Well, I’ve been cruising through a few products I just have to share! This is some slam-dunk stuff that I just want to give mention to lately:
Jergins BB for Body is my new favorite moisturizer. I’ve been using it for about 4 straight days now, and I’ve noticed a HUGE difference in my skin. I use it mainly on my legs and arms, and not only does it have a pretty, nutty scent, it has a pearlecent quality that reflects light nicely, making your legs look great! I’ve also noticed my legs looking generally… nicer. It’s a little weird, and to me it’s magic, but I love this stuff.
The Mary Kay Compact Mini has been my new favorite for on-the-go glow. I think I like travel-sized things. I love mini hairsprays, tiny nail polishes-everything. So it comes as no surprise this lil’ guy would be my new favorite. The top pan is magnetic, and holds any of the MK makeup, and a little compartment in the bottom for brushes and applicators. I keep eyeshadow (listed below), then MK pressed powder in the bottom, held in place with a glue dot, as the bottom isn’t magnetic. I have a set of Urban Decay full sized brushes I love and use daily, so I didn’t bother purchasing the little applicators to put inside the bottom. But any assortment of MK makeup fits in the bottom just as well as the top (minus the magnet) so mix and match! I keep:
Spun Silk: A pretty, shimmery ivory color
Hazelnut: A mid tone matte light brown, perfect for blending
Driftwood: Matte medium brown, perfect for a crease color or deepening color.
Pressed Powder: I’ve repurchased this time and time again, as it’s the most wonderful pressed powder ever. I would have to call it my “Holy Grail” pressed powder. It isn’t cakey or chalky at all. And since I’m a concealer and powder kind of girl (I don’t get along well with foundation), this fits the bill beautifully. Speaking of concealer…
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer is one of my new favs! I love the Jouer Age-Repairing Concealer, but this drugstore gem has stolen my heart (and not run away with all my money!) I’m very picky about concealer, and this has passed all my tests. It’s a nice consistency, good color, and doesn’t break down throughout the day and end up looking patchy. It has a tube you twist, and concealer comes up through the sponge, making putting it on a breeze. It doesn’t clump up, making it easy to use for touchups as well. I find if I set this with powder, it lasts all day, and still looks nice. I’m almost tempted to use it’s accompanying foundation, but I find with this concealer and my Mary Kay Pressed powder, it still looks almost as wonderful.
And now for my crazy summer color obsession, the Urban Decay Ammo Palette. I’ve always had trouble doing the whole “pop” of color thing, even though I’ve always wanted to try it. I’ve looked up a myriad of YouTube tutorials, always struggling to do some cool, colorful eyeshadow.
Never you fear, friends, I’ve found the solution. This palette is full of colorful, shimmery shades to play up your look. Urban Decay is known for their high-intensity eyeshadows, and this palette is no exception. I’ve found when I use any color in this palette, my eyes just pop. I’ll use one of these colors on my lid, then use my Mary Kay shadows in the crease, and to darken or lighten up my look as desired. It’s a spender palette, but there’s not a shade in here I won’t wear. My favorites are Maui Wowie, Sin, and Shattered.
Well, there it all is! Hope I helped some of you, and if you liked this post, let me know what you’d like to see in the future! Thanks for your support, and feel free to comment! I read and value them all!