What Are Your 5 Favorite Face Makeup Products Right Now?

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I really enjoyed seeing your favorite five in yesterday’s eye products post. I saw a ton of great products that have slipped off my radar screen (but need to go back on). Now let’s talk face products today.

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For the formal transcript of the official makeup record, I have acne-prone (especially around my chin area, boo) combination dry/oily skin, and these are the top five face products currently rockin’ my boat…

  1. Laura Mercier Flawless Fluide Foundation ($48) — I must sound like a broken record with the way I’m always singing Flawless Fluide’s praises, but dangit I love the stuff! I think it’s one of the best liquid foundations out there meow.
  2. MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Base Visage ($41) — Currently addicted to this primer: me. I’ve been using it daily.
  3. Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer ($39) — I like this so much that I bought a backup during the Sephora VIB sale…even though I’m not even halfway finished with my current bottle. πŸ™‚
  4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette ($58) — When I’m not testing other blushes and can use whatever my heart desires, I grab this palette.
  5. Guerlain Perles d’Etoiles Illuminating Pearls ($60) — Super obsessed with this (said in a singsongy voice)! It gives me that magical holiday Guerlain glow.

Your turn, babe. What are your five favorite face makeup products right now?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Happy hump day.

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  1. Agata says:

    I want everything off your list (except for the Laura Mercier foundation that I already have, thanks to your rave reviews). I didn’t think I needed the Hourglass Blush palette but after seeing it in person, I love it, especially that exclusive to the palette shade. And the Mac primer is already on my Christmas wishlist.

    Anyways, here is my top 5:

    1. Laura Mercier Flawless Fluide foundation.
    2. Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth Effect foundation- I have had it for a while and I liked it but recently I have been obsessed with it, it gives me the smoothest finish. I like it so much that I picked it over Laura Mercier to wear to the wedding last week.
    3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush- it’s my all time favorite blush, that’s why I need the whole palette.
    4. itCosmetics Celebration Illumination Foundation- I use it as a setting powder, applied with a sponge-perfection!
    5. Mac Cosmetics Powder Blush in Taupe- I use it for contouring and it’s an absolutely perfect matte shade.
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  2. Yay, I like these lists!

    Let’s see…

    1. Catrice Prime & Fine translucent powder (srsly, it’s AWESOME and hella cheap, I am so sad it got discontinued)
    2. MUFE HD Primer (the green one)
    3. BE Creative Make Up bronzer (I use it as blush)
    4. UD All Nighter setting spray
    5. MAC Corol Powder Blush (I crumbled it into a loose powder so it works better)
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … New in | The Body Shop & Lush haul

    • Karen says:

      Hey Melissa,

      So, I’m a big fan of UD All Nighter too! I keep a travel size one on hand when I take trips. πŸ™‚ It’s one of my fave things from the line.

  3. Estefania says:

    Ah! Those Guerlain Meteorites are so pretteh. I used to love using the Prep+Prime Natural Radiance Primer on clients when I worked at MAC! It’s the best.

    Mine are…

    1. Benefit The Porefessional Primer. It makes my skin so silky, and it hides those huge pores I have around my nose.
    2. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab. I don’t find it sheer at all. A light layer of this will cover almost anything on my face! The finish is natural, AND it lasts all day on my dry skin!
    3. Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick. I may look like a disco ball when I wear this, but I don’t care! It’s so lovely and sparkly.
    4. Dior Rosy Glow Blush in Petal. Recently picked this up and it is my JAM. So soft and pretty!
    5. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. Blurs my pores, mattifies, and keeps a glow. What’s NOT to love??

    • Karen says:

      GURL, I learn something new about you everyday! πŸ™‚ How long did you work at MAC? This just makes me love you even more…

      Happy Tuesday!

      • Estefania says:

        Haha! I still freelance for MAC whenever they need me πŸ™‚ I worked there part time during the last year and a half of college! Since it was a smaller counter, I would get called in more. I was the only freelancer for almost a whole year!

        I learned SO MUCH while working there, it’s insane. Everyone was so sweet and willing to teach me that I got really comfortable doing other people’s makeup, even for huge events (they left me in charge of a bride once! Panic!).

  4. Jenny says:

    I have been dyyyying to try the Hourglass blush palette! I desperately need to get this. My 5 favorites:
    1. Benefit’s Porefessional primer
    2. Lancome’s Teint Miracle Foundation
    3. Laneige CC Cream (when I’m too rushed for foundation)
    4. Benefit’s High Beam highlighter
    5. Skindinavia setting spray
    Jenny recently posted … M.O.T.D. Cosmetics

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jenny,

      The blush palette by Hourglass is AWESOME. I wear it all the time. All. The. Time. It looks very natural on skin and it’s a breeze to blend. You need it in your life!

  5. Debra says:

    Okay, I am going to have to at least look at Laura’s lush-ious foundation. I’ve tried others of hers before but getting the shade right for NW20-25 has been tricky.

    For the Face!
    1. LaRoche Posay Anthelios Face Ultra Light Sunscreen SPF 45.
    2. BB Skin Foundation in Cool Sand.
    3. On no-makeup days or rainy days for makeup base, Squalane (from Japan). Softens skin wonderfully.
    4. Chanel Les Beiges 20 for setting powder. I was using MAC Blot Powder but decided this past summer to up the ante and try this product. I love it.
    5. MAC Warm Soul. When I am in blush-doubt, Warm Soul comes out!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Debra,

      Ahh, I love me some Warm Soul! It’s my winter blush. Thank you for reminding me. I need to fish it out. πŸ™‚

      Oh, and I hope you find a match in Laura’s Flawless Fluide. It comes in a ton of colors, so you should be set!

      • Debra says:

        I went to the Laura Mercier counter this very afternoon and — I was informed that the Flawless Fluide is not for my skin cause it’s not oily or combo.

        The gal did show me what would work for me — Silk CrΓ¨me in Rose Ivory. I was bare-faced so she lightly applied it. Now I have fall/winter foundation!

  6. Elena says:

    1. Guerlain Terracotta Joli Feint foundation- I love the smell and it applies amazing with a beauty blender but still just as nice with fingers. The healthy glow is a bonus!

    2. Giorgio Armani sun fabric bronzer in 400- just a nice luxurious bronzer!!

    3. Givenchy Terre Exotique bronzer- this was a LE item from givenchy (but is still sold in their regular line just a smaller size and no fancy patterns). One of my favorite bronzers for a year round glow.

    4. Clarins instant smooth perfecting touch primer- I love mixing this with foundation to apply both in one step when I am in a hurry. Makes my face flawless.

    5. Givenchy Photo’perfexion foundation-my other go to foundation! This one is super creamy and evens out my skintone great. It wears really well too.

    I could have went crazy with my list. I am a foundation and bronzer addict lol. I have those holiday meteorites too! Love them!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Elena,

      I’m kind of a bronzer addict too. Which bronzers are in your top 5?

      • Elena says:

        Oh top 5: definitely the Givenchy and Armani bronzers as mentioned. I really like Too Faced’s Milk Chocolate Soleil for year round bronzer since I get paler in the winter. Plus it smells like Chocolate, lasts forever and is fairly budget friendly! I also have Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze and Glow (it has a bronzer and highlighter) and they are both lovely shades. My last one would be Benefit’s Dallas (it is kind of a blush/bronzer hybrid but definitely gives a glow). I have used it since college and am on my 3rd or 4th box!

        I rotate between them all so I can’t rank them! I also have Too Faced’s bronzer palette (the Bonjour Soleil one), a few Tarte bronzers via their palettes and Becca’s cream bronzer too. I should be slapped if I buy another bronzer! LOL. In the past I tried Guerlain’s Terracotta 4 seasons bronzer..it was nice. But I have found better in my opinion.

        BTW, made my first Tom Ford purchase (thanks in part to your blog). I ordered the Platinum cream eye color (Nordy’s says it won’t ship til Dec. 1st) and got a mini lipstick as a GWP. The mini lipstick came today so I am excited to try out the Tom Ford formula! $50 lipsticks are pretty dangerous territory for my wallet though. haha.

  7. Ruchita says:

    My faves…

    1. Clinique Dark Spot Corrector: I have darker skin and the slightest blemish leaves a mark. I use this every morning and it really works.

    2. Rimmel Stay Matte Primer: This was a random drugstore purchase, but I really like it.

    3. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets: I keep this everywhere – at home, my desk and work and my purse. They are great for removing the shinies during the day.

    4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Trio: Not sure if this is the right name, but I love these powders.

    5. Clarisonic: Not really a face product, but I’ve been using this for several years now and have really noticed an improvement with my skin.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      Oh! Must look into that Rimmel Primer. It sounds like something I would like. πŸ™‚

      How are you and the kitties? Staying warm, I hope!

      • Ruchita says:

        We’re doing well! Just trying to survive another polar vortex. Mingy has been outside a couple of times, but it’s pretty cold even for a nature boy like him! πŸ™‚

  8. Sarah says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs πŸ™‚

    1. Clinique CC Cream – I love how this evens out my skin tone and has spf.

    2. TheBalm Time Balm concealer – the best colour match for my skin I’ve found plus it’s really natural looking while giving great coverage.

    3. Ben Nye luxury powder in Buff – the best powder I’ve ever used (including Chanel). Keeps my makeup on all day and is undetectable on my skin. Bit obsessed with this powder actually I bought the biggest jar available.

    4. Bobbi Brown face and body bronzing duo – the most natural and believable bronzer I’ve ever used. It’s a great big compact and using it everyday now for 18 months and I’ve only just hit pan *sad face* I need another but it was ltd ed.

    5. MAC Easy Manner powder blush – the reason I love yet loathe MAC lol… The best pink blush I’ve ever used and it was your review that made me buy it πŸ™‚ nearly finished my first but luckily I bought a back up and praying it will be re-released.

    Hope you’re keeping well and enjoy reading my answers.

    PS. We share a birthday June 9th – high five !!!!!!! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sarah,

      Woo hoo, gemini love! πŸ˜€ Thank you for sharing your list. Now you’ve got me curious about that Ben Nye powder! It sounds heavenly.

      P.S. Did you know you share the same birthday with Tabs, too?!

  9. Rachel R. says:

    1) BareEscentuals powder Mineral Veil & Original Foundation

    2) e.l.f. HD Powder

    3) Tarte Blushes

    4) Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

    5) Too Faced Candlelight

  10. Alexis says:

    Here’s a mini-snapshot of my face routine – and it was hard to edit this much!

    1. Kate Somerville Quench serum – seriously I think this knocked the eczema off my face!
    2. Kate Somerville Daily Deflector moisturizer w/20 SPF
    3. Laura Mercier Radiance primer – people say I have that “pregnancy glow” but honestly I owe it to this lovely primer
    4. NARS tinted moisturizer
    5. NARS Radiant concealer

    Bonus shout out Chanel Les Beiges bronzing powder/Joues Contraste blush (Malice)

    This is what keeps me looking awake while I’m struggling to keep up while 8 months pregnant!

  11. becca m says:

    I just love reading the comments when people discuss their products…I get so many ideas! My list is a little more drugstore, but here we go.

    1. Nyx butter gloss, many different colors, but eclair gets a lot of use. They are so moisturizing for this dry weather!

    2. CeraVe a.m. moisturizer with spf, again helpful in the harsh MN weather.

    3. Clinique cheek pop blush in plum pop. I have been using these blushes almost exclusively since they came out; I just love them! Sheer, buildable, and the daisy just makes me happy!

    4. Covergirl clump crusher mascara. It’s a really basic mascara, but I love that it is actually clump free! This is maybe not the best option if you have sparse lashes, but for me it works well for every day.

    5. E.l.f. clear brow gel. I just use a matte eyeshadow to fill my brows, and this is a nice finishing touch. My brows stay where I want them to without getting crunchy.

    It’s funny, I’m a Sephora shopper with the best of them, but these drugstore items are the products that I have been reaching for lately!

  12. Monalisa says:

    MAC Studio Sculpt foundation
    MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Color: Give me Sun (Perfect)
    Maybelline Matte lipstick, Color: Teddy Bear (number 809)
    Michael Kors black eye pencil
    Yes Cosmetics, Creamy shadow compact (only sold in Brazil)

  13. Ericca says:

    1. MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation
    2. MAC Select Cover up
    3. Tarte Brightening Face Primer ( In know there is a lot of light going on)
    4. MAC Matte lipsticks. I have to wear at least once a week
    5. MAC Ambering Rose. I like to glow obviously. Its a good glow not a grease ball glow

  14. poodletail says:

    1. Diorsnow BB
    2. Guerlain Precious Light
    3. Nars Matte Multiple – Laos
    4. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color in medium
    5. Diorshow Waterproof – brown

  15. Erin says:

    1.NARS TM
    2.NARS Radiant Concealer
    3.BECCA SSP in Pearl
    4.Chanel Perfection Lumiere
    5.Chanel Le Blanc

    and just because, Chanel Eclat Highlighter Pen in Rose
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  16. BooBooNinja says:

    1. RMK Color Mix Blush – “Coral Beige”
    2. MAC Pro Long Wear Bronzer – Nude On Board
    3. Tie between Kate Kanebo Auto Brow Pencil (BK) and Anastasia Brow Wiz (Granite)
    4. The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick
    5. Kat von D Tattoo Liquid Liner – Trooper

  17. PAVITHRA says:

    You’re one of my favourite bloggers – I love your style of writing and — we have almost the same skintone—so I’m always taking notes!
    This is my first comment on your blog ever – here are my five faves
    1. Missha BB cream (shades 31 & 28)
    2. Majolica Majorca Lash King (I am not a mascara girl, but I picked this up in Singapore recently and now that I am back in the States, I am really wishing I had backups, I love it so!)
    3. Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream spf30 ( brightens up my NC42 complexion like nothing else)
    4. Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation powder
    5. Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Diapason (I am sitting in my pyajamas wearing this on my eyes, that’s how much I love it!)

  18. Aylin says:

    Oh hi!
    My skin is acne prone just like yours and I also got some dry patches with oily t-zone Karen!
    1- Nars Sheer Glow foundation is my go to foundation and I love how it covers my spots in first coat. I dont even need to set it with a powder

    2- Chanel Les Beiges healthy glow sheer powder is my favorite. It smells amazing and sets everything in place.

    3- benefit porefessional is good for my skin, my pores are getting bigger everyday:(

    4- Essence blush up powder blush in pinky flow is soooo good and pigmented and it is super effordable, i love it.

    5- Nars tinted moisturizer is my HG. When my skin is in its good days, i apply this, it glows and makes my skin look so healthy! I set it with my chanel powder and it lasts all day!

    Loves,
    Xx

  19. PianoGirl1985 says:

    1. Josie Maran matchmaker liqud foundation – I tried everything and continue to come back to this product. Very light, very natural and is absolutely perfect for my combo skin.
    2. Josie Maran matchmaker powder foundation – it’s the same soft, petal-like feel on the skin as Too Faced cocoa infused face powder but minus talk and it does not break me out.
    3. Chanel Les Beiges powder in No. 30 – creates the BEST subtle glow.
    4. Makeup Geek blushes and eyeshadows – *angels singing*
    5. Too Faced Chocolate Bar – obsessed.

  20. Fran says:

    1. It Cosmetics CC Cream SPF 50+ — all-mineral SPF and a lovely glow to my skin (I mix Light and Fair)
    2. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness (takes care of any rosacea redness that shows through the CC Cream)
    3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (as a setting powder) — blurs pores and other imperfections without looking powdery or taking the glow away from my skin
    4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light (as a cheek color) — a perfect light touch for when I get a bit dramatic on eyes or lips
    5. Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray (perhaps better for dry skin than All Nighter)

  21. Sarah says:

    Karen

    Please give the Ben Nye luxury powder a try. You can buy a 42g size for only a few bucks. I bought the 226g jar for Β£16 (30g of Chanel costs Β£32 here in the UK) from camerareadycosmetics. The beige suede might be a good match for your lovely skin tone. If you do try please post a review as I’d love to hear what you think !!

    I didn’t know Tabs also shared our birthday… A fellow sassy Gemini

  22. Stefi says:

    Uh, you have so many great products on your list!
    Here are mine:
    1. MAC’s Strobe Cream
    2. Benefit’s Porefessional
    3. MAC’s Soft and Gentle
    4. MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer
    5. MAC’s MSF Natural Medium (new found love!)
    A loooot of MACs on my face :))

    Love, Stefi

  23. Allison C says:

    Hope this can include skincare products!
    1. My new discovery that I splurged on Lift Lab Lift & Moisturize. I can’t believe what I paid for this, but it is so worth it!
    2. MUFE Velvet Matte Foundation
    3. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
    4. IT Cosmetics CC Cream
    5. Elizabeth Mott Cherry Cheek/Lip Tint, my quick everyday blush
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  24. Ashley says:

    1. YSL Le Tient Touche Eclat Foundation
    2. Chanel Poudre Universelle
    3. Perricone Md No Lipstick Lipstick
    4. Bobbi Brown Warm Eye Palette
    5. Bare Minerals Moxie Buttercream Lip Gloss

  25. Charlene says:

    I’m intrigued. How well does that MAC primer control oil?

  26. Sara says:

    I’ve been on a Maybelline binge lately. It was the first makeup brand I ever wore & now that our finances are tight I’ve rediscovered it! It might be cheap, but I’ve gotten more compliments wearing Maybelline than expensive brands. But, I’m rambling. Sorry!

    1. Benefit’s The POREfessional primer — goodbye pores, hello silky skin!
    2. Maybelline’s Fit Me Shine-free Foundation in classic ivory — it’s good enough to cover imperfections while still looking like I’m not wearing foundation
    3. Maybelline’s Master Hi-light Hi-lighting Blush in nude — OMG I adore this blush; there’s also a hi-lighting bronzer blush that I’m lusting for
    4. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye in neutral medium — a great all around concealer
    5. Olay Fresh Effects Satin Finish Moisturizer — not makeup, per se, but healthy skin makes any makeup look better, right?

  27. Jen C says:

    Hi Karen! Great post, I love reading these lists!

    My favorites:
    1. Kiehl’s micro blur skin perfector – really minimizes my pores! I use this as primer.
    2. Bourjois healthy mix radiance review – lovely foundation with medium coverage and skin-like finish
    3. Ben Nye loose powder in Banana – finely milled and controls oil like a pro!
    4. Sleek Face Contour kit in Medium – luurve the contour shade, works just as good as any high-end bronzer at fraction of the price
    5. Urban Decay all-nighter spray

  28. Ellen says:

    I too have been loving the MAC Radiant primer, I was introduced to it at the counter when I was looking for a nighttime primer. That original one is the yellow one now. In the daytime however, I’d like a primer with SPF 15 or greater, and I haven’t found one that I love yet. I use the Paula’s Choice Resist daytime moisturizers, either the cellular renewal one for dry skin, or the oil free tinted one over a layer of Clinique’s Dramatically Different plus moisturizer, depending on my skin that day. I’ve yet to find either a moisturizer with sunscreen or a primer with one, that I can apply directly on my skin without it feeling too dry. The famous Hourglass primer is too slippery, it causes my eye makeup to smear all over. The Nars radiant primer with sunscreen is not chemical free, and stings my eyes a little. But I will use it up. For foundation, I like the Clinique moisture surge tinted moisturizer in shade 1, because it gives pretty good coverage when applied with fingers, and doesn’t turn yellow on me. Of all the foundations that I currently own, this one probably matches my skin tone the best. I also like the MAC Minetalize Moisturizing Foundation in NW15. This one has some yellow in it, but much less than many other foundations I’ve tried, and it has a sheer, smooth consistency. I apply this one with a sponge. For heavier coverage, I have been using Nars Sheer Glow in Mt. Blanc. It looks much pinker swatched and in the bottle than it is when applied. I also love the coverage and consistency of Estee Lauder’s Invisible and Resilience Lift foundations, but have not found shades that suit my skin tone as well as the above products. I use Bobbi Brown’s corrector in light bisque and concealed in cool sand for under eye circles, and the concealet alone for spots on the face. I finish with powder: Clinique’s blended face powder in transparency neutral when I’m using a product that doesn’t have a history of turning yellow. When I don’t want to take a chance that my foundation will oxidize, I use Hourglass’s Ambient Light powder in ethereal light. It looks very light in the pan, but blends seamlessly on cooler toned fair skin. That’s it for regulars. I play around with different blushes everyday, but two product’s that I love are: MAC’s Taupe blush for contouring (I bought three when it was recently released in single packaging), and I adore Bobbi Brown’s blush in Bahama Brown from the Desert Twilight collection of a few Fall’s ago. Its the perfect mauvey brown that I never would have predicted liking from the pan, but it makes my skin glow and highlights my coloring, especially bringing out the green in my hazel/green eyes. The eye shadow named Twilight from the same collection has the same effect on my eyes. I have never been able to find dupes of either color, so I will have to resort to mixing when they run out! I guess I never prefaced with a description! I have very fair skin with neutral to cool undertones, hazel/green eyes, golden auburn hair, and skin that is just beginning to show signs of aging. My skin is also extremely sensitive, so that limits the products that I can use. Hope this helps anyone out there with similar features, and if anyone has product or color suggestions, they are always appreciated!

  29. Trude says:

    Always love seeing what you go back to and use when you’re not testing! πŸ™‚

    1) Benefit’s Porefessional – can’t live without it, even on no-makeup days!
    2) MUFE Mat Velvet Plus – recently went back to this after trying out It Cosmetic’s CC cream. Love that product, but no matter what it slides too much on me, so now I mix it with my old fave matte foundation.
    3) MAC Studio Fix pressed powder – essential for touch ups and I’ve been using it with a big fluffy brush as a setting powder because I always get loose ones everywhere.
    4) Milani blush in Luminesso – great pigmentation and it’s the perfect peach with just enough pink.
    5) Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer – mmmm chocolate.

  30. Sara says:

    Lipstick! How could I forget lipstick?!

    My current fav is ModelCo Party Proof in Kitty.

    LOL that makes 6, but yeah πŸ˜‰

  31. Kylie says:

    For reference, my skin is very pale, pretty dry, especially in the winter. I also get red patches on my cheeks. The below are AWESOME at masking those problems:

    1. Stila One-Step Correct Primer: Cancels out my red spots and helps my foundation stay all day.
    2. MUFE Mat Velvet +: I feel like this makes my skin look smooth and perfect.
    3. Bobbi Brown Corrector Concealer: Great for under the eyes, around my nose, and any blemishes.
    4. Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Berry: Love sweeping all the colors together or just using the lighter colors for daytime. I’m a sucker for shimmer, so this is perfect!
    5. Benefit Watt’s Up highlighter. See above. #loveshimmer.

  32. Janet Shepherd says:

    Hmm, this is a tricky one for me as I don’t wear foundation, or bronzer! But I have a few favourites:-
    1. Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer – a daily essential!
    2. Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint – a tinted moisturiser for when I want some coverage
    3. Bourjois Blush in Rose Frisson

  33. Chelsea says:

    I don’t wear too much face makeup (except for the fact I’m addicted to blush), but here goes nothing!

    1. Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer in Ivory
    2. Skinceuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50 tinted sunscreen – this stuff is awesome! Tint actually lasts, which makes me feel better that my sun protection lasts too! I’d been using a more siliconey tinted sunscreen/bb cream, but it just rubs off.
    3 and 4. Tarte mini cheek stain and mini clay blush from the Pigment of Imagination LE set – so good, and it was CHEAP.
    5. Maybelline Master Hi Light Blush in Nude – this is so good, especially for being so cheap! Good lasting power too!

  34. Jennifer says:

    Someday, I will get to those Hourglass blushes!

    For now, I am currently enjoying:
    -Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunscreen
    -Tarte Blush in Exposed
    -Too Face Chocolate Soleil
    -Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation
    -MAC Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion

  35. Tam says:

    I love reading lists! This is mine. πŸ™‚

    1. Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation in #3. Super light and doesn’t look matte. I love the subtle smell too. The brand has limited shades, but somehow #3 matches me perfectly.
    2. Stila eyeliner in Lionfish. If you use these eyeliners, be super careful with the cap. If it cracks, the whole stick is unusable! Seriously. I can’t use the burgundy one anymore because it’s been dried out completely.
    3. Lancome Juicy Tubes in Bolole. I don’t like gloss, but this one has a hint of red that is just enough for my taste. Besides, I love the jasmine tea scent!
    4. Lacome powder brow pencil.
    5. Neutrogena Color Stick in Soft Raspberry.

    Like Jennifer above me, “Someday, I will get to those Hourglass blushes!” πŸ˜€

  36. Stephanie says:

    1) Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush in Dim Infusion
    2) MAC Careblend powder (I call it my Magic Powder)
    3) Nars eyeshadow primer (I used to be loyal to UD primer but I tried this and I will only use it now)
    4) Marc Jacobs gel mascara
    5) Becca Sheer Perfecting liquid in Moonstone

    I want the Hourglass blush palette so bad, but I went a little nuts during the VIB sale at Sephora

  37. Stephanie says:

    I have to ask about Laura Mercier foundation, can it be used if one has VERY dry skin? My cheeks and chin are super dry, only my nose & forehead get a little oily. I usually use Lancome & Dior foundation but I’m finding Lancome isn’t working as well this winter. I think I need a different formula for the cold, dry weather.

  38. Maddie says:

    I love these kinds of questions! It’s so interesting to read about other people’s favourite products, and get some ideas for the next time I head to the makeup counters.

    1. Kohgendo Moisture Foundation – stays put forever and looks so natural. It feels really light and fresh on my skin.

    2. Nars radiant creamy concealer. No reason necessary!

    3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush. I have Diffused Heat, and am *really* tempted by the palette.

    4. Banila Co. It Radiant CC Cream – gives my skin a lovely glow underneath my KGD foundation.

    5. TheBalm Mary Lou-manizer – it really suits my skintone and doesn’t mess up my foundation as it’s a powder. I find that creams have a tendency to make my base look a little cakey.

  39. Those posts have me scrolling through the comments taking notes all the time.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Clarins Truly Matte Pure and Radiant Mask

  40. Monal says:

    I’ve been hesitant to get the hourglass blushes- wasn’t sure if they would show up on my NC42 skin. Since we are the same complexion and you love them, then I will have to seriously consider buying one.

    Here are my current faves:

    1. Nars tinted moisturizer in St. Mortiz
    2. MAC Strobe Cream
    3. MAC MSF in Medium Dark
    4. Nars Radiant Creamy concealer
    5. MAC MSF Give me Sun!

  41. Jan says:

    Thanks for the raves about Laura Mercier foundation. I tried it today and love it. I can’t believe it gives such great coverage and it’s the only liquid foundation that absorbs so well that I don’t have to use a powder over it, which is a big plus for my dry skin.

  42. Bertha says:

    1. Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre. I use it as a primer this time of year. It’s too rich for me in the summer but it makes foundation glide on perfectly when it gets cold out and my skin shrivels up.

    2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Light foundation. Regular Double Wear is tooooooo much for me but the light version is perfect and it comes in a tube so I can easily toss it in my bag.

    3. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing concealer. A TEENY tube is $28 but it will expire and start to go rancid before you can even finish it (2 years is about the limit) because it’s so pigmented that you only need the TEENSIEST amount. My under-eye area is a little too dry for use there but it’s amazing on blemishes and redness.

    4. Rimmel Stay-Matte powder. I haven’t found a setting powder I like better and it’s cheap as anything. The only thing I hate is the packaging. Not handbag friendly!

    5. Benefit Lollitint as blush. I prefer cream & liquid blushes and I like this cooler toned one for winter.

  43. Gillian Pidler says:

    My skin is dry/dehydrated. I’m loving;
    1, Max Factor Facefinity primer
    2, Max Factor Facefinity foundation in ivory
    3, Seventeen’s Pwhoor paint concealer in fair
    4, Soap and Glory’s Solar powder to contour
    5, Maybelline’s cream blush in 06

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