J's Friday Faves: Beauty Edition

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Since I'm on week 3 of not buying clothing, accessories, or shoes in an effort to figure out what I really need for spring (and hopefully wear some things I've kept hidden away in my closet), I thought I'd post my favorite beauty products for this week's Friday Faves. What does this have to do with The Look 4 Less you ask? Well, nothing really - I just always think it's fun to see what beauty products other people love. So, without further ado - here are my favorite beauty products! Click on any of the images below for more information. I also discuss each product a bit more underneath the image if you're interested.

Urban Decay Primer - Love this stuff, I use it almost every day and it makes my eyeshadow look perfect until I remove it at night. I'm not sure how I lived without this - oh wait, yes I do - I just had eyeshadow that started to come off halfway thru the day. I promise you won't regret buying this!

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer AND Secret Camouflage Concealer - I love these two items because they are light and give me the right amount of coverage that I need without feeling like I have a mask on. I also occasionally use Bare Escentuals but find that I have almost entirely given that up for Laura Mercier.

Loreal Telescopic Waterproof Eyeliner - I don't wear this often - mainly to cover the glue if I'm wearing false eyelashes (see below) which is rarely. I like this stuff though - it doesn't turn grey and stays put all day.

Origins A Perfect World White Tea Moisturizer - This stuff (along with Purity Made Simple) has changed my skin. I adore this stuff and wish it came in bigger containers because I feel like I go through it so fast (especially in the winter).

Philosophy Purity Made Simple - I have combination skin and I always thought the best way was to use harsh cleansers, which seemed to just make my t-zones produce more oil which in turn caused breakouts. I love this cleanser because it's gentle and I can honestly say that my skin has never looked better since I started using it a few years ago.

Ardell Fashion Lashes #110 - I used these on myself as well as my sister's eyes for a recent wedding and was so happy with the result. They looked incredibly natural - like I was just born blessed with long, amazing lashes.

Rosebud Salve - I don't wear lipstick. Ever. I do however, love this rosebud salve. It isn't too sticky and gives your lips a nice sheen.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer - I've tried a million bronzers and this is the one I've been using for awhile now. It isn't shimmery and adds just the right amount of color.

Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink - The color of this kind of scared me the first time I saw it, but it goes on and looks so pretty. I've tried other blushes and always seem to come back to this one.

Maybelline Define-A-Lash mascara - Like every other girl, I'm always on the quest for the BEST mascara. I'm not sure this is the best one out there but it's definitely a front runner out of the ones I've tried. I like this better than Dior Show if you can believe it. I like a defined, long looking lash rather than the mascaras that give you a ton of volume (which always make my lashes look strange and clumpy) so this is a winner for me.

Urban Decay Naked Palette - I know I've talked about this on here before but I LOVE THIS PALETTE. It's sold out right now but you should definitely keep an eye out for it to come back in stock. The colors are fab, I just wish it fit in my makeup bag! I also typically use the eyeliner in this set for everyday looks (it has both a black and brown side). Bonus - it comes with a small sample size of Primer!

Shiseido Eyelash Curler - I've had this for about 5 or 6 years and I love this eyelash curler. If I lost it tomorrow I would definitely buy the same one again to replace it.

What's on YOUR beauty must list? I'd love to hear about your faves - comment below!


charcoal and lime said...

I too love beauty posts. I was interested in you comment on the LC concealer. I was planning on buying it next week when I trek down to Sephora. I do think I will get the Secret Concealer instead of the Secret Camouflage but what is your advice about that?

J @ The Look 4 Less said...

charcoal and lime - I like the secret camouflage because it comes with two shades so you can kind of blend them to make the perfect color for your skintone. I especially like it because I occasionally get spray tans and this way I don't have to buy another darker concealer for when I'm a bit more tan. Hope that helps!

charcoal and lime said...

Thanks, you rock....as always!