Ha! My first list of favorites.... it's rather exciting!
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
This is my favorite eyeliner of all time. In fact, this is the first thing I ever bought from MAC (including a 266 brush!). I had to be maybe... 17? These are NOT recommended for the waterline, but Ive never been known to do as I'm told. They stay on the waterline forever. With that said, I don't apply eyeliner on the waterline anymore because I have little baby eyes and doing so makes them look smaller! Still, I use it everyday on my upper lash line (with the 266 brush) and it stays in place until I wash it off. This liner also gives a similar (if not the same) look as a liquid liner, except that it is much easier to apply. Just my opinion, though! Also, there are six colors in the permanent line. I have five out of six, and I love them all dearly. They apply smooth and it's very easy to make a straight line. They sell for $15 USD each, and they last a very long time.
Viva Glam Gaga & Cyndi
I paired these both together because I love them both, equally. I didn't really give either of these much of a chance when they first came out. I like to collect... so I collected them! Both of these lipsticks have a Lustre finish and very decent color payoff. I like that I have control over the depth of color. Gaga is a very stunning blue-baby pink that can be hard to wear. Frankly, it's not my best match, but I love it anyway. This color is fun and flirty, and in my opinion, it pairs very well with a black/grey smoky eye. Cyndi emulates versatility. Never, ever have I dared to wear red until I came across Cyndi. I'm sure you could dress this color up, but I love it as an everyday color too. I love both of these Viva Glams because I feel oh so confident whenever I wear either of them. They're not intensely bold or over the top, but they're certainly fun to wear and worth giving a try! Remember, all proceeds go directly to the MAC AIDS Fund. Being beautiful on the inside bares more importance than being beautiful on the outside.
Left two swatches are of Gaga, farthest to the left one swipe, second from the left is Gaga with several swipes. Second from the right, is Cyndi with one swipe and farthest to the right is Cyndi with several swipes.
MAC Paint Pot: Bare Study
I love using paint pots for bases. Normally, I use Painterly, but I'm loving Bare Study for the Summer. I try to keep my makeup as light as possible on those super hot, humid days. I especially avoid doing heavy makeup on my eyes. Sometimes, I don't even bother with liner. Bare Study is great because it keeps my foundation from creasing on my lids, but also adds some nice shimmery color so I don't even need shadow at all. This has quickly become one of my favorite paint pots.
Loreal Telescopic Mascara
By nature, I have short, thin lashes and they're not very dark either. So, when I find a mascara that I think is worth talking about, that's probably because it really is. I've tried mascaras from all brands, ranging from drug store to high end and this beats them all. The beauty is in the wand. It allows you to really pull at the lashes, making them ultra lengthy! Though, I must say that it doesn't provide much in the thickening department. Still, I prefer this mascara over any other and the best part is that it's only $7-8 USD.
Too Faced: The Bronzed & the Beautiful Palette
I bought this palette in March for $35 and that's a steal. You can still purchase it, by the way! I don't often favor palettes, the ones where they throw in lipstick and eye shadows and blah, blah, blah. I get the impression (most of the time, not ALL of the time!) that it's the company's way of pawning their least successful products onto the public. And, for that matter, I don't think that you can make a compilation of cosmetics where everything works for everybody when everyone's different! That said, I really love this palette... minus the brush. I use Sun Bunny everyday to contour and for a while, that's the only one I was using. Now, I also use Pink Leopard for blush and Snow Bunny as my highlight. Everything in this trio compliments each other and I really like that. As I said, I bought this in March and I haven't even hit pan on the Sun Bunny yet, which I really do use everyday.
MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush: Peachykeen
I have a decent collection of blushes and this tramples over all of them. It is, hands down, the one that I reach for most. I tend to favor blushes with shimmer. They do a nice job of brightening up my skin, as it is dry. Peachykeen is so beautiful and to me, it looks like a blush that would best compliment warm tones, but I love the way it looks on me. DARE TO WEAR!! (haha)