BEACH BEAUTY:MAKEUP MUST HAVES

BEACH BEAUTY:MAKEUP MUST HAVES

After writing my last post on what ten clothing items are vacation essentials, I thought it only fitting to share my beach makeup survival kit. This isn’t day at the beach makeup,but more like the products I’d pack if going on a getaway.So after careful deliberation ,I chose the below fab five. I took a logical approach to this challenge, and picked the products that I would actually need and use when getting my vacation on.After all,the last thing anyone needs is another summer makeup collage with some tinted lip balm ,a cheek stain,and mascara thrown in for good measure.( Girl,I have stuff to hide!)So without further ado,here it is:

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1.The Loroc Pro Palate: I absolutely can’t say enough good things about this palate. The looks you could do with this single palate are endless.It also doesn’t hurt that the pigmentation is so rich,and the texture is creamy .And bonus,you can use the champagne shadow as a highlight.

2.Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream: This is one of the only BB creams out there that actually can cover imperfections. Day to day I like a medium coverage foundation,because out of it you can go heavier or lighter depending on your needs. Unfortunately, bright sunlight can make heavier foundations look absolutely awful. Enter Smashbox BB cream. It blends into your skin flawlessly,and doesn’t look fake in strong sunlight.

3.NYX Concealer In A Jar: I  picked this wonder of a concealer not just because it can cover random spots,but because it’s creamy enough to deal with dark circles. I use this everyday,and I continually choose it over some of my more pricey products.

4. Benefit They’re Real Mascara: It just works so well. It doesn’t take you twenty minutes applying 10 coats,and yet it manages to separate every lash. I love,love,LOVE this!

5.Elf Bronzer and Blush duo in St Lucia: I’ve been using this as both as my contour,and bronzer for years. Its mostly matte,with very subtle shimmer. It doesn’t hurt that the blush is gorgeous,or the fact that it cost $3.00.

 

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PRICEY PRODUCTS WORTH THE MONEY

When it comes to high end makeup,I’ve done my research.And by research I mean shamelessly fawning all over any product to ever grace those department store shelves. Because of my incessant appetite for upscale cosmetics and my poor self control  ,you are in luck! I’ve thrown together a list of five high end products that actually have a leg up on their cost effective competition.Here it is:

makeup collage 21.Benefit they’re Real Mascara-$23.00 and can be purchased here.

What I love: Its an all around great mascara. I really didn’t want to love this a much as I did,because lets face it $23 dollars for mascara is pretty steep in my world .It adds volume,length,and separates.And the more I used it,the more I loved it.Believe the hype ,its just that good!

2.The Balm Mari-Lou Manizer-$24.00 and can be purchased here.

What I love: This is my all time favorite highlighter. Its manages to give you a candlelit glow where ever you go! I really love how this highlights your cheekbones without making your pores look like the texture of the moon.

3.The Urban Decay Naked Palate-$50.00 and can be purchased here.

What I love:These eye shadows go on like butter baby! With mixes of golds,coppers,champagnes,and rich chocolates, you really can’t go wrong. With shades like these, who doesn’t love to be naked?

4.Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars- $18.00 each and can be purchased here.

What I love: The pigmentation in these lip gloss-lipstick hybrids is really unsurpassed. You literally need a drop to do your entire mouth. I’m just wondering how OCC is going to stay in business because I can’t imagine anyone ever running out!

5.Mac Powder Blushes-$21.00 and can be purchased here.

What I love: With classics like Peachy Keen and Pink Swoon ,and an extensive line of these one pan wonders, anyone can find a color that suits them. The formulation is a never chalky,always pigmented powder that buffs into the skin like nobody’s business!

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