Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Current Favorites

Hey everyone! I've been slowly getting back into posting and I've been lacking ideas for posts! Please if you have any ideas, let me know through email or comment! That would be great(: Anyways, I figured I would share with you my favorites of the moment, the products that I find myself reaching for quite a bit.

Eye Products
1. Eye Shadow

-Revlon Perle Eyeshadow in Black Galaxy:
I have really been loving this eyeshadow more than I originally expected lately. I really like using it to create a soft wing on my eyeliner and darken up my crease or outer v. And the sparkle adds a nice touch(:

-MAC Naked Lunch Eyeshadow:
For some reason that I can't think of now, I've had a love-hate relationship with this eyeshadow..I first bought it simply because of all of the raving and ranting about how wonderful it was, and  because of the high expectations I'd set for it, I was a little disappointed with the pigmentation. But I've recently found a brush that works wonderfully with it and now I find myself using it ALL the time as my go-to lid color(: It makes for a beautiful all-over-the-lid color, highlight, and up past the crease! You can see it for yourself in my Look of the Day.

-Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Too Cool:
 Let me tell ya, I was so excited when I heard that there was a GOOD cream shadow coming to the drugstores! I love Mac Paint Pots but I just can't justify buying them a lot with the hefty price, so l when I got this and discovered that it actually was a great cream shadow, I was overjoyed(: It's a beautiful shimmery white that I love putting in my inner corner and lid!

Revlon Perle Eyeshadow in Black Galaxy, Mac Naked Lunch Eyeshadow, & Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow in Too Cool.
Swatches from left to right: Mac Naked Lunch Eyeshadow, Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow in Too Cool, Revlon Perle Eyeshadow in Black Galaxy.
2. Mascara

-Lancome Hypnose Drama:
I've recently rediscovered this mascara and found myself wondering why I ever stopped using it! I really lengthens and thickens my lashes wonderfully!

-Clinique High Lengths Mascara:
I've also been trying out this mascara since I got it as a deluxe sample from Sephora. I've really been liking it ! Not as much as my Lancome but it just looks SO black, the color is very dark and intense which is really nice, but the formula is very flexible so it doesn't keep a curl as well, but I still think it's great(:

Clinique High Lengths Mascara & Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara.

3. Palettes

-MAC Snowglobe Warm Palette: 
I actually received this from a friend and ended up using it quite a bit! It has really beautiful colors and I'm sorry that the camera doesn't quite pick up the sparkle and depth of the colors, but trust me, this has been my most-used palette in the recent months and for good reason(: The pigmentation on most of the colors are good, although the Lustres are a little less as expected. And the gold on the lower right is BEAUTIFUL, and you can see it in my Look of the Day.

Mac Snowglobe Warm Palette. (Left column top to bottom: Winterscape, Patina, Gaelic Gold. Right Column top to bottom: Magical Mist, Buckwheat, Midnight Flurry.)

Swatches from left to right: Winterscape, Midnight Flurry, Patina, Buckwheat, Gaelic Gold, Midnight Flurry.

Face Products

1. Moisturizers

-Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer:
I have recently redone my skincare routine and switched to almost all Aveeno products. I love that they're natural and good for your skin(: And this moisturizer just does a nice job lightly moisturizing my face and priming it in the morning before I apply  my makeup.

-Aveeno Positively Ageless Restructuring Treatment Cream:
I was really needing something thick and creamy to soothe my dry skin this winter. I usually have combination skin, but this winter has been so dry and so I decided to try this cream and it has actually soothed and repaired my dry skin(: It's been a lifesaver (or face-saver really ;D). The consistency is thick but less so than Body Butter.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer & Positively Ageless Restructuring Treatment Cream.

2. Foundation Primer

-Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance:
I actually got this deluxe sample free with my Sephora order thinking it was the original foundation primer that's so hyped about, but I actually started to really love it after experimenting with it and what I've found is that since it has a pearly nude tint to it, it works very well when applied underneath a powder foundation all over the face. So that's been my go-to face recently.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance.

3. Powder Foundation

-Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation in 110 Caramel:
This was my first really High-End makeup purchase from Dolce & Gabbana since I could never bring myself to spend so much for an makeup item, but I was noticing that in RAEView's videos that she wears this foundation a lot and I've always admired her skin in her videos so I thought hey, why don't I give it a try? And I'm really glad I did! It covers absolutely wonderfully and does not leave a powdery, cakey finish on the skin! My face routine for the past several months has consisted of my Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance and then this Powder Foundation over top(: 

Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation in 110 Caramel.

Lip Products

1. Lip Butter

-Revlon Lip Butters in Strawberry Shortcake & Cupcake:
Yes, I have hopped on the bandwagon with these Lip Butters..But I'm certainly glad I did, they truly are amazingly pigmented (even the lighter colors) and extremely moisturizing! What else can I say?  Strawberry Shortcake is a more warmer toned light pink while Cupcake is a cooler toned light pink.

Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake & Cupcake.
Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake.

Revlon Lip Butter in Cupcake.

2. Lip Balm

-L'Oreal Color Riche Balms in Pink Satin & Caramel Comfort:
I actually bought these before they became popular in the blogging world because I was looking for the Revlon Lip Butters but decided to get these thinking they were similar, but they're actually a wonderfully moisturizing balm and although they don't compare to the Revlon Lip Butters in terms of pigmentation, they offer just a slight tinted sheen to the lips(: Pink Satin is a light pink while Caramel Comfort is simply a caramel sheen.

L'Oreal Color Riche Balm in Pink Sating & Caramel Comfort.
L'Oreal Color Riche Balm in Pink Satin.

L'Oreal Color Riche Balm in Caramel Comfort.

3. Lipstick & Lip Gloss

-Revlon Lipstick in Soft Nude:
This has been my absolute favorite nude lipstick ever since I saw ahanhbarbie wearing it in one of her videos! It's the most beautiful and flattering nude lipsticks I've ever encountered! The pigmentation is great and the level of moisture is just enough to keep it from drying out the lips.

-Mac Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait:
This is the gloss that I've been pairing with my Revlon Soft Nude Lipstick and I absolutely love them together(: The pigmentation is semi-opaque and is a pinky-nude color with a bit of silver sparkle. See both of these lip products in action in my Lip of the Day!

Mac Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait and Revlon Lipstick in Soft Nude

Revlon Soft Nude Lipstick.

Mac Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait.

Welp, that's it! I hope that you enjoyed it and that it helped you in deciding what products you should try out and what products are worth the splurge! I hope you all have had a lovely day and thanks so much!

Your Obsessive Beauty Blogger,
Liv <3


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