Some of My Favorite Things

It’s been a while…life is taking over at the moment. I have been working like crazy and time just seems to be speeding by.

It’s been over a year since I last shared some of my favorite beauty items. Since then some items have changed and some have remained the same:

  1. I still use MAC Paint in Bamboom as an eye primer, but lately I have been grabbing for my Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. I love the finish of the primer and the opaque coverage which really makes my eye shadow pop.

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden

  2. I can’t live without my MAC  Spiked eyebrow pencil.
  3. Can’t get enough of my Cover Girl Queen Natural Hues Minerals Bronzer in Ebony Bronze. I use it to contour my cheeks and temple area, but sometimes I use it as a eye crease color as well. This is a great all over bronzer for women of color.

    CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer in Ebony Bronze


  4. MAC Pro longwear foundation in NC 50. I love it!

    Pro Longwear Foundation

  5. MAC Studio Finish Concealer w/ SPF 35 in NC 50
  6. Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara is  It really works for my unruly lashes and helps to define them perfectly.

    Haute & Naughty Lash

  7. Styli-Style 24-Hour Power Line & Seal 24-Eyes…I love how long it stays in my waterline without smudging or running. I use the pencil in carbon black and I pick them up at my local CVS store.

    Styli-Style Line and Seal Eyeliner in Carbon Black


  8. For eyeshadows; MAC Bitter, Fig 1, Jest and Girlie are some of my favorite eyeshadows of the moment.
  9. For lipglosses; I can’t commit to any one color…or brand.  But right now, I am really feeling MAC Flusterose Lustreglass. I am also loving, NYX slim lip pencils. There are so many great colors to choose from.

    NYX Slim Lip Pencils


  10. My friend, Onada told me about the Clarisonic Cleansing System in 2009 and I knew I wanted to try it out, but I kinda procrastinated about it until last year. It is by far the best skincare tool for exfoliation and improving the texture of one’s skin. There are reviews everywhere, so I won’t duplicate efforts, but trust me once you try it you will know what I mean. The Nordstrom Exclusive packages are still available online. The exclusive package is valued at $315  but you get it for $225. The package includes extra brush heads, cleansers and a cute pink travel bag.

    Clarisonic Cleansing System

What beauty items can’t you live without?



Some of My Favorite Things

I simply can’t live without the following products. The items  are listed in the order which I apply them.

  1. I use MAC Paint in Bamboom as an Eye Primer (The eye primer I use depends on the shade of eyeshadow I use)
  2. Smashbox Brow Tech in Brunette
  3. MAC Studio Finish Concealer w/ SPF 35 in NW45
  4. Mary Kay Sheer Mineral Pressed Powder in Bronze 1
  5. Urban Decay – liquid liner in perversion (black)
  6. Marykay Ultimate Mascara in Black
  7. E.L.F. Healthy Gold Bronzing Powder in Sun Kissed, I love this because I can also use it as an eyeshadow highlight
  8. Lip Glosses and Eyeshadows: I am a lip gloss and eyeshadow lover. I can’t commit to any one color…or brand. Today I am wearing MAC lip liner in Currant and Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in Pink Liberty and MAC eyeshadow in Bold and Brazen.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind these are my personal favorites and not particularly what I use in my professional kit 🙂

I will follow-up with an entry about my skin care regime soon.  I also have a random post about natural hair coming up.