Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Recent Beauty Favorites

Here are a few of my latest makeup favorites:



Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara -- This has become my go to mascara.  I can put a thin coat on for more natural lashes, or apply a few coats for lots of volume.  It leaves the lashes soft, doesn't move or flake on me, and isn't difficult to remove.


Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse -- I use this foundation much more often in the winter.  It slides off my face in the summer, but it is nice and creamy, which I find works well for my skin in the winter.  Depending on application, coverage can be sheer or almost full.


Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir in Blush Essence (review) -- I really like the formula and color of this gloss.  I've been wearing it almost daily because it seems to go with everything and it is so comfortable to wear.


Too Faced Pretty Rebel palette -- I have found this palette to be surprisingly versatile.  The neutrals are wonderful and very wearable for everyday, and the shimmery/sparkly colors are really fun for something more dramatic.  I will admit, the hot pink is so pigmented that it intimidates me slightly.


NARS Blush in Orgasm -- For some reason I've been reaching for this peachy-pinky gold-infused blush lots lately.  I used to wear it ALL the time (I'm on my third one).  I've forgotten how much I like it.  I think I'm going to have to break out the Super Orgasm blush (the one with the gold glitter) for Christmas and New Year's.


Orly Nail Laquer in Shine -- I have been wearing this sparkly foil polish on all ten of my nails.  I think it's an interesting silver with the extra little sparkly bits.

I'm sort of amazed how many Maybelline products I'm using (I didn't even include the Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser concealer which I love and use every day).

Thanks for visiting and have a brilliant day!

16 comments:

  1. I agree, the full n' soft leaves my lashes looking so natural and not at all clumpy. I use the waterproof formula and love it :)
    The silver polish is super pretty too
    x atelier zozo

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    1. I'm so afraid Maybelline will discontinue Full 'N Soft to make room in their line for a new and "better" mascara. Let's hope that never happens!

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  2. I am really loving my Maybelline Elixirs! I have Captivating Carnation and a more violet, bright shade and I am reaching for them a lot on days I don't know what to do with my lips. Great color but still fresh and easy.

    Jenna ♥ ♥
    Northern Beauty 85

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    1. I'm having a hard time not buying all the shades of the Color Elixirs!

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  3. OMG I loveeeeeeee that nail polish!

    Brittnee
    http://beautyproductaday.blogspot.com

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  4. ooo i love love love nars orgasm blush too! i didnt buy the super orgasm bec i think its too shiny but your right its nice to wear on festive occasions :D

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    1. Super Orgasm does kind of give the disco ball effect, but I think it's fun once in a while!

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  5. The hot pink from the Too Faced palette intimidates you? That must be some bright eyeshadow! I can see why Orgasm gets such hype... I have a supposed dupe of it (I don't think they're really the same) but it's such a lovely color in any case.

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    1. I tried incorporating the hot pink into a look one day, and it just turned out weird because the color was so intense. I redid my eyes that day and haven't played with the pink since! I think I'm going to try pairing it with some of the sparkly black shadow for something really unwearable in the real world.

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  6. Oooh, nice picks! That palette looks so fun and colourful and the silver polish is perfect! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I think the silver polish is just right for this time of year.

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  7. That blush is so pretty! That polish is perfect for the holidays! :)

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    1. I like metallic nails for the holidays!

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  8. I haven't tried that mascara, my holy grail is one from L'Oreal. I really like that polish, I'm wearing a similar color on my ring finger.

    xox

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    1. Which mascara from L'Oreal is your HG? I used to wear Voluminous all the time, but it would always move and smudge by the end of the day.

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