Tuesday, February 7, 2012

these are a few of my favorite things {part 1)

well hello there, dolls.
My name is Megan and I'm addicted to makeup & skincare.  Sometimes I place an order from Sephora just to receive my three free samples because I LOVE trying new products.  I'm totally a sucker for the whole Birchbox concept, but no- not a subscriber. 

These are a few of my favorite makeup and skincare products ...as in, I simply cannot go through existence without them.  This is part one of, well, I don't know how many.

1.  Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10
Simply put: This is my all time favorite foundation.  It does not make me oily, it does not make me dry.  It looks natural, yet lasts all day.  Magic in a bottle, I tell you.

2.  Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder with PM20
This is a translucent finishing powder that sets your foundation/concealer, yet doesn't look cakey.  Another product that controls oil, yet doesn't make my skin dry.  This product does NOT leave my vanity drawer.

1.  Ole Henriksen Express the Truth 
This is an antioxidant moisturizer that uses Vitamin C and African red tea to help to calm and soothe the skin as well as fight off environmental aggressors and free radical damage. Plus it's a wrinkle repairing & fighting cream! It's super hydrating, so I use this as my night cream. When I got very little sleep during our Radiothon event, I used this moisturizer to take my skin from dull, to bright and revitalized. Sounds cheesy, but it's true.
I use the rich formula at night and the regular formula for day.  It keeps my under-eye area completely moisturized and de-puffed.  Definitely a staple for me!

more to come.


  1. I LOVE all about eyes- i also use the Clinique eye roller for puffy circles and helps for those eyes you need a little extra :)

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  2. I love Clinique All About Eyes too! I use Makeup Forever HD Finishing Powder, which looks really similar to the one you use but I'll have to give the one from Tarte a try one of these days! I actually just did a similar post to this last week, small world! :)


  3. I love Estee Lauder anything/everything! Just bought their new DayWear cream and love it. I should try the rest of your list!

  4. I love the All About Eyes, too! You've made me curious to try the Ole Henrickson lotion and the Estee Lauder foundation, though. I'm always on a search for the holy grail of foundations!

  5. lovely post! i just subscribed to birchbox (for one month), so i'm waiting for my february box :) so excited.

  6. would you recommend the double wear light or the normal double wear?

  7. I am a total hoarder when it comes to cosmetics and beauty products! I have never heard of Birchbox, but it certainly is tempting!

  8. Oohh these looks great! Estee Lauder is my favorite makeup company so I will have to try this specific foundation!

  9. You've got me convinced to try the finishing powder...oil free finish here I come!

  10. I'm always looking for a perfect foundation, I may just have to try the Estee Lauder!


  11. That foundation is the ONLY foundation I can wear, and I've tried tons! I love it. I definitely need to try that finishing powder!


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