Monday, February 13, 2012

14 Days of Things I Love: Makeup Essentials


When it comes to getting ready, I have a pretty normal and easy routine. I thought I would share my beauty “loves” because they stay pretty consistent over time and I usually am just switching up things like lip gloss or eyeshadow. 
 This is absolutely not everything I use, but these are my must haves!

The very first thing I put on. Right now I am using Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Concealing Duo. It is a compact with two shades and a small brush. I just use it under my eyes and it works great. Depending on the time of year, I can blend the shades for the perfect match for my fair skin. I have had this a few times before, but the last time my mom had to order it from Atlanta I believe. 
I guess it can be hard to find!?


I absolutely love the mascara I have right now, Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes. I have always loved Hypnose but tried the Doll Lash Version this time and it really does make a difference. Full, long lashes! The shape of the wand makes it easy to reach all of your lashes in the corners of your eyes. It has lasted a long time for mascara so that is another benefit. Love it.

I don’t use any powder or foundation but I have to have some color on my face. I am using Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel in Bronze Corail, which gives a nice variety of bronzer/blush. I also have a Clinique Pressed Powder Bronzer I use sometimes as well.


 I can’t say enough good things about this product. I just got mine in December and I look forward to using it every night. I use mine once a day and then moisturize because my skin gets very dry. It seems to recover better with moisturizing over night, and plus it’s the perfect way to take your make up completely off. My face has never felt so clean after using this! I could rave all day about it.

Well I know makeup essentials are out of the ordinary for me, but I love hearing reviews of products people love. What are your beauty essentials?

PS-This post is hilarious to be posting this morning as our power has unexpectedly been on and off this morning. I was lucky to dry my hair! Haha! Happy Monday, xo.


Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I adore my Clarisonic, too! I am glad you shared your favorite picks because I love sharing makeup secrets. I will have to try out that mascara- sounds amazing! :)



Nicole said...

Oooh I will have to look into that concealer...I love love love concealer and really like the duo shades. I have to change colors from winter to summer to match my skin tone, which can be pricey. Thanks!

navy and orange said...

great roundup. love the first photo and my clarisonic as well!

xoxo navy & orange

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

I love my Bobbi Brown blush in Pale Pink, fave mascara is L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen, and I will cry when my discontinued Prescriptives concealer is kaput!

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a great post! I love to see products that everyone uses! I have a clarisonic too but I for some reason am just not a fan of it. xo

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

I love seeing what makeup other people use. I'll have to try that mascara it sounds great!

Michelle said...

LOVE my Clarisonic!! Prob one of my favorite things I own!! BTW- so glad to have found you :) New follower!