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Beauty Essentials: 6 Favorite Makeup Finds

For years, I’ve stayed away from cosmetics, mostly because I had a not so pleasant exposure to the effect of everyday makeup use. It involves a sleepover and an awkward beauty and the beast transformation that haunts me till today. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to appreciate the effective use of makeup. I am glad, I waited to start my discovery. Or maybe it’s because I’ve aged and now have a few wrinkles I need to hide, whatever the reason I am glad I’m finally on board with what most women discovered years ago. MAC was my first makeup, and it wasn’t by design. When I was finally ready, to venture out into the makeup world. I went to Macy’s so someone can walk me through the basics. Two hours and over $200 later I came home with a starter kit that had all the essentials – M.A.C studio stick foundation, powder, mascara, foundation brush, powder brush, and a  lipstick. I’ve since learned to venture out and experiment on my own, so my collection has grown since then. Overall I am glad I’m finally putting in the effort to enhance my natural beauty. So today I present to you my current beauty favorites:

Favorite Makeup Finds

  1. Olay Professional Pro-X Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser – I bought this a while ago on Amazon; it was on sale for less than $5, a steal considering the usual price tag of $20. It isn’t harsh on the skin, and the exfoliating beads are super tiny. It mostly used with the Pro X advanced cleansing system, but I know a few people that use the cleanser by itself. You can get the Olay Professional Pro-X  Advanced Cleansing System for under $40.
  2. Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation – I got this at Target; I was a bit hesitant to purchase it because I wasn’t sure what color would work with my skin tone, but I gambled, and it worked. It isn’t heavy, it goes on light and gives a flawless finish. I have dry skin, so I appreciate liquid base foundation, even during the summer.
  3. M·A·C ‘Studio Fix’ Powder Plus Foundation –  This is okay to wear by itself, and I have on many occasions. Recently though, I started pairing it with the Revlon nearly naked; I apply the mac studio fix lightly with a brush over the nearly naked and it works perfectly for me. It gives me 100% full coverage without being too heavy.
  4. Maybelline The Rocket Volum’Express Mascara – This was in the gift bag I received during the Essence mommy meetup, and I love it. Previously my go-to mascara was between the MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash and the Maybelline Great Lash – I’ve used this two for the last couple of years, but I am glad I found a new favorite.
  5. EOS Organic Lip Balm Sphere – You’re probably familiar with this lip balm – it busted into the scene earlier this year, and I just had to have it. I love the cute design and the various flavors it comes in.
  6. Maybelline Color Whisper by Color Sensational – Another Essence mommy meetup gift bag favorite. It goes on smooth, and it’s long lasting.

I would love to hear from you, what are some of your favorite makeup finds? Do you have a mascara or foundation you can’t live without, would love to hear your thoughts?

This week I am linking up with:

Makeup Monday

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Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. trisha

    August 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Oh, EOS is such great stuff!! You know what i like is the Benefit face lotion..its tinted for very light coverage and I find that it doesnt have all that stuff in it that normally makes my face break out or look red.

    trisha

  2. Kira

    August 19, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Just googled it; it has potential. I need something to keep me looking young, will do more research and try it out. Thank You.

  3. HilLesha

    August 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Believe it or not, I have never tried MAC before, but I seriously need to! I have combination skin and it’s always a trying experience to find an affordable, yet high quality foundation that will not break me out. However, I’ll most definitely look into this M·A·C ‘Studio Fix’ Powder Plus Foundation. I want something that provides an ample amount of coverage, but looks natural, too. 🙂

  4. Sara Phillips

    August 21, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    The EOS Organic Lip Balm Sphere is one of my FAVORITES, too!!!

  5. LyndaS

    August 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I like Revlon’s Color Stay foundation. My skin needs a little extra help with balancing tones and hiding acne scars.

  6. Shell Feis

    September 1, 2013 at 2:43 am

    I’ve been using Studio Fix for years & years &years! It’s all I use.

  7. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com

    September 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I don’t wear much makeup, but I do need a lightweight foundation.

  8. Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins

    September 6, 2013 at 1:38 am

    I don’t wear makeup but when I do I love wearing anything MAC!

  9. Courtney

    September 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I’m very lucky my aunt works at Clinque and get most of my stuff for free – however my mac products are my fav!

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