I got some great feedback on my fall lipstick ranking so I figured I’d make a comeback with a new theme in mind. Soft pinks, pinky nudes, mauve lipsticks and glosses… call it what you want… but these shades have pretty much ruled my on-the-go makeup pouch for quite some time. Simply put—these colors work year round. I’ve ranked my favorite mauve lipsticks. From liquid lipsticks to glosses, I’ve ranked my favorite mauve lipsticks.
This week I’m heading to Miami for my full-time job. And then when I get back, I’m moving into a new apartment, so I’ve got quite a bit of packing to do! I’m trying to keep things minimal for my work trip—including makeup. Difficult, I know. But I’m determined to fit everything in a carry-on. I even went on a little beauty shopping binge at Origins where I picked up some travel-size friendly skin products so I’m feeling very optimistic.
Here’s a look at what’s in my makeup bag for this week:
Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Sticks—These are my go-to for a daytime eye look and so easy to apply, not to mention has great staying power.
Chanel Eyelash Curler—My must-have beauty tool of the trade that keeps my lashes looking primped and curled.
Benefit They’re Real Mascara—my holy grail of lengthening mascara.
Glossier Boy Brow—I don’t spend much time on my brows and I swear this was made for lazy girls like me who just need a little product to fill in and tame.
Scorch Lip Crème in Pink Smoke—I wrote about their lipsticks on my blog and I’m a huge fan. Plus, pink lips are a must when you’re in Miami.
Bobbi Brown To Go Palette (similar here)—I love these mauvy hues and work perfectly for nights on the town.
What’s in your makeup bag?
If only I could apply photo app filters to my complexion in real life. I have large pores on the sides of my nose and upper cheeks. I’ve learned over time, no product is going to minimize my pore size for good but if a product can trick even yourself in to thinking you have smaller pores, you’re in good shape. Bobbi Brown Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector is the best trick I’ve found for minimizing my pore size. This lightweight formula has a creamy white liquid application and a soft powdery finish after blending. This instantly blurs the complexion and also works as a primer for foundation. I’ve been applying this after my morning skin routine and before my tinted moisturizer. I only apply this on target areas, rather than my whole face and usually wait a few minutes to let it absorb. If you have dry skin, I’m not sure this is the right product for you but if you have combination to oily skin, your skin will feel silky smooth. Sure, there are tons of photo apps that blur your imperfections online but this product is the real life deal.
As a beauty ambassador for Neiman Marcus, they provided me with a complimentary sample for review purposes.