My sister recently sent me a subscription to Birchbox , a monthly beauty product subscription. Each month they send you a few different samples ranging from soap, lotion, lipstick, perfume, powder, etc. They also have a great website with tips, tutorials, and discounts on special products. I was reading about the beautyblender on their site and purchased one a few weeks ago. It is incredible. I was skeptical at first because of the price and I often find you can use less expensive versions of brushes and get the same results, but this really is better! It is more firm than a regular beauty sponge and it creates a seamless, flawless look. Until now I hesitated to use foundation all over, it often appeared too cakey but the beautyblender eliminates that look. It makes applying makeup easier and I have found that I can use less and get more coverage.
The makeup above is my go to for a "flawless" face :-) The Shiseido powder is a new addition to my makeup routine. It does a great job of setting makeup without getting cakey, especially in fine line areas like the undereye. I reviewed the YSL highlighter awhile ago here , and since then my love has grown. I toss it in my purse on long day or a night out for quick touch-ups!