Question of the Week: If beauty products were like Thanksgiving dinner, what’s your gravy? (The product you use with/over EVERYTHING.)
Answer: There are actually three products I think of as my “gravy”! I wear these pretty much with everything, so I had to share them all. Check these out! I swear by the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade — I wear it any time I’m wearing makeup. It’s my fave low-key highlighter (aside from Guerlain Meteorites), and works as a shadow in a pinch. You can tell my compact is very well-loved! I’ve been using this product for probably 8+ years. I also use Mario Badescu Facial Spray pretty much under and over everything! It smells amazing, and works for so many things. I’ve been using it for at least a decade. And, then we can’t be without a favorite bronzer — and that for me — is Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sun-Kissed. It’s the perfect shade for my fair skin, and it’s a matte-bronzer essential. How about you?
Enjoy this week’s links!
we heart this: There’s a Beauty Advent Calendar this holiday season that’s $350 in BIG name, full-size products and you can get it for just $88 with free shipping. Go forth and purchase!
Beautygeeks is talking about fear-mongering marketing, betrayal and a natural-beauty backlash with forbes.com!
Beauty Junkies Unite: Love sneak peeks? So does Amber! Here’s a sneak peek of an awesome eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay, Distortion!
Blushing Noir: Love Urban Decay? Love to enter huge giveaways that are open internationally? Then you NEED to check out this massive Urban Decay Giveaway and enter ASAP!
Clumps of Mascara: Urban Decay Heavy Metals collection has been rockin’ my world. So much so that I did a video all about it.
EauMG: Are you familiar with Houbigant Quelques Fleurs? It’s a little OG floral perfume from the 1910’s. Well, Houbigant has launched an updated classic that I’m smitten with Quelques Fleurs Jardin Secret.
fanserviced-b: I shared my personal holiday wishlist on the blog this week, featuring some info on new at-cost candles and how to score a coveted beauty advent calendar for half price.
Gouldylox: Frizzy hair that soaks up product like a lost wanderer in the desert? THIS may be your issue and I’ve got the products to fix it.
My Beauty Bunny has a list of cruelty free beauty brands at Sephora. Bookmark this handy list for holiday shopping!
Phyrra: I’m excited to be sharing my first impressions, swatches, comparison to the Kat Von D Alchemist palette, and 3 eyeshadow looks with the new Urban Decay Distortion Palette!
Prime Beauty: If you’re on the fence about the new Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette, read Prime Beauty’s review and check out the swatches!
Realizing Beauty: Can an at home beauty device take on gravity and product visible tightening and wrinkle reducing results? Christa is taking us on a 10 week journey with the Silk’n Titan to find out. Plus there is a chance to enter to win one for yourself!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
we heart this is Currently Craving: The Pat Mcgrath Labs Mothership II Eyeshadow Palette in Sublime. And she asks the Makeup Gods to please relay this information to her husband in time for Xmas…