When was the last time I did a favorites?? Eeep, I do lack these, but here is what I am currently applying on my face daily, and have been showing my love
Base Make up
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Oil Free: After going through several sample tubes, and various other primers, I finally bit the bullet and purchased the full size during the Sephora FF sale. Best primer I have found thus far. I really do want to try the Radiance version next!
Origins Vitazing: My skin has been dry, I have a hard time dealing with dry skin because I really only know how to handle myself when I am more of an oil slick. After going through a few bases, and seeing a few too many flakes appear, I have been using this as my "foundation" of choice and think, THIS IS AMAZING. Gives a healthy glow, a tiny hint of tint, and feels weightless (because it is a moisturizer) I cannot wear this in the warmer months (makes me crazzzy oily) but when the air get's chilly, this is my savior! This deluxe sample tube is lasting me forever!
Eyes and Cheeks
MAC Tenderling: A recent purchase. I have to admit I was NERVOUS when I said to ring this up at the register because in the pan this looks ... BLAH. It can even look like a face powder, if you are walking by the blushes fast enough but, wow, this has been my current obsession! Put on top of a bit of a contour, Hellooo! cheekbones! and health! I have been wearing my hair up often recently, just to show off this color!
NYX Eyebrow Cake: A pencil brow fan for years, my first foray into powdered shadow led me down the road to a $5 dollar purchase which I have been litterally digging! In shade 03 Tape/Ash, I only use the Ash shade and it's perfect for my very dark brown hair color! I use the mini brush and spooley it comes with and they do the job. I apply the mini wax with my fingers. This is a keeper!
Real Lasting 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner: Bit of a long name but the word Tattoo should get you. Though this is not as black as my favorite Koji Dollywink this is still a thumbs up product. Great felt nib, decently dark black color, and I recently sat in front of a boiling pot of hot steaming water for 2 hours and this did NOT budge, this was by the way at the end of my day. Kitten flicks in tact, I think tattoo is the appropriate description!
( I just found out this is being discontinued, WHY?)
My current "go to" palette for everyday. Soft brown all over the lid, pink or peach as a highlight and inner corner, and the gorgeous olive black as a liner. This can still be found currently at a few counters still have it in stock, so if you can find it, I would recommend it!
Essie's Topless and Barefoot: My favorite Essie shade. When I don't know what to wear this goes on. It never fails, the perfect opaque n*de that is both work approporate and weekend casual. Looks incredible against the winter dark drabs I have been reaching for in terms of my wardrobe. Bright bit of sunshine.
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder in Beige: Dull skin is brightened with this slightly shimmery face powder. Since I own beige, it does have a bit of color to it, some days I just wear this with concealer as my base. I am all about the simple base now a days. This powder does have shimmer but don't worry you won't scare anyone off, it is subtle and slightly brightening.
MAC By Candlelight Highlighting Powder: Forever a favorite. Since Tenderling is matte, this adds a little glow to my cheeks.
Barry M Lip gloss in number 2 Toffee: Something I am dangerously close to finishing. Sweet scent, subtle shimmer, n*dey mauve shade with not too much stickiness, and a doe foot applicator. Probably my favorite lip gloss. Luckily I have a back up, so my heart can rest for a while, but it can be found on ASOS.
For the evening
I have been enjoying the minimal make up look, and the boy is not a fan of too much make up, so on night's out, I a bit of Tarte's Cheek Stain in Flush which adds a natural "youthful love" color, and swiping on an opague lipgloss like Revlon's Bourdeaux certainly seems to do the trick!
What are some of your current favorites?