In my last Favorites post, I explained that I was going to share my favorites whenever the mood struck.
Or whenever I had enough products to do one, really.
I've been trying out a bunch of new stuff recently, but whenever I'm experimenting with brand new products, I like to incorporate some old classics so I know that at least some of my makeup won't wind up looking like a total mess. So that's why some of my recent favorites are -- old goodies.
But there are a couple of new (to me) products thrown in for good measure.
Josie Maran Argan Matchmaster Serum Foundation in Fair/Light
|Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation|
Now, it's supposedly one of those "self-adjusting" foundation, but I don't really buy into the concept of a foundation magically detecting your skin color and transforming to that precise shade. What this foundation actually is is a formula that comes out white and has small beads in it that burst when you rub it so it turns into a skin tone color.
The Fair/Light is a pretty good match for my super pale skin, but there are only two other shades -- Light/Medium and Medium/Dark -- so if they don't work for your skin tone, I think you're out of luck.
Maybelline Color Whisper in Made-It Mauve
|Maybelline Color Whisper in Made-It Mauve|
As I've mentioned before, I love these balm-y lipsticks. I don't care what the shade name is, Made-It Mauve is a nice, wearable berry shade for very fair skin like mine, which I love now that we're right in the middle of fall. I've been wearing it a lot recently with neutral eye makeup and a darker plum or berry blush.
I think it would be a good everyday lip shade for most folks.
Tarte Maracuja C-brighter Eye Treatment
|Tarte Maracuja C-brighter Eye Treatment|
What I like best about it, though, is its consistency. It's slightly thick with almost a balm-like feel, but it's nice and lightweight so it blends into the skin easily and doesn't leave behind any residue. I use it during the day and I don't have any issue applying concealer over it.
I have a ton of other eye cream samples to go through, but when I run out, I'm seriously considering buying a full size of the Maracuja C-brighter Eye Treatment.
Maybelline The Mega Plush Volume Express Waterproof Mascara in Very Black
|Maybelline The Mega Plush Volume Express Waterproof Mascara|
I love this as a subtle everyday mascara. I think word "Plush" says it all -- this gives me soft, fluttery, volumized lashes without looking too bold or dramatic when I'm wearing low-key makeup.
If you prefer a more natural mascara that stays on all day and makes you look like you have a ton of lashes, this is definitely one to try.
The only thing I don't like about this mascara is its flexible wand. Maybe it's just me, but I always seem to whack myself in the eye/face with these bend-y wands when I'm really trying to load up the roots of my lashes with mascara. I have to be extra careful to avoid that.
Anyone who's not spastic like me probably won't have an issue.
What have some of your recent favorites been?