I've recently added a few new beauty items to my daily routine (why has it taken me so long to discover NARS?) and I've been so pleased with them! I thought I'd share my favorite beauty items that use on a daily basis and just what makes me reach for them each morning!
The only liquid eyeliner I can manage to use - the wand is easy to hold and the sharp tip allows for a precise line. I don't wear this everyday, but when I want to do a cat eye, this is what I use!
This is by far the best concealer I have ever used. Just a small amount is all you need to cover blemishes and dark circles - plus it feels so smooth and weightless. I used to be really satisfied with a drugstore concealer I was using, but this one is miles better!
I love this blush - and doesn't everyone? I've seen this on just about every 'top makeup products' list I've ever read. I have fairly light skin and this adds both warmth and color that looks natural. This is one product that definitely lives up to the hype.
After trying a few foundations at the NARS counter, this one seemed to suit my skin best! I was initially interested in the tinted moisturized, but it did not work with my oily skin and I found the pressed powder to feel a bit too heavy. This one is a happy compromise - it gives me medium coverage and feels light on my skin.
For days when I want a bit more coverage or a longer lasting wear, this is the foundation I use. It's a bit heavy, so I apply it with some moisturizer for a smoother feel. This foundation does a great job of providing full coverage and easily lasts all day.
I actually tend to use this as a setting powder - I find that a light dusting sets my foundation and helps to reduce any shine throughout the day!
In an effort to save a bit of money, I've been doing my own nails over the past year. I love Essie polishes, and my go-to is 'Ballet Slippers.' It's blush pink color is neutral enough to go with any outfit, but still has a feminine feel.
I rarely leave the apartment without a swipe of this gloss. It adds just a hint of color and the right amount of shine - and most importantly, it never feels sticky!
When I opt for something a little bolder than my daily gloss, I reach for my 'Rio Rio' lipstick from Topshop. The quality is amazing for the price - it's hard not to buy two or three colors. This one feels fresh - a classic red with a touch of coral.
When I can't find benefit They're Real Mascara, this is the drugstore brand I go for. It gives me really great length and no clumps, plus it's easy to layer for bold lashes.
(Also pictured - Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles and BaubleBar Olympia Drops Earrings - just because I'm a little obsessed with both!)
Until next time,