friday favorites

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i found myself faced with too many amazing products to count this week (always a good problem) so i’m sharing a handful of bite-sized reviews. as always, let me know if you want more : )

dermablend skinperfector blemish and oil clearing primer, $45
summer always means more breakouts for me, but i’ve been combatting the dreaded acne flare up with this primer from dermablend. it goes on light, like a lotion, but it dries perfectly matte, stopping shine dead in its tracks – even when the “feels like” is 107.

real techniques expert face brush, $8.99
seriously where have these brushes been hiding? this one applies bb/cc creams and liquid foundations like a dream and i have not seen one hair out of place. the finished effects are pixel perfect, giving this spendier option a run for its money.

jouer lip sheer spf 15 in santorini, $22
these little lippies are gorgeous and this new rosy pink shade is a creamier counterpart to my favorite from the fall. santorini is the perfect finishing touch to an everyday makeup look, leaving lips flawlessly pink, extra soft, and protected from the summer sun.

lumene time freeze eye perfecting treatment, $15.99
now this is really brilliant. i could kiss whoever thought to pair an eye treatment with a flexible lip gloss applicator! this cooling, fine-line reducing gel is actually fun to apply each night before bed – and the firming / de-puffing effects aren’t bad either!

maybelline volum’express the falsies big eyes, $9.49
i adore this dual ended mascara. with two formulas and brush sizes to separately address your top and bottom lashes, this guy gives excellent volume. it doesn’t smudge or flake and it lifts my lashes up and out, rivaling its beauty counter competitors.

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10 Comments to friday favorites

  1. AlieNC says:

    I LOVE Real Techniques brushes! I received one in a Wantable box a few months ago and have been collecting them ever since. Drugstore.com often has them on sale.
    And I also love everything Jouer. Good picks!!

    • lara ramos says:

      thanks! everyone loves the RT brushes – i don’t know what’s taken me so long to get on board! and jouer is one of the very first brands that fueled my makeup obsession. i love all of their products!

  2. Lacey says:

    I’m so glad you did a review on the Maybelline mascara. I currently use two separate mascaras – one for top lashes, one for bottom lashes. Well, I’m going to have to replace them soon and I really don’t want to buy two mascaras again. I saw this product in a magazine and I’ve been wondering about it since then. Great timing!

  3. mismacbeauty says:

    Great post! I love the RT brush!

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