Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Current Cosmetics

It's been quite awhile since I talked about cosmetics or my beauty routine. With the holidays just around the corner, I thought it might be a good time to give you ladies some ideas on ways to get party ready or products to add to your wish list for Christmas. 

I am in NO way a beauty/cosmetic guru, the items listed below are products that work for me and my oily/acne prone skin. I am always on the lookout for items that compliment my skin type and ones I want to invest money in for the long haul. Everything featured today has been lifesavers, items I am currently using and highly recommend.

Cosmetic Must haves

Estee Lauder Double Wear is a miracle!! I just started using it about two months ago and should have hopped on the bandwagon when it first launched. I have never used an all-over, full coverage foundation before. I was always hesitant about it because I never wanted a cake-like look. This foundation is super lightweight, provides full coverage and stays on all day. I apply it with a foundation brush, which was also foreign to me, but found that it works well with blending and keeps my fingers mess free.

I then apply Stila's Stay All Day Illuminating Beauty Balm on my forehead, nose, around my eyes and chin. I use my foundation brush to blend this as well. It provides a dewy glow, but be sure to use sparingly. A lot goes a long way. 

I finish off my face with the Kat Vov D Lock-It powder and use a kabuki brush instead of the powder sponge. I never leave home without it. It's perfect for on-the-go touch ups. It isn't heavy even though it's considered full coverage. This is a MUST...hands down my favorite ever. I have been using it for months. 

I got this Estee Lauder mascara in a gift set and will be purchasing a full size tube as soon as I am finished with my sample. It's one of the best mascaras I have used. It truly lengthens and adds volume to my lashes. I have tried at least a dozen and this one ranks #1. 

I am typically a HUGE Urban Decay fan, but tried this Stila Stay All Day Waterproof liquid liner and am sold. Most liquid pens I have tried dried out in a few weeks. This one has been going strong for a few months. It's so easy to use and the tip is precise....it truly stays on allllll day.

I can't believe I haven't mentioned the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly before. I have been using it for over a year. I wear it alone or as an eyeshadow primer. Either way, it is another product that lasts all day and stays in place. It comes in a variety of colors too!

My two current lip colors are Sexy Mother Plucker by Soap & Glory (in Candy Gloss) and an affordable drugstore find from Wet & Wild. I have had several ladies ask about it. The color is Stoplight Red and I love it. What I love even more is that it holds it's color and doesn't bleed.

I love discovering new beauty products, so if you have any recommendations for oily skin, I would love to hear. I hope this post added a few new items to your wish list and products you are hoping to try. 



Ashleigh said...

I really like the sounds of the beauty balm! I'll have to give it a shot!

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I always love seeing what other people uses, love Estee Lauder's lipsticks they are the best.


Kimberly said...

I have been looking for a new foundation that has more coverage than my current CC cream, so I will definitely have to try this one out! Thanks for sharing :)


Unknown said...

Great review!

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Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Loving the Stila Beauty Balm, I'm always on the hunt for a great illuminator :)

Helene in Between said...

I'd love to try the estee lauder foundation!! sounds awesome!

Darcy said...

I use that liner too and it is so great! I really want to try out gel liner because I have heard it is easier to do a wing with, but I can't get away from this one ahah!

Rebecca said...

These brands are all awesome - might have to grab a beauty balm soon thanks for the heads up!! Come check out my feature review on Boden’s brand new yoga/active wear this week at the blog and let me know what you think!!


For the Love of Leopard said...

I love reading about other people's beauty must-haves! I always get stuck in a rut and use the same stuff over and over. I'm going to pick up some of that lock-it powder, it sounds awesome and has great reviews as well!
xoxo Danielle
For the Love of Leopard

Becky M said...

The Stila BB looks great - I need to add that to my list of things to try!


Unknown said...

That Stila beauty balm sounds AMAZING!

Unknown said...

I use a lot of different brands like you too. I few of my favorites come from MAC too.