Recent Beauty Buys

I’ve added a few new beauty products into the regular rotation in the last month or so, so I thought I’d walk you through them and tell you why I love them! A new foundation, a beautiful highlighter, a great mascara, and a couple of lip products I’m loving are all on the list.

While I still use this CC cream nearly every day as foundation, I wanted to find a long-wear, full coverage foundation that worked for me. I like a full-coverage option for special events, or if my skin is particularly bad and needs all the coverage it can get. I love how this one goes on and it truly does last all day – I can even do a “body shower” after the gym and my makeup still looks pretty darn good! I wear the shade 2C3 Fresco.

I love to add a highlight to my cheekbones, upper lip, and under my eyebrows. It adds a pretty glow to my makeup look and is an easy way to brighten things up a bit. This highlighter is one of the best I’ve used. A little goes a long way, which I love, and it looks so beautiful when the light hits it!

I’ve been using this mascara for the last month or so and really like it. It’s much more friendly to my wallet than my other favorite mascara and it creates about the same impact, too! I wear 1-2 coats and that’s all I need for full and voluminous lashes.

I like a more understated lip color in the summer, so when I found this pretty nude and this subtle pink, I was excited! The formula doesn’t dry out my lips at all and the color wears really well. They also look pretty mixed together.

The last but definitely not the least of my new products is this lip mask. I’ve talked about ti before, but now that I’ve used it for some time, I feel like I can really rave about it. It makes my lips feel so dang good when I wake up in the morning. Goes on smooth and lasts all through my sleep (but doesn’t transfer to my pillow or sheets! If you’re a lip mask kind of gal, you need this!



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  1. Thank you so much for posting this; I think I need everything you listed (plus your CC cream)! I am currently using the Lash Paradise and love it. I do wish it wasn't so messy though.

    Posted 5.16.18 Reply
  2. Oh yay! A wallet-friendlier mascara! I've been using Tarteist for a while, thanks to your recommendation, but was JUST about to bail out due to the cost! Perfect timing!

    Posted 5.16.18 Reply
  3. Mallory wrote:

    Estee Lauder Double Wear is worth every single penny for those of us that need full coverage. I've tried so many dupes and nothing works as well as double wear! You will be hooked for life. 🙂 I am dying to try that Laneige lip mask. It's on my list for when I run out of my current lip mask!

    Posted 5.16.18 Reply
  4. That lip mask is the best thing in the world!!
    xo, Syd

    Posted 5.16.18 Reply
  5. Jennifer wrote:

    I tried the Voluminous Lash Paradise on your recommendation and I love it! It wears so well but it's easier to remove than my previous mascara, They're Real by Benefits.

    Posted 5.18.18 Reply
  6. Angela wrote:

    Love all of these favorites! I need to pick up a new highlighter, that one looks so pretty!

    Angela | Cue the Coffee

    Posted 5.18.18 Reply
  7. Kimberly wrote:

    thank you for posting about the lip mask. i have had embarrassingly dry lips since january, and this fixed it in days.

    Posted 5.20.18 Reply

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