Good afternoon, Friday. It's been a long week and the weather is so lovely outside I just want to fa la la and not work. Could so go for a long walk and an even longer lunch. But alas. Duty calls.
But before I get to work I thought I'd share a Five for Friday with you today, and tell you what's in my cosmetic bag right this very second- I hate the term "must haves" but these are my version of those- admittedly, not cheap for the most part but I invest in beauty because I love good products and truly, they work. So without further adieu- let's get to beauty shall we? Because before we face the day, we must do our faces, oui?
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Creme- This product is amazing. You already know I'm a huge fan of her Magic cream and eye cream, but this night cream is straight up grease- which I love. My skin needs constant hydration and I'm a fan of a dewier visage so this is the perfect cream for me. It's super hydrating and gives you the most gorgeous glow. Radiance in a jar. So good. Sweet dreams are made of this night cream.
Dan Tes Bras Eau de Parfum- Oh Frederic Malle. You never let me down. I recently found a travel sized version of this scent I bought while I was in London last winter and it's the perfect scent for Fall (as if we're getting one of those). It has a gorgeous and unusual violet opening and finishes with some amazing notes- cashmeran, patchouli, sandalwood, incense, and some other yummy stuff like heliotrope. From the same nose that gave us Musc Ravageur, it's just divine. I can't stop smelling myself in it. It's definitely a unique scent but I love unique scents, particularly ones that have a bit of a hippie heart. So good. Funky in the best of ways.
La Mer Renewal Oil- So check it. I have a bit of a regime in the morning. I always put a face oil on before I do my primer (lately I'm using Nars primer which is absolutely wonderful) to keep my face aglow. I've been a fan of Laura Mercier's face oil for a while but had a nice sample of La Mer's take on face oil and oh my. It's so good. It glides onto your face like a dream and somehow manages to provide a lovely little base for your face. Luxurious? Yes. Amazing? Yes again. Try it.
Black eyeliner/red lips- Lately I've been wearing a bit less on my eyes than usual because I've been into a strong red lip. My favorite look for red lipstick is a well lined top lid and not much else.
I adore this Laura Mercier liquid eyeliner- idiot proof application and it literally does not move all day. You can absolutely go from desk to dinner without a reapplication. Such a goody.
As for a red lip, I'm always hunting for the perfect red but right now I'm liking Tarte's Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint because it simply does not budge. I hate having to reapply so this stain is a lifesaver, or lipsaver really.
Chanel Vitalumiere foundation- Lady friends, this is a wonderful, light foundation that feels like more of a tinted moisturizer. You need to shake it a bit as it's water based but the coverage is just the right amount for a clean finish that is subtle and natural and perfect for that fresh faced look I'm loving of late. So pretty. Not great if you need a ton of coverage, but if you're into a more sheer and natural finish, get this. Right now.
Cheers to a wonderful weekend. This concludes the beauty portion of this blog post. Cause that's what's up this Fierce Five fo a Friday in the gorgeous 212. Yours, in products I trust. XO