Monday, April 5, 2010

Beauty must haves

Every girl has a go-to list of makeup products that you cannot live without. It's funny how we can be such creatures of habit and stick with the same products faithfully....
But like any true makeup lover I'm always hungry to try something new.  Here is a list of my everyday must have products -some I've been using for years.  I've also thrown in a list of my latest lurves too.

{the old dogs}

  • Shadows- MAC- Jest and Satin Taupe. A shimmery soft pink and shimmery brown shade. (I've been using these 2 shadows as my everyday colours for almost 15 years, they go perfectly together.) 
  • MAC Minerized Blush in Warm Soul.  Gives a gorgeous finish (with just the right amount of pink) when used with a fluffy kabuki brush.
  • Laura Mercier Brow Filler- Can't live with out it. 2 colour choices ( I like blonde). It fills in my brows perfectly and works great with a small, stiff angled brush.
  • MAC and Sephora brushes- I have over 10 that I use on a regular basis for shadow/powder/blush/ foundation application.
  • Sephora  Make-up Eraser Pen- Best. Invention. Ever.  -Makeup remover with a pointed tip for removing even the tiniest slip-ups.
  • Cover Girl eye liner in Expresso- yes it's an 'automatic' click style liner (which most people dislike) but it's so easy to use everyday and gives a smooth clean line in a dark black brown colour. (I find black liner too harsh for everyday.) I usually line my bottom lid with my crease shadow colour.
  • Yves Saint Laurent- Touche Eclat, highlighter pen. Great for brightening under the eye. A classic must-have to banish the kid was up 3 times last night under-eye dark circles.

{the new kids on the block}

  • Cargo Blu_ray High Definition Make-up. A pressed powder that gives a silky, flawless finish. Believe the hype, this stuff is A-mazing.
  • MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural Powder in Medium Plus. My other powder go-to, gives smooth even coverage that compliments MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Porcelain Pink ( a great pink-ish tinged highlighting powder that really illuminates the under eye and cheek bones.) 
  • MAC Select Foundation in NW20.  Light feeling coverage that works great during my tan-less winter months.
  • MAC Blacktrack Fluidline eye liner (the small pot). The best for lining your waterline. A seriously black liner that I apply with a small slanted brush. Tricky to apply but gives a bold look for evening.
  • Lise Watier Makeup Base for eyes and lips. A great eye primer for all day wear. Prevents eye shadow creasing.
  • Masacra- L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion. LOVE this and have raved about it before here. And Dior Show, my other (new) go-to mascara.

 My fave lippies are MAC Creme De Nude (light beigey/pinky nude) and Twig (soft muted browny-pink)

What are your absolute must-have products???



lovelyviolet5 said...

Love your must have products!!And your mineralize ones are gorgeous!!!I have to have them!!!!

Suburban Princess said...

Do they still make Twig?! Very cool!
I wear Gel and Eden other lippy can compare to MAC!

I just saw your jukebox/ipod music playing thing and it is playing Groove Armada - did you pick that?

Annika said...

That was some great stuff!
I gave you an award over at my blog, hope your Easter was colorful!

OceanDreams said...

I love how you like MAC so much! I love Lancome makeup for my face, Oil of Olay for my lotions, and definitely MAC eyeshadow is my fave! Hope you had a nice Easter.

Sarah said...

Hot Mama, like your new side pics!
I'm very boring for makeup, I don't really wear makeup but I need mascara, I used to use biotherm but they've discontinued. I also am a huge fan of biotherm face moisturizer and vichy eye stick.

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

I need some new brushes bad! Need to make a trip to Sephora ASAP! I also love MAC make-up, especially their bronzer!!

Great list! Thanks for sharing!

Michélle said...

Love posts like these! You've got some great must-haves!
♥ Michelle

Pres. Kathy said...

I personally like anything that is MAC or Chanel!

Lisa - Fine Sweet Life said...

Hmmm...My favorites currently are:
1. Solar Oil for my nails is a MUST! Especially when you do not have time for a mani/pedi.
2. I use Paula's Choice on my face because I love unscented face stuff.
3. I can't live without Covergirl light beige coverstick for under eyes-concealer. Let's face it....we never get enough sleep once we have kids.
4. My fav eye shadows are Bourjois, currently Marron Glace.
5. For lips it would be Nars, Chelsea Girls, and Fresh by Sugar for every day lip protection. Can't live without that $22. chapstick. (It actually lasts a long time!).
I can't find mascara or eye liner that I can't live without. I actually hate both that I am using right now.


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