(At work, at an Estée Lauder brunch. Scored their Resilence Lift day cream in my gift bag, which I highly recommend. Picture by Karla Valencia de Bosch.)
One of my biggest obsessions (and where most of my money goes to) is make-up. I have to drag myself away from stores like Sephora, M.A.C, and Ulta (love, love, LOVE their deals), although it’s most of the time, an unsuccessful effort. It doesn’t help either that editors get a lot of samples and products as gifts, in hopes that you love them and mention them in your publication (wink*wink*).
With this obsession, and considering the amount of beauty products I’ve tried in the past, my friends are constantly asking for advice before they purchase a product. I’ve got my friends hooked on some of these, so I here present, the products inside my make-up bag!
I am the biggest fan of Smashbox Photo Finish Make-up Primer, and so is half of the whole female population on Earth! It’s so popular and for a good reason. It makes your skin a perfect base for your make-up, erases lines and sets it to last the whole day. I fell in love with it when I noticed my forehead was not greasy, even after leaving work in a hot summer day. I really liked their version that includes luminizer included, but I like their classic version better.
- In My Makeup Bag (belneeceema.com)
- Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Infrared Matte (heydoyou.com)
- Reader Review of the Day: Smashbox O-Plump Intuitive Lip Plumper (bellasugar.com)
- Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipstick makes me feel like a legend!! (noiretropicalbeauty.com)