Revlon PhotoReady foundation (003 Shell)
Here it is on my hand in daylight
It's a bit more watery than say, the Laura Mercier Oil Free foundation, but it provides ample coverage and goes on like silk! Now, I don't know if that's in large part due to my NARS primer or if it's just that nice. I haven't tried it without primer to be honest, but it feels pretty smooth when I rub it into my hand. It also STAYS on and doesn't make me look like a greaseball after 2 hours of wear. Yes, I will need to blot about 6 hours into wearing it, but doesn't make me look super oily like I know some foundations do. I went to the drugstore wanting to pick up a cheaper foundation for the days that I don't want to waste my higher end stuff and this blows everything I own out of the water. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least and for only $12! You can't beat that. Onto numero dos!
YSL Touche Eclat (#2)
I'm pretty sure everyone's tried and loves, but I am pretty new to Touche Eclat and at first I just couldn't justify spending $40 on a concealer. But I kept reading rave reviews, so broke my bank account and bought it. I have to say, I jumped on the band wagon immediately. IT'S. SO NICE. It brightens up my under eye area and stays put. It's also very silky which I like better than cream concealers, mainly because I've lost most of my elasticity so I need products that will be very gentle in that area. This one does the trick and more. I took a before and after just so you can see the amazing results!
After / Before (sorry wrong order I know)
Here is a pic of me with both the Revlon PhotoReady and YSL TE in the best daylight I could find!!
Numero tres - my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils! ULTA was (is) having a sale on NYX stuff and these were like, 50% off so I bought a few. I've always heard what a great base they provide for eyeshadows and well, they're right. I used "Milk" in the photo above and it definitely made the colors a lot more vibrant than I know them to be. They're incredibly pigmented and really easy to blend. I can't wait to use my other colors for more smokey looks!
Pots & Pans - Pure Gold - Purple - Slate - Milk
With flash / Without Flash
Numero cuatro is my new Hot Tools hair straightener. Again, bought this from Ulta as they were having a 15% off online sale last week, so I couldn't resist. I don't own a straightener and although I already have stick straight hair, well, you can do other things with it I suppose. Plus it's so pretty with it's zebra print and pink flowers!!
It goes up to 420 degrees and I believe it is originally $60. I've used it once and look how much better my hair looks than from the picture above -
Last but not least (and this is completely non-beauty related), my new favorite place is Half Moon Bay, CA. If you saw my post a few days ago, I went to San Francisco for work and omg what a beautiful town. Loves!
Anyway, that's the end of my favorites at the moment. I hope you enjoyed and let me know what your recent favorites have been!!! xoxoxoxxoo