Category: Products

face favs

Oct 28 2015

It’s that time of the year to change out your makeup drawers!  Since Sephora is offering 20% off (did you get the coupon???), I thought it would be perfect timing to share some of my favorite items in my personal makeup drawer.

Up first… the face!  I’ll blog cheeks, eyes, illuminator powders and finishing sprays later this week.

What are your favs?!

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Foundation: I’m not big on primers (on my skin), especially since I’ve been using Make Up For Ever’s Mat Velvet+ foundation (color #30).  I go back and forth on foundations… this summer I was using Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation – but since my skin coloring is changing, I don’t like the lighter shade on my skin.  I was also using Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, but again, not loving it for the winter months.  I’ve always loved Mat Velvet+ by Make Up For Ever and I also use this foundation on certain skin types for clients.  Color #30 (that I use on myself) is also one of the top used colors that I use on my clients.

Primer + Illuminator: I know I just said that I’m not a fan of primers on my skin (which is true), but I do love NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15.  Since it does have SPF, I don’t use this on clients, but I LOVE the way this wears underneath my foundation!  It’s a personal fav for sure!  If you’re looking for a little more shimmer, again, I love NARS Illuminator.  I put this on PRIOR to foundation.  That’s how I’ve found that it works the best.  When I put it onto of my foundations, it pulls the foundation.

Foundation Brushes: Okay, these aren’t from Sephora… but I can’t live without my Sigma 3DHD Kabuki ($24) and Sigma Round Kabuki ($24).  Makes your foundation appear as butter on your skin!  You don’t need both, in fact, my favorite is the 3DHD and at $24, you can’t go wrong!

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Concealer: I go between NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer + Bare Mineral Stroke of Light.  Nars is a little heavier, but I LOVE it… I normally start by blending with the Sigma Precision bush and then blend it in again with a mini beauty blender. It’s a beautiful seamless finish.  Stoke of Light is a little more sheer and radiant.

Contouring: I’m not a big fan of contouring… but when I do, I keep it simple and easy!  Love this Smashbox Contouring Trio.

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Powder: NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder, love love love love this powder.  Also, using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and loving the banana powder for concealer setting.  Another fav by NARS is their bronzing powder.  It’s a good one to give your skin a little warmth throughout the winter months. 

Brushes: Sigma Angled Kabuki, soft-dense fibers truly create the most flawless finish.  I also love the Sigma Tapered Kabuki, which has the same soft-dense fibers, and glides super easy over the face and into the contours of the face.

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Product crush

Aug 27 2015

It’s almost that time to bust out the fall palettes!  Here’s a few of my favorite lipliners fit for fall.

Another favorite… MAC Prep + Prime Fix+!  Amazing.  I love finishing/ setting sprays.

I use this a twice during makeup applications:  1.) after the face is clean/ after moisturizer I’ll spray my face with this and let it sit for about 30 seconds.  2.) last step in makeup application – spray entire face.

A lightweight mist of water packed with vitamins and minerals, infused with a blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber to gently soothe and refresh the skin. Gives an instant boost of hydration while delivering a soft sheen to refresh and finish makeup.

They offer a full size for $22 and ‘to-go’ size for $10 — always free shipping at Nordi’s!

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Quartz . Mahogany . Soar . Magenta . Hover Whirl

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Aug 26 2015

I’m a girl who loves her fragrances… pretty scents and gorgeous bottles.

Here’s a few of my favorites!  Would love to hear what you wear!

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Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Emozione’ Eau de Parfum

Dior ‘Miss Dior’ Eau de Parfum Spray

Cartier ‘La Panthere’ Eau de Parfum Legere

Lanvin Arpege ‘Eclat d Arpege’ Eau de Parfum Spray

Giorgio Armani ‘Si’ Eau de Parfum

See by Chloe Eau de Parfum Spray (I wore this one in the hospital while giving birth to Henry!  Every time I wear it, it brings back memories!)

Chloe ‘Roses de Chloe’ Eau de Toilette Spray

Chloe Eau de Parfum Spray

Jo Malone ‘Wood Sage & Sea Salt’ Cologne (Obsessed! Current favorite!  I spray this one first all over and then layer with one of the two Jo Malones listed below)

Jo Malone ‘English Pear & Freesia’ Cologne (Layer with Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt – above)

Jo Malone ‘Wild Bluebell’ Cologne (Layer with Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt – above)

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Jul 31 2015

Y’all!  THIS RIGHT HERE!  Hands down BY FAR the best illuminator I’ve ever used.  SOLD OUT in store at Sephora, but available online!  I can’t even begin to describe the finish of the powder… and a lot goes a long way!

I used it on this bride – it just highlights and lifts the cheek bones for that beach bronzed look.  Soft white gold with a pinky peach undertone pop!  By far the best I’ve ever used… sorry MAC!  Leaves your skin with the softest glow… a glow that I struggle to get with all of my clients.  It’s infused with light-reflecting pearls that beautifully catch the light, allowing your favorite features to pop.

Happy Friday, my beauty lovers!

BECCA Champagne Pop 

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