New Beauty Favorites

new makeup favorites

I try lots of new products, but I stick to my tried and true favorites unless something really great comes along.  Well, I have some new favorites, and I’m pretty excited about them.  What is it about a new makeup find that can put a spring in my step (even after what seems like months of rain in San Francisco)?

Here are my new favorites:

Nars’ new Velvet Matte Skin Tint is sooo good.  Interestingly, I don’t really find it to be matte, either.  It’s not super dewy, but it’s neither drying nor terribly matte (in fact, I find it quite moisturizing).  It’s just an awesome foundation (which you can easily make luminous with blush or highlighter).  It’s medium coverage (but quite natural-looking) and feels lovely on the skin (velvety is actually an apt description).  I keep coming back to this foundation, which is such a good sign (given how many of them I try).

I hadn’t tried Marc Jacobs’ Beauty line, but started hearing more and more about it, so I finally checked it out.  His Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer was recommended to me, and now I’m a fan.  It smells delicious, and it is the perfect smoothing base before foundation.

I have also fallen hard for his lip glosses.  Lip gloss is really my favorite beauty product, and Marc Jacobs’ Enamored Hi-Shine lipgloss is awesome.  It is no surprise that it won Allure Magazine’s 2015 Best of Beauty Award.  My favorite colors are Pretty Thing and French Tickler (though the name isn’t my favorite).  I like to layer them together.

There you have it.  The beauty finds that got me through the last two weeks of rain (and more).  I love when I have new additions to my make up bag.  Sometimes it’s the perfect little pick-me-up.

Happy Tuesday!



  • Sandra Camp

    Oh I just love new lip gloss!!! What are those colors like? Are they sheer/ish? Just curious what kind of tint they are before ordering?! 🙂

    • Hi Sandra-
      Yes, they are sheer. I think you’ll really like them. They are similar to the ones I usually wear, but they are nice and glossy. 🙂

      And here’s a link to my favorite Make Up Forever gloss:


      • Sandra Camp

        thanks… 🙂

        • My pleasure!! I hope you like them. 🙂


  • Linda Goldfarb

    I’m off to Corte Madera with a friend on Thursday and am taking your make-up suggestions as my “shopping list!” Thank you!

    • Linda- Ooh, enjoy!! I love a joint shopping trip like that!! I hope you like my “picks.”