RECENT ACQUISITIONS: BEAUTY
Fekkai protein Rx reparatives mending elixir: when the weather changes my hair gets very dry. I feel like it has an identity crises and doesn't know whether it wants to be frizzy or straight and shiny. I recently found this elixir at Walgreens and it was 75% off. I've been putting it on my towel dried hair before blowing dry. I also put it on my hair while styling to get a little more shine.
Maybelline Falsies Mascara: I have tried several mascara brands, both drugstore and more expensive options. Falsies is by far my favorite mascara I've used. I love when you can find a great drugstore option.
Nars lipstick in "Heat Wave": I love a great red lip. Now that the weather is warming up, I am looking for the perfect red/orange shade. Nars Heat Wave is the perfect bright, matte red. I've seen several people wearing it and it looks great on all skin tones.
Revlon ColorStay gel envy longwear nail enamel in "Wild Card": Revlon's gel nail polishes are on point. People always assume I had my nails done at a salon when I wear their polishes. I wore their deep green polish a lot during fall/winter. I love this shade of blue. It makes me think of swimming pools in summer. (can you tell I'm ready for summer?)
Clinique repairwear sculpting night cream: At a recent beauty event at Saks, I stopped at the SKII counter and let them test my skin age. Based on the results, I have the skin of a 19 year old (*moonwalk*), but the skin around my eyes is 29 (boo even though that is my actual age). The woman at the counter told me that I should start using an eye cream to prevent aging. My goal is to have my WHOLE face look 19.
bareMinerals blush in "Beauty": bareMinerals was the first line of makeup I used starting in high school. I have dabbled in other beauty lines but bareMinerals blush is still my favorite. This shade is the perfect pink. It almost has a peachy tone to it which I think compliments my skin.
Carven Le Parfum: I shared this scent on my instagram recently. This is by far the best smelling perfume I've come across in years. I can't describe it but it is both light and heavy at the same time. I've never received so many compliments on a perfume before.
Nars bronzing power in "Laguna": Finally I have purchased a bronzer that is not sparkly. This bronzer gives me the perfect natural looking glow.
Maybelline "The Nudes" eyeshadow palette: I am not a big risk taker in the eyeshadow department mostly because I spend most of my time at work. This palette is perfect because it has matte as well as sparkly shadows. I can quickly use it to go from day to night.
Smashbox photo finish primer water: Sometimes my makeup can tend to look dry. I think because I use mostly powders, I can start looking dusty and ghostly. One of the associates at Sephora showed me this primer water and told me that I can use it to keep from looking so powdery. I use it throughout my makeup routine and then I spray one last time when I'm finished. It makes me feel refreshed each time I spray it.
Laura Mercier smooth finish flawless fluide in "Butterscotch": I speak for many women when I say I have been trying to find the perfect shade of foundation my whole life. I finally found a great option in this Laura Mercier foundation. I initially wanted to use bareMinerals new complexion correction but they don't carry that many shades at the moment. I've heard many people having to buy two shades to get a match.
Laura Mercier foundation primer: This primer is great. I've never really used primer before. I'm glad I purchased this one from Laura Mercier because I can already tell the difference in my makeup.
Have you made any new beauty purchases lately?