2014 FAVORITES :: MAKEUP

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer NudeFoundation: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
I bit the bullet and splurged on this tinted moisturizer when I ran out of my Sonia Kashuk version and have been obsessed with it ever since. It gives better coverage than an average tinted moisturizer, is less oily and has SPF 20 which is always a bonus. 
Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer Fair
Primer: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
This was another new find for me and despite the steep price tag I refuse to go back to anything else. It gives me a smooth matte canvas to work with without any irritation or breakouts.

Concealer: Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Fair
This little fellow is super creamy and has killer staying power with minimal creasing. I use the shade Light and my dark circles have never looked better.

Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Fusion
Another Hourglass favorite (I know I’m on a roll here)! I’m a big fan of matte blushes and this peachy hue gives my cheeks just the right amount of definition without being overwhelming or unnatural. Definitely my go-to!

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Light to MediumHourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Dim FusionPowder: Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder in 05
This shade is nearly an exact match for my skin tone and is the perfect topper for the above-mentioned tinted moisturizer. It doesn’t hurt that a little goes a long way.

Bronzer: Physicians Formula Bronze Booster in Light to Medium
This bronzer gives my fair skin an amazing sun-kissed look without the orangey undertone you get with some other products. It’s buildable and doubles as a great contour if that’s your jam.

Highlighter: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, especially Incandescent Light
I had a bit of a love-hate relationship with this palette when I first got it but it has since become a staple in my makeup bag. I dust a bit of Incandescent Light under my eyes and on my cheekbones for the perfect understated highlight.
Maybelline Brow Drama sculpting brow mascara Deep Brown

Brows: Maybelline Brow Drama sculpting brow mascara in Deep Brown
This mascara replaced my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz because I found that the gel consistency kept my slightly unruly brows in better check. It adds just the right amount of definition and stays put all day.

Eye shadow: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Leather eye shadow in 80 Creamy Beige
This is my go-to neutral eye shadow and eye shadow base. It has incredible staying power and makes my eyes pop more than any other shadow I own.

Eye liner: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black
I go between this eyeliner and the Kat Von D Tattoo liner which is also pretty awesome. Stila came in slightly ahead for me because I felt like it lasted longer and still gave me a good line months later.

Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara in 01 Black
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Leather eye shadow 80 Creamy BeigeI like trying out new mascaras and tend to change favorites every few months. This Clinique one was in rotation at the beginning of 2014 and when I recently picked it up again the perfect voluminous lashes it gave me reminded me why it was a favorite to begin with.

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil ChaseLipstick (red): Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Chase
Bold lips have never really been my look (more often than not I go for bold eyes instead) but I have recently discovered this perfect pigmented gloss in a pencil form. Chase gives me that look-at-me pop of color while the glossy texture is both long-lasting and moisturizing for my lips. 

Lipstick (neutral): Nars lipstick in Dolce Vita
You can’t go wrong with a Nars lipstick and Dolce Vita is my favorite your-lips-but-better hue. It's my go to for work days and anytime I want my lips to be done but look undone.

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