In the past I've stayed away from tinted moisturizers; mostly because I thought they didn't provide enough coverage and/or were too shiny. However, now I am a loyal user of (oil free) Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
When it comes to concealer, I just can't seem to find the perfect one. Benefit Boi-ing is nearly there. Its creamy and glides on with ease - much more so than sticks, which in my opinion, can be noticeable or too thick.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Lounge is one of the most interesting colors I've come across. It looks different every time I use it and I always get compliments whenever I wear it. Its a super smooth, pearly, shiny, brownish, reddish, green. Paired with other shadows and liners, you can increase and change the hue you want more of.
One lovely summer day in '06, my friend Jackie and I stumbled into Barneys New York and happened upon the Sue Devitt Counter. Before this, I'd never tried Sue Devitt products - normally I gravitate towards more eye-catching, less basic looking packaging when trying something new, but the people at the counter sucked us in. Unsure what we thought, they convinced us into getting our makeup done. The end result was fabulous makeovers in pretty colors just perfect for our friend's up-coming wedding. Afterward, we both "accidentally" spent quite a bit of money on our new found lovelies. Our favorite was this E-Z Shadow . Its a glimmery powder you can simply roll on lids. For more intensity, I like to press on to lids with a flat brush. Fingers work too. My favorites are Nara (top) - a sparkly gold, Bambari - a glittery bronze and Hopetown - a shimmery, less glittery plum.
Our next favorite item from our excursion was the Eye Intensifier Pencil. Its a thick enough to be used as a shadow, yet thin enough to be used as a liner. There is a great little smudger at the opposite end of the stick. Its really long lasting and waterproof, but comes off easily. It goes on really smoothly and is perfect for inner eyelids. I have it in Tanzania, which looks great with the golden and bronze E-Z Shadows and Pointe-Noire, a basic black.
I am always buying and trying new mascaras. I have at least three in rotation right now and have two more in their packaging, just waiting for my current ones to run out.
I really like Sue Devitt (notice a theme?) Water Resistant Mascara. Its conditioning and doesn't make my lashes dry or the mascara crumbly or flaky as many often do. It removes with ease too, which is not common for most waterproof mascaras.
Tanning Bed in a Tube by Too Faced is a new favorite of mine. Its a body bronzer and self-tanner in one. Usually, because of the way they smell, I can't bare to wear self-tanner any time other than when I am sleeping and not sniffing. However, Tanning Bed in a Tube smells pleasant and tropical and isn't overpowering.
b.e. by becker.eshaya is one of the most recent perfumes I've purchased. Its floral and clean, but not too light. I especially love the 7.7 ml fragrance pen. So simple to just grab it out of your purse and roll it on when you're on the go. Especially great for travelling.