Remember a few months ago when I outed the contents of my ugly makeup hoard to all of the Internet, and then put myself on a self-induced grounding from all cosmetics purchases? Well, I fell off the wagon.
But there’s good news in my shameful downfall. I’ve found some of the best products I’ve ever used. Products I’m not sure how I lived without before.
Allow me to elaborate…
My friend, Perry, is a makeup artist and she led me to this little gem. I’ve used Nars Orgasm for years and I don’t think there’s a better blush out there — color payoff, quality, and the ridiculous long-lastingness (is that a word?) are just a few of the amazing things about Nars blushes. When Perry started wearing Nars Blush in Desire, I became a woman obsessed. In the package, it looks neon and scary. But when lightly applied with a good blush brush to the apples of your cheeks, it’s the perfect flush of pink. At $26, it may seem like a splurge you’re not ready to make, but this stuff is worth every penny.
When I brought home the new Urban Decay Naked eye palette and started using it every day, I literally threw out all of my other shadows. It comes with a great shadow brush and a small tube of their infamous Primer Potion, and it has enough colors to create dozens of eye looks from day to night. Perfect for natural smokey eyes!
I first heard of blinc Kiss Me Mascara when I received a deluxe sample of it in my Birchbox this month. The first day I used it, I panicked and thought it pulled all of my eyelashes out. This is the craziest and most amazing mascara I’ve ever used. You apply it just like regular mascara, but when it dries, it forms tiny little tubes around each individual lash. The tubes don’t flake, smudge, or run. At all. To remove the tubes, you use lots of warm water and your fingers to pull them off of your lashes. It kind of looks like tiny little spider legs in your hands, and it’s terrifying at first, but then you get used to it and it’s kind of fun and therapeutic at the end of a long day. As a contact wearer with sensitive light eyes, it’s the best mascara I’ve found yet for daily wear.
*All images from sephora.com