Saturday, March 28, 2015

Makeup Favorites #1

I am so excited to be sharing my first ever Makeup Favorites with you! There will be many more to come because admittedly, I'm a makeup addict. Can any ladies out there relate? I've been trying to up my makeup skills for a little while now and my favorites this month have definitely made it easier on me. I've been on a high-end makeup kick for weeks and these are some of my favorite products out of everything I've tried. Andiamo!

  • Lorac Unzipped Gold Palette ($42) - I saw this stunner in Ulta about a month ago and immediately put it in my basket. If you're a blue-eyed baby like me then trust me, you need this is your life! I'm part Italian so my skin has olive tones in it and this palette works so well for me. Lucky it's made up of different gold shades, so it'll look nice with any skin tone and any eye color. It's an all-in-one eyeshadow palette. It comes with a few lovely highlights, all over lid colors, and the perfect crease shades. Unleashed is my personal favorite. Lorac eyeshadows are notorious for their powdery consistency but that's nothing to worry about. It just takes some time and practice to learn how to blend them out. Once you do you'll see how beautiful they can be!
  • tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($26) - I'll keep it short and sweet for this one. This blush is the ideal amount of pigmented. You can make it look very subtle for a natural glow or pack it on for a more made up look. I bought it in the color Dazzle, which is described as a soft rose. It was a tie between this shade and Blushing Bride for my personal favorite. If you are more into reds, nudes, or corals, they have those too. Take a peek!

    • NYX Wonder Pencil ($4.49) - Ahhh! I can't wait to tell you about this product. Let me just say, this little guy has been a life saver. They're right on the money with the name this one. It really does do wonders for me! Okay, so how many times have you woken up just a liiiitle bit too late to do your usual beauty regimen before you jet off? Five times? Ten times? Oh my, let's hope not. It happens to the best of us though. Whether it be you stayed out too late partying, you had a huge load of homework to do or maybe you just couldn't get off your computer for hours, you have been in the following situation. You wake up, still tired with bags under your eyes and have to be somewhere in 10 minutes. In cases like this I have no time to do a full face of makeup so I opt for this beautiful specimen instead. All I do is put it on my waterline, inner corner, and right below my brow. Blend it out a little bit and voila! I look awake and ready to take on the day. A huge reason why I like it so much is because it's skin toned. I mean sure, you could use a white liner to do the same thing but you're not fooling anyone. With the Wonder Pencil the color blends right into your natural skin tone and tricks all your coworkers into thinking you just had the best 8 hours of sleep of your life. It's a great product for people who just want to get up and go and still look put together. 
    • NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette ($65) - I've been trying to experiment more lately with face makeup, blushes in particular, and this palette was a great way to do that. It is quite pricey but I think it's worth it. NARS has very high quality products and this certainly did not fall short. The greatest thing about it is that you get to test out four different shades of their blushes. I hadn't even owned one before buying this so it was a good way to see if I liked them. It also comes with their best-selling bronzer, Laguna. I use this palette frequently when I do other people's makeup because there is a shade for everyone. It's a total crowd pleaser and leaves your skin looking fresh and vibrant. It's limited addition so if you're interested, get it while you can!

    • MAC Lipstick in Peach Blossom ($16) - We all know about MAC lipsticks. They may be the most spoken about lip product on the internet and for good reason. If you haven't tried MAC lipstick before I urge you move out of that rock that you're living under, ASAP. For me, this is the perfect shade. It adds just a little something extra to my natural lip color. It's a cremesheen, which is my favorite finish. Not too heavy on the lips and doesn't get all sticky and gross after an hour. It's the perfect balance. If you want a more pinky-nude then check out Creme Cup by MAC. 
    • stila Eye Shadow in Kitten ($18) - Last on my list of favorites is this shimmery eyeshadow by stila. It was enormously popular amongst YouTubers like two years ago. Back then I didn't have a job so I couldn't get my hands on it. It all makes sense now as to why it was so raved about. It's a very shiny shadow and it's stunning! If I tried to swatch it and photograph it it would just look like an orb of light on my hand because of how reflective it is. The color is more toned down when you actually wear it on your eyes however. I find it's great as an all over color more so then a highlighter or inner corner shade. I'm sure it would look fabulous on anyone so swatch it for yourself next time you're at a Sephora to see how you like it.

    Well that's it for this makeup favorites post! I'll be sure to update you on my new favorites in a couple of months. Let me know about some of the makeup products you're loving right now in the comments below. Thank you your reading.

    Stay brilliant world.

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