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Current Beauty Favorites | April 2014

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I change up my makeup pretty regularly, so it’s rare for me to be reaching for the same products over and over. But, lately there have been up a couple of things that I have been looking to use on a regular basis.

SKIN

Just like everyone else, I have been loving glowing, dewy skin lately. To create that effect, I have been mixing YSL Touche Eclat Foundation (I wear the shade B10) with MAC Strobe Cream. Sometimes I do wear the Touche Eclate without mixing in the Strobe Cream or I will use the Strobe Cream with other foundations. I can get a bit oily in the center of my face, so I have been setting those areas with the NARS Light Reflecting Loose Powder. I have had this powder since the product launched over a year ago, but I never really liked it until recently.

I have also been changing up my skincare because I was tired of my usual products. The moisturizer I have been loving is The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream. My skin is naturally very dry, so this moisturizer is great for me. I use it day and night, even though it is labeled as a night cream.

MAKEUP

I have surprised myself lately by loving bronzer! My current favorite is theBalm’s Bahama Mama. This bronzer is super pigmented, so I just lightly tap my brush (MAC 187) into the powder once or twice. Since I’m enjoying dewy skin, I have also gotten back into using cream blush. The one I am reaching for most is the NYX Cream Blush in Orange. I have also been reaching for the Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya. This is a great, natural peachy shade that I particularly like on the days when I don’t feel like wearing much makeup or dealing with a high maintenance lipstick.

NAILS

Even though it’s spring and I know that I should be using my pastels and brights, I have really been liking more muted shades, especially taupe. Two polishes that I recently wore were Julep Alaina and Julep Hannah. Alaina is a taupe with purple tones and Hannah is a taupe that leans more sage green. I also featured two Julep nail polishes because I have been loving Julep polishes in general; that is the brand I have been reaching for the most.

What products are you currently loving?