Monday, November 05, 2007

Because We’re Friends…(And Family!)

Sure H&B would like to profess herself a natural beauty but in the name of full disclosure, here her makeup standbys:

Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer (we opt for the SPF 15 with Dermaxyl Complex version) is simply the best primer out there. No diggity. No doubt. (And yes, we said, “Diggity!”), $42

Like an amped up tinted moisturizer Vincent Longo’s Liquid Canvas Dew Finish Foundation SPF 15 provides sheer coverage without ever looking cakey, $48.50

Benefit’s You’re Bluffing is like a blemish eraser. Use in the outside corner of your eyes and on blemishes to counter red better than any concealer. Not seeing is believing! $22

Laura Mercier’s Shimmer Loose Powder in Sun Dust keeps cheeks sunkissed and fresh, $34 (FYI – Prescriptives makes a brilliant bronzer blush for application!)

For night, we are loving Lorac’s Star Eyed Surprise in Rising Star (natch!). Great for creating “smokey eye lite” – it has two gradients of emerald and an iridescent white for the brow. Fab! $24

We must admit we were surprised ourselves, but our mascara du jour is Sephora’s very own (fancy that!). In a very serious lash-off we compared it alongside Smashbox, Clinique, Prescriptives and M.A.C and it was by far our fave for full, voluminous lashes without loads of clumps. Manifique! We got ours in the Sephora Smokey Eye Kit ($42) which we wrote about a week or so ago, here (n.b. we used the kit’s instructions with Lorac’s Rising Star to great effect). But you can also purchase it solo, for a very well priced $6.

Finally, we’d never gloss over our pucker pick. Adorning our pout is usually Stila’s Lip Glaze in peach (although we’ve been known to carry several different glosses if this fickle fiend is truly being forthcoming!). $20

Sheesh, sounds like H&B needs a lot of work each morning. Yowza! Share your picks!