Miss Marina of Makeup Loves Me has tagged me to discuss my beauty secrets! Most of these selections I’ve fully reviewed in the past, so just type on in the names in the search bar on your right to learn more about each product.
My Foundation: I’m in an LTR (long term relash) with Elizabeth Arden Intervene SPF 15.
My Mascara: Lancome High Definicils.
My Blush: Therapy Systems Gel Blush in Portofino Rose- LOVE this stuff. It’s a gorge sheer rose.
My Eye Shadow: Lately I’m loving a discontinued Clinique Shadow Trio in Metallic Pewter… that’s about a DECADE old. I know. I KNOW. I never keep my cosmetics that long… except for this one. It’s THE BEST gray/silver palette EVER IN THE WORLD. WHY, Clinique, WHY did you discontinue this? I’m almost totally out.
My Day Cream: Philosophy Hope in a Bottle Treatment Moisturizer.
My Lipstick: I’m not too into lipstick, but lately I’m loving Lancome Christopher Kane Juicy Tube in NYC Cinnamon Soho, the European version of their Red Hot New York Juicy Tube. They sent it as a gift and I am j’adoring it.
My Beauty Product Brand: This is so hard. I’ll just say for hair, it’s definitely T3 and for makeup, it’s NARS, Benefit and tarte.
My Essential Beauty Product: Eye Liner. Without it, I look undead.
My Favorite Makeup Product: I’m most into glosses… I spend the most time analyzing and researching them.
My Perfume: Burberry Classic 97% of the time.
My Nails: I’m usually an Essie girl, but I’m loving ORLY and butter LONDON of late.
My Feet: Aquaphor on heels works WONDERS.
My Hands: I lurve Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve.
Three Products to bring on a deserted island: Mascara, La Mer The Lip Balm (WHAT), and Eye Liner.
Woman I Admire for their Beauty: E. Jean Carroll, Maureen Dowd, and Becki Newton (Amanda on Ugly Betty).
Woman with the Best Sense of Style: Grace Kelly, hands DOWN.
My Ultimate Dream: To be able to write what I want, whenever I want… and to somehow have medical benefits, be able to vacation twice a year, and a beach escape within driving distance of New York.
How Do I Define Womanhood: I don’t really know… I consider myself a girl. Still.
My Favorite Fashion Publication: My two faves are ELLE and Teen Vogue. The former because they never insult women by skimping on the scientific thoroughness behind their unbelievably well-reported coverage and the latter because I ADORE the well-edited items they choose. I’m in awe of their fashion editors.