Makeup I Always Repurchase

You know how you have those certain makeup products that you always go back to? You know, the ones that never fail you!

I try a lot of makeup, but there are special products that just can’t be beat! I am going to share all of those today. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you will probably know all of these already. Here they are!

I went through my collection, and I am sharing only the things that I have repurchased MULTIPLE times. These are things that I don’t want to live without!

Let’s start with my three base products.

I’m a powder foundation girl, and I’ve used Bare Minerals for over 10 years. I even wore it on my wedding day! A few years ago, I stopped using the loose powder and traded it for the pressed version. I love the pressed version more because it isn’t as messy as the loose powder. This compact lasts me a whole year, and I use it pretty much every single day. It gives me the light coverage I want and I LOVE it. I wear the shade 04 Aspen and I use this brush to apply it.

Next is the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. This is the 4th or 5th compact I have purchased of this. This bronzer is matte and only a few shades darker than my foundation. I apply it all over the perimeter of my face and under my cheekbones. I can also use this to contour since it is matte. Bonus – it smells like chocolate!

Lastly is the best concealer I have ever found, the magical Tarte Shape Tape. I have been using this pretty much since it came out, and it’s one of the only concealers that covers my dark circles and doesn’t crease. Love this stuff. I wear the shade Light.

Next, some eye products.

Like the rest of my makeup, I like my brows natural, so I use a powder to fill them in. This Anastasia Brow Powder Duo has been my go-to for 4 or 5 years now. I use a small angled brush to apply a teeny bit of this to my eyebrows using short quick strokes. It fills in the sparse spots and still looks natural. I wear the shade Dark Brown.

Next is my favorite mascara, the L’Oréal Lash Paradise. I love to try mascara and I do have a lot of high-end faves, but for the price and quality, this one takes the cake. It is super black, it lengthens like crazy, adds volume, and holds the curl all day. I have been using this for about 2 years, and I don’t buy anything else.

I don’t wear a lot of black liner or liquid liner, so I go for a dark brown liner. I think it looks a little bit more natural and not so harsh against my fair skin. UD 24/7 Liners are THE BEST, and I have used them for years. I don’t even try other brands. I use them on the upper lashline, lower lashline, the waterline, and they last all day. My favorite shades are Demolition and Bourbon.

On to lips!

You won’t usually find me in a bold lip. I go for the “my lips but better” look. My favorite lipstick of all time is MAC Syrup. It is the perfect sheer and shiny pinky purple, and just looks so nice with my skin tone. It is moisturizing and perfect. I have repurchased this more times than I can remember.

For favorite gloss, it’s hands down the Dior Lip Maximizer. A long time ago, I read an article where Sarah Jessica Parker was raving about this gloss, and I had to try it. As soon as I did, I was hooked! I just like to buy the sheer light pink color, which is all it used to come in, but now they have a bunch of shades. This gloss smells like vanilla, it subtly plumps the lips (feels minty and tingly), and it LASTS. It’s not sticky, and it looks good over any lip liner or lipstick.

Here are swatches of the lippies.

Mac Syrup, Dior Light Pink

So that is it for all of my repurchased makeup products!

What products do you purchase over and over?

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Beauty Review | Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper

Hello! Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day is filled with love 🙂 Today we are talking about lips! I love any lip product that promises plumping. I have a thin upper lip, and my lips are a bit uneven, so I think that a little bit of PLUMPAGE makes them look fuller, more even, and just, better.

I’m always on the hunt for a new plumper, so when I saw that Too Faced released new colors of their cult favorite Lip Injection Extreme Gloss, I knew I had to pick one up. This gloss retails for $29, and I picked mine up at Sephora.

I selected the color Pink Punch, which is a fluorescent hot pink. There are 5 colors to choose from. Just from looking at the tube, I knew it would be really sheer because it looks jelly-like. I love the packaging.

So, this is a really nice lip gloss. It isn’t sticky and it really lasts on my lips. After applying it, you start feeling a tingle as it subtly starts the plumping effect. After about 5 minutes, the lips are super plump and juicy!

Look at the difference!

The pictures here DO NOT do it justice. The difference in person is HUGE.

The plumping does last a few hours, but after that, my lips go back to normal.

I love this gloss and I’m so glad that I picked it up!

Have you tried this? Do you use lip plumpers?

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Top 5 | Pink Essie Colors

Hello! I LOVE the color pink. It is so girly and pretty, and it’s my favorite color to wear on my nails and toes. I thought it would be fun to share my all time favorite pink nail colors. Here they are!

I’ll start with the lightest shade, Essie Gel Couture in Matter of Fiction.

This is the second bottle I have purchased of this color, and it is stunning. If you don’t like stark white nails, this is a super pale baby pink cream color that almost looks white. So pretty!

The next color is also a Gel Couture, called PR Stunt.

This is my favorite Essie pink that I own. This is a lavender pink cream color. Looking at the bottle, it looks like there is a metallic sheen, but it doesn’t show on the nails. I love this color, especially for my toes in the summertime!

Next is a color I wear a TON, Essie Touch of Sugar.

This is a very light metallic rose gold color. It is surprisingly not sheer and is fully opaque with 2 coats. This color would look so good with a tan for the summer!

Next is another Gel Couture (I love the line) and it is called Stitch By Stitch.

This is a deeper rosy pink cream color, a little bit of a nude; more muted pink. This color goes on like a dream and goes with any outfit!

Lastly, my newest polish, but already makes the cut. Essie One Way For One.

This is a hot pink color with a frosty gold sheen. This color is gorgeous. It reminds me of Barbie and I love it!

Do you like pink nails? What is your favorite pink nail color?

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JANUARY Beauty Faves

Hello! It is the end of January, which means it is time for a new batch of FAVES! Here is what I’ve been loving this month.

My first favorite is this pink nail color from Essie. This is called One Way For One, from the recent Flying Solo collection. This is a beautiful hot pink color with a golden pearl sheen. Sooooo pretty.

Next, a matte rosy blush color from Clinique called Rosy Pop. I love this line of blush colors. They are so pretty, long wearing, and I love the packaging. Here is a swatch.

Lastly for makeup, THE best liquid liner. This is the Stila Stay All Day liner. This liner is a super matte black color, and the pointy felt tip makes it so easy to use. I don’t use this every day, but when I want to do my makeup FANCY, I use this. It really does stay put.

Lots of haircare faves this month!

So, Pureology is some of the best haircare out there. This line is the Strength Cure line, and not only does it smell amazing, but I love how much the shampoo lathers up. It doesn’t have sulfates, but it produces so many bubbles and my hair feels so clean after using it. The conditioner is equally good, it leaves my hair so so soft. If you feel like splurging, try this!

Next is my favorite hairspray, Paul Mitchell’s Hot Off the Press. This hairspray provides a light, touchable hold. I use this in my hair when I curl or wave it, and it keeps the style, but it’s not crunchy. I can still run my fingers through my hair when I use this. It smells good, too.

Lastly, my trusty Wet Brush. We have six of these bad boys between my girls and I. Having two girls with long hair, and myself, we have a lot of tangles, and the Wet Brush really helps. It is better than a comb because it doesn’t pull the hair and it detangles easily. We also use these on our dry hair. They come in tons of colors. Love them.

So, that’s it for my faves! What have you been loving this month?

xx amy

NEW Essie Expressie Quick Dry Nail Color | Review

Essie released a new collection and formula of nail polish, so I had to try it out! Essie is my favorite nail polish to buy, they always have the best colors. I also love how well it stays on and the brush applicator.

The new formula is called ExprESSIE. Clever. It is supposed to be a quick-drying nail color that dries nails in one minute flat.

I chose this gorgeous pinky-purple color, called In The Time Zone, but there are 40 other colors to choose from!

The packaging is different, the bottle is longer lengthwise than the regular Essie bottles, and the wand is slightly bent with the same brush applicator. I love the brush applicator because it is thick, and only requires one or two swipes to coat the nail.

I swiped my nails with acetone (crucial to keeping polish on longer) and applied two coats of the polish. It went on nice and smoothly, and would have been completely opaque with three coats, but I stopped at two. It actually DID dry in one minute. By the time I started the second coat, the first coat was dry. It dries a lot faster than the regular Essie formula. Since I was trying this out for the first time, I didn’t apply a top coat, I just wanted to see how this would wear.

I really like this polish, and think that if you need a quick drying nail color, this is for you!

Have you tried this? Do you like Essie polishes?

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