With opening night of the musical this coming weekend, I really don’t have much time for blogging, so I’ve set up some posts in advance! I thought I might share a few of my favorite beauty/self-care products and why I love them so much.
The first would be my Pond’s cold cream. I’m fairly certain that I stole this from my mom a while ago because she never uses it and I do. I have combination dry and oily skin, and this cold cream moisturizes and cleans without leaving me feeling greasy. It’s wonderful! Once a week or so I wash my face, pat it dry, and rub globs of cold cream into my skin. I look pretty terrifying for a minute or so, and then I wipe it off with tissues and run a cool damp washcloth over my face. It makes my skin feel so soft and clean.
The next would be that little bottle of gold-ish liquid, which is Orofluido hair oil. I don’t even know what this stuff is, but I have a million little sample-sized bottles like that because it smells like heaven. Seriously. The bottle reads: “silkiness, lightness and shine. Beauty elixir for your hair.” It definitely does make hair shiny and soft when applied in even very small quantities, but mostly I put it on the tips of my hair so I can smell it all day. Is that weird? Okay.
The next few products have to do with eye makeup, which is, in my opinion, probably the most important aspect of most looks.
My mark. shimmer cream cubes are my go-to on lazy makeup days and for subtle but sparkling highlights all over my face. They are very well pigmented, portable, and easy to apply with a fingertip. The varied shades make it possible to create a whole look from one palette. I use the lightest pink as a brow-bone highlight almost every day, and the shades of gold, bronze and rose gold are wonderful lid colors alone or combined. The mirror and small size makes it perfect for travel, too.
For a long time, I struggled with imprecise liquid and gel liners with brushes that always seemed too thick or flimsy. Finally, my friend introduced me to Maybelline’s range of marker liners, and I never turned back. The master precise ink liner allows me to create anything from subtle lines to thick, bold cat eyes to intricate designs. It’s very easy to control, and I’ve never needed to use any other liner since I’ve bought this one!
And of course, I can’t go without mentioning my Urban Decay eye primer, which came with my beloved NAKED palette. As mentioned in my previous post about the palette, this primer allows me to go all day without my makeup fading or creasing. That stuff absolutely stays put until you take it off with makeup remover. I have a lot of shadows which aren’t as good quality and tend to go on thinly, resulting in a faded version of the true color. With this primer, the shadow clings to my lid and looks just like it does in the compact. I highly recommend it!
In addition to these specific products, one of my staples is red lipstick. Red is not only my favorite color, but the color that looks best with my skin and hair. When you walk into a room wearing red lipstick, people notice you. It’s so timeless and glamorous, and it goes with almost every look. What’s not to love?