Hello Sugarplums! Hope you all having wonderful holiday season.
Those of you that have been around for a while now probably know that I have a little obsession with makeup mainly decorating eyes. I keep it on the down-low for the most part because clothing and jewelry fashion has always be my main squeeze. That’s what I started this blog and it’s what the vast majority of my posts are about. But every now and then I like to mix it up a bit and share other things that I love. I think you guys like a bit of variety too, so today I want to share my favorite makeup products. I’ve actually had a lot of requests for this and I’ve been waiting to do this post for weeks now, but I never got around to it. Well the day has finally come and I’m really excited to chat about fun girly things. The products I’m sharing today have been in my makeup bag for a long time and they’re all things I absolutely love and use on a regular basis!
I have drawers full of makeup products, but I can count my tried and true products on one hand. There are so many options out there and I love testing out new makeup and colors, often switching up my routine, but at the end of the day, I keep going back to what works best for me. I like to keep my beauty look simple yet with dramatic eyes, opting for a little bit of color on my lips, cheeks and eyes. I often get questions from people asking what makeup products I’m wearing and a majority of the time, it’s these products.
Winter can be a rough season on your skin. We often talk about the sun exposure that summer brings, but what about the dryness of winter?
With change in temps, some beauty specialists often recommend to change in their make up products to more creamy based ones. I don't disagree but why do we have to change our favorite products routine every season. It used to be, that every winter my skin would become dry and lose its luster. Not anymore! Here is a solution based on my experience. Just add one secret product before moisturizer and voila, bye bye to dry skin and cakey makeups.
As we hit the peak of winter, it’s time we embraced the dark hues, warm glows and that flawless foundation look. After all, who could pass up a statement eye, especially when it lasts till the end of the day. Fortunately, it’s the time of year when you literally have any excuse to get your glitter on and not have to explain yourself. And it’s not just that it’s the holidays season, glitter is actually massively trending right now. Who doesn’t love to wear glitter when the opportunity presents itself? so get yourself glittered up.
Lets get in to my favorite products. Some of them are pricy so, I will try to give you alternate drugstore options. I am not a professional make up artist so bare with me. There will be tons of options but below are the products I tried and liked.
FARSALI - Rose Gold Elixir (1 OZ/30 ML - 54$) : It is a 24-karat, gold-infused beauty oil that’s rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. This is so far my favorite product. I tried few other options but this gave the best result for winter dryness.
MAC Mineralize Charged Water Face and Body Lotion (3.4 OZ/100 ML - 33$) : An all-over lotion that restores lost moisture and leaves skin feeling soft and supple. Water based moisturizers makes the skin always hydrated.
CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (4.2 OZ/125 ML - 27$) : Dermatologist-developed formula combines all-day hydration with skin-strengthening ingredients to help skin look younger, longer. Helps strengthen skin's own moisture barrier by 54%, so more moisture stays in. Oily skin types please use CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.
MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance (1.7 OZ/50 ML - 42$) : (Shade - Radiant Pink) A silky feel emulsion, rich in natural ingredients, that hydrates and primes to improve foundation or powder application, control oil and promote smooth texture.
Available in 2 shades. Radiant Yellow - effective on deeper skin tones and Radiant Pink - for fairer skin tones.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (1 OZ - 36$) : A transparent primer gel that smoothes skin and blurs flaws. The lightweight, oil-free formula glides on to give you a flawless finish and protects skin from environmental pollutants, damage and stress with antioxidant vitamins A and E, plus peptides. It helps makeup look better and last longer.
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (1.0 OZ/ 30 ML - 35$) (Shade - NC 35): Lightweight and creamy, it applies and blends easily, leaving the skin feeling soft and free to breathe all day while controlling oil. Specially treated micronized pigments help give you a smoother, more flawless, natural matte finish with stay-true color.
CLINIQUE Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (30 ML - 28$) (Shade - WN38 Stone): Moisturizing foundation instantly creates a natural radiance with subtle luminizing pigments. Wear it every day and over time bare skin glows on its own, thanks to vitamin C. Broad spectrum SPF 15 helps prevent future dark spots. Long-wearing, oil-free.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (0.3 OZ/9 ML - 23$): A lightweight, fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Gives a smoother, flawless-looking finish on skin. Helps to conceal flaws, dark spots, skin discolouration and under-eye circles.
MAC Studio Fix Powder (0.52 OZ/15 G - 29$) (Shade - NC 35): A one-step powder and foundation that gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte finish with medium-to-full coverage and a velvety texture that allows skin to breathe
Aanastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Pencil - 23$ (Shade - Dark Brown) : This retractable pencil has a unique, triangular tip that can be used three different ways to outline and fill brows.
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner Pencil - 8$ (Shade - Black) : It is a richly intense black ingredient that delivers stunning definition.
BH Floral Blush Duo Cheek Color - 8$ (Shade - Fiji Fun) : Put a natural-looking bloom in your cheeks with this versatile Floral Blush.