Friday, July 27, 2012

beauty picks

beauty favorites

Lately I've been really getting into makeup especially in light of my dad getting married (they tied the knot Saturday!). Because nothing really brings out skin imperfections like a professional flash. These are a few of my favorites, new & old.

1 Nars Blush in Orgasm: this has been the #1 best selling blush in the US for ages now. it is the perfect subtle shade of pink with a touch of shimmer but not so much that it looks like you rolled in glitter. incredibly flattering for all skin tones

2 Anastasia Brow Wiz: my new favorite thing ever. a two sided little stick, one end has a brow brush and the other has a brow pencil. I use the brow brush to comb everything into place and then the pencil to fill in and add definition. I have very light brows so I find that it's really important to define them if I'm going to wear any sort of eye makeup. Otherwise it looks very unbalanced.

3 Urban Decay Primer Potion: pretty sure most of you already know about this magical stuff. I swear by it! For some reason my eye lid flat out refuses to keep eye shadow in place, within minutes it will be creased and smudged. Using primer potion first ensures that everything stays put.

4 MAC Studio Moisture Tint: a tinted moisturizer girl through and through, just enough coverage to subtly even things out but not so much that you feel like your pores are suffocated. this brand is really creamy and smooth (I use it in Medium)

5 Cetaphil lotion: super cheap stuff that you can buy in any drugstore, I've been using this as a facial moisturizer for eons. It may not be top of the line with anti aging antioxidants and tea tree oil or whatever new crazy thing, but it's dependable.

6 Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette in Ludwig: debated forever between this one and the Urban Decay Naked palette which I know everyone loves, but in the end I decided that I would never use all 12 colors or however many there are in the UD one. Kat's is perfect for what I need- the neutrals are lovely for day or for a smoky eye and I really love how green looks with brown eyes.

7 Benefit Hoola Bronzer: must buy! just bought this for the wedding and I already can't live without it. it is a nice brown shade with no yellow or orange undertones. it's perfect for achieving that summer glow 

8 Smith's Rosebud Salve: almost down to the bottom with this stuff. a pretty shade of pink, I use this little guy in lieu of chapstick. it feels super moisturizing and has a slight rose scent 

1 comment:

Georgi said...

Great picks! I really like your blog.

I'd love if you could isn't my newest post :)