Happy Hump Day! I am so excited we are only one week away from Halloween. Cannot wait to put together my costumes! Anyway, I had a wedding this past weekend and realized just how important my high-end favorites are. Now let me tell you, I love CVS with a passion for a number of my makeup staples (brow gel, mascara, powder), but there are a few things that I find personally really make a difference when it comes to spending extra money.
Smashbox Primer Water: This stuff is incredible, especially as we transition into the cooler months in the midwest. I like this because it makes my skin a little tacky for makeup to adhere to but also adds a little extra moisture. It also smells incredible and is lasting much better than I anticipated, so I think it’s worth the price
Too Faced Chocolate Bar: I got this for Valentine’s Day from my parents and cannot say how much I love it. I think it’s not only great for neutrals but also has a few pops of color. The large shade on the bottom is also a gorgeous highlight. I think one reason people are drawn to high-end products is because they are unique and the cocoa scent in these eyeshadows is definitely a luxurious bonus.
Bite Lipstick: This will be the first lipstick (ever?) I go through completely. Most go bad or I lose before I finish them, but this is going strong. The food-grade quality of these lipsticks makes sure you’re safe and the formula is so comfortable on the lips. Worth the splurge.
Beauty Blender: I used to just use my BB to apply foundation/concealer and then end there. I watched a few videos from people who attended Mario Dedivanovic’s Master Class who said Mario goes over the skin with a BB after each layer. I started doing this and think that my makeup all looks much more seamless. This little sponge is a miracle worker.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette: I cannot sing this palette’s praises enough. I know it’s crazy pricy, but a year later and it’s still going strong with almost daily use. I use the lightest shades to set my under eyes and bring an all-over glow to the face. I use the bronze shade to warm up my overall complexion. It is so natural looking and makes the skin glow.
Oh my goshhh that two faced chocolate bar! It looks gorgeous. Think that’s going to have to go on my Christmas list. Xx
Definitely! Hope Santa helps you out! 😉
I agree with all your favorites !!! All winners 🙂
I have a mini of the primer water and I want to try it out but I know it has fragrance but not a lot, so I am conflicted because fragrance is horrible for your skin but it may not be enough to irritate my skin, have you noticed any irritation or breakouts from the primer water?
It’s extremely light and it’s never irritated my skin. I have extremely sensitive skin and even have eczema on some parts of my body (but not my face). I would say give it a try on your arm to test but I would assume you’ll be ok on your face