Hi everyone! I know it has been a while since my last post, but I thought that I would post up what products I have considered to be HG or holy grail. These are products that I use very often and would take with me on trips. I also wanted to post up a little background info. about my skin etc. so that you can get a better idea of what works for my skin. So...let's get started!
Skin type: Combination oily(t-zone), acne prone(break out if I use the wrong products), sensitive(anything with salicylic acid or fragrance does not work well for me) and dry
MAC reference: NW15 (yes, I have been referred to as looking ghostly...)
HG Hair Product: Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream (drugstore)
-Works well for me in place of conditioner & I like to apply it when my hair is damp
HG Peach Blush: Milani Luminous Powder Blush (drugstore)
-I use this on a daily basis when I want a peachy glow
HG Light Pink Blush: Benefit Blush in Dandelion (Sephora or Ulta)
-I like this blush because I can apply it with a heavy hand and it is still ok
-Leaves me with some subtle color (I wouldn't recommend it though for people with darker skin tones because I have heard it can look chalky)
HG Highlight: MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Candlelight
-Leaves a nice glow on my cheekbones
HG Powder: Rock & Republic Pressed Powder in Satin (discontinued)
-LOVE this powder especially during the summer season when my face is a little darker
-Does not break me out, so I will be sad when I run out of this product
HG Concealer: Amazing Cosmetics Concealer (Ulta)
-I thought I would give this product a try when it was on sale and have been using it ever since
-Gives me good coverage on blemishes and hyper-pigmentation
HG Lipsticks: Rimmel 'Airy Fairy' and NYX 'Ceto' (Drugstore and Ulta)
-Airy Fairy is a nice neutral color that helps to even out my natural lip color. It is the one lip color I will always go to and what is nice is that it is affordable!
-Ceto is also another affordable lip color, but it is warmer in color. I use it a lot during the summer. =)
HG Eyeshadows: Wet n Wild 'Nutty' and NYX 'Herb' (Drugstore and Ulta)
-Nutty is a nice taupe color that is nice for everyday wear. The shadow goes on really smoothly as well, so it makes for easy application ^^ (supposedly it is an affordable dupe for MAC's Satin Taupe)
-Herb is a pretty shimmery olive color. Again, it is one of those shadows that I can just sweep on my lids for a pop of color.
Hope this is useful for those of you that are looking for quality, reliable makeup products! Let me know if you have any questions below. I am still on the hunt for a good liquid liner and mascara. My lids get oily too, so it makes mascara hunting pretty difficult.
Happy Year of the Dragon!
Note: Products were purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.