Late 2015 was the time for upgrading my beauty stash. While I was in New York, I became a Sephora Beauty Insider (cool way to name a membership) to take advantage of the many discounts, and man, I did. Intensive Manhattan shopping and Christmas presents in between, in just a couple months I already own the Black Card (level 2/3 for those who are not familiar with it). Yay!
Time ago I told you about the low cost beauty essentials that I keep in my makeup bag and my plan to go through a full restoration as the products were emptying. Back then I had an interesting mix of drugstore and High End bites, but as I’ve gone over the process now I own many kind of High End goods that have become my beauty favorites:
1 | MAC Studio Finish Concealer Duo. My skin is feeling smooth and quite flawless since I’m super strict with my skin care routine (keep reading to know what I do), but sometimes I need to cover a spot here and there. This concealer duo works great for me – it matches my skin tone and it blends in so perfectly. Tip – use a proper concealer brush, it will naturally perform better. I’m using the shade W10 / NC20. – 30,00€.
2 | Benefit Porefessional Face Primer. I had read a lot about this face primer but I waited to be in NY to buy it (the exchange rate made it be the time to purchase). My face T-zone tends to be oily and it makes blackheads be too present. Adding the ‘Porefessional step’ is definitely a huge difference in the whole makeup finish. Couldn’t be happier! – 34,00€.
3 | BareMinerals BareSkin serum foundation. This one came with me from NY also since I was seduced by the sales girls and their skin color test. My perfect match according to the skin type and tone was this serum foundation by BareMinerals. I immediately fell in love with the lightness of its texture and the beautiful coverage. Forget about caky finish, this one looks so natural on the skin that makes it perfect for no-makeup makeup. It’s on top of my beauty favorites! I’m using the shade Bare Buff. – 32,90€.
4 | KIKO Luxurious Lashes Maxi Brush. I know, this is not a High End. But girl I tried L’Óreal and Benefit They’re Real and I’m still stick to my all time favorite. It thickens the lashes without the false-effect that I dislike that much. Infinite love. – 7,90€.
5 | Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser. I use cleansing water on a regular basis since my everyday makeup is quite light, but when I get excited with foundation, contouring and eyeliner I need the extra cleansing power of this Kiehl’s good. You won’t find a bite of makeup left on your face. – 18,00€.
6 | Lush Ocean Salt scrub. Avocado, lime, sea salt. Can I eat it, please? Definitely this had to be in this beauty favorites list. This scrub smells good, works great. What I like the most about it (scent apart) is the soft and ultra moisturing finish it leaves in the skin. Ahh! – 11,95€.
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