It’s been over a year since I’ve done one of the posts! Whoops. And it’s certainly not because I stopped trying out new makeup, skincare, and hair products. I’m going to get back to doing these mini reviews since I have plenty of great products to share with you.
Did you take advantage of Sephora’s recent friends and family discount? I sure did! I heard great things about Nars Sheer Glow foundation so I got a sample of it before committing to a huge bottle. I really, really love this. I use Sephora’s foundation brush to put it on (a previous What I’m Loving Now winner) and it covers all the little bumps that have popped up recently but still looks like skin. Despite being recommended for dry skin, this doesn’t look shiny on my oily skin even after hours of wear.
I also got Smashbox’s Limitless eye liner and I’m super impressed. I’ve tried plenty of so-called long lasting eyeliners to use on my waterline and every single one has faded, slid down my face, or sucked in some other way. This eyeliner goes on and stays on, yes, even on my waterline. All day. There is some migration, especially in the outer corners, but it’s much less than I experience with other liners and it’s easily cleaned up with a tissue or q-tip.
I am a devotee of Nars powder blush. On the rare occasion I want a new blush I usually just turn to Nars. So I was surprised when I fell in love with Bobbi Brown’s powder brush in pale pink. Even though it looks very bright, it goes on sheerly and brightens my skin and looks natural and just plain pretty. I’ve heard that it’s great on all skintones, so my pigmently-challenged friends should check it out too.
You’ve probably noticed I’ve been wearing a red lipstick pretty often in my outfit pictures. I probably mentioned Sephora’s lipstick in It Girl before, but it has to be included here because it’s such a great color. It’s the most intense red-orange shade with a finish between matte and shine (not gloss). It veers to red on my skin, but I imagine it’d be a punchy, fun tangerine on someone with paler skin. It’s so pigmented that it tends to stain my lips but I love that quality. On the days I just want a hint of color, I put it on, then wipe off most of it and I’m left with a pretty red tint to my lips. Oh and FYI, the color in the picture is not It Girl.
Lastly, I have a nailpolish for you. Despite having pathetic little nubbins for nails I have a serious nailpolish collection and switch colors like, 4 or 5 times a week. I finally ponied up for Deborah Lippmann’s Happy Birthday polish, because… well, look at it! It’s like prozac in a bottle! I like to wear just one coat over a robin egg’s blue (China Glaze For Audrey), so my nails look like they’ve been lightly sequined. I showed this manicure to a coworker who said “My five year old daughter would love that.” I consider that the highest compliment.