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Friday, January 31, 2014

Makeup and Muses: Products of the Moment

A few beauty products that I've been enjoying lately are actually drugstore items that seem to do the trick. I'm not a heavy makeup kind of gal unless I'm going somewhere special. I'm a makeup minimalist who'll opt for a tinted moisturizer and some gloss then I'm out the door. Here are some of the makeup products I'm currently enjoying. And, by the way, the total cost of all five items is under $60!

Nars Pure Radiant tinted moisturizer in Seychelles - this medium dark moisturizer has golden olive undertones that is perfect for my skin tone, according to my Color IQ test. It's lightweight so it's perfect for the winter, and it evens out dark spots while providing SPF 30. Sephora | $42

NYX Collection Noir matte black liner - I always switch between eyeliner pencils and retractable ones, depending on my mood. But at this moment I'm loving these auto liners because they give a bold finish that's extremely easy to apply for smokey eye, cat eye and other looks. Ulta | $6

e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator - I'm all about anything that soothes dry skin, like this exfoliator infused with Vitamin E that smells oh so delicious. Apply it, use a damp cotton pad to wipe away the scrub then finish with a balm or gloss. e.l.f. | $3

e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set - Another great e.l.f. product I love right now is this makeup setting spray with aloe, green tea and cucumber. Just spray a light mist about 12 inches from your face after applying makeup in the morning, or spray in the middle of the day for a touch up. e.l.f. | $3

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro lip balm in Pink Shock - been liking this for a while because of its pigmented pink color that complements my skin while also providing 8-hour protection. It has the benefits of both a lip balm and a lip color at the same time. Maybelline | $4

Have you tried any of these beauty products? What are your products of the moment?

P.S. ~ The winners of my giveaway are Elizabeth H. and Nadia J. Congrats!


Pooja Mittal said...

I am going to look for that lip expholistor , it looks so promising
Keep in touch

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I don't wear a lot of make-up either. Never heard of these products before - except for Maybelline, will have to look into the rest. The baby lips looks pretty though :) Happy Friday xx

Emmylou said...

Haven't tried any of them, but I want to....ALL OF THEM! I really need to haul my a$$ to Target and get my hands on those e.l.f. ones.

Happy Friday, Cheryl:)

alexis said...

OOOhhh I want to try the lip exfoliator. I am thinking it might need to make it into my next US Care Package!

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

uchenna Ezeonyeka said...

i love maybelline babylip.
very cute collections and all under 60$.

Krithi T said...

i want that nion baby lips and Nars tinted moituriser
both we do not get in India :(

Dimepiece OnaDime said...

I might have to try that baby lips color. So cute! I love the elf exfoliator. And can you ever go wrong with nars??

Couture Carrie said...

Must try that Nars tinted moisturizer!


Jenmarie said...

I haven't heard of the exfoliater by elf. I will have to check it out! I do have the make-up mist and set though. It's nice but I can't stand the smell! lol

Georgina Castellucci said...

I definitely want to try that Nars tinted moisturizer!!

Alicia Mackin said...

I was thinking of trying the Nars tinted moisturizer. I will some soon!

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Sam said...

Thanks for these great recommendations, I actually haven't tried any of these yet. Thanks for your kind words...Wishing you a warm and wonderful weekend!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Yes! Baby lips is the BEST!

Dolce Vita said...

I actually haven't tried any of these, althugh I have wanted to try the NYX liner and the e.l.f lip exfoliator - I just may have to pick them up!

I'm so glad I found your blog! I followed you and would love to keep in touch, you should come visit my blog when you get the chance :)


Midnight Cowgirl said...

The e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set is great!

Mega Sabi said...

Loving the fact that its all under 60bucks... nice... i want that lip exfoliator tho.. will go out and get one

Sarah said...

I. LOVE. ELF! It is the best makeup ever! So glad you are having a great experience with it too!

Sarah said...

I. LOVE. ELF! It is the best makeup ever! So glad you are having a great experience with it too!

MOSAMUSE said...

I want to try out the lipstick

KP said...

I am so excited to try the lip exfoliator! I recently am obsessed with Revlons Color Burst lip gloss, its unreal and like $7!

xoxo, KP
Eleventh & Sixteenth

Kimberlee VDW said...

Great picks! elf has a lot of great finds for such amazing prices

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