Wednesday, May 12, 2010

pretty in pink and wickedly cute

Wow I've been awful about posting. My new promise? Post something new and awesome everyday for the rest of the month. I'm up to the challenge.

Ok I have to admit it. I've never been a huge makeup person. I use the basics, jazz it up a little for a night out, but I'm not the kind of girl whose drawers are spilling over with products. This might be changing though. My good friend Justine has been introducing me to amazing new products all year. .Her mom works at Sephora so makeup goodies have been gifts from her all year long. Whether it was driving her home in a blizzard (we spun out several times but still managed to get Chinese food along the way) or hand addressing 200+ invitations for a banquet (I WILL be hiring a calligrapher for my wedding), she's repaid me in some sweet treats. My first favorite would be Tarte Cheekstain in Dollface. A beautiful blend between a stain and cream, this gives you the PERFECT rosy cheek look. It's super blend-able and easy to use on the go. My favorite part? It smells AMAZING. For a pale gal like me, it's a nice way to add a natural flush. It comes in other shades too so you're bound to find one that works for you. I usually use it over a light dusting of powder blush to really highlight the highest part of my cheekbone. It's definitely a product worth looking at in the store to find the right color for you. Her most recent goodie bag introduced me to my new favorite lipgloss. Trust me, I've used everything from candy scented chapstick in middle school to a Chanel shade that wasn't really worth the money. This gloss has me hooked. Say hello to O-Gloss by Smashbox. Don't ask me how it works (I'm not a chemistry person), but the gloss goes on clear, reacts with your body, and changes to a perfectly natural shade of pink. Sci-fi? Maybe, but I promise it works. It's not too heavy or sticky. It's not matte but not super shiny and because it adjust to YOUR coloring, it's insanely natural looking. I'm almost finished with my first tube and I haven't even had it a month yet.

I don't know what I'll do next year without Justine to introduce me to new products. I'll have to get weekly recommendations from her. Enjoy pretty ladies! Come back everyday in May for something new. I promise it'll be worth it.


  1. I love my O-Gloss! My color is a pretty bright pink!

  2. There is a very similar type of lipgloss by Too-Faced. Again it goes on clear and turns the perfect shade for the wearer's lips.
    I am dying to buy lip/cheek stain like the one you mentioned. I love my too-faced lipgloss, but I want something more wine-colored and less glossy. My too-faced always turns a super bright pink tint, which I sometimes tire of.