my beauty wishlist

i’ve always loved makeup, but i’ve only recently started to experiment with bolder looks (smoky violet eyes, cherry red lips with a cat eye, etc.).  and so, with the increase of experimentation has come a longing and an excitement to try some new beauty products.  here are a few things i’ve had my eye on:

kiehl’s ultra facial tinted moisturizer, $24.50 – i’m not a foundation wearer (it feels too heavy on the skin), but tinted moisturizer is the next best thing for a more even complexion.  plus, if you’re going to do moisturizer, you need to turn to the company that does it best!


skindinavia makeup finishing spray, $29.00- how nice it would be to not have to keep reapplying makeup all night!  just a few spritzes of this after initial application and it’s guranteed to last for 16 hours.  does it work?  almost 100% of people that reviewed this product at makeupalley.com would buy it again.  so i say that’s a yes.


urban decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil, $18.00 – an awesome selection of bright colors and glides on like a dream (and it’s waterproof!).  great for smudging and dare-to-look-at-me eyes.


too faced naked eye soft & sexy eye shadow collection, $35.00 – i’ve been coveting this one for ages!  the shadows are extremely versatile so there are a tons of looks to play with.  neutrals to darks are ideal for a day to night look.

bobbi brown pot rouge for lips and cheeks, $24.00 – cream blushes are ideal for dry cheeks and a natural, dewier look.  bobbi brown always gets it right.

as you’ve probably noticed, all of these are worth a pretty penny, hence the word wish in wishlist.  but i’m willing to consider close substitutes, so if you have any suggestions, please share!  are there any beauty items you’ve been eyeing lately?

-jillian m.

4 responses to “my beauty wishlist”

  1. Alicia says:

    I had no idea Kiehls made a tinted moisturizer – now I want to try it!!

  2. jillian m. says:

    i didn't know either! i was actually considering the laura mercier one, but that one was $40 for the same size tube! no thanks on that one!

  3. Amy says:

    I just stumbled across your blog and love it! I am a huge beauty junkie, and am always tempted by the cosmetics department at the stores. I use the Kiehls moisturizer and love it. It's really light and affordable.

    I am really tempted to try a color lipstick. I keep seeing it on other women, and it looks so powerful and chic, at once. If only I can get out of my gloss phase …

  4. jillian m. says:

    thanks so much, amy!

    i definitely would love to try the kiehl's. it's more than i would normally pay for a moisturizer, but i think i'd be willing to spend a bit more on anything that will make my skin look great.

    i would definitely suggest you try nyx lipsticks. they're so creamy and the colors are very vivid. you can try swiping on a lipstick and then layering gloss over it to ease you into the process! ha!

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