Monday, May 9, 2011

Favorites :)

*None of the companies mentioned are paying me and all opinions are my own.*
This is just a list of some of my favorite products that I have been using lately. You can get all these products at ulta.

Check out my summer favorites here.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless
Skin Smoothing Face Primer

This is my favorite primer I have ever used. It leaves your face feeling so soft and smooth. It fills in fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, everything, to give you a nice smooth surface for the rest of your makeup.
You can even wear it alone for a more natural look.
Now, a lot of concealers and foundations dont get along with my skin very well, and look caked on and not very pretty. So I use just this and a powder and it looks perfect. Until I find the right foundation for my skin, Ill be using this. It works so good.

Too Faced Primes & Poreless
Skin Smoothing Priming Powder and Finishing Veil

Either on top of just the primer for that natural 'no makeup' look.
Or on top of primer, concealer, foundation and powder as a finishing veil.
This on top of any makeup makes your face unbelievably soft. I LOVE this product.

Revlon ColorStay
Mineral Finishing Powder

This powder gives you such a nice tan look without looking fake and orange. It looks so natural and blends really well. Could be used on entire face, or as a bronzer.
Also the fact that its Revlon, means its much cheaper, but still a great product.

Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
This is my favorite powder ever. My skin can be really dry but oily at the same time, so using a hydrating powder is a really great for me. Its not too like course its pretty fine so it doesnt cake on like some of the cheaper brands do. It is on the pricier side, but with makeup, you usually get what you pay for. So a lot of the time its worth it to splurge on a product.

Physicians Formula - Organic Wear
2 in 1 Bronzer & Blush

This is a great product to put in a purse makeup bag or travel bag, because its two products in one. So you dont have to bring both bronzer and blush, you have them both in one package.
The colors arent my favorite, the blush is kinda peachy and I prefer more bubblegum pink. But they go really well together and its much more convenient than carrying around both separately. I also love the fact that its 100% organic.

Urban Decay Naked Pallet

I think this is my all time favorite pallet, EVER. I love every color in it, they all go great together. Theyre nudes and look great on any skin tone or eye color. Its Urban Decay, so the pigments is wonderful, just a great product all together. There are so many different looks you can do with just this one pallet.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil

I love the Urban Decay 24/7 eye liners, they go on so smooth and the colors are great. They smudge and blend well for a base to a smokey eye. But the problem with that is they can run off your water line and smear on your eye if not set with powder. You also might have to touch it up a lot.

Stila Smudge Pots

These little guys are GREAT for lining the lid with an angle brush. You can get perfect winged cat eyes so easily. They arent too thick or hard and dont dry out as easily as some others Ive tried. The colors are pretty nice, but of course with and gel product you want to seal it in with a powder.

Lorac Front of the Line PRO
Liquid Eyeliner

If you prefer using a liquid pen or brush, this is definitely the one to use. The brush is the perfect firmness, it doesnt drip or run, and it dries fast, no need to seal with a powder. It is so easy to use, its basically a pen or marker. It has a super fine tip for getting a perfect cat eye or for doing designs for costume makeup.
I absolutely LOVE this liquid liner. I have about four I think. I use them all the time.

Bourjois Paris
Coup de Theatre 2 in 1 Mascara

For a lengthening mascara, this is soooo great. It says its length and volume, but I think it gives great length, but not so great volume. I always like to layer my mascaras anyway so I think this is the best mascara Ive used so far for length. So Ill apply this one first then..

Maybelline Falsies
Volume Express

This is by far my favorite mascara Ive ever used. You dont need to layer this mascara, I just always layer mine so this is usually the top coat. But this mascara alone is amazing. it really does look like you have a set of false lashes on. It makes your eyes look so beautiful. I absolutely lovelovelove this mascara.
And its cheap! Only like $7 at walmart.

Benefit Brow Zings

If you dont define your eyebrows, go to Ulta, buy this product and give it a try. You will be absolutely amazed at how different it makes your face look. It almost frames your eye, and defines your face shape. It makes such a difference in your makeup look. This little guy comes with everything you need, so its great to keep in your purse or travel bag.
The darker color on the left is like a gel, you use the angle brush to define the shape of your brow, then the blending brush and the lighter shade to the right to fill it in and it looks so great. I use this every day, I think it really makes a huge difference.

Tarte LipSurgence
Natural Matte Lip Stain

Ive never really been one to wear lip stick or gloss. But I saw this, thought it looked really nice, and decided to give it a try. The shade I use is 'exposed' its a beautiful nude color that will look great on a lot of different skin tones. It goes on nice doesnt run or smear off your lips, you dont really need a liner, I use just the stain and it looks great.

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