Five on Friday: Makeup Edition

Happy Friday from Wilmington, NC! I’m so close to the beach yet stuck in a conference room since I arrived yesterday to give a presentation, had a late work dinner, a big event this afternoon and head back home tonight. Somehow I managed to write a post every day this week and then ran out of time and topics for my Five on Friday. However, my makeup travel bag combined with some pictures I had from a recent morning spent with my friend and talented makeup artist, Lindsey, inspired me to post about five beauty products I’m currently loving! These are some of my favorite posts to read because I am nosy and love to know what products everyone else is using. Also, I am clearly no makeup professional at all but Lindsey is and her advice is always spot on,  so if you really want professional makeup advice, go check out her blog!

one. Let’s start with my favorite product first — Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation. This was a new product that Lindsey used on me when she did my makeup. Right after I left her house I ditched my NARS foundation and haven’t been happier. This is hands down the best foundation I’ve ever used. It’s a medium coverage matte foundation that doesn’t go on thick or cakey — perfect for warmer months ahead (or anytime really). It’s smooth, light and infused with peach and sweet fig cream! I am color nude. Tip: you can buy it from Sephora or sign up for emails from Too Faced and get 20% off your order (which is what I did). Highly recommend!

Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation: Sephora // Too Faced


two. I can’t tell you how many brow products I’ve tried — waxes, pencils, shadows, gels, etc. For awhile I was using Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil but I was going through it too fast and it wasn’t a product I could quickly apply without it looking like I had, well, penciled eye brows! Then my whole eye brow world change when Lindsey used Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade (color taupe) on me. This smudge-free, waterproof pomade is truly the perfect all-in-one brow product.

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade: Nordstrom // Sephora // Ulta

three. Next up, Benefit Cosmetics’ award-winning Hoola Matte Bronzer Powder. I received this bronzer from my girlfriend Laura last Christmas and have been hooked ever since. Lindsey used the contour stick version on me when she did my makeup and they are both awesome. The powder is less intimidating to me than the stick though.

Hoola Matte Bronzer Powder: Ulta // Sephora // Nordstrom // Amazon

And a little bonus contour tutorial by Lindsey…

four. Another product gifted to me by Laura! Smith’s Rosebud Salve. It’s SO good. Just pick up a tube and you’ll understand! Although I think I’m the last one to the party on this.

Smith’s Rosebud Salve: Amazon // Sephora // Ulta

five. Last but not least, the best kit for natural eye shadows, Too Faced Natural Eyes. I know this product is super popular among the beauty bloggers right now and I can certainly see why! I’ve been wanting to add it to my makeup kit for awhile now and after Lindsey used it on me I decided to finally scoop it up. She also has a tutorial saved in her Insta-Stories highlight reel using this product.

Too Faced Natural Eyes: Too Faced // Sephora // Ulta // Amazon

Ta-da!



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11 Comments

  1. Rachel Emily
    February 23, 2018 / 10:56 am

    Flawless! Just wrote all of these down on my wish list! Especially that eye shadow pallet. Swoon!

  2. Claudia
    February 23, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Thanks for sharing all these great products Christina – hopefully you get to the beach even for 5 minutes before you head home!

  3. Life as the Mrs.
    February 23, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    Well, you're gorgeous! Love the Anastasia, too!

  4. Samma
    February 23, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    Beautiful!

  5. Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams
    February 23, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    I use rosebud salve for everything! Nails, lips, cuts! You look fabulous girl!Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  6. Leslie
    February 23, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    You look lovely as always! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    February 23, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    I have that eye shadow pallet per LRT's recommendation and I LOVE it!!

  8. melissa
    February 23, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    Gorgeous! I love that eye palette. What kind of brush do you use with the eyebrow pomade? I have the pencil but agree it doesn't last long enough for the price.

  9. Peyton Cline
    February 24, 2018 / 3:59 am

    I am so glad you did a makeup post because your makeup is always gorgeous!!! I am running low on foundation and eyeshadow, so I will definitely be snatching those up!

  10. Toni Dreist
    February 24, 2018 / 4:38 am

    Thank you for the rose salve (I’m last on that train apparently!) ideafor me and also the pomade as my daughter got that. She’s a huge Anastasia fan. We had fun shopping at Sephora today.

  11. sara [at] journey of doing
    February 25, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    That last palette is gorgeous!! I love all the colors in it, which is pretty rare. Usually I feel like I'll only use part of it, but all of those are perfect shades!!

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