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My December/January Beauty Favorites

01/16/2015 19 Comments

My December/January Beauty Favorites

01/16/2015 19 Comments

LORAC The Royal Full Face Collection – This was a limited edition holiday collection of blush, eyeshadows, Cobra mascara (the wand gets the smudge-proof formula on every tiny lash) waterproof eyeliner, ‘Alter-Ego’ lipstick in Duchess (a perfect nude) and a coordinating gloss.

C bought the kit for me for Christmas after I spotted it in a catalogue and earmarked it like a kid with a Toys-R-Us Big Book. It’s no longer available online, but check your local Ulta and Kohl’s to see if they have any left in stock. The neutral colors are great for everyday wear, and I love that the blush and shadows were packaged separately in individual pots; palettes can get so messy and muddled after lots of use.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold Brow Kit – This was another Christmas gift, that came with a gift certificate for some regular brow maintenance with my girlfriend, Perry. (Pssst, local readers: Perry’s a professional makeup artist and eyebrow genius). I’ve used the clear brow gel for years, but I’m new to the brow powder duo. It’s a game changer: use it to create the perfect arch and fill in sparse spots; it looks totally natural and lasts all day.

MAC Face and Body Foundation – My mom is really into YouTube beauty tutorials, which is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. She orders two of all the gurus’ favorites — one for each of us — and schools me on how to use them. This sheer buildable foundation is great for my dry skin: it dries to a dewy finish that looks really natural. I apply it with my Urban Decay ‘Good Karma‘ brush for an airbrushed finish.

Urban Decay Naked Finishing Powder – I usually hate setting powders because they make my skin look dry and flat, but this ‘Naked Skin’ Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder is like magic. “Optical blurring pigments instantly minimize imperfections, diminish shine and create a stunning soft-focus effect that looks professionally retouched. ” <– It does what it says, alone or over your favorite tinted moisturizers and foundations. (A note: I bought a travel size of the ‘Naked Skin’ beauty balm and it was underwhelming.)

LORAC Tantalizer Matte Bronzer/Highlighter Duo – I used the Tantalizer baked bronzer for years, but wanted something less shimmery so I bought a travel size of this duo to try. I dropped it into the toilet three days later. ($@#!) It was a good short-lived run of 12-hour healthy glowing, though, so I picked up the full-size. I use it on my eyes, too: the highlighter under my brow bone and in the corners, and the matte bronzer on the crease.

Oscar Blandi ‘Pronto’ Dry Texture & Volume Spray – Imagine your favorite volumizer and sea salt spray falling in love and having a baby, who’s born with a knack for all-day hold. That’s this stuff. It reminds me of dry shampoo, but instead of making your hair less disgusting it makes it awesome. If you love beachy waves or full defined layers, you need this multi-tasking miracle spray in your arsenal.

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Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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19 Comments

  • casssswilson 02/25/2015 at 5:45 pm

    Reblogged this on casssswilson.

  • charleydowneyxo 02/17/2015 at 10:48 am

    Love this! Can’t wait to get the brow kit x

    http://www.charleydowneyxo.wordpress.com

  • Style Domination 02/13/2015 at 11:48 am

    The Anastasia Brow kit is so goooooood!!! Love!

  • Samantha 01/19/2015 at 5:34 pm

    Love!!

  • theculturedsass 01/18/2015 at 12:55 pm

    Reblogged this on theculturedsass.

  • stefik12 01/17/2015 at 12:33 pm

    please visit my fashion blog https://fashtenn.wordpress.com/

  • edgewatermarketplace14 01/17/2015 at 8:15 am

    Love this post! I am trying to work on my makeup game in 2015 so this was great!

  • NaturallyZia 01/16/2015 at 4:38 pm

    Love this! I will be trying some of those products :)
    http://naturallyzia.wordpress.com

  • gunertekstil 01/16/2015 at 4:13 pm

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  • Strange Made Me 01/16/2015 at 4:07 pm

    I’ve never heard of Lorac! But they sound pretty good, I will have to keep my eyes open! :-) x

  • Amy 01/16/2015 at 3:30 pm

    so want to try the naked products out

  • Christie Wang 01/16/2015 at 2:03 pm
  • lunaazelea 01/16/2015 at 1:48 pm

    I am obsessed with all these products. Will need to try the one’s I haven’t yet!

  • Caitlin Wells 01/16/2015 at 1:29 pm

    Great choices! Especially the Oscar Blandi ‘Pronto’ Dry Texture & Volume Spray – to die for! I use the Anastasia Brow Wiz, but I think I might have to purchase the brow kit now. Thanks for sharing!

    -Caitlin

    http://www.theneutralpattern.com

  • Erin E. 01/16/2015 at 11:30 am

    I love these beauty roundups! I’ve never tried any Lorac products but I’m definitely checking out that lipstick, it looks heavenly.

  • Danika Maia 01/16/2015 at 10:27 am

    Touching up your eyebrows is so important! I have dark brown eyebrows so I never thought I needed to but now that I’ve started to use a reddish brown to compliment my red tinted hair I’ve noticed a huge difference in photos. Obsessed with filling in my brows now :)

    http://www.danikamaia.com

  • rhiannon 01/16/2015 at 9:17 am
  • Frez 01/16/2015 at 9:09 am

    Reblogged this on fredtroy.

  • Mel 01/16/2015 at 8:49 am

    Amazing products! Happy Friday

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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