Check yourself out right now. Don’t you look (even) prettier? If you’ve been following my 30 Days to Gorgeous Mom style series, you know that we’re on day 7, which should mean that you are one whole week cuter and more stylish. So far, we’ve covered the power of pretty pajamas, updating your underwear drawer, stocked up on some surprisingly stylish shapewear, shopped for the perfect timeless black pumps, heard some stylishly wise advice on mom style from Clinton Kelly, and pondered the purchase of an iconic designer bag (along with 7 others). I’ve even updated my BeautyMommy Store so that you can shop all of the stylish finds I’ve mentioned, all in one place. Sure I’m bossy and all of this shopping is exhausting, but I promise, if you persevere, you won’t regret it. So let’s talk makeup, shall we? There is a reason I call myself the BeautyMommy. Beauty has always been my first passion, and I was a beauty editor before I became a fashion columnist. I have been buying, trying and testing products for years, and it takes a lot to impress me. These 5 best makeup products, all current favorites, have blown me away. Here they are, in no particular order.
1. Jane Iredale Glowtime BB Cream
This product should come with a warning label. It’s that addictive. This cream starts out thick and then almost immediately melts into your skin and disappears, leaving a soft matte finish that covers everything and doesn’t require powder. A little expensive, but a dab goes a very long way. About $44.
2. Giorgio Armani Maestro Eraser Concealer
I love everything from Armani Beauty, from the wondrous Luminous Silk Foundation to the incredibly pigmented and long lasting Maestro Blush to the super creamy long lasting gloss, but the concealer has to be my favorite. So lightweight, yet it invisibly conceals dark circles, blemishes and other imperfections.
3. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm
This drugstore find has become my new go-to. It is hydrating yet absolutely weightless on the lips, with gorgeous soft matte color that lasts and lasts. I think I own every color.
4. MAC Pro Longwear Lip Color
This formula lasts all day without flaking or drying out your lips.
5. L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara
I couldn’t leave my favorite drugstore mascara off the list. This mascara is so popular that it’s spawned a zillion varieties, from Manga Mascara to Butterfly Mascara, but this original, in Carbon Black, remains my top pick. Full, thick lashes in one swipe, in the sootiest black you can imagine.
I hope you love these products as much as I do! Did one of your favorites make the list?