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My favorite cream eye bases

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Hey girls! I wanted to share my favorite cream bases that I have been loving for a while now, these are definitely my go tos and favorites of the bunch! I tend to stick with more neutral shades, but do like a darker vampy look from time to time for a smokey eye! I like to use them alone on easy days, or topped with my favorite eyeshadows for a long wearing more intense look. I really love how versatile these little pots are, and the colors are gorgeous! XMy lists: Smashbox Limitless 15 Hr Wear Cream Eyeshadows, MAC Paint Pots, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliners, and Estee Lauder Stay On Eyeshadow Paints.
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Smashbox Wonder Vision Eye Set in Cosmic

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Everyday Makeup Favorites 2014

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Here are my everyday makeup favorites that I have been loving! 1. Mac Eyeshadow Duo in Bamboo and Brulee 2. Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Surge 3. Loreal Infalliable The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner 4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion 5. Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls 6. Loreal Nail Polish in Mint Glacee 7. Becca Brow Powder in Dark Brown 8. Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days 9. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

What are your current go to beauty products? 🙂

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My Eye Basics Drawer! ♥

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Hey everyone! I thought I’d do a little peek inside my stash today! My makeup collection has definitely grown, but now I feel I’m always reaching more my core favorites and only buying things that I know I’ll love and use! My favorites I have to say at the moment are the Wet N’ Wild Single Eyeshadow in Brulee which is a night matte light cream color. I LOVE using this on every look I make to highlight my brow or blend out other colors on my eye. For a high end blending version, love MAC Eyeshadow in Wedge, Mac Eyeshadow Duo in This & That, or Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Femme.

Another favorite is the Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo in Bad to The Bronze. It’s a very pretty bronze cream shadow, and it is long wearing, does not fade, and does not need to be set with powder. This is a great product to use on everyday lazy days to give you a nice wash over the lid! Another drugstore everyday favorite is the Loreal  Infallible Eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe, this feels like a high end eyeshadow, very smooth, stunning and shimmery! A high end favorite is the Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Creme Shadow in Stone, and Mac Paint Pot in Constructivist. My favorite eye primer has to be the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, I’ve tried so many primers but this one is definitely my favorite!

The BB Cream Craze

I’m all for the new BB Cream Craze. Who wouldn’t want an all in one miracle product? BB Creams are basically skincare, primer, SPF, moisturizer, concealer, liquid foundation in ONE small bottle. The trend started in Asia, (mostly Korea & Japan) where the women are obsessed with healthy, flawless, young, dewy looking fair skin. I’m pretty sure Asian women are the only ones who have 15+ products just for skincare on their vanities. (being one myself) lol Joking aside, BB Creams are a great product. They are for the most part light weight, yet have good coverage, and the majority contain ingredients for anti-aging, wrinkles, whitening, moisturizing, and concealing. The few BB Creams I tried have been fantastic. Even the ones that are more affordable are great on the skin. The only downside I would say is that most do not come in a large color range, as Asian women prefer lighter skin. The good news is, most absorb into the skin and oxidize to adapt better to your skin tone. Even so, you can use a powder foundation or liquid foundation over the BB Cream to better match your natural color. The craze has gotten so large, that even makeup companies to the west have been formulating their own version of the BB Cream. Popular BB Cream brands are Missha, Skin79, Dr. Jart, Oriental Gold, Lioele, Fairy Drops, Holika Holika, BRTC, Skin Food, Hanskin, Peripera, Laniege, Etude House, L’egere, Agnes B., Boscia, Smashbox, Estee lauder, Clinique, and Christian Dior.