Favorite Makeup Products {recently}

I’m a sucker when it comes to makeup and beauty products.  If it promises to make me look younger, prettier, more awake, or just plain better, I’ll happily slap my cash on the counter and bring home my new IT product! (I wish I could say I’m above that and I’m just happy as a clam just as I am!  I am – for the most part – but hey, a little extra somethin’ somethin’ never hurts, your know!). Recently, there have been a few I constantly find myself reaching for in the mornings, so I thought I’d share my favorite makeup products!

This random jumble of items are a mix of things I’ve recently discovered and things I’ve had in my arsenal, but only recently re-discovered (gotta love those!!).

1. LORAC POREfection Primer

This little gem recently came to me in my Allure Sample Society box.  It’s a primer that you apply to your face before you put on your foundation or tinted moisturizer.  I’ve tried a ton of primers in my time and I’m a huge believer in them!  This one, however, instantly became a favorite!  A little of this goes a long way, but it gets rid of any shine (without looking dried out and powdery) and it seriously holds your makeup on all day.  When I first tried this, I paused when looking at myself in the mirror in the restroom in the afternoon.  Usually by then, my makeup has disappeared (seemingly!) and not quite so fresh.  But, it still looked good!  I can definitely tell a difference when I forget to use this stuff, so it’s now on my absolutely-must-have list!

2. Bare Minerals Well Rested Eye Brightner

This little pot of powder is very subtle.  Because I have pretty fair skin and the inability to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep a night, I always have dark circles under my eyes (allergies also don’t help me in this area!). 

After applying my foundation, I apply concealer, then I lightly apply this stuff on top of my concealer with a brush.  If you don’t have bad circles, you can probably just use this stuff, but for me, this is the icing on the concealer cake!  It sets my concealer and just gives it more of a {almost} flawless appearance.  It’s great for making your eyes seem brighter and to look less tired!

3. Benefit Fake Up Concealer

I cycle through concealers and right now, this one is coming out on top!  I love that the concealer is surrounded by moisturizer so when you swipe it under your eyes, you’re also swiping on something to combat any dryness (so the concealer doesn’t flake or settle into any fine lines).  The coverage is perfect…not too sheer, but not too heavy & cakey.  I also love that it comes in a tube (like lipstick)…perfect for travel or throwing in my makeup bag to use at work if I’m going out for the evening!

4. Too Faced Natural Eyes Eye Palette

I think I’ve mentioned before that I love neutral eye palettes!  I didn’t need another one when I spotted this at Sephora a few months ago, yet it somehow made it into my basket anyway (I really don’t know how that happened!).  It has become my new FAVORITE eye palette (even above the infamous Naked Palettes!).  If you need a new go-to eye shadow palette, I highly recommend this one!


Tonight is the Beauty Insider sale night at Sephora and yep…I’ll be there with a few girlfriends.  I actually do need to restock on a few things and I’m going to try really hard to just stick with my list of things I need, but I have a feeling a few other things will somehow come home with me!  Oh, my poor wallet…I apologize to you right now!!


Your turn!  What’s your favorite beauty item these days?  I would love to find some new products to crush on!


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      Vicky says

      Hi Rose! I hear you…Bare Minerals just knows what they’re doing when they make their makeup! And I love that it’s natural stuff and not a lot of chemicals! :)

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    I’m so glad you shared these things! I love finding new products to try out, it’s so fun and sometimes you find the best things through other people. Right now I’m loving the L’oreal true match liquid foundation, Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser, and NYX mega shine lip gloss in the color natural! :)

    Arica, xxo

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      Vicky says

      Hi Arica! I LOVE NYX lip glosses! I’m going to have to check into the Maybelline instant pore eraser…that sounds really intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

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