30 January 2014

Makeup Favorites

For Christmas the only thing that I asked my hubby for was a gift card to Sephora. Most of my makeup was outdated and old so it was time to freshen things up a bit. I want to share some of my new favorite finds as well as some products I have been using for a long time and love.

I am usually a total MAC junkie but I have been trying out Smashbox and Urban Decay. They have become some of my new favorites.

1. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer: This is by far the best foundation Primer I have found. It is not thick or heavy and helps my foundation go on smooth and last forever. I also feel like it removes the redness from my skin.

2. MAC Eye Shadow in Flament & Scene : I have been using both of these for a while and I love using them together. The Flament isn't too sparkly and the Scene is a really pretty taupe color.

3. Bareminerals Eyecolor in Java : I actually use this eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows. I am really blonde and this isn't too dark and matches my eyebrow color perfectly. The more you use the darker it gets so a brunette could definitely use this too.

4. Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder : This is the absolute best Finishing Powder! This has just a little bit of color so it doesn't wash you out. It helps my foundation last forever and gives the prettiest matte finish. LOVE it.

5. Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush :  I use this brush to apply my foundation and my finishig powder. It does exactly what is says, Blurrs imperfections. My foundation looks flawless using this and it goes on so smooth. Best foundation brush I have used.

6. MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush : I use this brush to apply blush and powder highlighter. It grabs the product so nicely and is really soft.

7. Urban Decay Melt Down Makeup Remover : I use this to remove my eyemakeup and I feel like it does its job perfectly. It is a cream remover instead of a liquid and I really like that. It is really good for your skin too!

8. MAC Fix + : I use this hydrating spray to not only set my makeup but to also mosturize my face at the end of the day. If I am feeling really dry or red I spritz this on and it works wonders!

9. Urban Decay Naked Palette : Love this eyeshadow palette! This has every shade you would ever need. I mostly use the shades Virgin, Naked and Hustle. I cant wait to get the Naked 2 and 3 Palettes.

10. Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner : I have used this eyeliner for years and it is my favorite. It glides on nicely and lasts forever.

11. Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion : My favorite Eyeshadow Primer of all time. Eyeshadow goes on so smoothly and is more pigmented. By the end of the day my shadow looks the same as it did when I first applied it. This is a must have for every girl!

12. Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer :  This is one my absolute favorite products ever. If I run out of this I want to cry. You apply it under your eyes before you apply foundation. It gets rid of dark circles, wrinkles and gives you the prettiest glow that isn't sparkly. People ask me all the time what I use under my eyes. Love this.

13. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara : You can't go wrong with this mascara. It doesn't clump and lasts all day.

14. Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation :  I used MAC Studio Fix before I found this and I would say it is very comparable. It is a buildable foundation that does great at covering and not caking. I love the matte finish it creates.

I hope you ladies found this helpful in your search for great makeup! I will also be posting some of my hair and skin care favorites soon as well. Happy Friday Eve!


  1. Love this post. I've been on the hunt for some REALLY good brushes. I'm totally going to check out the Urban Decay one now:)

    1. I'm glad you found it helpful! The Urban Decay brush is amazing you wont regret it!

  2. Ohhhh how I love these beauty posts! I can't wait to try the blurring brush & I do love my naked 2 palette! I'd love to see the hair products that you like!

    1. I'm glad you liked it! Yes for sure try the blurring brush it is the best! I will have a Hair Products Favorites posted soon! It will have some good stuff on it so keep an eye out. Thanks for following my blog!