5.12.2015

Current Favorites

Since the Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol 1 Nudes You Need landed on my doorstep, I don't think I've used anything else on my eyes. I'm in love with not only the shades, but the dreamy formula. Read my full review with swatches here.

A brand that has become and remained a favorite of mine these past few months is It Cosmetics. I reviewed their *CC+ Your Way to Radiant Skin! set a while back, which included the *Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc and *Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush, and I still love and use both of these products daily. That brush is just everything when it comes to bronzer application. The bronzer in the disc is my favorite of the three powders, but the blush is so gorgeous as well (super pigmented though!), and the highlighter gives a really beautiful glow. They also sent me some of their brushes to test out, and I'll start reviewing those soon, but I use their *Airbrush Smoothing Foundation Brush and *Airbrush Blurring Concealer Brush everyday. I actually prefer that concealer brush to my beloved Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57, which I used to be obsessed with for concealing. I also love their No.227 Flawless Blush Brush, which I purchased myself several months ago and reviewed here.

Speaking of blush, I realized I've never spoken about Makeup Geek Blush in Spellbound, a purchase I made on a whim quite a while ago. For just $10, it really can't be beat. It has incredible pigmentation, and the matte, soft pink suits any look.

I reviewed the BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crème here, and I can't live without it. It conceals a multitude of sins and contrary to what I predicted in my original post about it likely not being suitable for under-eyes, I've since tried applying it to conceal my dark circles with the *It Cosmetics Airbrush Blurring Concealer Brush, and it works flawlessly. Unlike the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, it's not too dry and doesn't look heavy or cakey when used under the eyes.

Lastly, my lip favorites - Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Curviest Caramel and Givenchy Le Rouge-À-Porter in Beige Plumetis. Curviest Caramel really surprised me. It was a spur of the moment purchase, and I fell head over heels in love with it on first application. It's the perfect rosy nude with just a hint of peach that adds just enough color and would suit anyone, and the creamy formula feels amazing on. I reviewed the new Givenchy Le Rouge-À-Porter here, so it should come as no surprise these are also in my favorites. I love both of the shades I have, but I've been reaching for Beige Plumetis more lately, just because it pairs better with the slightly smokey eyes I've been opting for.

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Disclosure: The products denoted with (*) were sent to me for consideration for a review. I am not affiliated with the company, nor am I getting paid for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are based solely on my own experience with the products.

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