It Cosmetics Top 5

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Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer– I use this mostly under my eyes. It’s very thick and a tiny bit goes a long way. I dot it on and use my fingers to warm the product a little and help it blend.  It is one of the best concealers that I have used to try and hide my under eye circles.

Your Skin but Butter CC Cream with SPF 50– I’ve been using Laneige BB Cushion for a while and absolutely love it but decided to switch it up and give this CC cream a try. I don’t wear foundation on a daily basis so a CC or BB cream really helps to make my face feel lightweight and not like my makeup is caked on. This cream feels great on my skin. I use it with a sponge and it blends really nicely. If you feel like you need more coverage, you can use foundation over it.

Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro Powder-I use this powder to set my under eye concealer and as a last step finishing powder. This powder is great at controlling shine, and it sets my foundation very well. A little goes a long way, and a container lasts me for months. It does not settle in my pores, and despite the white color, it blends into my skin-I have fair skin. Since it is loose powder, it can be messy though.

Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil– I would definitely recommend this product  to everyone who wants a natural looking browline. This one color is for everyone depending on how light or dark you press. It’s a close dupe to Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer.

Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara-I have been trying several mascaras over the last year, including Lancôme, Dior and Clinique, and this is it. Lengthens, gives volume, just makes my eye lashes look like no other mascara before. Love this product! Another plus: not tested on animals

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Secret Brightening Powder–  This brightening powder is the final touch that gives your eyes a boost. It is great at setting  concealer and for softening dark circles. It lasts for a very long time and brightens your eye area.

Radiant Creamy Concealer– I am always experimenting with concealers, especially ones that help with my under eye problem.  This concealer doubles as a highlighter and works great under the secret brightening powder. It goes on smooth and creamy and lasts all day.

Perfectly Defined Gel Liner– If I could only use one brand for the rest of my life, it would definitely be Bobbi Brown.  I recently bought this Gel liner and it works great! it resists sweat and humidity up to 12 hours. It also has a built in sharpener so that you do not have to ever worry about it becoming dull.

MAC lipstick in “whirl”-  This is one of my new favorite colors.  It has an all matte finish and is definitely my new go to lip color.

 Buxom Blush in “Euphoria”-  This blush is so smooth, soft, and applies so easily. It is highly pigmented so a little goes a long way.

Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in “Burnt Sugar”-  I already know this will be one of my favorite eye colors for Fall. This metallic line is high-shimmer and highly pigmented to that is applies evenly and does not crease.  If you are looking for a color to help with a more natural smokey eye, this is the color for you!

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Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil– This stuff has worked wonders on my hair but most people use it on their skin. You can put a few drops into your hands and pat it onto your face, hair, or anywhere that needs extra moisturizer or hydration.  I use it to condition my split ends after I shower and also to add shine if I feel like my hair looks dull.

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Spring Nail Colors

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Essie in “Blossom Dandy

Dior in “Wonderland

Yves Saint Laurent in “Violine Surrealiste

Ciate in “The Glossip

OPI in “That’s Hula-rious

Essie in “Brides no Grooms

Deborah Lippmann in “Spring Buds

MAC in “Snob

Butter London in “Molly Coddled

Ciate in “Holiday Blues

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Lipstick Guide

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Violet: Nars- “Velvet Matte” Lip Pencil

Red: YSL- “Rouge Avant-Gardiste

Pink: Bobbi Brown- “SandWash Pink

Nude: MAC – “Cremesheen Pearl

I seem to have a growing collection of lipsticks of varying colors of what seem like nudes and pinks. After looking at my collection, I decided to try some bolder shades in red and violet but they are not practical for everyday wear. The four colors above are my absolute favorites for everyday wear and for when you want to add some more of an impact to lips. Lip gloss doesn’t have as much staying power as the lipsticks but I use this one to have on hand in “Oyster Girl“.

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