5 beauty products I would buy again {part 5}

Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of this series.

part 5

{1} Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection {$36.00} You already know how much I love my Too Faced Natural At Night Palette; but as of late I've been turning time and time again to the Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection. Of the 9 shades included, 3 are matte, 2 are shimmery/glittery, and 4 are satins. The pigmentation is amazing, and all are incredibly buildable, so you can create subtle or high-drama eye looks. This is so perfect if you love a sultry, smoldering eye.

{2} NYX 2-in-1 Pencil Sharpener {$4.49} People laugh when I say this, but...it is hard to find a good pencil sharpener for makeup products; this, in my opinion, is the best. You can use it on jumbo or standard size pencils for lips or eyes; plus, it keeps the shavings contained, so you don't wind up with a mess on the floor. Truth: I have already purchased a back-up just in case; though I have been using mine for more than 8 months and it is still going strong.

{3} Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Juicy Peach {$7.99} Initially I purchased this for the crayon shape {which I love}, but it has become one of my go-tos for 3 incredibly important reasons: 1} it truly moisturizes and never leaves your lips feeling dry; 2} it has a yummy, inoffensive scent; and 3} the color {at least in the Juicy Peach shade} is sheer, with a hint of gloss that is noticeable without being overwhelming. There are a lot of chubby / crayon stick products on the market; but Neutrogena's MoistureSmooth Color Stick is the one I recommend the most - it is just perfect {and a chic alternative to ChapStick}.

{4} Formula X for Sephora Base Coat {$10.50} The quality of the Formula X for Sephora line has been an amazing surprise for me. A few months back I raved about their Top Coat, and now I'm doing the same for their Base Coat. I have tried so many base coats over the years, but this has become my favorite. This one is sticky to the touch, so it is adhesive for polish colors, resulting in 0 chips {though tipwear due to natural nail growth is visible after a few days}. NOTE: As mentioned, this dries sticky, so if you don't top it with a nail color {even a clear one}, it will pick up everything from dust to cat hairs.

{5} mark Angled Kabuki Face Brush {$12.00} I have a drawer full of makeup brushes; yet the angled shape of this one has made it my favorite for applying blush and/or loose powder. I find that the shape creates a more natural-looking finish and provides better coverage than standard-shaped brushes. Also pertinent... this particular brush comes packaged in a satiny, chocolate-colored drawstring pouch that is perfect for storage or holiday gifting.



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ellie said...

These look so amazing to have. Love the list. Especially that base coat and the Neutrogena product.

ivy said...

Love beauty products from MARK! Such a great GO TO list!

Janet Taylor said...

Yes and yes! 5 yeses! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Love that palette!


Rebecca said...

What great beauty buys! A good makeup brush is hard to find! Love this angled brush!


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Sara Gerard said...

You are %100 correct on the pencil sharpener! I need one of these in my life!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I love these posts!! Thanks for sharing.

Georgina Castellucci said...

I totally want to try the Formula X!!

Krystal said...

ooo i want the brush!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I want that brush :)


I am recently a fan of those colour sticks, and definitely every lady need a great brush, I love my kabuki brush. xx/Madison :-)

Imogen said...

You always draw my attention to the most amazing little things... I really want the brush, it's perfect.

Sherin said...

That eye palette looks so pretty. I'm such a sucker for all eye shadows.

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