Sunday, September 12, 2010

Products I've Been Loving.

Sure it's too late for an "August Favorites", but there's always time for a "products i've been loving" post!  So yep, i'll just quickly run through products i've been reaching for a lot lately & have really stood out from the pack for me recently.

♥ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in "Zero" ♥
Everyone must have at least heard of these eye pencils before, and with good reason.  I wouldn't normally spend $17 on an eyeliner, but i got this with the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows (post on that here), so of course i gave it a go.  This liner really impressed me - it's super pigmented & dark, glides on very easy, and stays put for quite a long time.  Definitely one of the best eyeliners in my collection.

♥ MAC 217 Blending Brush ♥
The 217 was the first MAC brush i ever purchased, and will always be a staple of mine.  It's perfect for applying color to the crease & blending out any harsh lines.  I also use it for applying & blending eyeshadow to the outer corners as well, as i don't have a brush for that purpose atm!  I've also heard of people using this for applying concealer & other cream products, but i personally use my finger or a stiffer brush for that purpose.

♥ Bare Minerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation ♥
I got a free sample of this foundation at Sephora, and i'm really glad i got to try it out!  I usually use the Original foundation, but with my oily skin, i can look a bit shiny as the finish of the Original formula is quite glowy.  With the Matte foundation, the staying power & all that is the same as the Original, but i notice that i'm not as shiny-looking by the end of the day.  When i run out of my Original foundation, i'll definitely be purchasing the Matte formula!
Review on the Bare Escentuals Starter Kit here :)

♥ Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher & Bare Escentuals Prime Time ♥
The reason i put these two together is that i use these two products together to create an amazing base for my foundation :).  After cleansing, toning, & moisturizing my face, i apply Estee Lauder's Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher, wait for that to soak in for a bit, then apply my Bare Minerals Prime Time primer.  Together, these minimize my pores and control my oiliness from completely taking over my face as the day progresses.  During the summer, i can get away with just using the Estee Lauder Refinisher or BE's Prime Time, since dewy-skin is more of a summer thing for me, but during the school year & such, i feel i need a bit more control & together, these products work really well for that purpose.

♥ Triscuit Thin Crisps ♥
I just had to add this to the products i'm loving list!  They're little salty triangle cracker things, and i didn't like them so much at first, but they've really grown on me :).  For me, it's a step in the healthy direction (sure they still aren't the healthiest snack out there, but whatever haha).  Definitely give these a nom if you have sweet & salty cravings like i do!

What products have you been loving?


  1. I love the UD liners! I went through this phase recently where I hated black eyeliner though, but I'm back into it again LOL. I got Zero and Bourbon with the Book of Shadows vol. 2 and I use Bourbon a lot! I'll definatly be pulling out my Zero again though :)

  2. I love the UD liners. I want to try the E.Lauder Idealist. xx

  3. ooh the UD eyeliner looks really good, i think i'm going to buy the naked palette which comes with two :D,xx

  4. These all look amazing, iv been wanting to try Bare Mineral for ages! :) xx

  5. i LOVe that bare minerals foundation.
    its the besttt.

  6. i really want to try that Prime Time - unfortunately we dont get it in the uk :( x

  7. Hi! I have this Estee Lauder sample and love it too! I was devastated because I realised it's about to run out, and I can't see myself splashing out on a serum, but my god skin feels good afterwards!

  8. I love that eye liner! I recently got it with the Naked palette and I'm so happy I did! It's definitely one of my faves too! x

  9. I really want to try the matte formula of Bare Minerals! what color do you have it in?

  10. @Rosy Cheeks - I have it in the color 'Fairly Light', which is my summer color. I've found the Matte formula is a bit more yellow based, so deff check the shades out in-store if you can before you purchase! xo