Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Birthday Beauty Wishlist

Since it's my birthday next month, I decided I would treat myself to some beauty products I've been eyeing lately. Being a list lover, it only seems right to create a wishlist of the items I want to purchase. The first item I'm still debating over in my head, but I'm putting it on the list because I fell in love with it the moment I saw it.

I mean. It's beautiful. Neutral smokey eye colors  = the definition of me. The thing stopping me from buying it is that I told myself no more shadows - I have enough. But these are so pretty and that bottom row of colors is calling my name.  

I've never tried any YSL face products so I thought I'd give this foundation a try. It might be total hype but it seems to have all the things I look for in foundation = buildable coverage and lightweight formula. I may get only a sample first since this is a hefty $55. 

I've been looking for a higher end highlight that fits many skintones to use specifically in my kit. After seeing swatches of NARS albatross, I'm convinced I need this product in my life. At first, I never would've given this product a chance since it looks WHITE in the pan! But as I searched more blogs, I found that this highlight is  stunning! It gives off such a beautiful golden glow. It's not glittery so you won't end up looking like a discoball. 

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If I think of anything else (and who am I kidding - of course I will), I'll be sure to update this list :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Favorite look of the month ft. MAC

After using the UD naked palette for so long, I decided it was time to give some love to the MAC palette. I've been wearing this look often this month mainly because of how simple it is. The Bare Escentuals lip products are now my staple nude pink lips! Below are the products used.

  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
  • Kett fixx creme foundation
  • Tarte undereye defense corrector (sadly now discontinued)
  • Kett sett powder
  • MAC dainty blush
  • Smashbox lid primer
  • MAC brown down on the lid
  • MAC patina in the crease
  • MAC smut (a little bit in the outer corner)
  • MAC ricepaper as highlight
  • ELF studio cream eyeliner
  • MAC teddy eye kohl
  • Buxom lash mascara 
  • Buxom big and healthy lipstick in Sydney
  • Buxom big and healthy lip polish in april
MAC ricepaper and patinaMAC browndown and smut