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My Favorite Makeup

Lifestyle

November 26, 2019

With the holidays coming up I am stocking up on all plaid, tulle and sequins. When the fall and holiday collection launched from Atlantic Pacific I had to have this all plaid organza and tulle outfit. For size reference I took a large in both the top and the skirt. The jacket I am wearing a size 10. These shoes were a mega deal that I found at the Barneys Going out of Business sale but they have a pair on the real real right now if you have to have them too.

Plaid Holiday Outfit from Atlantic Pacific for Nordstrom

When it comes to makeup, I really only use NARS for color. I like youngblood for foundation and I am currently trying out the THRIVE mascara everyone recommended and so far so good. I have been using the Nars collections of lipstick, eye shadow and  cheek blush for years and years and have not found a better product than their color. It is super pigmented, requires less product and lasts all day.

Lip Color Lipstick:  My number one go to lipstick is Nars Heat Wave. It is the absolute perfect shade of orange red. I had a panic when I was told at the Nordstrom counter that it was being discontinued and ordered 5 of them. Turns out they were just repackaging it (thank God) but it’s the best color and I have no joke been wearing it for almost ten years. Other colors I have in the lipsticks are Banned Red, Schiap, Bette, Fire Down Below and Ravishing Red.

Lip Color Powermatte Lip Pigment: The first color I bought in this lip pigment was Get up, Stand up. I bought it on a whim while on a shopping trip with my friend Ashley at Nordstrom. We both were absolutely shocked at how long this pigment stayed on. It does have a drying effect on your lips so make sure you moisturize but it is a product that I put on in the morning and scrub off at night. Other colors I’ve added to my collection are American Woman, Under My Thumb, Don’t Stop, Warm Leatherette, Light My Fire and Low Rider.

Lip Color Matte Lip Pencil: These I don’t have that many because I hate having to sharpen them especially while on the go. But they have amazing long lasting color. My first color was Pop Life and I also have Dragon Girl and Cruella.

Plaid Holiday Outfit from Atlantic Pacific for Nordstrom

Blush – Don’t be alarmed but the exhibit A is one of the best blushes to wear with red lipstick ever. It does not appear on your face as red as it is on the palette but gives you a lovely rosy look. This is also one of the first makeup blush’s I purchased and have been wearing it as long as I’ve been wearing heat wave. If i’m not wearing heat wave, I’m using each color of these cheek palette. If you are looking for an all around good variety of cheek shades, this Nars Exposed Cheek Palette is awesome.

Eye Shadow – Nars used to have this incredible eye color crayon that I still have just a little left from when they discontinued the product and I bought as many as the store had left. Since then I have purchased one eye palette that have given me really all of the eye color I need. The skin deep eye palette has a lot of different combo and options but it’s simple to use because the complimentary colors are all together.

Other Nars Makeup Products I love:
Pore and Shine Control Primer 
Multi Use Gloss: Working Girl  – This product is awesome for dabbing over your existing blush and eyes for a bit of extra glow.
Bronzer: Laguna – The best bronzer you’ll ever wear end of story.

Plaid Holiday Outfit from Atlantic Pacific for Nordstrom

A sale is a great time to stock up and save on your favorites as well as new colors you’ve been wanting to try. Have you always worn the same color lipstick or do you change it up each day? What colors are you going to try?

Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids Michigan Nordstrom Holiday Outfit Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids Michigan Atlantic Pacific Green Jacket Atlantic Pacific Green Jacket Nordstrom Holiday Outfit Atlantic Pacific Organza Plaid Bow Outfit Atlantic Pacific Organza Plaid Bow Outfit


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Abigail Albers       Author

Abby is a wife and mother, antique shopper, entrepreneur, gardener, sheep lady, sequin enthusiast and your Midwest Martha Stewart Wannabe.. Follow her on instagram @adventuresinabbyland.

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