March 9, 2015

Best Beauty Finds

When it comes to beauty products, I love trying new things. I've spent more money that I would like to admit attempting to find what works best for me.

I would love to share some recent beauty products and how I like to find new things with you on a regular basis, so let's get down to it.

estee lauder double wear

First, I spend time on lots of blogs and watch several YouTube videos. I hear about things I want to try and look them up, usually on Sephora or Nordstrom.

Next, I read tons of reviews about the products and even chat with the store representatives regarding questions I may have. The chat option at Nordstrom is fast, helpful, and has never let me down. It's super efficient for an online beauty shopper like myself, since I live over an hour from their closest store.

As I grow older I find the importance of buying good quality products and not minding a higher price tag. The items I spend the most money on are usually those for my skin, that being my cleansing products, foundation and powder.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation

Let's be real. I have problematic skin. It's somewhat oily, it's temperamental and I have some redness due to scarring. I have used at least 30 different foundations, and this has by far been the best for me. I start by applying some with my foundation brush and then continue to blend it in with my Beauty Blender.
I love that I only need a small drop for full all day coverage. The foundation is very lightweight and creamy, but doesn't feel caked on. I work all day under bright lights and this holds up very well and I don't feel like I need to reapply at night if we're going somewhere. It covers everything, and I mean other foundation has given me the confidence with my skin and look like Estee Lauder has.

Price: $37
My overall thoughts: Amazing. I LOVE it and would definitely purchase again and again.

MAC "Prep + Prime" Fix + Finishing Mist

I've tried SO many  moisturizers, but can't seem to find one that works perfect. In the meantime, this MAC mist is great. It's not quite a moisturizer, but seems to do more for me than any other primer I've used.
A few quick sprays and my skin is dewy and prepped for foundation. My products go on smoothly and my skin feels great after everything is applied.
I haven't tried it as a finishing spray yet, but have read that it is an excellent tool for that and also for refreshing your face throughout the day with a spritz.

Price: $22
My overall thoughts: Great product, but next time I would like to try the MAC Studio Moisture Fix to see if I like it better.

I have some newer beauty buys that I will continue to review and share with you, because us ladies should all be aware of the great products out there.

What's your favorite beauty product? Do you like reading these review types of posts?


  1. I've heard about those finishing mists, but never tried one! Sounds interesting!

  2. I really want to get the MAC mist, not for the finishing aspect but for deepening the color of my eye shadows in some looks - which is what a lot of the youtubers do!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. I actually just starting giving my beauty blender a try again. At first I didn't really love it (or mostly just didn't get it!) but now I'm coming around to it. I also have problematic skin, so I can definitely appreciate a good foundation!

  4. I feel the same way! I ask a million questions when I go to the stores, especially since I rarely find a foundation that I love. I have been hearing great things about the MAC mist and I need to try it out. I love urban decay's finishing spray and it comes highly recommended!