A few of my favorite things

This year I added a few new goodies to my day-to-day makeup collection that have really brightened up my look.  Lately, people have told me I look like I’m glowing.  I don’t know if it’s the new makeup, living in Chicago, or my sweat glands, but I thought I’d share some of my favorite things! I know this is a popular type of post, but I hope you’ll get something out of my old and my new favorites.


make-up necessities


In the order I apply:

  1. Clinique Even Better Eyes: I’ve always had darker circles under my eyes since I was young, and I had yet to find an under eye cream that really helped make them disappear, until this little gem.  I put this dark circle corrector on first in the morning and let it dry for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer: This moisturizing serum goes on smooth across your face and neck without getting you too oily.  It’s also a great base if you need tinted moisturizer.
  3. Clinique All About Eyes Concealer:  I’ve been using this bad boy since I was in my early teens.  Combined with the dark circle corrector, I look more awake than ever!
  4. Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion: Makes your eyeshadow stay on all day.  If I have to go out after work, my eyeshadow is not one of the things I have to touch up! I only let this set a minute before I put the eyeshadow on.
  5. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette: A little bit lighter of a palette than the original, I find that I can go ivory, gold, light gray or light taupe tones mixing and matching the eyeshadow colors in this palette.
  6. Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter:  It depends on the day, time of year, and mood I’m in on whether or not I do an eyeliner on top of my eyelids, but I love this chunky eyeliner in the summer.  The ivory color makes your eyes pop and really goes well with the tones from my eye shadow palette.
  7. Revon ColorStay Black Eyeliner: I’ve also been using this since I was a royal teen under my eyes. I find it much easier to put on than the liquid liner.
  8. Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Cat Eyes:  I buy this in glam black and love how long and thick my eyelashes look!
  9. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream: Smells organic, because it is, but this 12 in 1 multi-tasker stays on most of the day, evens outs your complexion, and gives you a nice color.
  10. Physicians Formula Multi-Colored Bronzer: Ahh, another old favorite.  Great way to make the Irish lady I am look like I have color.
  11. Kabuki Brush: The best way to apply your bronzer.  And its just so fun to say.
  12. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch: Put a little bit just below your eyes and Pop!
  13. Lips: Some of my favorites pictured here are Mary Kay Cafe Au Lait, Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick and Maybelline Baby Lips


Happy experimenting!


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