Primer/ Corrector -Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer Radiance
psily24 11/9/2012 6:20:00 PM
This primer looks absolutely gorgeous on my skin. I use this under my foundation or tinted moisturizer, and I just have this wonderful glow that lasts all day! It really does give your skin "radiance". Very lightweight and goes on smoothly. I would have to say this is my favorite primer!
I just recently got this to cover up my dark/bluish under eye circles that I normally get. It works really well to neutralize the dark colors and really brightens up my eyes. I'm a NC42, yellow/gold undertones and I got this in Dark Peach. I apply with my Real Techniques domed eyeshadow brush and then dab with my fingers to finish. Definitely a great buy!
I have been using the MAC Iridescent Loose Powder in Golden Bronze as a bronzer for years and absolutely love it. However, I wanted something different for this winter because sometimes there are days where I don't want shimmer, but still want a bronzed look so I decided to give this Matte Bronze compact a try. Plus it's in a compact, loose powder can get messy. This did absolutely nothing for my complexion. I'm a NC42 with yellow/gold undertones. No pigmentation whatsoever, had to do a lot of brush strokes to get some sort of color on my face. I will definitely be returning this and just stick with my golden bronzer for now.
This is a great brush cleanser. I mainly use this for spot cleaning my brushes after each use. Just dab a little on tissue and swirl the brush around it. Gets the make up right off. However, I don't use this for weekly deep cleaning (I use Elf brush shampoo or baby shampoo instead) because I would go through a lot if I do!
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki (was SS197)
psily24 11/2/2012 4:16:00 PM
I decided to try out this brush because of the great reviews, plus I needed a new foundation brush. It is a very nice brush. I love how thick the handle is and the quality is great for the price. It applies my foundation nicely on my face. However, it wouldn't say it is the best brush I've used for foundation. I've used better ones before, but this is a really nice brush.
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Brick - Nectar
psily24 11/2/2012 4:06:00 PM
This is a great highlighter. The colors are so gorgeous and looks amazing on my NC42 skintone. I've had this for a very long time and still have a lot left, so a little definitely goes a long way. Expensive, but definitely worth it!
I am in love with this blush! The color is so gorgeous on my NC42 skin. It is a nice warm brown/rose on my cheeks. It gives you that glow, without being too shimmery. This is a perfect everyday blush for me!
This is my HG highlighter! I just dab a little on top of my cheekbones and I just glow all day. However, the color doesn't really show on my darker skin tone, but it doesn't matter since I'm not using this as blush, but more for a highlighter.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - translucent loose powder
psily24 11/2/2012 3:48:00 PM
This is an amazing translucent powder. I've had it for a while now and use it every time I want more of a matte look. It really sets your make up nicely. It was afraid it might be chalky on me because I have darker complexion (NC42), but this blends right in.
This is seriously an incredible liquid foundation. I'd have to say it is my favorite foundation I've ever used. I have dry skin and don't really need much coverage, so this is the perfect foundation for me. It is so light, feels like I'm just wearing my skin. I use my Sigma F80 brush to apply and it looks absolutely flawless. I'm normally an NC40/42 with yellow undertones - got this in C5 and it's perfect.
So I'm a little late to the party, but I love this palette! I couldn't believe I didn't buy this sooner. I love neutrals for my eyes and the colors in this palette are all wearable for me. It glides on perfect and the colors stay on all day (with the help of UDPP of course). I decided to get this one instead of Naked2 because I feel the colors in this one suit me better.
This is my go-to brow pencil for about 8+ years now. I always try different brands, but always come back to this. Looks very natural and easy to apply.
Primer/ Corrector -Urban Decay - Dew Me Moisturizing Makeup Setting Spray
psily24 11/2/2012 3:29:00 PM
Recently beauty.com had the UD setting sprays on sale for $18 (from $29) so of course I had to take advantage of it! I've been wanting to get the All Nighter setting spray for the longest time, but then I discovered there's a version for dry skin, which is this Dew Me one, so I decided to get it. I've been using it a few times now and so far so good! I have dry skin and this is perfect for me. It gives me a nice glowy finish and my makeup lasts for a very long time. I normally wear the UD 24/7 eyeliner, before I would have to reapply the liner every few hours, but with this spray the liner seems to stay much longer where I don't have to reapply at all! My bronzer/blush/highlighter also stays nicely put. I can go on a full 8-hr day at work without having to worry about makeup touch ups.