CURRENT CRAVINGS: JULY

Lately, you can’t swing a dead cat around without hitting a new beauty product. I believe many products are just repackaged ,or reformulated so consumers are more inclined to take a second look. With that being said, I still come across the odd product that I’m dying to throw in my makeup case.Here’s a look at what I’m totally lusting after:

july current cravings

1.Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Brush Couture Set-$14.99 : If the vibrant colored handles aren’t enough,the fact that they feel like teddy bear tails should be. Five brushes in the set,and for just under fifteen dollars,they are nothing short of a steal! Available here

2.MAC Limited Edition(Tropical Taboo Color Collection) Cremesheen  Lip Glass in Calypso Beat-$20.00: MAC released four lip glosses with this collection,each more striking than the last. My favorite is the pale neutral peach shade Calypso Beat. Available here

3.Lorac Pro To Go Palate-$38.00:I’m not sure if I want it because it looks like the original gave birth to a cuter and more compact baby palate,or because the original is my all time favorite neutral palate.  Either way, from the moment I saw this I thought “oh your coming to live with me”. Available here

4.Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation-$42.00: This foundation isn’t new, I’ve just been longing to try it. After careful deliberation,and putting it in and out of my shopping cart twice, I’ve decided I should see what the fuss is about. Available here

5.Pinned Pretty Large Cosmetic Bag in Chevron-$21.50: These makeup bags are handmade and sold on Etsy,and can be sewn into just about any pattern. I love customizable options like adding vinyl lining, that way you can tailor it to your needs. Available here

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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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