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Friday, October 18, 2013

Hue in the City Weekly Beauty Question: 3 Products You Can't Live Without!


This week's Hue in the City beauty question is: What 3 makeup items can you NOT live without and why? 

Well, my first answer should be obvious to anyone who has been reading this blog for a while {or has seen me IRL}, black eyeliner! I prefer pens (like L'Oreal Infallible Super Slim Liner and Jordana Fabuliner), but I also like potted formulas (like MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Black Waterproof Eye Shadow and MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack), and I'm starting to really dig a few pencil options I've encountered (like Rimmel Scandal'Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner and Milani Liquif'eye). My second and third choice are a bit more difficult to pick but here goes...

I guess number two would be some form of facial powder to even out my complexion a bit and to help with my oiliness, like Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Powder Foundation. I was just sent a compact for review and I have been totally loving it {stay tuned for a full review soon}! I can use it as a traditional foundation, as a finishing powder, or a just apply a light dusting to my bare skin to eliminate shine. I also really like Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder , though I wish they would extend the shade range a bit {the darkest shade just barely works for me, but it's really fantastic}.

Number three would have to be some sort of tinted lip balm or moisturizing gloss. I really love Burt's Bees whole line of color products and Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Cooler. While I love lipstick, I have a bad habit of forgetting to reapply and I tend to inevitably make a mess with it all over my face {so not a good look}. So I prefer just a bit of color on my lips, but moisture is an absolute necessity. There are so many balm/color hybrids on the market now, so my lips are not only super happy, they're pretty too!

Check out these recent posts from the Hue in the City ladies and make sure to leave a comment below letting me know what your 3 most necessary makeup items are! Until next time...


Ishah wants to show off her HG highlighter

Genia shows us the wonders of a $5 blue eyeliner

Leticia, her smoky brown eye, and Urban Decay Bang

Jessica reviews Foreo’s Luna- The Ultimate Skin Saver

Mai swatched OCC Pro's Pick Lip Tar Set in v2.0

Mina died and went to makeup heaven

Sephora Friends and Family sale? Aprill pooped that party.





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