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And HAPPY MONDAY!!!
We had a nice weekend over here (including a fun soccer win on Saturday morning!), and now we’re ready for a busy week ahead. Hope you had a great weekend too and are ready for an awesome week as well.
Over the last several months I’ve had several BEAUTY POSTS with Nordstrom, and I’ve been having the best time ordering and trying more beauty products than I ever have before. It’s a lot of fun to step out of the fashion space for a minute, and I’ve definitely found some products that I have fallen in love with. I mean, I’m not getting any younger over here, so give me #alltheproducts.
Some of my beauty posts have had themes (ex. “Let’s Talk Eyes” and “Get Your Glow On“), but today’s post doesn’t have a theme. I simply ordered products to try and review for y’all. There are a couple I ordered based upon passionate suggestions from readers (I love it when y’all tell me to), and others I just ordered based upon the reviews I read through on the site or on recommendation from a Nordstrom beauty rep.
You’re also going to see some products in today’s post that I’ve talked about before, but I feel compelled to talk about again. I know not everybody is able to see every single post I ever do, so this is a way to reach more people with a product I’ve spoken about before (that I continue to use and love). And it’s still a good review for those of you that have heard me talk about something before. If you’re like me, sometimes it takes me hearing about something a couple of times before I’m really interested.
Let’s dive right in!
We’re talking about current favorites today.
Since I’m constantly trying new products, my favorites change more often than the regular gal. I might find a new bronzer I like, or maybe a new foundation… but I definitely have products that I remain faithful to as well.
Today’s post is a mix of old and new favorites.
Let’s talk foundation!
My new foundation combo is up first!
This Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is one I bought on a reader recommendation years ago. I’ve started using it again AND I’M OBSESSED.
Y’all know that during the spring and summer months I used a combination of It Cosmetics CC Cream and Supergooop Glow Screen for my foundation, but I was wanting a little more coverage for fall so I pulled this out to try again. I talked about it last month, and I’m talking about it again today BECAUSE NOW I KNOW I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.
And now I combine it with my beloved Supergoop Glow Screen.
I used to only use Supergoop Glow Screen in the summer as my “foundation” when I knew I was going to be in the sun for a prolonged period of time. HOWEVER. I’ve come to love the product so much that I’m now wearing it every single day, all year long.
I’m now mixing the Glow Screen with the Georgio foundation, and I love the coverage, finish, and protection it gives!
Let’s talk eyes!
This Primer Potion is a product I’ve been using for a couple of years now. I keep talking about it because it continues to be a favorite. It’s very creamy, but it’s not nearly as cakey as some of the other eyeshadow primers I’ve tried, which I appreciate. It will prep your lids for eyeshadow and eyeliner while hydrating the area, blurring imperfections, and smoothing texture. It helps the color you apply later to not crease, and it helps the other products last longer as well. Even if I’m not wearing eye makeup on any given day, I like to still apply this because it covers up the purple tones I sometimes notice on my eyelids.
I’m not good at doing eye makeup, so I need my eye makeup to be easy to apply and as fool proof as possible.
I apply a neutral shade all over my lid, and then I apply a darker color to the lower lid.
I prefer a creamy shadow and have fallen in love with this Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Stick. I’ve tried several brands and several colors of shadow sticks, but I keep coming back to this one. I absolutely love how it glides on so easily without leaving a harsh line. And the “dusty mauve” is a beautiful fall shade.
The last time I shopped in store at the Nordstrom Beauty Department, I bought over $100 worth of products, so the nice guy helping me said he was going to throw in this Double Ended Eyeliner Pencil for free! #thankyouverymuch
I’m still learning how to use it, but so far, I’ve been putting the neutral pencil on my waterline. It is supposed to help brighten up your eyes and make you look more awake. My eyes water pretty frequently during allergy season, so I don’t think it’s making that much of a lasting difference during the day for me, but I can see why most people love it.
When talking about regular eyeliner, I’ve tried a countless number of eyeliners over the last several years. I have a couple that I like and use pretty regularly, but this Charlotte Tilbury eyeliner pencil in Barbarella Brown was recently recommended to me by the Nordstrom beauty rep. One of my eyeliners that I’ve been using all of a sudden feels too stark to me, and the other one is having staying power issues during the day, which is why I was looking for a new one.
The CT pencil goes on smoothly, it’s a pretty and rich chocolate brown, and it doesn’t fade or smudge during the day. It’s definitely my favorite eyeliner right now.
The Air Brow Tinted Volumizing Treatment Gel is a product I first talked about last month, and now I cannot imagine not using it. It has a mousse like texture, and it’s different than the pencils that I have been using because it gives a fuller/fluffier look. I feel like it’s also much quicker to apply because I’m not drawing individual hairs on. It seems to give just the right amount of volume, tint, and hold. I wear the soft brown.
Now that I’ve been doing my eyebrows for over a year now, I’ve tried several different brow pencils like this one. BUT THIS It Cosmetics Brow Power pencil IS NOW THE CLEAR WINNER! The color (universal taupe) works the best for me, and the stick seems to go on the easiest.
I’ve found that my winning combination for the best eyebrows is when I first apply the Air Brow Tinted Volumizing Treatment Gel (in soft brown), and then I fill in any gaps with my It Cosmetics Brow Power pencil (in universal taupe).
Here’s a picture of just one eye done using all of the products I just highlighted. Such a difference, right?
Oh, and I always use the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel on top to help set my brows.
Let’s talk bronzer!
I’ve used lots and lots of bronzers over the years, and I’ve truly liked a lot of them. As long as they aren’t too orange or too sparkly, they usually work for me. Currently I’m using this Charlotte Tilbury bronzer in 3 Tan. Again, this was recommended to me by the Nordstrom beauty rep, and the marketing kiosk in the store got me. The girl on the poster was freaking glowing, but not all glittery.
The guy put it on me in the store and I was sold. He applied it to my face in the 3 pattern you always hear about…on the sides of the top of my forehead, on my cheekbones (in an upward motion), and on my jawline.
When you apply it, just apply it to the parts of your face that would be most likely to be kissed by the sun!
Now let’s talk lips!
This is a product that you will want to put on every night before bed. It is incredibly moisturizing and feels great on. And here’s a tip for you, it works wonders on cracked elbows too! When nothing else works on my elbows, this does.
The Daisy Plum lipstick from Dior was recommended to me at the Nordstrom makeup counter. I said I wanted a great fall color with a little drama, and this is right what she went to.
The Charlotte Tilbury Love Liberty lipstick is a matte lipstick. I don’t typically like a matte lipstick, but this one isn’t too matte, and it’s not drying at all. In fact, I find it to be very hydrating. Again, the color is “love liberty”.
Y’all know I most often wear some sort of a berry lip, but if I do want to go more neutral, Charlotte Tilbury’s pillow talk lipstick is what I always reach for. I like the most famous neutral there is because it’s got some blush tones in it, which I love. However, I never wear it by itself. It always has to have a gloss on top.
In these pictures I’m wearing this liner (in “pillow talk medium”) with all of the lipsticks and I’m wearing the Anastasia Diamond Gloss on top of all 3 colors. I ALWAYS wear a gloss with a lipstick, and this gloss gives me the extreme shine that I often desire without altering the color of the lipstick. The Anastasia Gloss is killer. It gives incredibly high shine with just the tiniest bit of a shimmer, but not too much shimmer, because I wear it every single day.
And the final look with today’s products…
Playing with makeup is so much fun, y’all!
I’m so happy that I’ve had these posts each month with Nordstrom. I know that I’ve found products I wouldn’t have found otherwise, and I hope that y’all have added NEW favorites to your makeup drawers as well!
And just for fun, in addition to playing around with makeup, I’ve also been having tons of fun making outfit collages! Here are some outfits you can expect to see on the blog in the near future…
This is the perfect outfit for a fall lunch with friends! #iliveforleggings
You know if I’m going to create an outfit for the office that I’m for sure going to be styling it with the best black pants EVER. These babies are a no-brainer and EVERYBODY needs to at least try them. If you work in an office, you pretty much have to buy at least 1 pair. Most people size down 1 in them. I’m telling you, these are the only black slacks you need!
I saw this shirt in store, I tried it on, and it came home with me. Button downs are often hard to fit on me, but this one is perfect. And it’s so soft! I have it styled two ways below. Which way is your favorite?
And here’s one more way to style the plaid shirt with my faux leather leggings. For size reference, I recommend sizing up 1 in the leggings. The medium petites are great on me and are the perfect ankle length (I’m 5’4″ with long legs for my height).
NORDSTROM 2022 BEAUTY POST REVIEW
As I mentioned at the beginning of today’s post, I’ve done several beauty posts already this year.
Let’s take a walk down memory lane before you go…
Click HERE for the GET YOUR GLOW ON post.
Click HERE for the Let’s Talk About Eyes post.
Click HERE for the post where I highlighted Lancome products.
Click HERE for some fun beauty finds.
That’s all for today, y’all! I hope today’s post was helpful and you were able to find a new product or two for your personal beauty arsenal!