I recently got a request to do a Christmas Wish List of beauty products (thanks, Erika Milliun!). Great idea, right? I’ve included essentials that I’ve mentioned over and over again, awesome products that I use but haven’t talked about and ones that I’ve heard great things about but haven’t tried yet.
Twelve Days of Beauty Products
1.) Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer: I won’t put eyeshadow on a “naked” lid and this is the primer I reach for most often. It helps shadows stay on, stops them from creasing, and covers any tiny veins or discoloration on the lid. http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P202625&categoryId=C10480
2.) Illamasqua Liquid Metal eye color in Solstice: This highly pigmented cream shadow is perfect for the holidays. It’s hard to find a gold shadow that actually shows up, but this one does. If you want to try something new and fun for a holiday party or night out, but are afraid to go for a bright color, you’ll love this. http://www.illamasqua.com/shop/catalogue/category/eyes/products/liquid-meta/38/
3.) Beauty Rush Holiday Limited Edition Lip Gloss by Victoria’s Secret: I haven’t used any of these exact shades before, but I have used the Beauty Rush glosses before, and they’re great. These shimmery limited edition colors are gorgeous and totally festive 🙂 http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1284544635415&c=Page&cid=1284548318160&pagename=vsdWrapper
4.) NARS The Multiple in Copacabana: Use this shimmery pearl highlighting stick on eyes, lips, or cheeks (just not all at once!) for a pretty glow. I love doing a holiday party look with red lips, silver eyeshadow and Copacabana on the cheekbones. http://www.narscosmetics.com/The-Multiple-C43_makeup_7.aspx
5.) Make Up For Ever Lash Fibers: I haven’t used this product, but I heard a positive review from a trustworthy source–and I adore this company–so I’m going to recommend it. It’s a white mascara-like product that you apply before your mascara. It lengthens and thicken the lashes, so the mascara adheres to that. And who doesn’t want bigger lashes?http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P206303&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=4028
6.) Sense Eye Nourisher: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you are over 25 and have eyes, you should be using an eye cream every night. And this eye cream is the only one I’ve ever tried that actually works. I know this is a strong statement, but I really think that everyone should have this product. You have to buy it from someone who works with the Sense line, so please email me if you want to get it and I’ll give you details.
7.) MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack: Consider this black gel liner to be like your favorite pair of jeans. It’s a classic that you can wear with lots of different looks. It goes on smoothly, stays put and the little jar will last you a while. http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/151/898/Fluidline/index.tmpl
8.) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blackberry: This is the time of year to go for berry lipcolors, so give it a try! I’ve found this shade to be flattering on most people and you can’t beat the price. So if darker lipcolors are out of your comfort zone, at least you can try it on the cheap (and if you buy it from CVS, just return it if you don’t like it–they accept even opened makeup returns). http://www.drugstore.com/revlon-super-lustrous-creme-lipstick-blackberry/qxp36038?fromsrch=revlon+blackberry+lipstick
9.) Tarte Cheek Stains: You know that flushed cheek look you get from being outside in the winter? Well, you don’t have to freeze your ass off to get it. These gel blushes give you that same look, with a variety of shades to choose from. And since you only need a little bit, the product itself lasts for a long time. http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=2220243&productId=xlsImpprod2430065&navAction=push&navCount=1&subdoc=2tarteintrototarte
10.) Philosophy Time On Your Hands Cream: I actually get calluses from lugging my 40 lb makeup kit around and this is the only hand cream that gets rid of them for me. It has glycolic acid which exfoliates the dead skin right off and moisturizing ingredients to soften the skin. It brought my hands from construction worker tough to socialite smooth. http://search.ulta.com/search?p=Q&ts=v2&userid=325207257&w=philosophy+hand+cream
11.) Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Coverage Foundation: This is a great one for your wish list because not only is it the best foundation I’ve ever used, but it’s a little pricey and I know it can be hard to justify spending money on yourself during the holiday season. So let someone else get it for you! 🙂 This liquid foundation gives amazing coverage, feels like nothing and photographs and films beautifully. http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P217905&categoryId=C13402
12.) Dior Diorshow Mascara: My name is synonymous with two things: Biggie Smalls and Diorshow. So for me to not include my favorite mascara on this list would be blasphemous. Basically, it’s the bomb. Long, full lashes, no smearing, flaking, or smudging. Just get it already. http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P40404&categoryId=C10472
Hopefully you’ve been a good girl this year and you get everything you ask for. Because if all you get is coal in your stocking, I can’t help you. Kohl liner, however, is a different story…
Happy Holidays! Have a beautiful day 🙂