Kamis, 26 Februari 2015

Beauty and Music Favorites

Let's get started with the beauty favorites!

Urban Decay Naked Palette - This palette is pretty much always a firm favorite, even if I don't mention it. The colors are so pigmented and smooth, they are just such good quality. I honestly use this palette nearly every day, even though I have about 42362 other eyeshadows. :/ I love all of the colors, but I think my favorites would be Virgin (a peachy white), Sin (a champagne), Toasted (a rose gold), and Naked (a matte cool brown).

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in 'Light' - This has been my powder of choice the last few months. It's a really good quality powder, that keeps me matte for quite a few hours, and I rarely have to reapply. I've majorly hit pan and I might even repurchase this powder when it's totally gone, but I've got a couple other powders I should probably use up before I buy this one again. I do wish it was a bit cheaper, but it's overall really good quality.

Dior Amber Diamond - This is a really gorgeous highlighting powder that I swirl together with a fluffy brush and apply to the tops of my cheekbones. It makes my skin look really glowy and refreshed, but never too glittery or like a disco ball. I also sometimes use the lightest shades as eyeshadows, they just give a wash of glowy color to my eyelids, that I really like! I know this product is really expensive, but if you're in the market for a new highlighter, i recommend it!

Garnier Anti Dark Circle Roller - This has been my concealer of choice for the past month or so, since it's been hot and I don't want anything too creamy and thick or it'll slide right off. This concealer offers light-medium coverage for the under eye area, and also brightens the area and doesn't ever crease. I know some people say it's not made with the best ingredients, but I haven't noticed any problems with it effecting my skin badly in any way, so I'll keep using it for now.

Real Techniques Buffing Brush - I've been using this brush for a few months now, to apply my powder and blush. It doesn't seem like it would be that much of a multi-use brush, but it really is! It works great to apply powder, blush, bronzer, and even my Dior Amber Diamond to my cheekbones. I'd def. recommend this brush, I think it's really awesome!

Urban Decay Naked2 Eye Brush - This is the brush that comes with the Urban Decay Naked2 palette, and I've really been loving it. It's double sided so you can get a complete eye look by using just this brush. I pack on my lid color with the flat side, and use the fluffy side for my highlight and crease color. It's really soft, and doesn't shed at all.

theBalm Frat Boy Blush - I've just been getting into this blush, and I really like it! It leaves my cheeks  a natural, rosey pink color and it stays on long. It also blends in really well, with use of the RT brush I mentioned above. I love natural blushes like these because they give my cheeks color and make me look alive, but don't look unnatural or too bright/dark.

Maybelline 'Barely Branded' Color Tattoo - I love this eyeshadow to add just a little glowy champagne color to my lids, without having to worry about it melting off in the head, because it's so long wearing. The color reminds me a lot of MAC Bare Study paint pot, which I included in my June favorites, but it's a little more white-toned than pink-toned like Bare Study. They're both really great, and I've really been loving them both.

Physicians Formula GelCream Eyeliner - I know these come in a stack of three, but I've only been using the black one that comes in the hazel eyes kit. It's a black with very subtle purple glitter, but you can't even see the glitter once you use the eyeliner on your eyes. That's actually a good thing, because I just want it to look black. It stays on long, looks dramatic, and is really creamy. I can very easily create a winged line with this eyeliner, and have it stay in place all day.

Music favorites: 
Skinny Love by Bon Iver
Off to the Races by Lana del Rey
Basically, I by Robert DeLong
Ode to Sleep by Twenty One Pilots
Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard
I Am Who Am (Killin Time) by Mac Miller
Warrior by Demi Lovato