Bare Escentuals Buxom lash mascara is amazing. It extends and separates, which is pretty important to me. The first day I wore it Aaron complimented my lashes-how's that for instant confirmation? I wear the non-waterproof which stays well and is already hard enough to remove at night, so I would recommend that over waterproof.
My mom first purchased this perfume for me at a yard sale. I used it sparingly at first and then grew to love it and recently purchased my second bottle. It has notes of Gardenia and Ginger. I really love it because it's striking rather than soft and pretty sexy in my opinion. It used to be my 'night out' perfume and I would wear Incanto Charms by Ferragamo during the day, but it's becoming my everyday scent now. It has good staying power and I constantly get compliments on it.
Above is Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer. I usually only pay a couple bucks for my eye shadow, getting whatever's cute and on sale at the drugstore. However, have you ever had your eye shadow disappear by the end of the day? I started using Urban Decay as a base and it's brilliant-it makes your drugstore eye shadow stay all day which is the Midas touch in my opinion!
This is Dr. Feelgood by Benefit. It's an amazing mattifier and I found it because it was top-rated on Make-Up Alley. Simply smooth on before your make-up and it keeps shine away all day. You can wear it alone too!
This is my latest purchase and I actually haven't tried it yet! It is the Sigma Duo Fibre F50 brush. I've heard great reviews that Sigma brushes are basically less expensive MAC brushes. I already know from first hand experience that a good brush can totally change the look of your make-up. To apply my foundation, I was using a foundation brush from Sephora that allowed my to apply liquid foundation in buffing circles to achieve an airbrushed look. When my brush began to shed badly, I switched to some drugstore foundation brush I found at my house that applied foundation in simple strokes. I immediately noticed that my foundation began to look heavy and the color looked off. I couldn't pinpoint for a few days until I realized it was my brush!! I switched back to my old Sephora brush and everything looked much better again. Instead of buying a new Sephora brush, I decided to buy this Sigma brush because I can use the same application technique and it's was cheaper at $20 versus $30-something. I also bought a Sigma Dry & Shape case that promises to dry my brushes in 4-6 hours. I usually am quite lazy about washing my brushes, but I'm trying to get better and I know in the past the long drying time has been a huge deterrent.
Hopefully you guys enjoyed my beauty reviews!!! Let me know what you love!!!