What's better than getting a sneak peek into a friend's closet? Well, looking in her cosmetic drawer of course!
Everyone has their favorite go-to products and I always love to hear what other girls are "using and loving" at the moment.
So, here is my typical beauty routine. What I am not showing is my back stock... a.k.a. about 20 different eye shadows, different blushes and my stock of lipglosses and lipsticks. These are just my everyday products that get me out the door in the quickest amount of time...
I love a good eye shadow palette...the beauty lines put complimentary colors together so that you don't have to do the guess work! I have a great palette from Laura Mercier from Spring 2012 (left) and a fall palette from Nars...2010, I believe (right). They also are a better value than buying all the colors separately.
I use Maybelline Full n Soft mascara. It gives your lashes some plump without clumps and I love that it's so inexpensive!
For eyeliner I use a skinny angled brush from MAC (pictured in pink). I use eyeshadow and a wet brush to apply liner.
I ended up getting a fantastic brush set from Sonia Kashuk at Target. People may argue that the quality isn't that great. But I really think they are pretty decent especially for the price! I especially love the big Kabuki brush that I use for my bronzer.
A good eyelash curler is a must, I use Shu Eumura's which has been voted the best year after year my different magazines and makeup artists.
I could NOT LIVE WITHOUT Laura Mercier's secret concealer. I have written about this on my blog multiple times, but I do truly stand behind it. It is the only concealer that doesn't make your under eye look dry and the color blends perfectly so you don't have raccoon eyes in photos. It's a fantastic product and will cure even the darkest of circles.
I love Chanel cosmetics (outside of the price). This spring I bought the limited edition blush that is pictured. It's SO pretty, unfortunately it's no longer available or I would link back to it. I also use their bronzer which has lasted me a lifetime. When this runs out I am going to get Nars Laguna, it's the perfect bronze for any skin tone.
I have fallen in love with Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. It is SUPER lightweight, it has SPF and it looks natural with giving just the right amount of coverage. I save this for nights out or when I will be doing a news segment. It's just too expensive to use everyday.
For everyday, Cover Girl's Aqua Smoothers does the trick. It's a tinted moisturizer that also has SPF, and I believe it's under $7!
To eliminate any shine I may have, I use Cover Girl's True Blend mineral powder. Again, it's inexpensive and gives just the right amount of coverage for everyday.
Lastly, a product that I will always use and is the least expensive is plain old Vaseline. It is the only thing that keeps my lips moisturized...even in the dry winter months. It's the best!
So, that's about it! I am dying to know what your favorite products are! What is one thing you definitely could not live without?