At least I can admit that I am a product junkie…hoarder. Whatever. Don’t judge me. I’m just getting to that age wear I really appreciate beauty and skin care products. I’ve spent a lot more time (and $$$) in Ulta and Sephora more than I should be but hey, I’m being pro-active and taking care of my skin. Nothing wrong with that. But I have zero excuse for the makeup. I buy makeup like no ones business. It’s a girl thing.
A brand that I have recently fell in love with is Mario Badesco. This facial spray is AMAZING, emphasis on the AMAZE. In the middle of the day when I start to feel my makeup getting sluggish, or if my skin just needs a little awakening…I spray this on, bang, I’m a new woman. It smells like roses too. Who doesn’t love that?
Uhh hello! Where have you been my whole life! MAKEUP FOR EVER Mat bronze is what I have been looking for forever. I first saw it used by Jaclyn Hill on Youtube and if she loved it, I know I will love it too. My current bronzer is perfect for summer. It has a more sunset-y kind of color but I’ve been needing a softer bronzer and this one is perfect-o for me.
NARS never disappoints. This creamy concealer can be used for under eye concealing and concealing problem areas on the skin. I bought the shade “Custard” and it matches my skin perfectly. I’ve tried it once and so far it covers up my problem areas really well. If you wanted to use it as a highlighter I would suggest a shade or two lighter than your skin color. I’ve been wanting to try NARS Sheer Matte Foundation, it has tons of mixed reviews on it. I’m very interested.
MY NEW ULTIMATE FAVORITE PRIMER. NYX Pore Filler. I don’t use it to prime my entire face, I just apply where my pores seem to be more noticeable. Like on the sides of my nose and the area under my eyes but on tops of my cheeks. I put a little bit of this product on and it erases my pores. It’s amazing. I strongly recommend it. Does anyone read my blog anyways? la-de-da-de-daaaaaa The only con about it is that it’s kind of oily and I have oily skin but honestly there wasn’t much of a difference with or without it when it comes to oil on my T-Zone. I just deal with it.
A lot of these products are new and a lot of them I’ve had for years. Philosophy is a brand that I LOVE. They are well worth the price. Me and my mom are huge fans of them. But I have recently found a new love…LUSH. Their products are 100% natural. I don’t feel like I’m putting a bunch of chemicals on my face. Their products leave me feeling so fresh and new. I’m definitely going back in to get me so bath bombs. Everyone needs a little bit of LUSH in their life. TRUST ME!
I am so happy I live near a Target that has NYX Cosmetics. They are so affordable and they’re good products. Especially their blushes, they last all day! I’ve found a new love for their butter glosses as well. I’ve never been a lipgloss girl, just strictly lipstick baby, but I’m loving these Butter Glosses mostly because they smell like cupcakes. I’M SOLD. Hmm, I could go for a cupcake right about now…be right back.
Skincare Products pictured:
LUSH Cosmetic Warrior Mask– This product is kind to problem-laden faces thanks to moisturizing egg whites and honey, which smooth and tighten the pores, and cleansing garlic and tea tree oil for a fresh, clear, happy face.
LUSH Mask of Magnaminty-isn’t technically a daily ‘facial wash’; it’s actually a deep cleansing face and back mask. China clay and fresh peppermint reach deep down to pull the debris from your pores, giving you that delightful tingly-clean sensation.
Philosophy Hope in a Jar-lightweight daily moisturizer hydrates and provides antioxidant protection while improving skin texture and tone, leaving it smooth and radiant.
Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser– 4-in-1 approach to cleansing. purity made simple gently cleanses, tones and melts away all face and eye makeup in one simple step, while lightly hydrating. skin is left feeling perfectly clean, comfortable and balanced.
Philosophy Hope in a Bottle– an oil-free moisturizing lotion that helps clear and prevent blemishes, while minimizing the look of large pores and leaving a matte finish
Origins Charcoal Mask- A mask with activated charcoal to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray– Simply formulated with fragrant Herbal Extracts and Rosewater for a pleasant, pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray your day and night creams for a boost of hydration or use it to set make-up or spray on dry hair throughout the day. Safe for all skin types. Gentle, non-irritating.
NARS Creamy Concealer-A creamy concealer with hydrating, multiaction skincare benefits and light diffusing technology to create a softer, smoother complexion.
Bobbi Brown BB Cream– An all-in-one moisturizer, treatment, and foundation with SPF protection.
Sephora Nano Lip Liner- An amazing range of highly pigmented lip pencils with formulas that assure extreme glide and comfort and they’re only 5 bucks!
MAKE UP FOREVER Mat Bronze- A mineral bronzing powder with a natural, matte finish. Formulated with 100% mineral pigments, Mat Bronze adds a natural-looking tan to the complexion. Its silky texture smooths the skin and subtly mattifies for an even result.
Nyx Pore Filler– Reduce the look of your pores with our Pore Filler. The perfect pre-foundation basecoat, this talc-free, oil-free formulation includes Vitamin E to smooth and enhance your skin.
Benefit They’re real Mascara– A jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for a spectacular “out-to-here” look
Benefit Watts Up Highlighter– A soft-focus highlighter for face.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils- A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder.
NYX Butter Glosses (Creme Brûlée & Tiramisu)- Buttery soft and silky smooth, our scrumptious new Butter Lip Gloss tastes as sweet as a sugar cookie—and makes your lips look downright luscious.
NYX Blush (Terra Cotta)– pressed powder blush delivers sheer, silky color that glides on, blends beautifully and creates a natural glow.
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