Makeup Favorites

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Recently I’ve been changing up my makeup routine and trying to find staples that are always a go to. I am typically pretty adventurous with trying makeup, and so that’s led me to a big collection of things I love but I don’t really have a go-to routine so much.

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Base: I’m really trying not to wear as much makeup to work anymore, I like things that I can throw on my face quickly and head out – The It Cosmetics CC Cream has become a favorite. It has SPF and is lightweight.

Concealer: I have a very blue under eye tone so I like to use two different concealers. I promise this takes no extra time! One is the Color Corrector concealer from Sephora. The other is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. Those two together will have you looking fresh any day!

Heavy Duty Concealer: This is not an everyday thing, but if I wake up with a breakout I pull out the Dermablend Cover Creme. This stuff is life changing, seriously.powder

Powder: I love loose powder’s but lately I’ve been doing my makeup in the train so I like the Makeup Forever pressed powder. It works perfect for setting.

Bronzer: For Christmas I got the NARS Laguna Bronzer, I know this has been a favorite for a while but I had never tried it! Now that I have this is a must-have.nars eyeshadow.JPG

Shadow: I normally like to put a little bit of a shimmer shadow on and then use my bronzer to define my crease. The palette I love is the NARS Silk road. I literally use it everyday and always love the look.

Eyeliner: The liner I use now is the Rimmel Pencil Liner in black, I’ve been purchasing this off and on for years and I like how it looks less harsh than my liquid for everyday (Fav Liquid is Kat Von D Tattoo Liner).

Mascara: I use the combo of the L’oreal primer and then the L’oreal Voluminous Lashes in Carbon Black.

Final SealSetting Spray: Alright this is very important. I honestly recommend this product to everyone and you need it too if you’re working all day and want you’re makeup to stay on. It’s the Ben Nye Makeup Setting Spray. This has honestly changed my life.

I hope this gives you some inspiration to try any new products! Let me know what you think. 🙂

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo


Skin Care Favorites


My skin has finally found a combination that it likes lately and I feel that not sharing would be a disservice. I have combination skin and it’s very sensitive to makeup and products, any little dirt causes a breakout. Due to this, I never sleep in my makeup and I try and use products made for sensitive skin.

Here’s some products I have been using since around September and so far I am breakout free and my skin has never been softer.

Firstly, I take my makeup off using the Boots Botanics Micellar water, gets every bit of my waterproof mascara off! I cleanse my face with The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Gel Wash. It’s super gentle but makes my skin feel so soft and clean.


Next I spray my face with the Mario Badescu Rose Water Facial Spray, I tend to get reddish skin often and this really calms my skin down. Plus it smells amazing!


I like to use an intense moisturizer and eye cream because my skin can get pretty dehydrated at night. I received free samples of the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream and Hydrating Eye Cream and I love them, they don’t make my skin oily and my skin looks amazing when I wake up.


My all time favorite and life saving mask is the Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Masque. It either gets rid of all my breakouts or greatly reduces them. This is what I use before all big events and it always pulls through.

Caviar Pearl Milk Cleanser// Hydrafresh Toner

I also wanted to mention two of my long time favorites, I don’t use these products everyday but I love them. I had not ever seen this brand and have still yet to but these 24k Donna Bella products really leave my skin feeling refreshed and primed. This moisturizer/toner combo is a very light formula that smells amazing!

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo