Friday, January 23, 2015

Current Beauty Favorites

Hey Dolls!

I was incredibly busy during late October, all of November, and early December (#firstworldcollegekidproblems), so I wasn't buying makeup nor, was I applying much makeup. That unfortunately means I wasn't able to post beauty favorites for the last couple of months. My last monthly beauty favorites was my October Beauty Favorites and it was pre-scheduled a couple of weeks ahead of time.
When Christmas break rolled around I found a bit more time to shop and apply makeup. So, I figured I would share my favorite products with you Dolls. These are the products I have been using for the last couple of months and I have loved them so much that I thought it was worth sharing with you all! With all that said, let's jump straight into it.

Let' begin with skincare:

  • Bliss Peeling Groovy Facial Serum- I am obsessed with this serum. It is a smoothing, brightening, pore reducing, exfoliating serum.My face has been so smooth, soft, and radiant since using this product. I highly recommend this for anyone who has pigmentation, large pores, wrinkles, and/ or dull skin.  
  • Julep Elixir Organic Moroccan Argan Oil- I have recently been trying to find a simpler, more natural skin care routine. So, I did a lot of research and people were saying they love using Argan oil as a facial moisturizer. A lot of them were saying it works well for all skin types. So, I bought some argan oil from and I have to say I love using argan oil on my face! My skin has been AMAZING since I started using argan oil. I have actually experienced less oil and my skin glows. I recommend this to EVERYONE. 
Moving on to Makeup:
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Makeup- I purchased this foundation right before Christmas and I have worn it everyday since purchasing it. At first I was not feeling it. I couldn't get it to sit properly on my skin. After trying a million different primers and brushes I finally discovered how to best apply it to my skin. I now use two different primers and I apply with my fingers and a dense, domed brush. I recommend this product to anyone who needs long lasting, medium build able coverage. 
  • No Name Ulta Blush- I am not sure of you all knew this about me, but I am not a huge blush wearer.
    Ulta Blush
    I generally shy away from blushes because as a dark skinned person they are either too ashy or too red, but when I was helping my mom clean her room, we found a palette of Ulta brand blushes. My mom said she didn't want them and I decided I would take them. I depotted them and added them to my collection. Sadly, their were no names on the blushes, but my favorite one this peachy pink blush with golden shimmers. I LOVE this blush. This is perfect for anyone who has a medium brown complexion or any complexion lighter than that. It gives such a gorgeous glow! Like previously stated I don't know the name and I don't know if it is apart of Ulta's permanent collection. So, I am so sorry, hopefully you can find something similar. 
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 30 Cafe- This has been an awesome lightweight, light coverage concealer. It is perfect for days when I don't want a lot of coverage and/ or I don't want to feel a lot of makeup on my skin. It is super moisturizing and easy to apply. I love it! 
  • Smashbox Always Sharp Pencil Eyeliners- I was given a gift set of these liners for Christmas and I a SO glad that I did. They are the creamiest, smoothest, waterproof kohl eyeliners EVER! I used them daily. I recommend them to all of you! 
  • Gerard Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Salmon- OMG! This lip gloss has been the answer to all of my prayers! It is the prefect spring/summer orange-y, coral color of people with dark skin! It is beyond pretty, super opaque, and yes to apply. I am in love.  
  • Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Little Saint- This is a quad filled with gorgeous creamy, opaque easy to blend eyeshadows. The palette contains 2 matte shades and 2 shimmery shades. I love this little palette so much! 
  • Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette in Carnaval in Rio- If you have been following the blog for a while you know I love these highlighters in the shades Rose Gold Goddess and Rose Champagne Glow. I sure you guys always know I wasn't really in love with Carnaval in Rio when I bought it, but lately that shade has been my favorite. (If you are unfamiliar with this product I will link my review below.) This is the best drugstore highlighter for dark skin. It makes me look like I am glowing from within. It is so beautiful! I can't stop wearing it! I recommend this for my chocolate girls. The medium complexions might be able to pull it of, but no other skin tones; it would look muddy on fair or light skin tones. 
  • City Color Contour Effects- I love using the contour color in this palette as well as the highlight color. The contour shade is gorgeous because it is a matte, extremely pigmented, warm toned contour color. The highlight shade is a white shade with shimmers in it. I love it to set the highlighted portions of my face. 
  • NYX Eye Shadow Base in Skin Tone- This is the prefect eye shadow base. My lids are so oily and shadows always crease on me. I have tried so many high end brands and they still all crease on me, but this NYX base is awesome.
  • Julep Go Big Mascara- I won't talk about this too much because I have a review up on the blog. I will say that I love this mascara. 
  • Hard Candy 1,000 Lashes lash primer- This my holy grail mascara primer. It helps lengthen and separate my lashes and it is super inexpensive. 
  • Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing mascara- I love how voluminous and long this makes my lashes. I experience no flaking and no smudging. Plus it is less than $4.00!
  • Sally Hansen Brow Trimming Scissors- I love how well these glide through my eyebrows. I can cut long hairs so quickly and precisely its awesome! 
That's all Folks!

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-The Makeup Junkie

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