Friday, November 2, 2012

October Beauty Favorites.

This year, I've really cut back on my makeup purchases.  However, I did splurge a few weeks ago and get some things that I've been wanting.  And each of them was worth every penny.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation-- I have never loved a foundation more.  Even the MUFE HD foundation, which was great, doesn't even hold a candle to this.  It is seriously the most perfect foundation I've ever used.  LOVE.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless primer-- I've been using Smashbox for over a year but ran out.  So, I thought I'd try something different, and I'm very glad I did.  It makes my face even smoother than the Smashbox does and isn't at all drying.  It is ever so slightly tinted (not enough to give any coverage though), but that tiny bit of tint blurs pores and gives an almost airbrushed look on its own.

Too Faced Candlelight Glow highlighter duo-- I've tried several highlighters, but this is my first powder highlighter.  I think it's great.  Adding in the soft pink color gives it a beautiful warm glow instead of just a stark white highlighting powder.
Smashbox Limitless Longwear Lip Gloss-- I got this as part of a Sephora perk and really, really like it.  It's a little sticky, but that goes away after a bit.  But the color stays for a LONG time compared to the million other lip glosses I've used.  

Benefit Instant Brow pencil-- I have learned the importance of defining my eyebrows.  If I do nothing else to my eyes, I'm still doing my brows.  It gives such definition to your face, and it's such a quick and easy step.  For years though, I've used a brown eyeshadow and a small brush.  But I got tired of having to pull out my brush bag just for my brows, so I got this pencil and it is a game-changer.  Even though my hair is a medium brown, I got the light pencil.  (Always better to go lighter than you think you might need than darker.)  I love this one because it has the brush at the other end.  Highly recommended!


  1. Yay for beauty favorites posts today! OMG, I just bought the Naked Skin foundation and I am iiiiiiiiiiiiin looooooove!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to do a full review on it soon. I really need to try that Too Faced primer, too.

  2. Oh I wanna try that Too Faced primer, I use the Bare Minerals and Smashbox. I also wanna try that lip gloss, what a pretty color!

  3. I am seriously considering some of your recommendations- your makeup is always so flawless!

  4. thanks for sharing these, i love smashbox and need to check out a few of their products you reviewed here