Makeup: My Favorite Five


472-2 (1 of 1)The Products:

Foundation:  Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

Powder:  MAC Mineralized Skinfinish

Blush:  Josie Maran Argan Color Stick

Eye Liner:  Smashbox Photo Angle Pure Pigment Gel Liner

Mascara:  MAC Zoom Lash

Growing up somewhat of a girly girl, and loving anything involving makeup, it’s clear to me that some things just never change.  I still enjoy playing with makeup, and experimenting with new products, and new trends.  Although, I don’t get fully made up everyday, and some days, I go makeup-less, when I do get made up, it’s really nice to have my basic go to items that can be the foundation of any makeup look.

L1000428Today, I’m sharing five of my favorite makeup products, and what I love about them.  As you will see, I’m a big fan of products that are moisturizing, because as you age, moisture is key to preventing the signs of aging skin, and it also helps to hide any existing lines and wrinkles.

My Favorite Five:

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer –  To me, this product is everything you want in a tinted moisturizer.  It’s a lightweight tinted moisturizer that evens skintone and provides a translucent veil of protection.  For me, it’s helps to treat and cover any skin imperfections without the heaviness of a traditional foundation.

MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Powder – I love this powder, because it removes excess shine without making the skin look dry.  It adds highlights and a glow to the skin, and can be used on the body too.

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick –  This color stick is truly one of the best dual products out there.  It’s infused with moisturizing argan oil, and it can be used on the cheeks and the lips to give a natural flushed look to any skintone.  It really provides a sheer, long lasting color that repairs and replenishes the skin.

L1000466-1Smashbox Photo Angle Pure Pigment Gel Liner – When lining the eyes, you want them to pop, and the intensity of this gel liner gives you just that.  It goes on smoothly without any running or smudging, and it’s so easy to use.

MAC Zoom Lash Mascara – If you like volume and length in your mascara, then you will love this mascara.  I love that it does both of these, minus the clump you see with other mascaras.

If you’re in the market for a few great basic makeup products, these five are a great place to start.  You can shop these makeup items by clicking the links above in “The Products”, or by visiting the Shop Beauty page here.

As always, thanks for reading!


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  1. Tanya
    February 2, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    GORGEOUS photos!!! Loving the presentation and the products!! Want to try a gel liner and need a new blush, and you gave some good choices. Thank you!!

    February 2, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    I believe in your tips. I tried some of these and they are awesome! thanks for keeping it real!

  3. Pam
    February 2, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    This is a very pretty post! Thanks for sharing your favorite makeup products! Your skin is always so beautiful, and I always wondered what you used. Will have to try these!

  4. Rachel
    February 3, 2016 / 12:32 am

    Great product recommendations, great info, and great post!!!!

  5. Lisa
    February 3, 2016 / 1:13 am

    I really love this makeup post, and your personal review of the products! I like moisturizing products too, so I can’t wait to try the tinted moisturizer, powder and blush! You have such an amazing blog!

  6. Shannon
    February 4, 2016 / 12:16 am

    Ooh, this is really great information! My skin has been so dry this winter, and anything moisturizing sounds good! I must try some of the products, it’s time for a change!

  7. patricia
    March 3, 2016 / 11:41 am

    I have used the NARS and I love it especially for everyday wear. I’ll try some of the other featured products. Love your blog!!!

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