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A Few New Beauty Favorites

2014 January 16

I love everything beauty. In fact one of my favorite childhood memories is of sitting at our kitchen table with a palette full of Mary Kay makeup samples and my own light-up makeup mirror while my Mom taught her friends and clients how to apply a full face. I can still remember the smell of those Mary Kay lipsticks although that could be because it was usually smeared all over my face! And so my love for beauty products began.

Over the holidays I posted a short survey asking what topics you would like to see more of here on Freutcake. The response was quite unanimously: more food, diy, and beauty! I so appreciate that feedback and am all too happy to oblige. Just don’t be surprised if you find me sitting at the kitchen table with a face smeared in makeup…for blog research of course! Here are just a few of my New Beauty Favorites. What are your?

 

 

beauty favorites

1. NARS, Blush in Albatross – $29
I can’t say enough about NARS products and once again I have found a favorite. This “blush” is really more of a highlighter than anything else and gives a beautiful golden, pearly glow to cheek and brow bones. It’s absolutely flawless and gives my skin a soft-dreamy quality.

2. Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll – $30. I sort of cringe at the price of this mascara but can honestly say that it’s the best I’ve ever tried. If you are looking for a splurge worthy product then I highly recommend this one. Plus it has a skinny little applicator brush that does amazing work at defining and plumping up lashes. I love a full, thick lash and this mascara does just the trick.

3. Paula’s Choice, Resist C15 Super Booster- $38.25
I recently started using this vitamin C serum after a rave review from one of my girlfriends. I love vitamin C serums for fading pigmentation, fighting wrinkles, and all around boosting the appearance of my skin but they can be really expensive! So far I like this product because it’s gentle on sensitive skin and fragrance free. Plus, in the world of overpriced serums, this product is a steal. Bonus: Paula’s Choice also sells sample sized bottles of this serum for just $7.65 so try it out first!

4. Stila, Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Jet Black- $20
I love, love, love this liquid eyeliner and want to kiss Stila on the face for creating it. It’s so easy to achieve the perfect little cat eye with the soft flexible tip. Plus the liner stays all day without smudging but still comes off easily with my face wash. I call that eyeliner perfection!

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Leah Bergman

Editor at Freutcake
Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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  1. January 16, 2014

    I am just in the need for a new eyeliner!! I’ll check out Stila! My biggest issue with the one I use is smudging so this seems right up my alley! =)

  2. Mallory permalink
    January 16, 2014

    I also recently bought this YSL mascara and I have to agree– the best I’ve ever tried! Just hate the price. A good drugstore alternative I’ve found is the L’oreal Shocking Extensions. Same brush and similar results. Love your picks! :)

    • January 16, 2014

      Oh! Great recommendation! I will give L’oreal Shocking Extensions a try. I too hate that price tag.

  3. January 16, 2014

    That Stila liner is one of my favorite products!! And definitely the best liquid liner that I’ve used. Definitely agree that it does in fact stay on all day, yet washes off so easily.

  4. Joni permalink
    January 16, 2014

    I can’t wait to try this eyeliner!! Do you use an eye primer?

    • January 16, 2014

      Yes! I actually like the eye primer by NARS. It goes on really smooth and has a silicone-like feel to it.

  5. January 16, 2014

    Love Stila. They always come through!

  6. January 16, 2014

    just started using the C15 Super Booster–my skin was glowing after a few days. paula makes great products. absolutely adore stila’s liquid eyeliner too. i’ll have to give the nars highlighter a try (though i do adore benefit’s high beam).

  7. January 16, 2014

    Ooh I have to try that vitamin c serum, it sounds amazing!

  8. January 16, 2014

    That liner seems amazing, I will definitely have to check that out! That highlighter sounds great too, I’ve been looking for a good one!

    Thanks!
    xo
    Christa
    http://www.gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

  9. January 16, 2014

    Love all these recommendations! I’m intimidated by liquid liner! I always use MAC fluidline but love the look of real liquid eyeliner. I always end up blinking and messing it up though! Would love to see a tutorial from you! ;)

  10. January 16, 2014

    ordering that eyeliner!!!!!!!!

  11. January 16, 2014

    Leah you have totally delivered on the post!! I have been looking for a good liquid eyeliner and am super excited to try this one!! ;)

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