Hello tinted moisturizer!

8:54 AM

I recently mentioned that since clothes shopping is no longer very fun for me I went out and fed my shopping desire by buying quite a bit of new makeup. A few items I purchased ended up being revelations for me. You see I essentially haven't changed my makeup routine since high school. Years ago I settled on a look I liked, the routine was fairly simple and it didn't take too long. So I've been doing the same thing for almost a decade - concealer, bronzer, blush, mascara and occasionally eye shadow/liner. I tried different things here and there but the results were disastrous more often than not and since makeup isn't cheap they ended up being costly mistakes. So I would get gun shy and just keep doing the same thing. Well not anymore! 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer - I purchased this just a few weeks ago and it pretty much changed my life! I've heard so much about it but I've always hated the look of foundation and figured this would be the same. Wrong! It's very sheer going on, feels nourishing and makes my skin glow. 

Benefit They're Real Mascara - I had tried all sorts of mascaras before and would just end up going back to my standby, Diorshow, but this is the first one that actually impressed me. It truly does look like you're wearing fake lashes! And it's so easy to apply!

bareMinerals Lipstick in Black Currant - This was another recent purchase. I have other lipsticks from bareMinerals and I love them all - they're very lush, moisturizing and give you great coverage. This color is just so perfect for winter time but I must warn you it's quite dramatic!

NARS blush in Angelika - This was a fairly recent addition. I had been using the "orgasm" color for a few years but was getting bored. I love this color because it gives you that "I just went for a run in the freezing cold" look which is lovely. It just really brightens up your face.

Benefit Cream Eyeshadow in R.S.V.P. - I picked up this eyeshadow this summer and I know now that I'll be using it for quite some time. The fact that it's cream means no brushes and quick application and the color is incredibly versatile and understated. It's a nice and quick way to brighten your eyes. 

Moulinette Soeurs Eau De Parfum in Odette - I realize this isn't really a makeup item but it's just so lovely (and new to me) that I had to include it. I like Chanel "Chance" for special occasions but this is my go to every day perfume - it's light, fresh and just makes me feel pretty. My mum loved it so much she made me find her some (it's sold out at Anthropologie but I was able to find some on Ebay). 

Last but not least I don't go anywhere without Rosebud Salve! 

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  1. The Tarte blush in Natural Beauty is great for that "just went running" look, too. A little goes a long way, though.

  2. R.S.V.P. is one of my all-time favorite products. Thanks so much for sharing, T! I love to see other people's beauty routines. : ))

  3. Love this shade of blush!

  4. Beautiful photo & layout! Rosebud salve is also something I can't live without. I have one in my purse, one on my nightstand, and one at work. :) That mascara and lipstick look fantastic. Aside from lipstick and nail polish, I have also worn the same basic eye look for years. It's so refreshing to switch things up a little bit.

  5. Cruelsound - Ah! Thanks for the tip!

    Ashley - It's amazing isn't it?! xo

    Adeline - It has totally become my fave as of late!

    Sarah - Thank you so much!! That's too funny! I have them stashed everywhere too! :) xo


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