Thursday, 9 February 2012
My Top 10 Personal-Use Makeup Products (What makeup is worth your money?)
Mac Fix + - $10 1.0 oz where to buy? Maccosmetics
This is my favorite makeup fixant ever! I use it to give my skin a beautiful healthy dewy glow. It sets my powder foundation perfectly and gives it a radiant finish. Mac fix + helps your makeup stay on much longer and it contains vitamins and minerals that nourishes the skin. For those people with very oily skin this spray might not be ideal for extended weartime. If you have very oily skin its better to use a matte finish makeup set such as 'Model in a bottle', but those with dry skin to combination-oily should find the Mac fix + the perfect finishing spray for a youthful, dewy glow.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer 'nude'- $42 size- 1.5oz where to buy? Laura Mercier
This Tinted Moisturizer gives light sheer coverage and glides onto the skin beautifully. This product is perfect if you just want to even out your skin tone without a heavy-duty foundation. I love this product because it feels like a 2nd skin. This is great for anyone who is knew to foundation because it is very forgiving, it is easy to blend and gives just enough coverage for a natural healthy complexion. There is also an Oil free formula for oily skin types.
Bobbi Brown Corrector 'Light Peach' - $22 size- .05oz Where to buy? Bobbi Brown
This concealer color corrector is the perfect dark circle solution. I use the light peach shade as I have blue-ish hues on my under eye and the peachy tone cancels out the blue thereby neutralizing my dark circles. I use the corrector as my concealer because I layer it under my tinted moisturizer and it blends into my skin tone beautifully. There is a great array of shades that custom correct your under eye color whether you have a reddish hue or a greenish hue you can find your corrector.
Urban Decay Naked Palette - $50 12x .05oz eyeshadows Where to buy? Urban Decay
The Naked Palette is my go to palette! It has the perfect collection of neutral colors for day to night. And the warm colors compliment many skin tones. My favorite colors in the palette are 'buck' (a matte warm brown, great for contouring), 'Half-baked' ( a beautiful gold shimmery color), 'Hustle' (a satin sheen dark reddish-violet), and 'Gunmetal' (a gorgeous blue-silver metallic color). Also a mini primer potion is included with the naked palette.
Urban Decay Primer Potion 'Original'- $20 0.37 oz where to buy? Urban Decay
This is a must have product for those people who have oily lids or notice that their eyeshadows crease quickly, you simply apply a small dab on the lids and blend it out before you apply your shadows. It increases the wartime of your shadows immensely and it also makes any color you apply to your lid more vivid!
Urban Decay Urban Glow Cream Highlighter 'Sin'- $24 0.17 oz where to buy? Urban Decay
This is a gorgeous cream highlighter that gives just enough sheen and glimmer to the cheek bones. It reminds me of the mac cream color bases, I like to layer it under my powder highlighter for a glow that will last all day.
Rimmel Exaggerate Full Color Lip Liner Definer '030 Natural'- $6.99 0.01 oz where to buy? Walgreens
This is a really nice nude color lip liner I love to pair it with a clear gloss for a natural look. It gives just enough definition to the lip contour for a effortlessly pretty look.
Stila Kajal Liner 'Onyx '- $18 .04 oz Where to Buy? Stila
Kajal Liner is the creamiest most pigmented kohl eyeliner I have ever encountered. It is formulated to mimic the Indian Kajal Eyedarkeners. I have never found a more pigmented smoother eyeliner to use on my waterline. I use it on my waterline and also on the lash line set with a powder. It is very blendable and makes a great eyeshadow base also!
L'oreal Voluminous Mascara waterproof in'carbon black'- $7.15 0.26 oz where to buy? Amazon or Most Pharmacies
This is the Holy Grail Mascara in my makeup bag. It stays put all day and can be built up for full lush looking lashes or swept on and brushed through with a lash comb for a beautiful natural look. This Mascara is a go-to for many professional makeup artists because its build-able, long wearing, and the perfect very black shade.
Brow Gel- Any drugstore brow gel or clear mascara works great for softly defining the brows without using color. It also sets your eyebrows in place all day so you keep them in the shape you want. There's really no need for buying an expensive brow set because a brow gel is a brow gel wether its $3 or $30 there is really no big difference in performance .
C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip shine 'Cinnamint'- $7.50 .5 oz C.O. Bigelow
This moisturizing tingly lip gloss gives beautiful shine to the lips with out being sticky. It glides on smooth and also freshens the breath! I love using this lip product when I don't want any color on the lips but I want a nice clear glossy shine. I also love the scent! Its so refreshing and tingly on the lips I know its not listed as a lip plumper but whenever I wear it I find my lips look fuller! It is NOT formulated with any artificial colorants and is NOT tested on animals.