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Top Makeup Recommendations for the Sephora Sale

April 9, 2021

Best Makeup Picks for the Sephora Sale

The Sephora Spring Sale starts today 4/9 for Rouge Members with 20% off! I’ve put together a comprehensive list of my top makeup picks for every category for complexion, eyes, lips and more. Use code OMGSPRING at checkout. In case you missed it, don’t forget to check out my HAIR CARE ROUNDUP (with a giveaway).

The event is available to Rouge Members first for early access online and in store starting today. The dates and savings by tier listed below. Some exclusions and limits apply. Use code OMGSPRING at checkout to redeem offer:

  • Rouge Members Save 20% off 4/9 to 4/19
  • VIB Members Save 15% off 4/13 to 4/19
  • Insiders Save 10% off 4/15 to 4/19

Best Makeup Picks for the SPRING Sephora Sale

FOUNDATION

CONCEALER

 

 

POWDER

 

 

Gucci Eclat Soleil Bronzing Powder Shade 01, 02 and 03

BLUSH + BRONZER

 

 

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Primer and Highlighter

HIGHLIGHTERS

 

 

EYELINER + BROW

Best Eyeshadow Palettes Too Faced, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Tom Ford, Natasha Denona

EYESHADOWS

New ones I’ve been loving

 

Gucci Nude Lip Liner NARS Soft Matte Tinted Balm Intimate

LIPSTICK + TINTED BALMS

 

 

LIPGLOSS + LIP PENCILS

 

Best Makeup Picks for Spring Sephora Sale

As always I know this is a very long list! Please don’t feel pressured to shop everything you see reviewed here (or elsewhere). As a beauty blogger I’m so fortunate to be able to test products as my job. I hope this serves as a good resource by category to help you narrow down your picks whether you’re looking for a new eyeliner or lipstick.

If I had to pick my Top 10 Favorites right now from what’s available at Sephora, here is my edited spring list:

  1. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation in Buff 3N1
  2. Dior BACKSTAGE Powder Shade 2N
  3. NARS Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balms in Intimate
  4. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Shade 9
  5. Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo in Reflects Gilt
  6. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light
  7. Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks in Petal
  8. Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath in Pillow Talk
  9. Gucci Lip Pencil in Nude
  10. Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette in Bella Sofia

To recap the Sephora Spring Savings Event dates and savings by tier, use code OMGSPRING at checkout to redeem savings offer:

  • Rouge Members Save 20% off 4/9 to 4/19
  • VIB Members Save 15% off 4/13 to 4/19
  • Insiders Save 10% off 4/15 to 4/19

What are some of your makeup wishlist items?

Beauty Favorites Haircare

Hair Care Favorites from Sephora

April 8, 2021

Best Hair Care Sephora Sale

The Sephora Spring Savings Event starts on 4/9 for Rouge Members! I’ve put together my list of top recommendations in a 3 part series: Hair, Skin and Makeup. I’m kicking off the first roundup with my top picks for hair care.

The event is available to Rouge Members first for early access online and in store. The dates and savings by tier are listed below. Some exclusions and limits apply. Use code OMGSPRING at checkout to redeem offer:

  • Rouge Members Save 20% off 4/9 to 4/19
  • VIB Members Save 15% off 4/13 to 4/19
  • Insiders Save 10% off 4/15 to 4/19

Here are my favorites for hair care split by category. I’ve tested so much product over the years and I’m one who washes my hair almost daily. I go through a lot of shampoo and conditioners. I neglected masks for a while but started using them again and am so amazed at how good some are. I didn’t realize how dry my hair was!

Best Shampoo and Conditioners

Best Shampoo + Conditioners and Hair Masks

My three go-to brands at Sephora for shampoo and conditioner these days are Olaplex, Oribe and Briogeo. I don’t use a clarifying shampoo or product regularly but I really like the rinse from dpHUE. What I use and repurchase the most frequently:

Best Hair Mask

My go-to mask has been the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair. When I had more noticeable highlights I also really loved the Christophe Robin Shade Variations (available in different tones). It lasts about 3-5 washes. For an at home darkening product I also loved the Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask in Cocoa. This worked really well when I had some brassy highlights that were growing out and I wanted a temporary color at home (also only lasts about 5 washes for me).

For a deeper condition I can’t rave enough about the one from Kiehl’s. It’s one I just recently discovered and I’m 100% obsessed. If I could just pick one, it would be the Kiehl’s for non-color treated hair. For color-treated hair plus tint I really love Christophe Robin.

One from the archives, hair highlights from 2018. Shine is thanks to the Christophe Robin Shade Variation Hair Mask in Warm Chestnut.

Christophe Robin Hair Mask Variations Chestnut

Best Dry Shampoo + Styling Favorites

Best Hair Care Styling Products

For dry shampoo I try to keep this to a minimum because I find it can build up. In Florida with the heat and humidity + sweat if I’m outdoors there is no skipping a wash. I do like some of these to add texture though. Ones I really love:

Best Hair Styling: Hold + Shine

For styling these are products I like to either add hold or shine:

Best Heat Protectants or Primers

If you blow dry or heat treat your hair, here are the best heat protectants I’ve tried:

Misc.

Dyson Airwrap Styler

Andrew bought the Dyson Airwrap Complete Set for me over Christmas and I absolutely love it. I have not yet reviewed it but hope to soon. The Complete Set is usually almost always sold out. They do have some bundles pop up every once in a while like the Airwrap Styler Limited-Edition Gift Set (same as the complete but with an added pouch).

During the holiday I’m that person who is almost impossible to find a present for. I finally found something beauty-related that I wouldn’t buy for myself but still kind wanted. I held off mainly because I already own the Supersonic Hair Dryer.

I have not used the Supersonic since I got the Airwrap in December. I love the versatility of the Airwrap version and attachments are easy to use. Power-wise I feel like the Supersonic is stronger in the airflow and is also easier to use with a traditional round brush. The Airwrap is still very powerful and I find it gentler on my hair.

Dyson Airwrap Styler

I’ve tried all the attachments. Review very soon! I did buy the 1.2 inch Long Barrel Attachment curlers which is best for my hair length. In December the set barrels worked just fine but I have not had a hair cut in a few months and find the longer barrels work better.

 

 

That wraps up my hair care favorites roundup! To recap on the Sephora Spring Savings Event, use code OMGSPRING at checkout to redeem offer for these dates:

  • Rouge Members Save 20% off 4/9 to 4/19
  • VIB Members Save 15% off 4/13 to 4/19
  • Insiders Save 10% off 4/15 to 4/19

I’m hosting another giveaway! 3 different people will be selected to win a $100 eGift card to Sephora. Open internationally but you must be 18 years or older. Details:

  • Open Internationally
  • Must be 18 years and older
  • All you have to do to enter is follow the steps in the widget below, complete at least 1 of the entries
  • The more steps you complete, the more entries
  • Giveaway runs 4/8 through 4/11/2021 11:59 PM EST
  • I’ll pick 3 winners on April 12, 2021 and email winners that day (winners will be emailed directly from me, I will not be contacting any other way)
  • Not sponsored or affiliated

 

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Beauty Favorites Loving Right Now

Loving Right Now

February 12, 2021

Loving Right Now Beauty Favorites | The Beauty Lookbook

Happy Friday! I’m rounding up a few things I’ve been loving right now. I have a mix of things for hair, lips, nails and more I’ve had in rotation. As always I’d love to hear yours as well!

Hair Care Loves

Anti-Frizz Hair Oils and Serums | The Beauty Lookbook

For hair care there are four things I’ve been loving lately! I’ve still been obsessed with the Living Proof Instant De-frizzer to help smooth out the hair. It dispenses a super fine mist. I spray on dry hair and brush it through. I’ve gone through several minis of this one!

I remember back in the day when the original Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom was in every magazine and considered a cult classic. Did you use this in the early 2000s? Or do you still use it? I haven’t used Kiehl’s haircare in quite some time but ordered the Silk Groom Serum and the Smoothing Oil-Infused Leave-In Concentrate to try and am 100% obsessed. I’ve been using both as a pre-heat treatment before blow drying. Out of the two I prefer the Silk Groom Serum because it has a more lightweight feel. It really does help smooth hair and add shine without weighing it down.

The Smoothing Oil-Infused Leave-In Concentrate has a sweeter scent to it, it’s also a bit heavier but not too heavy. If you have super dry hair I’d recommend this one. For me I like to add it on the ends (dry).

For those who want the best of the best, I still feel the Hair Rituel by Sisley Precious Hair Care Oil is the best hair oil I’ve tried.

Tinted Lip Oils

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Infused Gloss

For lips I’ve re-discovered my Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Infused Gloss for a soft balm like oil/gloss in one. The colors are perfect for everyday, I want to order a few more shades. Colors shown New Romantic and In the Buff, but I’ve also swatched two others I have.

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Infused Gloss swatches

Bobbi Brown Loves

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer and Eye Base

The Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer has been a long-time favorite and I started using it again in conjunction with the Vitamin Enriched Eye Base. I like both for a good everyday moisturizer cream for the face and eyes. I like the Eye Base because it’s creamy but not too heavy or thick.

Neutral Nails

Favorite OPI Neutrals Tiramisu for Two, Pale to the Chief, Samoan Sand, Machu PeachU

I just did a fun Pink and Red nail polish roundup, but the OPI Neutrals still have my heart. I feel Samoan Sand is the best everyday neutral clean polished beige that makes my hands look more put together. I also really love Pale to the Chief, Tiramsu for Two and Machu Peach-U.

Favorite OPI Neutrals Tiramisu for Two, Pale to the Chief, Samoan Sand, Machu PeachU swatches

Glowy Base Favorites

Glow Base Essentials Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Pat McGrath

For my base, the top items I’ve been reaching for the most are the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation (I wear B40 or BD41, swatched here) and the Chanel Le Blanc Rosy Light Drops (swatched here and here).

As always I rely on the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter almost daily for a natural glow (I wear 3, 4 and 4.5 depending on how glowy I want to be, swatches here).

I’ve also still been loving Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation (Light Medium 14, review here) and the Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Concealer (swatches here) for a good everyday base.

My New Favorite Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

For the eyes, my latest discovery is the Too Faced The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. This launched a while ago and it had been on my radar for a while. I was worried it might be too warm or glittery but it’s actually perfect. I think this may be my new favorite eyeshadow palette of the year! Let me know if you want a full review + swatches.

Current Mascara Obsession

Maybelline Sky High Mascara

Last but not least, I have been obsessed with the Maybelline Sky High Mascara. I’ve tried both the regular and waterproof version and like them both. It’s still pretty hard to find online but I’ve seen it restock several times at Target, Ulta and Walmart. If you haven’t tried it I highly recommend giving it a look! It’s one of the few rubber applicators that actually works for me!

What have you been loving lately? New reviews coming soon including the Pat McGrath Divine Rose Collection (spoiler alert is that it’s amazing), new Chanel and some NARS newness too.

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Let me know what you have been loving lately!

Beauty Favorites Gift Guide

Cute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 3, 2021

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve put together a fun Gift Guide with ideas to treat yourself!

1 Mini Roses / 2 Roses Candle / 3 Eyeshadow Quad / 4 Highlighter / 5 Lipstick / 6 Lip Crayon Set / 7 Instant Print Camera / 8 Short T-Bar Jewelry Stand / 9 Tall T-Bar Jewelry Stand / 10 Makeup Bag / 11 Dior Lip Duo / 12 Candy Sampler / 13 La Mer / 14 Nail Polish / 15 Hand Cream / 15 Lip Balm / 17 Pink Flowers / 18 Tom Ford Lipstick / 19 Lip Matte / 20 Water Bottle

Flowers

Venus Et Fleur Beauty Look Book

above, Venus Et Fleur roses over several months

Best treat to me are flowers whether you’re looking for something simple or something a little extra! Some of you may remember Andrew bought me a box from Venus Et Fleur when we were still in San Diego and they truly last at least a full year. They have a special preserving process that keeps them looking fresh and beautiful for a long time. I love the single Le Mini Round Rose and the Le Mini Square too.

I recently ordered a few bouquets from Urban Stems and really liked them! They come nicely packaged in a delivery box and you can add on extras like candies or vases.

 

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Favorite lip products

I think the best thing to treat yourself with is a new lip product. The best long-wear mattes are from Pat McGrath Labs and she just launched her new Divine Rose II Collection with some new colors! (Review coming soon.) Anytime someone wants a recommendation for the best matte lip I always recommend the Pat McGrath MatteTrance.

The Bite Beauty Millennial Pinks Mini Power Move Creamy Matte set is still available and I highly recommend the formula and colors.

If you’re not into a lot of color and are more of a balm person, splurge-worthy picks include the Dior Addict Lip Glow Lip Balm & Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss Set, Hourglass Lip Oil, La Mer Lip Volumizer and Too Faced Hangover Rx Pillow Balm.

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Nail polishes + Hand Care

For the person who doesn’t wear makeup you can always pick out a fun nail polish or hand cream. OPI and Essie are my friends’ favorites. I’m personally team OPI and they just launched their Hollywood Collection for spring and I’m in love with all the colors! Hand creams from Molton Brown and L’Occitane are a few of my favorites to gift away. If you want to splurge extra Chanel makes the most chic hand creams (and the formulas are really good!).

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Things for the Home + Fun Gifts

A few useful and functional things I use everyday are my makeup bags from The Daily Edited, Lululemon Water Bottle and Yeti Tumblers and Diptyque candles. To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Diptyque they’ve launched their Hypnotic Graphic Collection with their best sellers in limited-edition jars. Roses is the prettiest one! Available in the standard size and also a cute Trio Set with the small candles.

To store bracelets and necklaces I have two T-Bar stands from Kendra Scott (often seen on stories, you can see them in action on my HOME highlights @beautylookbook) For something more fun or unique the Fujifilm Instax 11 Instant Print is really fun (comes in a wide range of colors) and there’s a super cute bundle here. As a candy lover I love all things from Sugarfina – the Love Letters Tasting Box looks fun (I ordered one for myself).

 

 

Hope this give you some fun ideas!

Beauty Favorites

2020 Beauty Favorites

December 31, 2020

2020 Beauty Favorites | The Beauty Look Book

Happy New Years Eve! I cannot believe the year is ending and am hopeful for a better one in 2021. Thank you to each and every one of you who stuck around through the highs and the lows. I know it has been a trying and emotional year for all of us. I am truly thankful from the bottom of my heart to those who have showed kindness, positivity and support – it means more to me than I could express in words.

I have a 2020 beauty favorites roundup! I’m rounding up my Top 25 of the year. Here is my list (in alphabetical order). If you’d like to share your favorites let me know in the comments! It doesn’t have to be a long list like mine – I’d love to hear about anything you loved in the beauty world this year.

  1. Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – one of my favorite glow foundations of the year (swatches + on the face here)
  2. Blvgari Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc* – best calming fresh everyday perfume discovery (review here)
  3. By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Sunny Flash* – favorite bronzey shimmer long-wear cream eyeshadow (swatches in this post)
  4. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream – best cream bronzer (review here)
  5. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation – best new glow foundation of the year (review + swatches here)
  6. Chanel Le Blanc Rosy Light Drops* – prettiest soft pink opal fluid highlighter (swatches here)
  7. Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette Fire Rose – prettiest quad from Charlotte Tilbury (review + swatches here)
  8. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Highlighter – best most unique highlighter launch this year (review + swatches here)
  9. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder – holy grail of setting powders (best of Charlotte Tilbury round up here)
  10. Cle de Peau Stick Concealer – best full coverage spot concealer
  11. EM Cosmetic Lip Cushion* – best glow lipstick (swatches here)
  12. EM Cosmetics Soft Blur Lip Pencil* – best lip liner formula (swatches here)
  13. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Sculpture Palette – most used cheek palette (review here)
  14. Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Cream Moisturizer* – best moisturizer of the year for me
  15. La Mer Lip Volumizer – favorite lip plumper
  16. NARS Climax Extreme Mascara* – favorite new mascara launch this year
  17. Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette* – best neutral-cool eyeshadow palette (review here), also love her Mini Glam (swatches here)
  18. Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Concealer* – best new concealer launch (swatches here)
  19. Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Blurring Under Eye Setting Powder* – best under eye setting powder
  20. Sisley Le-Phyto Gloss – best new gloss formula (review here)
  21. Sisley Hair Oil* – remains my favorite hair oil of all time
  22. Sisley Velvet Nourishing Body Cream* – best body moisturizer I tried this year
  23. Sol De Janeiro Hand Sanitizer – one of my favorite buys of the year
  24. Supergoop! CC Cream – favorite face sunscreen (I wear 326W)
  25. Too Faced Hangover Rx Lip Balm – favorite new discovery for lip balms

Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

Makeup Favorites

 

 

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Beauty Favorites Nordstrom

Glowing Makeup Look I’m Loving Right Now

December 28, 2020

Glowing Makeup Favorites from Nordstrom

Happy Monday! I have a new glowing makeup roundup today featuring a few new launches alongside my favorites. So many of you love a pretty glow and I’m excited to partner with Nordstrom to share one I’ve been loving lately. I’m covering the entire look from my base, eyes, lips and cheeks!

Charlotte Tilbury Star Aura Palette

Foundation + Base Essentials

Best Foundation, Concealer and Powder from Nordstrom

Having a good base is one thing that makes me feel more confident and put together. I have a lot of foundations I love and rotate between but the one I’ve reached for the most is the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (I’m currently shade 6.5). It has medium buildable coverage to even out the skin but looks natural and lets the skin show through in a natural way. I love how natural the glow is too!

For concealer the best of the best is from Cle de Peau. The Stick Concealer (I use Ocher or Buff) is best for spot concealing as it’s very opaque and a little goes a long way. For under eye brightening or concealing the Radiant Corrector for Eyes is better for me as it’s more fluid, easier to blend, but still very opaque and covers well. It will stay put and does not crease if you set properly with a powder.

For powder you all know I love the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder in the Translucent shade and the new beige color Honey. If you want the best no-fuss setting powder Laura Mercier is the way to go! However pressed powder is my format of choice – it’s not as messy, you can use it on-the-go, it’s easy to keep it in your purse and in general it’s easier for me to use. The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder is my go-to and I wear the shade in Medium.

My Favorite Glow Product

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Review

The best thing I can recommend to anyone who wants that lit from within kind of glow is the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Filter Primer and Highlighter. I’ve gone through so many of the Shade 4 and Shade 3 to highlight and add dimension to the skin. It’s a multi-tasking product that you can use as a dewy primer, add it on top of your foundation or use as a highlighter on cheeks or eyes. It comes with a sponge tip applicator which I use to swipe on the face and then I blend/buff it out with a beautyblender to melt into the foundation where I want added glow or brightness.

They have just added some more shades in the line to fill in some of the gaps. You can use a shade to match your skin or 1-2 shades lighter to highlight and brighten the skin. I also use one shade darker for days I want more warmth in the glow. I picked up shades 2.5 and 4.5 and swatched them for you. For reference I wear her Magic Foundations in Shades 6.5, 6.75 or 7 depending on how tan I am. I find that the Hollywood Filter in Shade 4.5 is perfect for a subtle glow that isn’t too dramatic or contrasted with my skintone. Shade 4 still works for me too. (More shades available online.)

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter 4.5

Eye Makeup Staples

Eye Makeup Staples Tom Ford Eyeliner, Charlotte Tilbury and NARS

For eye makeup staples, the best liquid eyeliner is the Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen (although Cle de Peau is also really quite excellent). It has two sizes for applicators so you can control how precise or bold you want the line to be. It does not smudge, it’s easy to use, has super rich deep pigment and it lasts a long time. For an ultra dark smokey line the Charlotte Tilbury Rock N Kohl Eyeliner in Bedroom Black is one of the darkest ones I’ve tried. It’s easy to blend/smoke out with a smudge brush for a sultry look.

For a good mix of matte and shimmers the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Palette has been a really pleasant surprise. It looks a little boring in the compact but it has everything you need for a complete eye look. Pigment is smooth, rich, easy to blend – it’s everything I could want in a single compact!

New Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Filter Eyeshadow Star Aura

The latest from Charlotte Tilbury is the Hollywood Flawless Eye Filter Palette and I am so excited to share a look. I bought both shades and will have a more detailed look later but for now I have swatches of Star Aura. It is beautiful eye palette with finely milled shimmers. The colors have the prettiest sparkle to brighten the eyes and open them up. I did find I needed to add a liner to complete the look, but I love how it melds into the skin and just makes your eyes glow.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Filter Eyeshadow Star Aura Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Filter Eyeshadow Star Aura swatches

Top Glowing Cheek Products

Best Glowy Blushes and Highlighter Palette Charlotte Tilbury + Hourglass

My most used cheek products this holiday season for a pretty glow have been from Charlotte Tilbury and Hourglass. The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Bronzer in Medium is the most natural looking matte bronzer – it has a super soft finish and on me it’s impossible to overdo. I’ve had a soft spot for the Hollywood Superstar Glow Highlighter this year too. I have so many highlighters it’s hard to find one that I think is unique enough to make it special. This has a soft pink peach tinge to it mixed in with the opal shimmers and is so flattering on the skin!

For cream blushes the Cle de Peau Cream Blush #4 has remained my go-to for the best soft peachy pink blush that looks natural and lasts all day. It’s hard for me to find a cream product that won’t just melt off the skin and this one works the best out of all the cream blushes I have tried.

For a natural glowy blush the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic blushes are the best ones out there. I’ve bought nearly all of the colors and love Ecstasy (shown) for a peachy pink shimmer and Love Glow (for a nude) the most.

The best cheek palette I’ve tried this year is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Sculpture Palette. Anytime I wear it I get compliments for the natural glow it gives the skin.

(I’m wearing the Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer, Cle de Peau Cream Blush #4, Charlotte Tilbury Highlighter in this post.)

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Highlighter

Favorite Lip Color of the Year

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lips

Last but not least the best lip color of the year for me has been anything Pillow Talk from Charlotte Tilbury. I love the Lip Cheat Lip Pencil, Matte Revolution Lipstick, Collagen Lip Bath and Jewel Lips. These get me the most questions on Instagram stories and readers are always asking “what’s on your lips?” – it’s always one of the Pillow Talk shades! (Top I’m wearing is also from Nordstrom Treasure and Bond.)

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Revolution and Lip Cheat Lip Liner

Glowy Makeup Favorites from Nordstrom

That wraps up the roundup for my glowy makeup look! I hope you found this roundup helpful in case you’re looking for some new items to shop for or incorporate into your routine. You can find all of my favorites from Nordstrom. Don’t forget to check out their Gift with Purchase page too.

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If you have any glowy makeup favorites let me know in the comments!

Many thanks to Nordstrom for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.

Beauty Favorites Budget Beauty

Favorite Holiday Long-Wear Makeup Essentials

December 22, 2020

Best Longwear Makeup Staples

So many of you have asked for long-wear makeup recommendations that are budget-friendly. Today I have the best of both with a holiday makeup round up! I’ve partnered with Walmart to share a few of my go-to makeup staples that can take you from a daytime to a more dressy look.

Day to Night Holiday Makeup Staples

Base Essentials

Base Essentials Estee Lauder, NARS, Laura Mercier

For a long-lasting base the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation has been one of the best long-wearing matte finish foundations I’ve tried. My match is 3W1 Tawny. It has full coverage but doesn’t look flat. To brighten or conceal dark under eye circles the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is probably my most-used concealer! It’s creamy, easy to blend, doesn’t crease on me and once set with a powder, stays put and looks fresh for hours. To set my makeup I have quite a few loves, but the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder is my holy grail no-fuss powder to keep everything in place.

Bronzer + Blush

Milani Powder Blush in Coral Cove

For a good bronzer, I have raved about the ones from L’Oreal so many times. I think they’re easy to use and they have a good range of shades to pick from. I reach for the L’Oreal Summer Belle Bronzer in 03 Amalfi the most for a budget-friendly option. For blushes I’ve been really impressed with the ones from Milani and love the Powder Blush in Coral Cove. It’s a really bright coral pink and you only need a tiny sweep of color to brighten the complexion and make you look more alive. The powder is easy to blend and layer, plus it has very good lasting power.

Lips

Budget Friendly Liquid Lipstick and Lip Gloss

I have SO many loves for lips! The L’Oreal Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain has been one of my absolute favorite liquid lipsticks with a soft matte finish. They’re not drying and they have a pretty satin matte dry down so they look soft and pretty. The formula comes in a wide range of colors, I love I Create for a soft everyday pink rose and I Empower is an easy to wear peach nude beige. They feel weightless on the lips and have excellent coverage and lasting power. (Colors swatched top to bottom: I Empower, I Create, I Rule, I Choose, I Represent.)

L'Oreal Matte Lip Stain in 416

L'Oreal Liquid Lip 418

One of my newest tries is the L’Oreal Infallible Matte Lip Crayon. It’s an opaque twist up style lipstick in a slim tube. It has smooth opaque coverage with intense color payoff. I bought a few of the shades to try and love 500 Caramel Blondie with the Maybelline Lifter Lip Gloss in Ice layered on top for a pretty pink look. For a brighter holiday lip look 502 Sweet and Salty is a really pretty berry pink.

L'Oreal Matte Lip Crayons

L'Oreal Matte Lip Crayon 500

L'Oreal Matte Lip Crayon Sweet Salty

I swatched a number of the Maybelline Lifter Lip Glosses in my post here. If you’re looking for a good plumping gloss with high shine I highly recommend checking them out! (Colors shown Ice, Topaz and Opal.)

Eye Makeup Staples

L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara Primer and Waterproof Mascara

For eye makeup, I have a soft spot for L’Oreal. The L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Base is one of the few lash primers I have used, loved and repurchased many times. It has a pale pink tint to it so you can make sure you’ve coated all the lashes. I apply and then follow with the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Waterproof when the base is still wet for a lot of volume and definition. This combo gives me the best look for my super straight lashes – and it holds the curl! For a good long lasting eyeliner you can’t go wrong with the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner. It’s easy to apply and truly does stay put.

For eyeshadows I have been so impressed with the Wet N’Wild Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette in Nude Awakening. It is a great palette of wearable basics and has everything you need for a complete eye look. Every color has good color payoff and the darker matte shades have really intense pigments that are easy to blend.

Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette Nude Awakening

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If you’re looking for some easy to wear long-wear makeup for the holiday I hope this gives you some ideas of what to try! You can find all the beauty items available at Walmart.

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