Without further adieu:
I have tried *so* many different foundations, and I always, always come back to Bare Minerals. All of their different formulas and variations are gentle on my skin, don't look caked on, and give nice, buildable coverage. I am currently loving their newest foundation, the Bare Pro pressed powder foundation. (I'm color #12 - Warm Natural for reference.) The foundation is truly buildable, and looks great on. I definitely prefer using it with the Core Coverage Brush, and my latest favorite primer is (also Bare Minerals) Prep Step, with SPF 50. It feels like absolutely nothing, but gives your makeup incredible staying power, and I'm loving the built-in sun protection.
Pumpkin Pie lip sugar by Bambu Earth. WOWZA - you guys!!! This is a really gentle exfoliator that packs a punch. You rub a pea-sized amount all over your lips to slough off the dead skin, and wipe (or lick!) off. It truly tastes like pumpkin pie, and gets your lips perfectly ready for lipstick. I like to use it a few nights a week before bed, and then put coconut oil on my lips, so they can soak in the hydration over night. I have heard so many great things about Bambu Earth (they're an eco-friendly company, and their products are free of all the nasties!) and their dry shampoo is next on my wishlist.
I'm Not Really A Waitress by OPI from the Infnite Shine line. A month or two back OPI released thirty of it's most iconic shades into their Infinite Shine line, and I was beyond thrilled when they added one of my very favorite colors ever, I'm Not Really A Waitress. The color is gorgeous, and it lasts a week + without chips. Can't be beat!
Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer. This might be the coolest product I've tried in a while. You might be thinking this is just a humble, little moisturizer, but it is so much more. You put it on in the shower, while you're still wet. You then dry yourself off as usual, but the moisture is locked in all day long. My skin is on the dryer side, and sometimes (especially right after I shave my legs) my skin will start to feel dry and itchy until I can put on some lotion, but this completely eliminates that problem, and the moisture in my skin lasts longer. It's really impressive! I've used the Monoi Oil scent, and the Cherry Almond and the cherry almond wins in my book. Definitely give this bad boy a try!
Tarteist mascara by Tarte. I've blogged about mascara before, and for the longest time was a strictly drugstore mascara chick. But then I got this mascara as a free gift with purchase, and it is incredible!! It is the darkest, black I've ever seen and gives my lashes great volume and length. I love it. Not sure if I'll buy a new tube when this one runs out, or stick to my drugstore ways, but for now I am obsessed!