When it comes to cosmetics, I normally make a beeline for Sephora. However, there’s a handful of brands that Sephora doesn’t carry. I recently did a mini Nordstrom haul and picked up a few products I’d heard rave reviews about and been wanting to try.
First up is theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer, a glowy, champagne highlighting powder. This compact is HUGE and is packed with super-pigmented product. I don’t think I’ll ever need to repurchase this because I don’t think I’ll ever run out! You only need to pop a tiny bit of product on a fan brush for major cheekbones.
At first glance, the Clarins Instant Concealer formula is thinner than most. But don’t be fooled – it is seriously pigmented and a tiny bit goes a long way. So far, my favorite way to wear it is to conceal my under eyes and around my nose, and then blend a bit onto the high planes of my face. With this method, I only need to set my look with powder for a flawless finish.
Tipping the scales at one of the spendiest products in my collection is Kevyn Aucoin ‘The Sculpting Powder.’ This powder looks dark in the compact, but the cool gray tone actually creates the most natural looking shadows in the hollows of your face. Using a light hand, you can build the color slowly to create the perfect contour. It is an absolutely phenomenal product.