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My go-to makeup look- natural meets glam // Z-palette with my most loved MAC eyeshadows // Fuchsia fever // Perfume collection // Currently wishing for... // Collaging my review of the new Ambient Lighting Blushes // MOTD with an unintentional emphasis on Dior products- obsessed
Product of the Week: Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
Okay, let me just start by saying that I've been rationing a deluxe sample of this stuff for the past few months and seriously- it's a game changer. Having extremely oily skin with an emphasis on huge pores, I'm always looking for the best multitasking primers to help things go on a bit more smoothly (see what I did there?). Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch is the answer to all my priming woes- it truly does smoooooth and even out my skin's texture, allowing my foundation to glide on without clinging to any odd blemishes or settling into my pores. I honestly haven't been this impressed by a priming product until this little gem came along in the form of a GWP. Needless to say, the full size is now on its way to me and you can bet there'll be a review to come. Cue product swooning.
Must-Read Blog Post:
Tammie over at lipstickwithsomesunshine recently wrote about how she balances life between her blog and being a mother of two under ten. While I'm not yet a mother myself, I have a lot of respect and admiration for those that are and for all the hats they wear on a daily basis. In her post, Tammie offers suggestions and tips to blogging and mothering simultaneously, lending a rare personal touch to the beauty blogging world that I'm sure many moms will appreciate.
I'm a little more than obsessed with this tutorial from Jaclyn Hill- her use of MAC's Rose Pigment is stunning. She paired it with shades of raspberry and an orangey-pink that makes the whole look reminiscent of a Summertime sunset [insert heart-eyed emoji here]. I recently wore the aforementioned eyeshadow to dinner on Valentine's Day and the effect it gives is definitely worth the extra time and mess that loose pigments require. Rosy-gold goodness just in time for the warmer months? Yesss.
Added to the Wishlist:
Benefit Cosmetics just released their take on a BB cream called the 'Big Easy' and I'm fairly certain you'll see me hauling this bad boy in the next week or so. Boasting a liquid-to-powder matte formula, medium natural coverage, and an SPF 35... consider me sold. They really had me at 'matte', because you know I just can't wait to try another base option for my overly oily skin! I admit that my excitement over new makeup products is a tad bit excessive, but I'm willing to bet you can relate if you're here reading this post. ;)