Life in Mascara: New York Makeup Haul

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New York Makeup Haul


New York is truly what dreams are made of! I don't think I will ever tire of going there. Each trip is different and fills me with so much excitement. It is a world of luxury and beauty and with a vast story to tell.

In preparation for my trip I had done a New York Wish List to really focus on the items that I wanted to bring back. I honestly save up for months so that when I am there I do not feel wallet guilt when I splurge on some lovelies. 

First stop was Duane Reade where I purchased the oh so pretty Mary Lou Manizer by The Balm. A cult favorite and impossible to fund where I live. This stuff does not disappoint. If you want a true bright highlight that blends effortlessly into the skin and beams like a ray of sunlight then this is the one for you. No subtlety here. 

Next stop was Bergdorf Goodman where I stopped at the Charlotte Tilbury counter and bee-lined for the Filmstar Bronze and Glow Face and Sculpt Highlight. A true gray toned bronze to chizzle out those cheekbones. I have been enjoying using it with this e.l.f. brush. I even used it down the sides of my nose and the brush fits like a dream! The highlight is subtle and buildable to achieve a more dramatic look. Well worth the price guys. The packaging itself make me feel so lux. Right as I was debating picking up something else from the beautiful line, the sales associate mentions he still had a makeup bag from the Christmas release. SOLD!

Around the corner I ran into a Ricky's NYC store. I love that place because you can find that one random thing you can never get. Enter in Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips. It is 100% natural and all I have to say is if it is good for the nips, surely it is good for the lips. Plus the image on the box is hilarious! I also picked up Ben Nye Banana Powder. I want to try a harsh contour and highlight look for pictures and needed this for baking. For everyday it does look lovely under the eyes. But make sure to do it lightly or you will just look jaundiced instead and that is not cute. I also grabbed an L.A. Girl Pro Conceal which are always sold out here and an L.A. Girl Lip Glaze which are very similar to the Too Faced Melted Lipstick.

Have any of you tried Dr. Lipp before? I am curious to hear your thoughts.

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