What I'm loving in the beauty department. I snapped this picture for Instagram this morning and realized it might be beneficial to post it on here as well, as I get so many questions about what my favorite beauty products are. The truth is, the list is ever-changing. I am always discovering something new or unearthing a gem from the past, stashed away in my makeup collection. I have a whole 4-drawer dresser dedicated to only beauty products so you could see how I might lose contact with some.
Here are the beauty items I am enjoying using at the moment. Who knows what they will be next week.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard - seriously the best concealer I have ever used. It has completely replaced all of my foundation and its full coverage, but lightweight feel, make it the ideal concealer.
Burberry Brit Perfume
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel (Bronze Universal)
Chanel Shadowlights in Fusee
Sigma Beauty E40 Brush
Sigma Beauty E38 Brush
Real Techniques Contour Brush - perfect to apply the NARS concealer with!
Sephora X Pantone Universe Lash Curler
Dior Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 774 Golden Savannah
MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Medium Plus
MAC Powder Blush in Harmony - amazing contour shade.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
Hokuhodo S 103 Brush - the most amazing quality brush I have ever come across.
Hokuhodo S 113 Brush
What are your favorite beauty products taking up the space in your makeup bag?
If only it was fall year-round. I really try to embrace the effortless and weather appropriate looks, cuts, and textiles for spring, but I feel like I am always falling for fall silhouettes. Don't get me wrong, the spring/summer creations from the likes of Celine and Zara are delicious and I can't help wanting everything. Let's just say I can't go very long without stumbling upon a Fall 2014 show or lookbook and becoming infatuated with the familiar textiles and silhouettes that speak home to me.
I came across London based Barbara Casasola's Winter 2014 Collection and the looks have become instant inspiration for me. The monochromatic palette and strong menswear influences tailor this collection completely to my liking, and the additions of deep plums and striking magentas give the looks an exciting culture. I've included some of the pieces below that have been feeding my muse bank. If only a floor length trench was acceptable in sweltering June.
Photos courtesy of barbaracasasola.com
What has been inspiring you lately?