NARS Albatross highlighting blush has a 'sheer light golden sheen.' Do not be fooled by the name, this is a highlighting powder, not a blush. Albatross is a gorgeous white gold highlighter that will make your features pop. I love Albatross for when I am going for a super glam makeup look, because it is very visible on the skin. In the pan this product looks like a plain white color, but when applied it looks like there is an angel on your face. For flawless application when using this product, I use my finger to dab it on my cheekbones, apply it with a damp Beauty Blender, or with a fan brush. I love this highlighter and I do not know how I lived without it. NARS Albatross is available to purchase in stores and online at Sephora, and on the NARS website for $30.
Mascara is by far my favorite makeup product of all time, and is something I can wear without doing the rest of my makeup. I have tried lots of mascara, both high end, and drugstore, and this is one of my favorites.
I have trouble with my mascara flaking onto the tops of my cheeks and all over the rest of my face, but with this mascara I do not have any problems with it flaking, until it starts to get old. In this picture I have just one coat of mascara on, but it is easy to build up and get crazy awesome lashes. This mascara has a gel formula, and is very waterproof. It is almost impossible to get off without a makeup wipe. I wear this mascara to the beach, pool, and water parks and it holds up flawlessly.
Beauty Blender vs Real Techniques Complexion Sponge
When I first discovered the Beauty Blender, I immediately wanted to find a cheaper alternative because lets face it, this thing is expensive. $20 for a sponge, c'mon that's ridiculous for anyone. As soon as I was able to find the Real Techniques sponge in my area I grabbed it, and put it to the test. And it is safe to say that this is a dupe for the Beauty Blender. The Real Techniques Sponge is a different shape, color, and has a slightly different texture that is almost undetectable. Once they are wet, they both get much larger and blend out products effortlessly. Personally, I love the shape of the Beauty Blender and the point of it is easier for me to use than the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge's point. Other than that, I have absolutely no complaints about either of them, well except for the price of the Beauty Blender.
You can purchase the Beauty Blender at Sephora, and on the Beauty Blender website. The Real Techniques sponge is available at Ulta, and on the Real Techniques website. Also, if there is a store near you that carries Real Techniques it will be available there, I do not have another store near me that carries them, but I do know that some CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid carry Real Techniques.