Because I’m loving these makeup products right now…
If you’ve read any of my previous makeup blog posts then you already know I’m super picky about the makeup I feature in these “favorite” style round ups so, truth be told, I am v. into these five products and I hope you will be too!
Have you tried any of these? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
5 Makeup Favorites
I was skeptical at first but now I’m officially a convert with this velvet makeup sponge! It gives you a more natural-looking foundation finish and, unlike the BeautyBlender, you can use it wet AND dry. For foundation, concealer and contouring the brand recommends using it wet and for powder bronzers, highlighters and blush they say dry is the way to go.
It feels super soft on your skin as you dab and the second layer of the sponge is actually a traditional antimicrobial makeup blender so you won’t get any gross bacteria after using this baby. Oh, and did I metion it’s only $6? Yep. So cheap and SO good.
Shiseido’s new makeup is literally the best. Aside from the super chic packaging, I’m loving how every product is really thought out and you can tell they’ve spent a lot of time perfecting each formula. This multi-use highlighter (for eyes, lips, and face) suspends ultra-fine rose, silver, and gold Japanese pearls in a cushiony, transparent base that melds seamlessly with every skin tone. At first glance, I was like “oh, another highlighter. Ok” but after my first time using it I was truly impressed and it’s been a staple in my makeup drawer ever since. The brand recommends a few different ways to use Aura Dew…
One: Use your fingertips or a brush to glide this weightless highlighter along with the high points of the face for a head-turning glow.
Two: Layer it over makeup for a quick dose of celestial sparkle.
Three: Apply it with a brush to concentrate the formula to the inner corners of the eyes or outline the Cupid’s bow (my personal favorite).
Speaking of Shiseido makeup…you know I’m not typically a blush person since I have rosacea and my cheeks are naturally rosy but, that said, I wanted to test out this new air-whipped formula since Shiseido talked about how it’s a “minimalist” blush (i.e. perfect for us makeup minimalists).
The mousse-like texture of this blush transforms into an ultra-thin, featherweight powder with a soft matte finish that lasts for up to eight hours. It’s available in eight vivid shades, all inspired by the House of Shiseido’s muses and collaborators of the past and present. Personally, I love to apply it (sparingly) with my fingertips onto my cheeks and it looks 100% natural and not crazy.
I’m not typically drawn to metallic eyeshadows (though I DO love metallic nails), but when I got a PR pitch about Huda’s new double-ended eyeshadows I was intrigued. The dual-ended liquid shadow combines a velvety matte formula on one side and a highly reflective metallic on the other.
The matte shadows are highly pigmented and easy to blend, while the metallic shadows go on super smooth and I like adding just a tiny hint on the inner corner of my eyes to make them really POP.
Featured shades: Double Pump Latte and Fro-yo.
I also love an eyeshadow palette where you actually want to use EVERY color in the palette…just like this one. These 12 all-new, warm and cozy shades are all perfect for day OR night. The palette features the perfect combo of rich and warm, wearable mattes and lustrous shimmers in the universally flattering lid, crease, and liner shades. The powder formula is infused with the brand’s signature Amazonian clay for an intense payoff, long wear, and creamy texture.
Photos by Felicia LaSala