What I'm Using Now (March 2010)

I was looking through the lovely Phyrra's blog and thought it'd be fun to do. Just a way to share with you all what products I'm loving and using now, complete with links to some of them.

Shampoo: Bed Head Brunette Goddess Shampoo

Conditioner: Bed HeadBrunette Goddess Conditioner

Styling products: Kenra Volumizing Mousse and Hana ShineShield Heat Styling Thermal Protectant

Shower Gel: Philosophy Spice Pear Cobbler Shower Gel

Body Moisturizer: AVON Moisture Therapy Pro-Vitamin Complex

Deodorant: AVON Cool Confidence Roll-On

Fake Tan: None~

Cleanser: AVON ANEW Rejuvenate 2-in-1 Gel Cleanser

Toner: None~

Exfoliator: Philosophy Microdelivery Wash (daily)

Peeling: Exuviance Rejuvenating Treatment Masque

Mask : See above

Serum: Cellnique Skin Action Sebum Gel

Moisturizer: AVON ANEW Rejuvenate Day Cream and Night Cream

Primer: Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer

Foundation & brush: MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC and NW 25, mixed, with a drug store duo fiber brush (Studio Tools brand, discontinued from Target)

Concealer: Loreal Bare Naturale Concealer in Fair

Powder: MAC Studio Fix Powder in N5

Blusher: This changes on the daily but I'm definitely still loving MAC's Trace Gold blush

Bronzer: e.l.f. Studio Bronzers

Highlighter: It varies. I use MAC Mineralize SkinFinishes most of the time, which are Limited Edition. there are times though that I don't use a highlighter.

Eyeshadow base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance or Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer

Eyeshadows: We all know I wear different ones every day so I'm not even going to start~ :)

Eyeliner: MAC Fluidline or Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners

Curler: I've had the same eyelash curler for years and I just change the pads. I think it's a Revlon one. I'm not sure though.

Mascara: Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara

Lipstick: Depends on the day :)

Lipgloss: Also depends on the day~

Nail Colour: I change it every week but I tend to gravitate towards blacks and purples. Right now I'm wearing bright pink though; not for long...changing it tomorrow.

Senna Cosmetics Glamour Eyes

Nearly everything I used for this look is from Senna Cosmetics, one of the best brands I've had to honor of trying. My eyes (which I loved) were done with their Eye Color Trio in Glamour Eyes, a gorgeous grouping of a glimmering gold, a shimmering brown, and matte plum brown. My cheeks and lips, and as always, my brows, were also done using products from Senna.

Go HERE for swatches of some of Senna's products.

Star Struck Eyes from Lorac

Until recently I'd never tried Lorac eyeshadows. Now, I'm so glad I finally did because they're heavenly. Super smooth and super pigmented; very easy to work with. A little goes a very very long way with these shadows! Yes, Lorac is a higher end brand but they do go on sale from time to time on LoracCosmetics.com and Hautelook, both of which offer amazing sales.

Here I've used their Starry-Eyes Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Star Struck for shimmering plum eyes.

Review: e.l.f. Cosmetics Brightening Eye Color

e.l.f says:
Luxuriously smooth, corn silk formula provides eyes with a neutral base and an awakened brightness. The formula blends into skin for a long lasting, beautiful effect. The 4 color quad allows for both natural and dramatic looks. Mirror in compact included.

I was incredibly skeptical of this eyeshadow quad before trying it. However, I am now impressed.

Chocoholic Winged Liner and Some Stardust

Urban Decay Stardust eyeshadows...I'm not completely sure how I feel about these. The color pay off isn't incredible unless applied wet; there is a ton of glitter fallout (for me) and it sticks even when I clean my face with a wet wipe. However, there's no glitter residue after I put on my foundation. Then there's the sparkle...it's amazingly gorgeous. So shimmery, shiny, sparkly...beautiful! So, while I hate them, I also love them :) And I really really want Bobby Dazzle!

I also love Glamour Doll Eyes Chocoholic eyeshadow that I applied with with some Benefit Shelaq~

To browse or order from Glamour Doll, just click the banner!

Benefit *Nice Melons*

Benefit really does have some gorgeous new eyeshadow colors for Spring. One of them, Nice Melons, is a beautiful melon color...a sort of soft creamsicle shade. I paired it with my usual pink and purple for a girly springtime look.

Also, because I got asked so many times when I wore this, my top liner is Urban Decay's 24'7 eyeliner in Rockstar topped with MAC's Vibrant Grape eyeshadow.

Review: Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Shadow Primer

Recently Lorac released their Behind the Scenes Eye Shadow Primer. According to Lorac:

This gentle, lightweight, oil, fragrance and paraben free formula keeps your eye shadow picture-perfect from daytime to Prime Time. Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw to be used Behind The Scenes on photo shoots and on the Red Carpet, this unique eye shadow primer easily glides on for crease-resistant, silky-smooth color that lasts!

February Favorites

I'm back again with a few of my favorite products for February and with that comes a new giveaway!