Two months worth of favorites = mass amounts of products!
Current face routine that I have adapted for the last two months and a new hair must have
Estee Lauder Hydrationist
One of the best overall day creams I have tried. I purchased the "dry skin" formulation to combat the crap weather we have been having here in the North East. I recommend the dry skin formula for people with normal/combination skin. I believe if you actually have dry skin, this wont be hydrating enough, because I had to buy an additional moisturizing supplement, my skin is currently normal
Fresh High Noon
I recently purchased the book "True Whit" from Whitney Port of the City ( I know I know...)
In the book Whitney showed her everyday make up routine, and I loved her natural/effortless look. She achieves it by mixing Fresh High Noon ( liquid bronzer) with her moisturizer. Topped with her Mineral foundation.
Your own home made tinted moisturizer! This works perfectly with Hydrationist. You have to color adjust, but since the color still comes out darker than my actual skin tone, it gives me a nice sun kissed glow. High Noon also acts as a primer, and adds slight illumination to the face. This has been my go to base
Has been a favorite for months, but I keep forgetting to mention it. A hair must have! When you apply it to damp hair, it helps your hair dry in almost half the normal amount of time. The following day, and the day after that, your hair is suuuuper soft. After I finish this bottle ( which will last me a long time ) I am definitely buying the larger bottle.
Applied to dry hair at the ends, adds instant shine
Of my current go to work blushes. Dirty peach with a bit of coral. Looks very blah in the pan but is better translated on the face. I buff with this out with a powder on top along with bronzer everyday to help tone down the shimmer for work, and add more natural ness
Laura Mercier Lush Nectarine
My other go to work blush. I have only been rotating between the two these last few months. Very nice fine shimmer peach. Pretty good pigmentation compared to other blushes in her line. I recommend using a MAC 109 with this blush because the compact is incredibly small
Laura Mercier Peach Mosaic Bloc
Since I have been gravitating towards peach blushes, a nice peachy gold highlighter adds the perfect glow. I apply this with an ELF fan brush
In a pinch with the ELF brush I can use 1 sweep, as a brow highlight, and eye shadow
Clinique's Moisture Surge
Completely loved this product! I carry a tiny jar filled with this stuff in my make up bag for emergency flakes in the day.
Full review here
Prestige Soft Peach Lip gloss
Just an easy everyday gloss, nice lemony scent, no color, but nice over n*de lips. Not too sticky, and drugstore! A favorite of BelleduJour
Josie Maran Concealer
Been really enjoying this concealer (shade:Sand) the lighter shade is perfect for any redness on my face, I do use the peachy shade for my under eyes but I have found it is a bit drying, but I have the inclination, that it's not the concealer but that my under eyes are not moisturized enough
MAC Superslick Liquid Liner - On the Hunt
I sucked at applying liquid liner. My worst eye medium by far. I went on vacation this month and only brought this to purposely practice!!! Now I FINALLY got it down! ( practice, practice, practice!)
This liquid liner is very black and quite glossy. The tip is very nice and fine for an easy wing liner effect. Removing it, I have found is flaky and you need a very GOOD eye make up remover so you don't end up swiping like crazy getting all the little black flakes off your face
Lancome Ageless Mineral Make up ( Natural Beige 10)
I prefer Lancome's mineral make up over Laura Mercier's. This powder is very fine and has a nice glow ( not as glowy as LM though) I have been buffing this on my face everyday on top of the Fresh high noon. It's the PERFECT combo. Whenever I am not using this combination for BB creams or foundations, I'm just like ugh...
The Fresh High Noon Moisture Mix+ Mineral foundation = light, natural, and long lasting!!!!
Thank you Whitney for the tip!!!
Bare Mineral Mineral Veil
I have been using this to just diminish shine on my face. I apply the Fresh mix, then Lancome's mineral foundation, apply concealer, then this, as the overall topper on my T zone + setting the concealer. After applying blush and bronzer, I take a big fluffy brush with just a small amount of this stuff, and blend together the bronzer+blush which melds all the colors, for the most natural look.
Favorites not pictured:
Sephora Rounded Powder Brush # 49
This is what I have been using for my Mineral foundation+Bare minerals. The huge brush makes it take about 3 seconds to cover my whole face. During the next FF sale, I will definetly be getting the IT version in Hot pink.
Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment
I LOST this on my trip! =( It fell out of my pocket.
SPF, perfect rosy shade, slight gloss effect, and lemony scent. Must buy another one ASAP. Been neglecting my lip glosses/lip sticks in place of this as of late. No fuss and very pretty!