Thursday, May 16, 2013

Current Favorite Makeup Products

I apologize for the lack of new blog posts lately, my life and work have been quite hectic but I promise I'll stay on top of my blogging for you guys now :) and I'll try to get all the posts you guys have requested up soon! and again, if there is anything you'd like me to blog about specifically, please leave me a comment, I LOVE interacting with my readers!!
 
I love, love, love makeup. Just as I'm sure most women do. I could literally blog and talk about makeup all day lol I'm constantly trying new products and switching up my favorite, go to items but lately, most of them have remained the same.
 
When I first started to really get into makeup, I only shopped at Mac. Not for any reason in specific but I feel like it's easier to go into Mac and get the basics, whereas Sephora is huge with multiple brands which makes it a little overwhelming for people with little knowledge about makeup. Anyways, the point of that rant was to say I'm back to using Mac and loving it!! The quality is excellent and you get a lot for your money.

My Current favorite makeup products. I'll name each product from left to right below :)
 

 
The beauty blender. It is painfully expensive for a sponge lol but it honestly works wonders and I can't imagine applying foundation or concealer without it now. The finish is flawless with it.
 
Mac lipsticks in Myth and Crème Cup. Myth is a new favorite for me, I used to swear by Crème De Nude as my go to nude lipstick but I prefer Myth over that now. Crème Cup will always be a favorite for me. Myth is the perfect nude and Crème cup is the perfect pink lol why stray from a classic!
 
Mac mineralize skin finish in medium dark. I'm very pale right now so I'm using this as a day time contour but when I have a spray tan I use this all over my face. If I'm doing a more dramatic, night time contour, I like to use either Benefit hoola or Too Faced chocolate soleil bronzer.
 
Mac Mineralize skin finish blush in warm soul. This is a new color I just purchased and I'm obsessed! It's like the perfect soft pink/nude/beige color. It's perfect for day time or night.
 
Mac mineralize skin finish in soft and gentle. This has been a favorite of mine for years and I always try new highlighters and ALWAYS end up back to soft and gentle lol So I'll just continue to stick to what I love. It's the perfect champagne highlight.
 
Mac mineralize skin finish products are my favorite face products Mac has. They go on silky smooth and they are very easy to apply.
Most of my products are dirty, sorry!!! lol
 
Ben Nye Banana powder. I had to try this loose powder after watching Kim Kardashian's makeup artist use this on Kim. I love it, it's an excellent powder to set your concealer with or to set your face with but I find that because I'm very pale right now, the yellow shows too much and I like to keep my under eye area light and bright. So with a tan or a darker complexion, this would be perfect to set concealer with.
 
 I also forgot to include the Laura Mercier secret brightening powder and I'm too lazy to take another picture hahaha sorry!! I've blogged about it in the past though. It's still a favorite of mine that I use currently and that's what I use to set my concealer.


Mac Pro Long Wear concealer. I haven't tried many concealers so I'm not too familiar with them but I purchased this one after watching one of my favorite beauty guru's on youtube talk about this and I'm in love. I don't think I'll even try any other concealers now. I'm THAT satisfied with this one lol it's a full coverage, long lasting concealer that doesn't crease.
 
 
Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation. This foundation is definitely the most expensive foundation I've purchased (Around $70) but it's worth all the hype. The name of this foundation is completely accurate. It's luminous, silky and beautiful on the skin. I'm a little sad I bought it in one of the lightest shades because I do intend on getting a tan soon lol hopefully! so I may just have to purchase this again in a darker shade.


 
Chanel loose powder. I've discussed this in a previous blog post and it's still a current favorite of mine!
 
Maybeline eye studio gel liner. I was using Mac's fluidline in black track but Maybeline's black is a true black where I find Mac's to be a dull, greyish black. I'm sorry if I'm blogged about this product before as well lol hopefully I'm not too repetitive with these items.
 
 
Loreal Voluminous mascara. My one and only mascara. This is my holy grail mascara!
 
 
Lastly, Mac's plushglass lipgloss. The plush glass glosses are my favorite of all Mac's lipglosses. They smell and taste like vanilla!
 
 
 
 
 
If you have any questions about these products, please let me know :)
 
I'll do another post tomorrow on my photo shoot for my 2013 collection and then an updated OOTD post with my current outfits I've worn.
 
Love Nicole
xoxoxo