Current Must Haves

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I haven’t blogged in a long time and I have some great new products to share! I love creating new makeup looks in the winter and fall – when it’s not a million degrees out and you can actually stand to wear makeup – so I always end up trying a ton of new products during the cooler months. These are some of my favorite new goodies!

1. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

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I know I’m a little late with this but I bought this palette a few months ago and I’ve been loving it lately. I bought mine right before the Naked Basics 2 Palette came out but I actually prefer this one over the newer one. I love using matte, warmer tone shades in the fall and winter. This palette comes with four matte shades and one shimmery shade, which is great for highlighting. The neutral shades in this palette are great for creating neutral everyday eye looks. I love using W.O.S. (which apparently stands for Walk Of Shame) all over my lid. It’s a beautiful light beige color that is very close to the color of my lid. Naked 2 and Faint are beautiful brown shades that work great as crease colors. Naked 2 is a great color – it’s a brown shade but has almost gray undertones. I also have a love affair with Crave – the black shade in the palette. I use it almost everyday as eyeliner (which goes along with my next favorite…)

2. Morphe Taklon Angled Liner Brush

This is one of those products that I bought and was immediately wondering how I ever lived without it. The brush is so thin and creates the PERFECT eyeliner look. This has become a lifesaver on mornings before work when I want to look presentable but am also running late (aka everyday of my life). I love using Crave from the Naked Basics palette with this brush instead of being bothered with using eyeliner. I have been really liking the look of using black eyeshadow as eyeliner. It gives a more neutral, casual look for the daytime. I also use this brush to clean up my eyeliner if I don’t want to take the time sitting there trying to perfect my liquid liner. I got this brush on sale for $.78. Not a joke! Morphe has amazing brushes for great prices. I definitely recommend checking out their website! I also bought one of their eyeshadow palettes (which are also very reasonably priced!) and I’ve been loving it.

3. L’Oreal Infallible Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner

I think every girl needs a liquid eyeliner that they can always count on to look great – and this is definitely mine. I’ve been using this eyeliner for awhile and I find it really easy to use. I am fairly picky when it comes to liquid liner. I can’t stand when liquid liners have a super shiny finish. The finish of this eyeliner is beautiful – it’s very very black and very matte. It also has a super thin tip and I am able to draw a super thin line with it – which I love. I’ve tried a ton of liquid eyeliners over the years and this one is definitely my favorite.

4. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

I have definitely said this before, but I am obsessed with bold eyelashes. Mascara is one of my favorite makeup products. The bigger the lashes, the better. I got a free sample of this mascara from Sephora and I loved it as soon as I tried it. I think after the second time of using the small sample I had, I went online and ordered the full-size. I ordered the combination pack that comes with a primer and the mascara. I have used this mascara every single day since I got it. I used to use at least two mascaras on a daily basis (ok….usually three – I told you I’m obsessed with big lashes!) but since using this, I am now a one mascara type of woman. I never thought I’d see the day!

5. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

I got this product in my November Ipsy bag and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by it! I have never been one to use full coverage face products – whether it be foundation or concealer. I can’t stand the feeling of having thick makeup on my face. BUT I surprisingly love this. It is full coverage and I do find the texture a bit thick but it works very well. I have horrible under eye circles. Between work and school, I’m sleep deprived just like most of the world and it definitely shows through my dark circles. This has been a savior for making it appear like I’m wide awake and ready to take on the day when I’m really feeling like a walking zombie. I got this in the shade Neutral Medium, which I wasn’t sure about because I am very pale, but the shade actually works perfectly for my skintone.

6. Morphe Chisel Dome Deluxe Powder Brush

Yes – another Morphe brush! I’m obsessed, what can I say. I love this brush. I use it everyday – multiple times a day. It’s a very large fluffy brush that is great just for allover blending. I use this after I finish putting on foundation, bronzer, and blush just to make sure that everything is blended and looks natural. I got this brush on sale for about $6 – amazing! The head of the brush is huge which is why it’s great for really blending everything in. I carry this brush with my everywhere. I love it!

7. Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in N9

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I definitely saved the best for last! I have been on a hunt for a perfect everyday lipstick. I love lipstick on other woman but I have the hardest time finding a shade that I like on myself. I got this lipstick in my Sephora birthday gift in March and just stuck it in my makeup drawer with all my other lipsticks. I was recently cleaning out my makeup and rediscovered it. I am in love with this lipstick! It is such a beautiful everyday shade but it’s also super buildable if you want to make it more dramatic. It’s super creamy and feels nice and hydrating on your lips. The shade is a beautiful nudeish pink – similar to the oh so popular Kyle Jenner lip color.

Website for Morphe Brushes: http://morphebrushes.com/index.php 

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