Beauty Faves March 2016

1. Nars Tinted Moisturizer in Finland $43 // Laura Mercier Tinter Moisturizer in Nude

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Over the years I have been opting for foundations that are lighter in consistency and coverage. I found that I was really just using the product to even out my skin, but I have nice enough skin that I don’t need to put a mask over it. I am still not used to how transparent just using a moisturizer is, so I do layer it a bit till I feel comfortable. I love how my real skin shows through and still looks very natural and dewey.

2. Kat Von D Waterproof Eyeliner in Trooper (Black) $19

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Ohhhhhhh the search is over. Gone are the days of dipping a brush into a pot, spreading it out on a tissue, drawing out a line, redrawing a wing, and cleaning up the mess. This little pen is the perfect eyeliner, it has a fine tip for whatever cat-eye you may be feeling that day and you can throw it in your bag to go if you plan on going out later! While this formula says waterproof, I often do not need more than soapy water to get it completely off. I don’t mind that at all—

3. NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick in Paris $4

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This is a more fuschia version of my favorite MAC lipstick, Pink Plaid– for a fraction of the cost. The formula is even creamier than most and easy to apply without any base on your lips, and doesn’t dry them out later. The way this product wears throughout the day is quite nice, but eating and drinking will mean reapplication. The cost makes this guilt free 🙂

4. Moisturizer: Lancome Regenerie Lift Multi-Action $117/ Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Broad Spectrum SPF 20 $48

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Always good to use: I usually remember to apply before bed but also as another layer of sunscreen on my face. Sometimes the combination with sunscreen makes my foundation a little transparent but I like to call that the youthful look. The Lancome one smells amazing and feels refreshing to wear on its own. I’ve used both of these for years and still love them! I packed two travel size containers for my RTW trip– made the right choice!

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Happy Fall-o-ween

While September was the official start of Fall, with everything going on and the warmer than usual weather I didn’t quite feel the sentiment. Now however, with weeks of fog and rain on the forecast I was really in the mood to change it up and introduce some darker colors in my beauty routine.

Nars has been a brand that I’ve tried a few times (concealer/bronzer) but had yet to get a lip color. I heard about a new line, Audacious Lipsticks that had recently come out with some 90s dark red, bricky type colors that was right up my alley. The formula was also supposed to be creamy and long lasting which is always something I look for in a true lipstick. While in Selfridges I was able to swatch a few things, and decided to go with the darker Ingrid shade. It didn’t take long to make up my mind, but no matter, because it was already sold out. And I was told it was an exclusive line to Selfridges. Ehh… now I had to find it– In the states it was an exclusive to Barney’s but had also sold out there as well. After more searching to no avail, I called my local store anyways and snatched up the last one!

Here’s the look:

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I am definitely pleased with this color and can see myself using this all year round. I’ve already tried application with a lip brush, which gives a more natural appearance (kind of like a lip stain) and also mixing this color on top of another lighter pink to get more of a berry shade. If you were really wanting to go for the deep dark red that it is in the tube, try applying a few layers (apply/blot/apply) and it should do the trick! No pun intended, Happy Halloween!

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Beauty Haul

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Have really been into trying some new products– Some of these were gifts that I’ve only started using now, some gratis, and others that I did purchase myself. There’s a mix of high-end, drugstore, skincare, and makeup so I feel like there is definitely a Beauty/Skincare Review/(Empties!) blog post in the future!

From top to bottom we have

1.Kiehl’s Dark Spot Corrector
2.Lancome Regenerie Night Repair,
3. [ELF – eye lips face — 150 piece eyeshadow palette]
So excited, although this is going to be crazy to swatch!! I’ve only used the colors on the very right column so far–
4.Chanel – Inimitable Intense Mascara, and Aqua Vitalumiere in Beige 30
Then for some
5. MAC PatentPolish Lip Pencil
6. MAC PatentPolish Lip Pencil
7. MAC – Pinkfridge Lipstick from the Proenza Schouler line (enjoying this packaging)
I’ve been a bit into spring lip products especially bright matte colors. $22

Lastly a quick stop at Target today where I got the
8. Rimmel Stay Matte powder in translucent (just to set under eye concealer, etc)
9. Covergirl’s Lash Blast Mascara in Black. $7

I haven’t actually tried any of these before, but I’ve seen many a Beauty Blogger rave about these as far as the drugstore dupes go. I will post reviews on some of these hopefully on my monthly favorites!

 

Also, in light of this: eyeing this graphic tee from Nordstrom:

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Might actually do a quick painting of this for my closet area 🙂

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