My Five Favs Right Now – Fall 2018

Favorites Nars Ruby May glitter IT Cosmetics Puckerd

It’s been a hot minute since I shared some of my favorite products of the moment, but I’ve been pretty consistent lately in what I’m using, and these products deserve a shout-out!

NARS Climax Mascara

Nars cosmetics climax mascara

I’ve been using this almost everyday since I bought it, the beginning of October. Here’s why I like this mascara:

  • I have minimal flaking, or smudging
  • It gives my lashes volume and definition
  • It gives them a bit of curl, and when I use the lash curler, helps them hold the curl

I didn’t want to love this mascara, because it’s over $20. But I do and I’ll probably buy it again. I have many other sample sizes to try before I can allow myself to buy this mascara again, but it’s my second favorite now, after DiorShow.

I picked mine up at Ulta.

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce Moisturizer

I don’t crush on moisturizers very often, but I crush on this! In the morning here’s my typical routine:

  • Wash face in the shower with Freshh Face Creamy Citrus Facial Cleanser
  • Tone with Freshh Face Hibiscus Orange Blossom Balancing Toner
  • Hydrate with Freshh Face Orange Blossom Hydrosol
  • Use Secret Sauce

The days I use Secret Sauce, my makeup goes on easier, looks better. It’s an anti-aging moisturizer, and at 41, I’ve come to terms that I need to use these types of products to keep my skin youthful as long as possible!

Overall, Secret Sauce is helping the drier areas of my skin. I also drink more water to help, too.

I picked up Secret Sauce at The Makeup Show New York City earlier this year but you can get it at Sephora.

Urban Decay All Nighter Spray in Cherry

Urban decay all nighter finishing spray cherry

I’m a big fan of finishing sprays. Not only do they help set my makeup for hours, they are refreshing (I get warm when I do my makeup, I have no idea why, lol!)

As much as I want to save this spray for travel, because it’s the perfect size, I can’t help spritzing it as my last step in makeup application each day! It smells yummy but the scent doesn’t stay with me long.

Ruby May Ocean Goddess Glitter Palette

I bought this palette (for only $15, I should note!) and thought to myself…when the heck am I going to wear glitter? I go to my corporate job. I parent two small children. I never get out for a night on the town.

But you know what? At least once a month, I wear glitter simply for the fact that I love it, and I can. I’ll do it when I go to Disney, or run errands with my family on a weekend day.

Life’s too short NOT to enjoy glitter, guys!

I found this particular glitter palette at The Makeup Show Orlando and I was super skeptical about its longevity and how it would perform on my lids. I’ve used this kind of glitter years ago – not from this brand, though – and was unimpressed with the wear as it creased on my lid within an hour.

Ruby May’s formula does not crease on me. I even have minimal fallout under my eye, which shocks me. I can apply it with a finger or a brush, and it performs, either way. The array of glitter shades means I have many options on where I can place it on the lid and how I can coordinate it to my shadows and overall makeup that day. I do plan on reviewing this palette on its own, too, so I’ll save the swatches! But it’s a great way to satisfy my glitter craving with a great color selection and great price point!

Puckerd Metallic Liquid Lipsticks

Another find from The Makeup Show Orlando for me – Puckerd matte metallic liquid lipsticks! I’m a sucker for matte liquid lipsticks, but since I lean more towards flashy than subtle, I especially love metallic ones, lol.

Puckerd is a black-owned small business, too, so I am even more excited about these lippies!

So what products are you loving right now?! I’d love to hear in the comments below!