All right, so today I wanna focus on MY favorite makeup products. And by all means everyone has their own preferences, but as someone who is a makeup junkie I'm hoping my suggestions will be of help to some. Let's be honest not all of us have the luxury to be natural beauties and need that extra boost to "enhance" our beauty. I won't lie I need that slight enhancement to accentuate what I got. Today I wanna talk about the 10 products that I think everyone should dib into their pockets for 2011 that you should have in your drawers. So here we go...
Hope in a Jar SPF 25 by Philosophy is one of my faves and tends to always make it on the list every year with most beauty polls when it comes to the best moisturizer. This particular little jar has a major following and rightfully so, I actually have my own jar in my bathroom and it works like a little charm. This little sucker retails at $38. Although this price is fairly cheap I think in my book as far as a moisturizer I have to say this still tops any other luxury SPF moisturizer on the market right now, and this is just personal preference. I could have sat here and told you go and get some La Mer SPF Moisturizer, but I'm here to give honest advice on what I think is good and actually WORKS. In this instance, Philosophy suffices the splurge category.
My favorite all time to go tinted moisturizer is nonetheless Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. While working as a makeup artist for Giorgio Armani I also worked right next to Laura Mercier and let me tell you...hot cakes this item. I must've sold hundreds of these, that honestly I had to understand the hype. It really is a great item and me representing another cosmetic line I have to say and am by all means not even ashamed to admit this, but I even I helped push this item, of course after trying it myself. It's lightweight and feels like nothing is on and what's better than the feeling of no makeup on your face, I'll tell you...the feeling of no makeup when there IS makeup on your face. How brilliant! This little baby retails at $42 and comes in two formulas one for normal skin and the other for oily skin. Also maybe not the most expensive on the market, but it really is the best one out there right now.#3 Black Eyeliner
My FAVORITE lipgloss is Giorgio Armani Lipshimmer #9 ($27). I was trying to find an exact picture of the shade and this is the best I could find to exactly show the shade of pink that I think is hot. If you look at the left picture it is the leftmost lipgloss. This color is amazing and looks good every time I wear it. And amazingly it really looks great on many skin colors (as I am Tan). I love this shade of pink! Right now the craze of pink is fuchsia, so play it up to what you think looks great on you and what you can rock!#10 Colorful Eyeshadows/Pencils or Lips
Again I'm gonna have to go with Nars, since they provide fun, trendy colors. The shadow displayed is Nars Duo Eyeshadow Palette ($32) in Misfit. And the pic with the model wearing the coral tangerine lip color is taken backstage at the Spring 2011 Fendi show.So there it is! The essentials you need this year. I hope people can take this and use this to help build their makeup bags with MY essentials for 2011. Here's the thing, a little goes a long way. You don't need tons of makeup to achieve sexiness. These few items will help you achieve a lot with only 10 products. If you have the capacity to spend more by all means explore more colors, but for those who need the basics, trust! This little list will be a lifesaver. Don't be afraid of makeup, the easiest thing for me to say is always explore, you never know what colors may look good on you. It may look crazy, wild in its packaging, but guess what? It totally looks completely different when you put it on. It's just like clothes. Don't knock it till you try it. You may think you can't pull bright colors, but you may be. The whole thing you have to own what you wear. Have the confidence and you will wear the makeup and the makeup won't wear you. Sound a bit familiar? Happy Makeup shopping and welcome to hotness!