Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Makeup Favaorites ~ Part one

Today I bring to you some of my favorite makeup choices, both expensive and drug store brands.  Sometimes it is justified to spend more than normal on a key beauty product!!

Let's start with the eyes.  For the expensive version of mascara, I use Christian Dior, DiorShow.  Hands down the best I have ever tried.  However, as of late I have not been very impressed with this mega label.  It has been a little dry for my taste and doesn't elongate like it used to.  Funny enough, I am not the only person who has mentioned that!

My inexpensive, drug store brand that I have been loving is Luminous by L'Oreal.  It is inexpensive and definitely does the job.  I might be faithful to this one for a while!

How about shadows?  Well, you might have guessed from the many times I have mentioned it, but I truly love me some Eyes Lips Face.  It is truly affordable ($1 people!) and does a great job.

For the more expensive version, I would go with MAC.  Love their products overall, but the shadows are great. Unfortunately, because this is in the more expensive category, I don't own very many... boo.

Now for the lips.  I have been very into wearing bold lips lately.  my absolute favorite is a bright pink by MAC called Show Orchid.  It is beautiful.  I bought it on a recent trip to LA when I was feeling empowered in the London Airport.  I spent the whole flight trying to come up with ways to justify this to the husband and found none.  Then I stopped trying to justify it and just embraced it and it turns out, he didn't say a thing!  Just "oh, that's what you bought in the airport.  I was thinking magazines couldn't have been that expensive."

My less expensive favorite for bold lips is by Maybelline called Very Cherry.  Sometimes I mix this with a e.l.f. color called Posh for a deeper red.

Well, what do you think?  These are just a few, and I will be sure to post a follow up with some other beauty favs of mine.

What are your favorites?  Inexpensive or otherwise.  I am always looking for a new buy, especially in the inexpensive department.  :)  But I still want to hear what you splurge on!

Happy Tuesday!!
Follow Ma Nouvelle Mode


Vanilla - Notes from my closet said...

I really love no 7 products at the moment, you may not of heard of them but if you ever visit the UK I would highly recommend the brand :)

Love, Vanilla

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I've tried a zillion different brands of mascara over the years and I always come back to Voluminous...it is the best!

MiMi said...

I love seeing other peoples' favorite make ups! :)

Sweet (and Sour) Lou Lou said...

I used to be hardcore into only high end makeup. Recently, I've been slowly making the transition to cheaper products and I love them! Especially the E.L.F.!

I've never been a fan of Dior Show. It didn't do anything for my lashes.

GingerPeachT said...

Bare minerals for most of my face.
I have acne prone skin, so the powders help me not to break out as bad.
Their shadows are great too! Stays on well especially with primer.
I do love MAC for their lips and shadows but alas, I only have 3 items from them lol
And as mascara goes, i still haven't found an amazing one yet.

Abramyan Avenue said...

I have tried many, many different types of mascara, both expensive and inexpensive. The L'Oreal voluminous is my favorite, hands down! I too love MAC. Their colors are just amazing but they can get pricy, especially if it's a limited edition.But it stays on and always looks great. Sometimes it's worth a treat! Have you tried the Maybelline 24 hr True Color? It literally stays on 24 hrs, through brushing teeth, eating, kissing, you name it!! I LOVE it!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

love diorshow mascara and mac lipstick!!

TexaGermaFinlaNadian said...

Love it! Esp since I am in the market for some new mascara right now. My Sephora one is drying up and no stores here. Have to wait until January for a trip home (99% of the reason I am going home for a week, hahaha). I will have to check out the new and improved Elf brand when I go home too! Love cheap finds!


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