maggie’s daily face

maggie's routine: prep work + face
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i’m always curious about the go-to, can’t-live-without beauty products that make up other ladies’ beauty routines, so i thought i would share some of mine here. below is the mix of drugstore bargains and high-end products that leave me feeling lovely throughout the day:
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prep work:

face:

maggies routine: eyes and cheeks

eyes:

cheeks:

pretty gifty: maggie’s picks

pretty gifty: maggie's picks
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1 - laura mercier’s la petite patisserie sampler – hand crème quartet, $28: we already know about my obsession with the scent of laura mercier’s almond coconut body butter. with this limited edition sampler, give the gift of four luxurious hand creams. (delicious scents include almond coconut milk, crème brulée, crème de pistache and fresh fig- yum!)

2 - a drybar blowout, $35: treat a lady friend to a fabulous hair day at drybar, the salon dedicated strictly to blowouts. ps – how freakin’ cute are these gift coasters?

3 – baublebar + essie, $50: we already know that this genius collaboration allows you to pair an essie winter shade with three baublebar bracelets. i’ve had my eye on the “butler please” set for quite some time now. (hint, hint, santa…)

4 – pacifica solid perfume samples, 5 for $12.95: these .1 oz solid perfumes are perfect to throw in your purse for those emergency i-need-perfume-NOW situations (with no risk of spillage!). we’re big fans of the best-selling island vanilla scent. other favorites include the tuscan blood orange, a refreshing citrus pick-me-up, and the indian coconut nectar, which injects a burst of summer into the coldest of winter days.

5 – victoria’s secret eyeshadow quad in overnight sensation, $18: perfect for the pal who might need a little push to tempt the smoky eye, each quarter is labeled with “base,” “lid,” “crease,” and “highlight” for an easy, do-it-yourself guide to glam.

6 – thebalm ‘mary lou manizer’ highlighting powder, $24: another beauty favorite discovered thanks to birchbox – add a little shimmer to someone’s holidays with this adorably packaged luminizing powder.

7 – stila all is bright lip glaze set, $25: ah, stila, i can’t quit you. again and again i return to my favorite brand of lip glosses, and this lovely spread of glazes (with a range wide enough to suit anyone) doesn’t disappoint.

theBALM stainiac

’tis the season for boots, pumpkin spice, and dark, stormy manicures, but i still have trouble saying goodbye to my cherished summer glow. enter, thebalm staniac. this lip and cheek tint (discovered thanks to birchbox) is the perfect product to help hang onto that sunkissed look long into the chillier months.

i tried beauty queen, a light, sheer berry tint. one swipe on the apple of each cheek leaves you looking fresh for daytime, or dab it on a few times for a more dramatic look. bonus: for a night out, i like to add nars the multiple orgasm on top for extra shimmer.

the best part about this product is that you really have to layer it to get a lot of color, so there’s no danger in looking like a clown on your first attempt, even if you’re heavy-handed.

keep your pretty flush for fall: buy staniac online here.