When it comes to cosmetics I consider myself both a drugstore brand and high end type of girl. As the years go by and I learn more about makeup application, I understand the importance of more high end products. Drugstore products will get you by but a few high end cosmetics can take you from average to stellar real quick. Even the most natural of looks can be enhanced to the 10th power with an excellent product.
Here are a few products on my wish list that I absolutely would love to have and why I think they are the absolute BEST. I actually just purchased one of them, the Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lip Color in 'Aria' (so pretty!). Also listed are reasons why YOU should also get them too!
1. NARS Sheer Matte Foundation
So what's awesome about this foundation is that it has a sheer, matte finish with buildable coverage. It Improves skin brightness, radiance, and texture. Evens skin tone and improves texture. I also love that it absorbs oil and controls shine. This foundation is best for Normal and oily skin types. This product brightens and clarifies overall skin tone and is said that the skin becomes smoother and softer after 4 weeks. Hmmm. Interesting. Worth a try right? I've seen a few tutorials out there with this product and I've got to say, the results were A-MAZING.
2. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
This creamy concealer is actually coveted by make-up artists for its luxurious texture and luminous finish. It is designed to even skin with lightweight medium to high buildable coverage. It's on my wish list because it is enriched with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light diffusing technology. It creates a softer, smoother complexion while blurring imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs of fatigue. Perfect after a sleepless night right? It's also long-wearing and crease-proof. Paraben-, alcohol and synthetic fragrance-free.
3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
This powder has me interested because it captures, diffuses, and softens the way light is reflected on skin. The product is also said to brighten the appearance, conceal skin imperfections, pores and wrinkles. This little bad boy has soft-focused particles that help make skin appear younger, even-toned and radiant. I mean if you can get that in a bottle and partner it with your own healthy looking skin...I can only imagine the flawlessness that will be displayed in your latest selfie. What's also good to know is that this is a universal powder that is suitable for all skin tones and can be worn both day and night! Yesssss!
4. BECCA COSMETICS Fine Loose Finishing Powder
I've seen and heard nothing but the best out of this product! The final results are absolutely stunning! The Becca loose finishing powder is regarded as the finest powder in the world. This exclusive formulation is lightly pigmented and micro-milled, ensuring a perfectly uniform, ultra thin layer on the skin, allowing the skins natural oils to lightly shine through. This sounds perfect for the office work week. A little powder, mascara, and BOOM. Yes.
5. Stila Cosmetics Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lip Color - Aria
I already went out and coped this lippy because I simply could not resist! If you know me personally or have been following me for awhile, you'll know that my signature lip color is always a berry, fuchsia, or violet color. I just love how it looks with my skin tone. This color is so gorgeous and I absolutely love the feel and consistency of this product. It's long lasting and I don't even think I need to put on my usual lip moisturzer before applying this product!
6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Anastasia is just where it's at right now. With this one I can just admit that because it's trending I definitely want to try the brow wiz. My eyebrows are probably the most important when I apply any makeup. Like, I love for them to be on point, so if this means getting the best tool smoking on the market to achieve the look--I'm with it!
7. Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Eye Shadow Palette
Not that I need to add yet another nude palette to my collection or anything--but really--I do. Lol. I'll make an exception with this one. I haven't really been into colored shadows on my eyes in a very long time! Nude shadows just give me the natural finish that I love. This luxurious palette looks like a winner!
8. Estée Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Broad Spectrum
It instantly brightens and perfects. Re-ignites the look of radiance. Reduces the look of lines. Nourishes with oil-free hydration. I've seen this applied in a YouTube tutorial on someone with a skin tone similar to mine and HONEY YESSS! I need it and that is all.