Things I'm loving this week


1.  Gerard cosmetics matte liquid lipstick.  Can I just tell you how much I love this stuff??  It looks pretty.  It's easy to apply.  It stays put ALL DAY!  Even if I go out to eat or am drinking coffee, it stays on my lips and doesn't transfer!  Another tidbit...a tube of this is $20.  I find this to be a tad bit steep, but I found a red color yesterday that I really wanted.  I literally googled discount codes, found one, and ended up only spending $14 for one of their matte lipsticks!  This may seem obvious, but I honestly didn't know you could do this until my husband told me a few years ago.  If you REALLY want something online but don't like the price tag, always look for a discount code or coupon online first that you can apply when checking out.   

2.  A BEAUTY BLENDER!!!  If you haven't tried one, go get one right now!  If you don't want to spend the $20 for the "official" beauty blender, buy the Sephora knockoff blender for $12.  I use mine to gently press in my concealer and it just blends it better than your finger can.  I also use it to gently blend in my Sephora airbrush foundation.  This little sponge is genius and really helps with the application process.

3.  Foundation primer.  I know I've talked about this before, but I really do believe a primer is a must!  I know some people think it's a gimmick, and don't want to spend the money for yet another product, but I'm telling you, it's what makes your face look flawless.  Bonus:  it makes your makeup stay on longer.  Here is another primer option by Mary Kay that is a little more reasonably priced.  Side note:  lash primer is also a great product that makes your mascara look 10 times better!)