop.
5.) HUE Super Control Top Opaque Tights It’s getting a bit too chilly to keep wearing regular panty hose. I’ve switched over to opaque tights. The problem is I haven’t been able to find colorful pairs that also have a control top. I ordered a grey pair of these on amazon for about the same cost as Macy’s. They had just enough “control” at the top (I was still able to breathe lol) and the color was really opaque! I plan to invest in a few more pairs in various colors.
1.) Lush Cosmetics – Vanilla Dee-Lite Lotion We do not have a local Lush store where I live so whenever we do get to visit one in our travels, I smell all the pretty soaps. I picked up this lotion just to smell it and I knew that I absolutely had to have it. It legitimately smells like vanilla cupcakes! Besides it’s amazing smell, this product is very creamy and moisturizing. I find that in the winter time my skin gets super dry and using this lotion after showering really locked the moisture into my skin. The scent left on your skin lasts for hours but it is not over powering.
2.) Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers While the title as well as the topic of this book may be offsetting for some, it is actually a very informational yet enjoyable book. The Author, Mary Roach, shares the information she has gathered on what happens to human cadavers. From medical experimentation to transportation safety research it is surprising to learn all of the productive uses for human cadavers. This book is written with the utmost respect and recognition for those who have chosen to donate their bodies once they pass. It is educational and at times shockingly humorous. It may be too gruesome for some, but as a medical hobbyist, it has been one of my favorite reads.
3.) Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer $24 is a bit pricey for a concealer, but this product is well worth every penny. I use this on a daily basis as an under eye concealer. The formula is very creamy and glides on effortlessly. The additional vitamin E in the product moisturizers the under eye area. Many concealers I’ve used in the past settled in the fine lines under my eyes which made them look cakey and dry.
4.) Loreal Colour Riche Balm This by far the best lip balm I’ve purchased since my Bonnie Bell days. I’ve never really been a big lipstick person. It is pretty and all but give me lip gloss, balm, chapstik, etc. I like that this product is so sheer yet still gives a hint of color. The consistency is very light and smooth the perfect combination in my opinion. I have it in a few colors but my favorite is probably nourishing nude.
5.) real Techniques Starter Set I purchased this set at Ulta because I needed some more eyeshadow brushes. I have several MAC brushes which are great, but pricey. This set is very reasonably priced and excellent quality. It’s been well over a year since I’ve purchased these and they have held up as well as my MAC brushes.