Something flipped about 6 months ago and I became obsessed with the cosmetic world. I had always liked beauty but usually had just one or two blushes, some lipsticks, maybe a foundation, and a couple of eyeshadows I was into at any given time. Oh, the good old days when things were simple. Now basically my entire clothing and Lulu budget has turned into a makeup budget. Let me know if you ever want to come over and watch hours of beauty videos on YouTube with me. Anyway, here are the products I have been SUPER into over the past month or so.
NARS Madly - I got this blush as an early birthday gift from my girl Kristen because she found two of them when this shade had been sold out for like 6 months. Now it is back in stock everywhere, so you need to get you some. I know most people love Nars Orgasm, but it is a little sparkly for me. I used to be primarily a bright pink blush devotee, but have started getting into more neutral blush colors this year and this one is the best for sure. LOVE this color for every day.
Tarte Showstopper palette - Brooke is the best sister in law ever because she got me this for my birthday (I had a very makeup-oriented birthday) and it is so great. I love the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes (I think I have like 6 or 7?) and this coral color is so fun for warmer weather. The matte bronzer and highlighter are beautiful, and I can never have enough neutral eye shadows. This palette is perfection for throwing in my gym bag for days that I need to go straight from spin class to trivia or something. I just wipe my face down, throw on a little concealer, go to town with this palette, pop on mascara and I’m good to go. So good.
Too Faced Sugar Pop Palette - I was so on the fence about getting this palette over the new Natural Matte palette Too Faced released at the same time, but I’m SO glad I did. I don’t have many bright eyeshadows in my collection, but I have had such fun playing with this one. That blue color is my fave for popping in the inner corner of my eye or on my bottom lash line.
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette - I got this during the VIB sale last month I think and it is my holy grail neutral palette. The colors are just different enough from other neutral palettes to make it the best. That top middle taupe color is so great, and I have been loving warmer eye looks like the colors on the right of the palette.
Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel - I have Eat Cake in this one but want EVERY color because they are all so neutral and flattering and feel AMAZING on the lips. See below for more thoughts on the MJ lip line.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme - These lipsticks give me LIFE. They are HELLA pricey. Like, when did I become a person who buys stupid expensive lipsticks? To my credit, I have bought most of them when there is a discount sale going on. They are worth every single damn penny, though, because these and the nudes sheer lip gel line are the best lipsticks I have ever encountered. They are so creamy and stay on so long and are just amazing. My mom tried one of mine during a visit home and immediately purchased one for herself because she loved it as much as I did. I’m loving Georgie Girl (a pinky color) for spring, and the rosy ones like Infamous and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang are my favorite type of colors in life. I also have a baby red one that I got this week for qualifying for Sephora VIB Rouge and it is glorious with a nude eye, heavy black eyeliner, and natural blush. Can you tell I’m obsessed?
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush - (Blush is obviously one of the things I can never get enough of.) These little blushes are SO cute, but also so very good. I love Heather Pop and just got Pansy Pop this week as my first more lilac toned blush and it is pure fun. They aren’t too expensive, the flower pattern is precious, and the pigmentation is great. I had Ginger Pop and for some reason returned it for Heather Pop but I need to go back and get Ginger Pop again and probably Nude Pop.
Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer - (I also have a problem with hoarding lipsticks) I guess I just love the entire Clinique Pop line because these are a new favorite. I got Nude Pop and it is a great your lips but better shade. I recently got Pansy Pop and it + a black and white striped tee + a top know is just my favorite, most Pinterest-y look ever. They are a really great formulation that last pretty decently.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation - Oh, don’t worry. I tear up the drugstore makeup just like I do to Sephora and Ulta. In fact, most of my concealers and foundations are drugstore (I think the drugstore is on fire with foundation - if you haven’t tried L’oreal’s Infallible foundation then go buy it NOW.) This is my new every day foundation. I can’t even quite describe how it feels on your skin. It’s not too matte, and it feels almost dewy without looking too dewy or oily. Ugh, it’s so good. It’s $8. Go buy it.
Okay, time for me to go calm my ass down now that I’m all jacked up on a makeup high. I’m currently eyeing a few more blush and lippies (I clearly NEED them), this palette, the UD Naked concealer, and a new bronzer. I have also gone ham on some skin care things to try lately, so I may have some new favorites for that in the next week or two.