Thursday, April 18, 2013

Random Thursday: Holy Grail Cosmetics...

I tend to get bored easily when it comes to certain things but one thing I never get tired of is this link-up. I really hope you guys feel the same way. Aw, forget it, I know you do.

So, here's this weeks fun topic:

Makeup has never been a very big thing to me. Granted it makes me look like 6x prettier than usual, covering up all the blemishes while accentuating the good parts but I for sure don't wear it on a daily basis. What can I say, I'm uber lazy.

But when I do wear it, these are always my go to cosmetic items. Always.

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1. Makeup Remover/Cleansing Wipes - Possibly the best thing ever invented for lazy people like me. No more falling asleep with your makeup on, just pull one of these suckers out & wipe it all off. Also great to use on a hot sweaty day or after a work out.

2. Liquid Eyeliner - No particular brand, I buy anything that's in my price range at the time. But this stuff always gets used if I'm going out at night cause my little eyes need some help standing out.

3. CoverGirl Pressed Powder - There's most likely a way better pressed powder out there but I've used this stuff since HS & it's never done me wrong. I like that it's so light & has a really fresh smell. Yes, I smell it just because sometimes.

4. Physicians Formula Cover Stick - You know this sucker's pretty hard to find? But it's worth it. I have serious dark under-eye circles but as soon as I swipe & dab this sucker on, they're all gone.

5.  L'Oreal Bare Naturale Eyeliner - Em sent this to me in one of our swap packages & I've never ever been more in love with a pencil eyeliner. Goes on super smooth, looks really natural and doesn't come off throughout  the day.

6. Covergirl Natureluxe Mascara - Leesh sent me this mascara in a swap package when she heard I was on the lookout for a new mascara that wouldnt clump or make my (already minimal) eyelashes fall out. She did good cause it's definitely my favorite. Super light,  leaves my lashes feeling very flexible and gives just enough volume to look natural.

7. E.L.F. Day to Night Eye-Shadow - You can't beat a 2 in 1 eye shadow for a $1. If you're planning on going out after work but don't want to redo your makeup for it, just toss this into your purse.

8. E.L.F. Eyelid Primer - Again, you can't beat $1. This stuff goes on under your powder & eye-shadow so you dont have to risk looking an oily fool later. Stops eye-shadow from cracking or getting oily.

9. E.L.F. Concealer/Highlighter - Remember I said I live with dark circles? This is the best lightweight concealer & highlighter that hides them. Never used a highlighter? Well get on it cause you're missing out! Talk about using the art of light reflection.

10. Sephora Blinged Palette - Almost everything you'll need in one little palette. Em bought this for me in Vegas as a bday gift & I've used it about a hundred times given it comes stocked with the perfect eye-shadow & lip gloss colors for any occasion. Best of all, the cover comes covered in jewels & the lip glosses are hidden in a secret-ish bottom compartment. Love it!


Now it's your turn to show us what your "Holy Grail Cosmetics" are. Come on, share them with us, you know you want to.

Next weeks topic: Items I Splurge On...


  1. Most of those products are not for sale in this pretty lil' island where I live, but I will make sure to look for them in my next trip to USA, specially those cleaning wipes!

  2. I love E.L.F. products! They are really awesome and you can't beat the price.
    And that palette looks fabulous!

  3. Amazing how makeup can make someone pretty. I am lazy as well. I would like to wear make up more often. It would boost my confidence, but ain't nobody got time for that!

  4. I've always wanted to give Elf makeup a try. Good to know.

  5. love elf. you can't beat a buck for almost everything. if shipping wasn't so expensive I would own everything!
    umm what app do you use to make your pics?

  6. I'm the same way about makeup--it makes me look a million times more awake and alert, but I'm just too lazy to apply it every night before work. I want my extra few minutes of sleep!!

    I'm going to have to hunt down that Physicians Formula concealer!

    That palette is so pretty! I love the idea of hidden compartments, hehe.

  7. I'm really liking that palette. I've seen the naked ones and always thought they were great. I have a problem where I buy singles of eyeshadows and then I never use the little bitches enough to justify the cost.

  8. I've been wanting to try some ELF stuff. It is so affordable!

  9. You buy more makeup (and have more knowledge of it) than I do! I'm impressed if you're one who doesn't wear it everyday! I thought about doing a post on my sad little makeup bag...maybe soon :)

  10. I am glad that you liked the mascara. And when you want to buy more, I am sure it's not expensive.

    A Target opened up by my house so I am going to go and buy the wipes you have been raving about. If they work for me, I will be saving so much money!


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