A few quick roundup of some recent makeup products I’ve tried and loved from Smashbox, Japonesque, Josie Maran and more!
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in Beach Sand ($18; sephora.com) and Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in Timeless Coral ($18; sephora.com) - Both very gorgeous colors, and great picks for dry skin. The Watercolor Eyeshadow is a tad shimmery, but beautiful on the lids and stays put for a good 4-5 hours. The Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil is a buildable lip/cheek cream that I love more on my cheeks than on the lips. Both definitely must haves from Josie Maran.
Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Foundation ($42; sephora.com) - Buildable coverage and super easy to blend. Its quite a hydrating foundation for combination/dry skin types and the finish is a satin matte with a little bit of sheen. The shade 3.1 is a good match for me, a tad warm, but the finish more than makes up for it.
Illamasqua Precision Gel Eyeliner in Infinity ($28; illamasqua.com) - Super jet black color, very pigmented and stays put throughout the day. Its fabulous for the lash lines and the finish is matte for the most part. I like to use a fine eyeliner brush for precision and since it is quite pigmented, a single stroke is all you need for a precise, sharp line!
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Rose Glass, Leaf Peeper and Concrete Jungle ($7; target.com) - Three beautiful colors for fall that I’ve had on rotation this month. The formula is fabulous, the brush is a tad too wide for me, but easy to use. Rose Glass is a little on the sheer side and needs three coats while Leaf Peeper and Concrete Jungle need just two. They are all cremes and quite glossy even without a topcoat on.
Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush in Linen ($22; ulta.com) - A bronzy nude that is quite warm and nice to add a little color to the cheeks. Its matte for the most part and blends beautifully without any patchiness. The packaging is beautiful too and I’ve used this quite a bit since the weather has started to cool down. It is quite pigmented and looks best when applied with a floppy blush brush.