Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Since I've been receiving so many questions lately about my skincare & makeup, I thought I would do a post sharing with you the items I use every single day and cannot live without. I know that everyone has different preferences & coverage needs when it comes to foundation...and while your face makeup does play a role in the overall process, I chose instead to focus on the other products I use (and swear by) to create a flawless finish & help keep it that way.  

3) MAC Strobe Liquid - $31.00
4) NARS Blush (Orgasm) - $28.00
6) Benefit High Beam - $26.00

*I'm beyond flattered to be featured on Skinny Mom today - you can read the full interview I did with them here!



jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i have been using the cerave lotion since my dermatologist recommended it a few months ago. i like it because it doesn't make me break out but it does leave my skin shiny/oily. i need a really good moisturizer that abosorbs well, is oil free and doesn't cost $38547958749587. any recs? =) nars orgasm is THE best blush. and i am officially going to buy the arbonne right now. =)

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

ashley cooper said...

I just stumbled upon your blog...I LOVE IT! You have amazing style and such great content on your posts. Can't wait to read more! Have a great rest of your day, dear.
-Ashley Cooper @ design-parlor.blogspot.com

fleurani said...

It's always good to see what cosmetic products other blogger use. I really need to give the highlighter a try, it looks really inviting. Do you use the CerVe Lotion on your face? It looks like a body lotion? Unfortunately I cant open any of your links :-(. Thanks Kim for sharing. Have a great Tuesday :-)


TaraMixandMatch said...

I've been wanting to try Benefit High Beam, I might have to now :)

Sofia Donatelli said...

Thanks for the useful tips you gave us today.

Hope all is well



Kimberly said...

Jen, you should try the CeraVe am - it has spf in it and it's less oily than the regular formula. There is also a pm version that I started using and love (but it's a little more spendy)!

Ani, yes the Cerave is a facial moisturizer, but you can use it on your body too and it's wonderful for that as well! Sorry about the links - looks like ShopStyle is down! :(

Gretchen said...

Do you think you could do a "Get the Look for Less" post on this? I can't afford to get all those high-end products but would like to know how I can have my face look like that using drugstore products. Great post though!

Miss Ashleigh said...

I'm going to have to buy High Beam. Everyone talks about it! Lovely post today.

parisienne257 said...

This is great! Thanks for posting!

sarahsreallife said...

I just got NARS Orgasm a few days ago...there really is something special about it! I think it's the very subtle amount of shimmer. It's not so obvious that you look like you're covered in glitter, but just adds something special. Also, I like that the pigment is very saturated so you don't have to use very much (makes it last longer!)

Sarah's Real Life

Alyson said...

So helpful! Your skin is totally beautiful so definitely taking these products to heart. Thanks!

J Ciriello said...

I use a smashbox primer on days when I am going to be running around a lot and want my make up to stay put.

For nighttime moisturizer, there is a great Origins product called NIGHT A MINS. It smells delicious, doesn't cost a bundle, and one jar lasts a long time. Also has no alpha hydroxy, which I like

Not Going Out Like That

alldolledupblog.com said...

Love all of these products and use several of them myslef. I haven't tried the MAC Strobe Liquid, but think I might need to. Thanks for the great tips!




Alexandra said...

I'm all about simple, tried-and-true standbys like Cetaphil or CeraVe when it comes to skin. I always think the less you do to it, the better! And absolutely on track with the primer, blush and highlighter too - those are my go-tos as well!

Alexandra xo


le style child said...

ah thank you! i could always use advice for my beauty/skin regimen :>

Yanira Garza said...

Just had to say as a make up artist, I spend my days trying to tell people that you can still have that "lit from within" look if you are oily. I say your recommendations and screamed "FINALLY someone who understands!" in the middle of Starbucks. Now they think I am crazy but this is why I love your blog because finally...someone who understands!

dreamingincashmere said...

I'm so excited to try some of these products!! You seriously have the most flawless skin I've ever seen!:)
xo, amy

GlamorousMama said...

I love Nars blushes, I am using Orgasm and Deep Throat ( classy names huh?) lol

High beam is a highlighter must-have!


Janelle @ GlamorousMama

Amy said...

this is great, thanks for the tips. That Nars blush looks pretty, I may have to give that a try for the upcoming wedding festivities. Any brush sets you can recommend?


Tiffany M* said...

I'm a huge fan of Arbonne Mattifying Powder and Benefit High Beam thanks to you :) Question though- what do you use if the dreaded zit pops up??

Kristin Clark said...

Great tips - along with TWO of my fave products: Smashbox primer & Nars blush


parisienne257 said...

Just bought the mattifying powder! I have quite oily skin, and I'm hopeful this will work! Thanks for the recommendation! I would have never heard of this brand otherwise.

Have a lovely day,

Andy After Flats said...

I love those makeup! Love that Nars makeup!