The Fashion Magpie Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream

Spring Beauty Wishlist.

I recently switched up my moisturizing game, and, so far, I’m impressed with this Weleda facial lotion.  It imparts a fresh glow and smells nice (side tangent: I feel like it’s cool to insist on “fragrance free” products, but I love cosmetics with scents…am I alone?  What am I missing?).  Caveat: I did not read the label closely and therefore did not realize that this $20 “steal” is actually not such a steal since it’s only 1 oz of product.  (Classic Jen oversight.)  My only gripe with it is that it has a weird skin-feel after it’s settled in for a few seconds — it almost leaves your skin feeling…not tight, but…covered?  I don’t know how to describe it, but I’m not nuts about it.  Which brings me to the first item on my beauty wishlist…

Beauty Wishlist No. 1: Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream

I’m going to test-drive Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Cream next, especially after so many of you guys raved about its deeply moisturizing properties in these comments.  I was also considering Drunk Elephant’s B-Hydra, which is described as “a cool glass of water for your thirsty skin,” but think your effusive comments on Dr. Jart’s formula have pushed me over the edge…

The Fashion Magpie Dr Jart Cream

Beauty Wishlist No. 2: Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer

I’ve blabbed on and on about my fruitless quest for a perfect concealer, but must admit that I’ve been decently happy with this Bobbi Brown concealer I recently started using.  It’s thick and opaque — aka, for women like me with serious dark circles under their eyes — but somehow illuminating?  It doesn’t look cakey.  I blend it in with my eye cream and it works very well.  I’d give this 4.5 stars.  Still holding out for a 5 star find, but let’s not let perfect get in the way of good enough!

The Fashion Magpie Bobbi Brown Concealer

 

Beauty Wishlist No. 3: The Glossy Eye Look

I’m not normally super into beauty trends (I’ve never contoured and never will — it feels like so much work! — and, though I’m intrigued, I just can’t bring myself to invest the time or money into figuring out things like microneedling…), but I have to say I’m absolutely obsessed with the glossy nude eye trend I’ve been seeing in ad campaigns, on runways, and on the likes of super Instagram stars:

The Fashion Magpie Glossy Eye

The Fashion Magpie Glossy Eye Trend 2

I’ve been recreating the look with my multi-purpose RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, which I wear nearly every day of the week.  It’s not a highlighter — it has no color or pearlescence to it — but it adds the slightest bit of glow.  I dab it on my cupid’s bow, the inner corners of my eyes, my cheekbones, and the tip of my nose.  It makes me look alive, awake, flushed.  I’ve been trying it on my lids recently, too, and while it works, it’s maybe a tiny bit gummy for the lids.  I recently came across Milk’s Eye Vinyl in nude and was SOLD.   Dying to test drive it!

The Fashion Magpie Milk Eye Vinyl

Beauty Wishlist No. 4: Eye Masks

Speaking of eyes, Hitha has sold me on these Wander eye masks she swears by.  They promise to “brighten, hydrate, and reduce the appearance of dark circles.”  All things I need…

The Fashion Magpie Eye Masks

Beauty Wishlist No. 5: Margiela Perfume

Just before sitting down to write this post, I literally scheduled time to run by the Sephora at Columbus Circle to smell Maison Margiela’s Replica Flower Market scent, which smells of “moist petals and snapped stems.”  I’ve heard multiple beauty bloggers go insane over this scent, which is a part of the brand’s Replica scent family, which set out to “capture moments, periods, and locations essential to memories.”  I love the premise for this label and may have snuck this discovery trio into my cart.  Just read the scent descriptions and I’m sure you’ll feel similarly — for example: “Imagine a lazy memory of soft, sunlit warmth. Lazy Sunday Morning combines notes of lily of the valley, patchouli, iris, and white musk to evoke a familiar but forgotten moment—a sun-drenched morning of relaxation.”  What genius crafts this copywriting?!  I’ve long been convinced that the copywriters responsible for describing scents and beauty products more generally are among the most talented out there!

The Fashion Magpie Margiela Perfume

 

Beauty Wishlist No. 6: Dyson Hairdryer

The Dyson hairdryer made quite a splash when it arrived on the scene a few years ago (or maybe just last year?)  It’s unique design and the fact that it’s made by DYSON attracted quite a bit of attention.  I just now got around to reading some reviews, and people rave about how lightweight it is and how dramatically it shortened their blow-dry time, though a few admitted it’s an adjustment owing to the different shape.  So, next time my $35 drugstore pick dies (<<this one is very good for its price, though!!!; read my full review here), I may be convinced to upgrade…

The Fashion Magpie Dyson Dryer

Beauty Wishlist No. 7: Make Face Gloss

Somewhat similar to the eye vinyl situation, this “face gloss” is a colorless formula that can be applied directly to clean skin or as a finishing product over a face of makeup; I’d use it in the latter capacity, to sort of seal and finish my look.  Have heard great things about this stuff!

The Fashion Magpie Make Face Gloss

Beauty Wishlist No. 8: The Perfect More-Than-Nude-But-Less-Than-Pink Nail Color

I’d sworn off gel/shellac nails for awhile after they totally destroyed my nails, but recently — owing to a particularly crazy social schedule (I’m sooooo popularrrrr) and vacation, decided to go back to gels for a few weeks to make sure my nails always looked nice without having to run to the manicurist as frequently.  I’ve been REALLY into CND’s Romantique color, which comes out the softest, prettiest pink but with a touch more white/opacity to it than most of the other pale pinks.  I’m OBSESSED.  It looks really pretty, clean, and feminine.

The Fashion Magpie Romantique Nail

 

What’s on your beauty wishlist these days?

P.S.  A full report on my favorite beauty products of all time.

P.P.S.  My favorite heeled sandal of all time is on sale in the prettiest pink color!; this dress is an epic sale find in cool chambray; and this henley, in the heathered gray (actually more of an ivory/oatmeal IRL) is one of my favorite under $30 finds in a long time.

 

 

10 Comments

  1. I am so minimal when it comes to makeup, but I am quite intrigued by RMS Beauty and especially the Living Luminizer — might have to snap it up soon! The only things I’d like to get this season are a new shade of Glossier Cloud Paint and a new Laura Mercier eyeshadow stick in Amethyst — I feel like the slight, slight purply tinge will bring out the green in my eyes. Ha! We shall see.

    1. OH yes. RMS living luminizer is a must. It is so subtle and so versatile — on the lips, the cheeks, the brows. It sort of doubles as a brow gel and lip balm — I’ve even used it on the ends of my hair! I love love love that stuff.

      Your picks for spring sound lovely — purple is such a great, underrated color!

  2. Agree with you about fragrance! I love products that smell good! Lazy Sunday Morning and By the Fireplace (more masculine) from Maison Margiela are both so good. I know everyone raves about Beach Walk, but it made me feel sick to my stomach.

    1. I hear you — the super beachy-scented ones can be cloying and artificial. I loved Lazy Sunday, too! I lingered for awhile over that section in Sephora…

  3. not alone. i buy guerlain bronzer (in a color called ‘blonde’ bc thats as bronze as i can get) partially bc it smells good enough that i run the risk of using enough to look like ross after he went tanning.

    1. HAHA! I totally agree – I love that old school powder-y smell of all Guerlain products!

    1. Hi! You mean the ones with the grosgrain bow or the mules? I’m actually putting together a new kind of post for next week, where I’ll track everything I wore for a full week and take little pics, too 🙂 Stay tuned! xo

    1. YAY! I love that stuff. And — WOW! thanks for the rec!! Will absolutely check these out. xo

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