My favorite...can't-live-without daily makeup products!

We all have our favorite makeup products, and I'm no exception. These are the products that I find myself reaching for everyday (or almost everyday) - I don't even have to think about it - I know what I'm going to use.

So here are my favorite "can't live without" makeup products...

Some of these I've already mentioned in past posts, but I'm grouping them all together today. The first one is a new favorite - Skin 79 Super Plus BB Cream Hot Pink. I love this stuff!! Sometimes, I even put a little on at night as a skin treatment. If you read my original post on it, you know that I started out with samples that I purchased on eBay from a Korean seller. Once I decided which one I liked best, I bought the 40g bottle on eBay from a seller in the US, h2Dream - $16.99, free shipping - and I received it 3 days later. Great deal since the Skin79 North America site sells it for $29 + shipping. I love the pump bottle!! (Note: the Korean seller I use on eBay, cosmeticmarket2012, sells this for $12.99 + free shipping, but I didn't want to wait 7-10 days to receive it this time.)

I like another of the Skin79 products as well. This one is their Oriental Line Cover BB Cream Plus - it's a concealer, but it also treats fine lines, so you get a 2-for-1! I purchased a 10g tube on eBay from a Korean seller, cosmeticmarket2012 - $6.59, free shipping - and it took about 7-10 days to reach me. That's a tremendous deal, because the same product is $20 plus shipping on the Skin79 North America website. You do have to use caution when purchasing from Korean sellers on eBay, but this seller had excellent feedback, and the product was authentic.

I also really like Sally Hansen's Natural Beauty Forever Stay Moisture Gloss. I originally saw Carmindy use this and loved the color (Sparkling Nude). I really like the consistency - it's lightweight, smooth, creamy, and not sticky at all. I liked it so much, I also bought it in Creamsicle. I did notice when I linked to, that this product is on clearance ($7.46) - and they no longer have Sparkling Nude. I'm sure this means that yet another product that I love is being reformulated or discontinued. Sigh.

You know how I love to complain about my eyelashes? Well, I have matching eyebrows. They're very blonde, and very sparse - so I have to do a good amount of filling in to make them even approach normal-looking. I like a natural brow - nothing too dark or angular. My favorite product for my brows is MAC's eyeshadow in Omega. $15 in the flip-top case, or $12 for the refill pan only

I have a ton of blushes, but just a few that I use on a regular basis - one of my favorites is "Delusions" by Meow Cosmetics. They describe it as a "soft, dusty, sheer pink", but I think it has a hint of peach, which is why I like it so much. (20g jar $13.50, $1 sample baggie) Tip: Buy a bunch of samples - they're very generously sized! That's how I got so many different blushes & eyeshadows. Meow offers free shipping for 30 samples, $4.35 (first-class) or $6.25 (priority) for 1-29 samples.

Another new love is Tarte's Smooth Operator Finishing Powder. It's one of their Amazonian Clay products. I find that this does a wonderful job at minimizing/hiding pores - and if you tend to get just  little oily throughout the day, this does a great job of combating that. Combined with the Skin79 BB Cream, I find I don't even need a tinted powder on most days. $29 for 0.32 oz. at Sephora. (sounds like very little, but will last forever - trust me!)

And I know you've heard me talk about these before, but I love, love, love them!! When you have lashes like mine - blonde, short, thin, and straight - you need all the help you can get!

Shiseido's (sorry! I misspelled it in the picture!) Nourishing Mascara Base is the only thing that makes my lashes work with mascara. It's a clear primer that for me, is magic!! I hope they never, ever stop making it. (And I hope I didn't just jinx myself by saying that!!) $24 at Sephora.

And as long as I use the Shiseido base, Maybelline's Full 'N Soft mascara looks just like Dior Show. I just use the regular stuff (not waterproof), and I tend to alternate between Brownish-Black and Very Black, depending upon what they have at the store (I've only been able to find Very Black lately). $7.49 at Ulta, but buy it when it's buy one, get one free or by one get one half off. Walgreen's usually has good deals, too.

And those are the makeup products I use on a daily basis! What are your favorite products?


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    1. Great idea, Ruth! (I bet you meant to comment on the "Failed Pins" post, LOL!)


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