Ten Favorites Right Now

I’m bored, cranky for no apparent reason, and don’t feel like doing shit, so here’s a blog post for you all about ten beauty products I am totally in love with right now.

1) Bumble & Bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse

This stuff is freaking awesome. Thanks to my sister for getting me hooked on Bumble & Bumble. I’m going to have her get me a few more of these before we move, as she gets them at cost, and I pay her for it. Woot!  This stuff really thickens up my hair and gives it the body that it needs.

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2) BeneFit Erase Paste

Always a favorite of mine, it’s the only product that covers up my under eye area, which unfortunately has dark coloring due to genetics.  I will never stop using this!

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3) MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot

Originally I was introduced to this about two years ago by a makeup artist at my local MAC store. It’s become my to-go primer for my eye shadow, and I also use it to tone down my other paint pot, Indianwood.  A little goes a long way, all you have to do is gently pat or swirl your finger tip (yeah, I use my fingers) on it, and pat on your eye lid.  Use a featherweight touch, don’t dig your finger into it.

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4) Clinique Advanced Coverup

For when my face is absolutely being a bitch to me, which seems to be quite often lately because of stress, this is the only cover up I use to hide those nasty blemishes. Man I wish I had the perfect skin I had in my teens, and now I’m cursed with off and on adult acne. Ugh.  This stuff works well though, and I love it. I’ve bought it consistently for years.

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5) Clinique Brow Keeper

I also have used this for years, and then last fall ventured over into the Anastasia brow area to explore a bit, but ultimately came back to this little gem.  It’s a colored gel pencil that colors and holds the eyebrow hairs in place.  I’ve been using this since 2004!

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6) TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude eye shadow palette

Wow, this is so amazing.  The shadows are very buttery and extremely easy to apply.  I don’t care much for a lot of shimmer, so this is perfect for those days I want a neutral nude look.  I scored it for half off too!

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7) BeneFit Fine One One

I discovered this gem via Birchbox, and it’s my to-go blush. I love that it’s just a “swipe and go” type of product, and perfect for an easy application of color on my cheeks.

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8) Tresemme Dry Shampoo

I probably use this almost every day, even on days I wash my hair.  Probably the best product I have ever used in my life, and it only costs about $4.50 at Target.  LOVE love love LOVE it!

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9) Urban Decay All Nighter Spray

This is something every woman should have in her arsenal.  My makeup stays put all day long when I use this. Simply perfect.

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10) Mac’s “Hug Me” Lipstick

I have a handful of lip products, and two other favorites are by Urban Decay, but I got this for free and it’s actually my favorite color. I prefer to go more nude with my lips, unlike my eyes where I am often rocking green eyeliner or green eyeshadow, so this color is perfect for me.

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You’ve probably noticed I’m a bit of a makeup snob by all the high end brands.  Not really, I just like them so I buy them.  I have plenty of drugstore brands too that I won’t go without, like Neutrogena eye makeup remover and Target’s face wipes, as well as Sally Hansen nail polish to name a few.  I do have too much eye shadow, the bulk of it being by Urban Decay, and I am a mascara junkie, my favorite being Smoky Lash by Makeup Forever.  I do want to tone down my makeup collection though, so some of it is going home with my sister this summer 🙂

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