Makeup Wars: No Fail Makeup

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This week's makeup wars is all about those go to items that never fail you. They never let you down and always make you look perfect in a flash. Since I've been running late to work more than usual lately (sorry, Jeff!), I've gotten my routine down to a science.

For my foundation, I am obsessed with Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue (review coming soon!). I've been wearing it almost daily for two weeks and I love it. While it won't cover dark circles or acne, it does provide light coverage while making you skin look flawless. It's not oily or greasy and gives me a semi-matte complexion that lasts for at least 10 hours. I'm gobsmacked by the wear time. It's wears like an airbrush foundation. It's fantastic. I also use NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly to cover my undereye area before I put on my foundation. The slightly lighter shade makes my skin look radiant and my eyes really stand out.

On my eyes, I reach for Too Faced's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette (review and swatches here).  You can't go wrong with these neutrals. Butter Pecan all over the lids, Peanut Butter in the crease and a pop of Caramel in the center of the lid. It's a beautiful as it sounds delicious. To line my eyes, I'm grabbing the Milani Fierce Foils Eye Liner in Brown Foil and finishing my lashes with Subversion Primer and Perversion Mascara, both from Urban Decay.

For my cheeks, Tarte's Natural Beauty, is a perfectly enchanting color that bring a touch of sheer pinky wash  to my cheeks, without bringing attention to the redness that often looms in my skin.

For my lips, I'll grab whatever is in my purse. Right now, it's likely to be anything from the CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick line.

All bundled up for the cold!

Fast, easy and ready to go in no more than ten minutes. What is your favorite go-to makeup routine?

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  1. Hey gorgeous! I feel like everyone has tried that Chocolate Palette but me. *tears* I need to quite whining and officially add it to my MUST SNAG list.

  2. 10 mins?! WOW that is super fast!! I want that Too Faced palette!!

  3. I love your choices since I agree with you on so many. Love the new Tarte Semi-Sweet and the Bare Minerals new foundation.


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