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Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Favorites

I have been really love love loving two particular palettes this week. My Little Black book Day Edition by ELF Cosmetics which is a complete lovely palette of all warm neutrals of both shimmery and matte colors. I totally love it. It was a fav last week and continues to shine in my life. It is my go-to palette for a color to use for a matte crease color or a matte brow bone color. The other palette that I love is the Eyes Lips Face (ELF) Classic palette. This is also a warm color palette that can substitute for my Little Black Book palette in a pinch.
ELF Classics palette

Eyeshadows (Quads, Trios, Etc)

I have been veering toward my Maybelline eyeshadow quads. Chocolate Mousse, Chai Latte, and Opal Lights, are among my favorites. I love those shimmery coppers and browns. Then I am totally in love with my 6 new Avon True Color quads.  Vibrant Spice is one I really like, but the yellow in this quad kinda freaks me out. Mocha Latte and Chocolate Sensation and Berry Love and Romantic Mauves are right up there with my most favorite shadows of all time. I have the Purple Pop eyeshadow quad and I haven't quite gotten enough courage to try that one. The pinks and purples are as advertised, very poppy!

This week I bought my first ever eyeshadow trio from Almay. I got one from the Green eye section and one from the Blue eye section. My eyes are actually Hazel, so I figured they would be lovely on me. And I was right. The two I bought were DA BOMB! The green packaging one was called Almay Intense i-Color Smoky-i Eyeshadow in smoky neutrals.

I have been using mostly Jordana Cosmetics liners that are way cheap from Walgreens. I have various shades but I lean toward a dark chocolate or a warm cinnamon. Sometimes I throw in an eggplant color for good measure. 

The cream eyeshadow Color Tattoos by Maybelline are just fantastic. I have a number of colors. I just picked up Barely Branded. But the Inked in Pink and Bad to the Bronze are must haves.

Have you tried these new eyeshadow crayons in the Catching Fire line? I have two, a green and pink. These are just fantastic. I want to get more colors. And Jordana Cosmetics have a few jumbo crayons in Shimmering Pink and a matte Almond that are just great.


I bought my first Rimmel foundation from a line called Match Perfection, and that foundation was true to its name. It was the perfect shade for me. I was shade ivory. I also bought the Stay Matte translucent powder and discovered that these products are now my holy grail foundations. I love, love, love them.


I also bought a lipstick from the Rimmel Kate Moss collection 14-Rossetto. It is pretty close to my own lip color so I don't feel like I stand out like a blinking sign. I tend to gravitate toward the nude/neutral shades. I do have a few peach lipsticks and a couple of pinks, but most in my collection are nude. I love my L'Oreal lipsticks and have really found some Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Nearly There. It is also a nude. Do we see a theme here? 

The Twist and Shine Lip Balms from Jordana are also a new favorite. Terra Cotta is just a lovely shade as well as Honey Love.


I have been using my Rimmel bronzer in the color Sunlight most of the time. And then here and there using my CoverGirl bronzer in Copper Radiance. And as far as blush goes, I have either been using my $2.00 LA Colors blush in natural or my CoverGirl blush in Iced Mink or Iced Plum. They are really my go-to blushes. Since my face tends to be on the red side, these don't overwhelm my face with color.


I did have a bit of a mini haul this week. You can see the photos above for those little lovelies. I bought the Wet N Wild BB Cream but I am not sure this is gonna work for me. So this is a FAIL in the favorites department. I failed to impress. Due to my red skin, I need a bit more coverage than a BB Cream can provide.

Well, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Stay Beautiful!

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