Friday, December 31, 2010
MY FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS OF ALL TIME
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Originally, I was going to do a list of my favorite beauty products of 2010, but then I realized that I've used most of these products for years- they are my "go-to" Beauty Staples, I'm never without any of them! So here they are, in no particular order:
MAC STROBE CREAM
This cream, for me is Nectar Of The Gods… it moisturizes and hydrates while adding a lovely pearlescent sheen to your skin, making it seem to glow from within. Well worth it’s price… hell, worth its weight in gold!
MAYBELLINE DREAM MATTE MOUSSE FOUNDATION
I love this foundation because it’s light, has great coverage without looking cakey, comes in a range of colors – I like to mix two or three shades to match my skin-tone at any given time of the year. I alway mix this with Strobe Cream because used together, it gives my face a fresh, dewy finish.
L’OREAL EXCELLENCE TO GO 10 MINUTE HAIR COLOR
Great if you are doing a touch-up at home…or on the road! Good coverage leaves your hair silky and shiny (it comes with conditioner, too) and who can beat the ten-minute timing? Glamour on the go!
DUO EYELASH GLUE
Hands down, the best eyelash glue EVER!!!! This is non irritating, it comes in clear and black tones, and peels off the lashes easily so you can re-use them. Throw away that dumb crappy glue that comes with your lashes and use this! You can also use Duo for applying bindies and facial jewels, and in a pinch even use it instead of fashion tape!
MAKE-UP REMOVER WIPES
(Tie: $$ VS. DRUGSTORE) MAC & NEUTROGENA
Both wipes take off your face without irritating your skin, even stage-makeup and glitter comes off with one swipe. Of course, I prefer MAC, but the Neutrogena wipes are about twenty bucks less!
MAC LIPSTICK: RUBY WOO
Amazing matte lipstick in a blue-red tone that makes your teeth appear snow white. This color works on EVERYONE, trust me. Also has incredible staying power, pops onstage, and looks fantastic in person. YESSSSSS!!!!!
L’OREAL HIP EYESHADOWS DUO’S
The best drug-store brand eye shadows in my opinion. Heavily pigmented, they come in matte, satin and metallic finishes, and there's no creasing, the price is right, and the duo-compacts save space in your make-up bag.
MAC GEL EYELINER
(Tie: $$ VS. DRUGSTORE) MAC & SONYA KASHUK FOR TARGET
Both lines of brushes are terrific, and both come in a wide range of sizes and shapes…pick your price range.
NARS BLUSH: ORGASM
The soft , natural-looking coral color flatters most skin tones and will add a pretty, peachy glow to your skin.
You know, the classic pink tube with the lime-green cap? Still great after all these years- a winner!
JORDANA LIP PENCILS
I love these cheap (usually about a dollar!) lip-pencils. They come in a huge range of colors, and are soft but not greasy. Ya can’t beat the price, and they seem to last for ever. My favorite color is “Cabaret” a deep, rich red.
MAYBELLINE EYEBROW PENCILS
Everything I said about Jordana lip pencils applies here….except that the red color only applies to the packaging!
OPI NAIL LAQUERS
This affordable line of polish has great coverage (even one coat would usually do the trick) and comes in fantastic colors, with really cute names. Also, it's very easy to remove, with no lingering stains.
NARS EYESHADOW: NIGHTBREED
This unbelievable gorgeous coal-black eye shadow has sparkly flecks of silver glitter in it…it also stays on well, works dry or wet, gives great coverage, and a little goes a long way. Try it- you’ll get addicted!
MAC GLITTER: REFLECTS PEARL
I saved my favorite thing for last! Don’t even get me started on this amazing product or I won’t shut up about it! This fine, cosmetic grade glitter is like fairy dust from another universe: ethereal, amazing and otherworldly. Use it on your body, on your face…the best scientific discovery since penicillin, in my opinion!
It’s not an exaggeration to say that I feel the same way about Reflects Pearl as Tony Montana in the movie “Scarface” did about his “yayo”… I want to fill my house with it, horde kilos of it, risk going to jail for it, risk my life for it, and I’d protect it with “my lil’ friend” - an AK47!