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Friday, April 18, 2014

Everyday Makeup Staples

Based upon the plentiful amount of makeup posts on Parisian To Be, it's no doubt that I'm a makeup floozy, constantly chopping and changing my daily slap from product to product. It may mean that writing monthly favorites posts is slightly difficult--which base do I choose when I put a different one on everyday?--and I still may look the same everyday, but there are is a collection of a fair few that are really kick a%$ products, oomping up my complexion and making me look flawless (okay, that may be a bit of a stretch...) daily.

With a slightly less than perfect complexion, concealer is always a must. I've tried different formulas, in mousse, cream, and liquid forms, "twenty-four hour" formulas, waterproof concoctions, and other varying types. But my favorite that I've ever tried (bold statement coming) is the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I'm not much a under eye concealer lover, but I imagine that its creamy formula would cover in a non-creasing fashion. Nevertheless, it's stardom shines when it comes to blemishes, not only covering them with an opaque finish, but the mousse-y texture covers the lump (and, more often than not, bulbs) completely and smooths them, as well. Another smoothing product is the NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, creating the quintessential canvas for pending lid pigment. I featured this in my "Disappointing Products" post, so it's slightly ironic that it appears here. I do continue to think that it's a little overhyped, but it is perfect for keeping the oil on my lids at bay all day long. Right beneath the lids are the eyelashes. After curling, I apply the L'Orèal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara--a repurchase after parting from this grey tube. I've missed its extremely lengthening and curl holding power, also providing a tidbit of volume, as well. Nevertheless, I sometimes need a little bit of volume aid, so, I smudge the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Kajal in Brown right in between my lashes for that "I naturally have Cinderella lashes" look--i.e. barely detectable. It's smooth and comes out without a hitch, also impeding of any panda eye moments and, if needed, smudges well, too.

When it comes to brows, the fact that my pair haven't been sorted by a professional for two years and my hack-handed-ness ways suggest that they always need a little bit of aid. I use the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette to fill in any slightly sparse spots and to extend the edges, then use the spoolie to comb them through, even on days they aren't accompanied by pigment. Last is lip balm; a true necessity, especially since my lips always feel so strange after brushing my teeth. The Kari Gran Tinted Lip Whip in Peppermint is my most recent find. At first, I thought it was lacking in the moisture department, but now that we're nearly into spring, I find it's rather suitable. And the pigment, especially, is gorgeous--a light pink, ever so slightly paler than my natural shade--and the enhanced shine and thick yet thin texture (just don't ask) also makes it amazing.

So, now you know exactly what I'll be slapping on today, tomorrow, and probably the day after. All I have to say is if I go a day without the NARS concealer, send me to therapy, stat.

15 comments :

  1. I love the Shocking Extensions mascara, nothing works quite like it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | The Little Deer Sunglasses and £20 Voucher Giveaway

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  2. I seriously need to get my hands on the NARS creamy concealer! xx

    Eleri Roberts

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  3. That concealer is everything... I have it in two shades now ha.

    annie || www.nouveauchique.com

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  4. I've heard so many great things about that concealer! I need to swatch it next time I'm at Sephora, for sure :)

    boho vanity ♡

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  5. Yes, the NARS concealer is excellent. I love it too x

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  6. I just discovered you blog and it is perfect! I am still thinking about buying that NARS Creamy Concealer because veryone is raving about it. have a great day! xx

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  7. It's seriously amazing! I don't think my skin has ever looked so good. x

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  8. Agreed; my friends are all jealous of my eyelashes. Little do they know.... (: x

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  9. Yes, you do. (: x

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  10. We don't seem to be the only ones who think so, either. x

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  11. Ah! That's amazing! It's too bad I'm not getting much darker...only lighter. x

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  12. I think it's the best one in doing so. x

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  13. Ah, merci, merci. That's so nice of you to say. You really must try the concealer. x

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