When I saw one of her summer 2012 releases, Mermaid's Dream, I fell hard. I'm a sucker for turquoise shades, but the glitter and shimmer just throw this one over the edge for me!
Make Up For Ever is a favorite of mine and an all-around great brand. Their mandate is to bring professional-quality products to the masses and they usually deliver on that promise.
With summer weather in full-force, I'm on the hunt for a foundation that suits my oily skin. In the winter, I'm usually okay to wear many types of foundations, but in summer I need a product that is specifically formulated to create a matte finish.
Foundation or base has become an essential part of my makeup routine and is the step that makes the biggest difference.
This budget beauty find is by far one of my biggest obsessions: Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer. Besides the fact that it's just $8 at drugstores, it is an extremely handy tool for getting ready. It comes in a tube with an easy-to-apply brush, which I use after my foundation to cover up breakout areas or any unnevenness.
The single most important part of applying makeup, to me, is a pump of volume to your lashes before stepping out the door. So, needless to say, I’ve been through countless tubes of mascara in attempts to find the best brand. While I can say you’ll probably get big results from an expensive cosmetics store brand, one of my favorites is actually from the drugstore.
Lime Crime is a brand known for bright colors and bold looks. Their lipsticks are my go-to when I want to play up my lips and need long-lasting pigmentation. Seriously, they stain the NEXT day. Obviously, I was beyond excited when Lime Crime announced that they were putting out lip glosses! They promise "semi-opaque coverage combined with bursts of nebulesque sparkle that comes alive in indoor lighting." Let's see how they stood up to those claims!
Lise Watier is a niche brand from Quebec, Canada, specializing in high-quality cosmetics and skincare. Their Lip Kiss Crayon Gloss pencil is one of my favorite products from the brand and I'm excited to share it with you!
theBalm is one of my favorite makeup brands on the market. They make amazing-quality products and always feature fun, kitschy packaging and names. This time, they've teamed up with The Muppets to offer a entire face palette: 16 shadows, two lip/cheeks tints and one lip gloss.
When winter strikes, my skin and lips peel and crack and I need mega-moisturization to combat the damage! Korres is a great company that originated as a homeopathic pharmacy in Greece. They produce natural, but effective products, including a wide range of lip butters that I decided to take for a spin and compare.
Illamasqua is a cult British beauty brand that is actually relatively new. Since their start a few years ago, they've become known for putting out amazing products with sassy names. I love their powder blush and couldn't wait to dig into the cream version!
After featuring a lips/cheeks duo last week, why not an eye duo this week? Eyeshadow duos are just as tricky as for makeup brands - the colors have to complement each other and work on a variety of skintones
Luxe skincare products are always a fun way to switch up your routine. Every time I use one, I feel like I'm pampering myself! And we all know the importance of effective skincare; if you're skin isn't in tip-top shape, it will show, regardless of how much makeup you slather on.