1. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($30) // 2. Laura Mercier Camouflage Brushes ($26 and $28) // 3. Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 ($13) // 4. NARS Purple Rain Polish ($19) // 5. Bobbi Brown Pale Pink Blush ($25) // 6. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette ($50) // 7. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Sugar Plum ($23)
I’ve talked about most, if not all, of these products before. However, these are the products that I endorse most ardently. So if you’ve been thinking about investing in one of them, let me give you “hard sell.”
One and Two. I have acne, which means I have flaws that need covering. I tried dozens of concealers before I found Secret Camouflage, and I could not live without it.
This formula combined with the two greatest skin brushes ever created give me flawless coverage every time. The pinpoint brush is like a laser that covers acne, skin darkness and broken capillaries in a flash. The wider brush blends makeup effortlessly and covers under-eye darkness.
Three. To tone or not to tone, that is the question? Personally, I’m pro-toner, especially this toner. One swipe removes any trace of makeup, hard water film or oil that may linger. I use it in the morning to clean off the grime that accumulates while I’m sleeping and give my pores some breathing room.
Four. Purple Rain is my favorite polish of all time. It’s a not-too-dark purple with a hint of gold shimmer for the lady who likes to wear dark polish year round.
Five. Pale Pink blush from Bobbi Brown is the ultimate blush. It has sheer, buildable coverage that has a soft, slightly-bright pink that looks good on almost everyone. I wear Bobbi’s Plum blush on my cheekbones, and the Pale Pink on my apples for a bit of contouring and color.
Six. When I travel, I have to bring my Naked2 palette with me. It has soft, shimmering neutrals for daytime and bold hues for cocktail hour smoky eyes. If you prefer a palette of neutrals, try the Naked Basics Palette ($27). And if you’d like beachy, boho-chic eyeshadow colors, try the original Urban Decay Naked Palette ($50) with shimmering Earth tones.
Seven. When I need a pop of quick lip color, this sheer lip treatment with a burst of plum is the fix. The Fresh Lip Treatments are great for light wear and come in a bevy of colors from sheer reds to pretty pinks.
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