My Best Friend’s Beauty Picks.

Too Faced baked blushes, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Benefit Watt's Up!, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Bang, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation and Concealer, Anastasia Brow DefinerMy best friend and I aren’t exactly good for each other’s bank accounts. We enable each other to buy things almost every time we’re together (Ex. here, here, and here.) and seeing her do her makeup always makes me want to try all the products she uses. The last time she visited, I had a rummage through her makeup bag and asked her what her favorite products were. It’s her birthday today and I can’t be there to celebrate with her, but I want to celebrate her here on B&B. Today, we’re taking a little dive into some of Kim’s favorite beauty products.

When it comes to her base, Kim is a big fan of Urban Decay. I’ve seen her use the Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Foundation for quite a while. This offers her lasting coverage that’s lightweight. She also uses the Naked Skin Beauty Balm, which seems to have been replaced by the Naked Skin One & Done Complexion Perfector. For brightening up the under eye area, she pats on the Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. Although it’s not my favorite, it is one of her go-to concealer options. I believe she uses it in one of the lightest shades. And for some not pictured bonus products, I know she loved the Naked Flushed palette and we both definitely loved using the Baked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body when we went out in college.

Let’s talk color and glow. We both love the Benefit Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter for a customizable highlight. You can add a little for a subtle shine or pack it on for a statement making gleam. Kim also uses a heap of products from Too Faced and on this trip in particular, she traveled with 3 of their baked face products. The Sweetheart Perfect Flush Blushes add a gorgeous kiss of color to the cheeks along with a soft and natural glow. Kim traveled with the newest addition to their baked face products, the Sweethearts Baked Luminous Glow Bronzer in Sweet Tea. It allows for a natural bronze look with a little bit of shimmer depending on which side you use.

Kim knows good brows. Her brows always look amazing so when she said she was loving the Anastasia Brow Definer, I made a mental note to give it a try. She said it made filling in her brows quicker than the Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil, which we both used in the past.

My bud is a big fan of a nude lip. And a coral lip, peachy-pink lip, red lip, and any fun color really. She likes them all. She’s a big fan of the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks (May the rest in peace) and has a few of the Vice Lipsticks too. I know she likes Liar and 1993. As far as liquid lipsticks go, she’s been loving the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks especially the nude shades like Caramello and Baci.

Kim, our adopted Mexican Daughter Minka, and I

My best friend means the world to me. I’ve never had a friend quite like Kim. We’ve been friends since we were 13, but the last 4 years have made us more like family. She’s the sister I never had. She inspired me to do more and be more in college and even still now. She challenges me to be better. She is on my team when I think I have to go it alone. She was there for me then and she’s there for me now. She’s an incredibly strong and intelligent woman even though she doesn’t always believe it. Kim always knows how to put a smile on my face. She just gets me. I don’t know what life would be like without her. Who would I watch the Scooby-Doo movies with? Who would marathon Kitchen Nightmares with me? Who would scream along to the best album of all time, The Dutchess by Fergie, with me? There’s no one quite like Kim.

Happy birthday, Bob-Kim. I hope you have an overwhelming amount of Lays and eat a nice big steak. I love you very much.

-Tara Joy


10 thoughts on “My Best Friend’s Beauty Picks.

  1. Ocean Bream

    This was lovely, both the makeup and the best friend. I have had my eye on those Urban Decay foundations for quite a while now, but I am not sure how they would react to my skin!

  2. Style It Out

    I want all of Kim’s makeup ha ha all of it looks so gorgeous! I’ve never seen a post like this before and really enjoyed reading it, I can say exactly the same about my friends and me too as we always encourage each other to buy things we don’t need! But isn’t that what friends are for ha ha? 🙂 Loved this x

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