Monday, August 6, 2012

Game Changers: Even More Products I Love

Good morning and Happy Monday!  Hopefully you all had a relaxing weekend like I did.  I spent far more time listening to an audio book than any person should, saw Safety Not Guaranteed (so cute!) with my husband, and spent my Sunday afternoon with a good friend who shares my idea that time spent buying ourselves one book each at Barnes and Noble (in honor of our birthdays) is pretty much the best thing ever.  Also, there was brunch and baked brie with apples and raisins.  Delicious.

Anyway, some of you may remember that I periodically share products I love when I discover something truly great.  It's been a while since my last post, and the original, but I've come across a few more things I love.  Here they are:

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow (in Get Figgy)
I do not usually spend much on makeup, but when I find eyeshadow that stays put and blends nicely, I will buy it if it's under $20.  At $19, this cream shadow from Benefit just squeaked in, and I'm so glad I bought it.  It is so flattering (on me, with pale skin and dark hair, anyway) and is a little silkier than my MAC paint pot, although I still love that one very much since Indianwood is the perfect coppery brown.
Twirl by Kate Spade
It's sort of strange when people in elevators announce that you smell great, but it has happened a few times since I started wearing Twirl after Christmas and I think it might be my signature scent for the next several years.  I love that it's not too flowery or too heavy, but it's definitely feminine and noticeable.  And who doesn't love gold polka dots?

Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain in Gothic or Dawn
Previously, I was a proponent of the Cover Girl version of this lip stain pen, but the Revlon version is longer lasting and comes with a lip balm that keeps your skin from drying out.  Also, I think the Dawn color is so lovely and rich for everyday, while Gothic (it sounds scary, but isn't) is the perfect introduction to red lipcolor.  I apply the color after my morning caffeine boost at work, and it holds on until well after lunch, which is pretty good in my book!

PUR 4-In-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup
For about a year before this spring, I had been wearing Cargo wet/dry mineral powder and still love it.  However, at $35 per compact, it was pricey for something that only lasted about 5 weeks.  My friend Kate recommended PUR, and at $25, it actually covers just as well and the compacts last twice as long.  I am lucky not to need a heavy foundation, so if you're the type to just even out your skin tone with a few brush strokes and pop some concealer under your eyes before going about your eye makeup, you may want to give it a try.  Plus, they have shades light enough for my extremely pale skin tone, which I appreciate.

Does anyone else have some great products worth sharing?  Let us know in the comments! 

P.S. This is my first post that has contained a jump break.  I'm trying to make it so that you don't have to scroll all day long on my landing page to see the next post.  Is it annoying?

P.P.S.  This post contained some links from rewardStyle.  See the disclosure in the left sidebar for more details.


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