Recent Beauty Buys

I've been on a makeup kick lately- which means buying a lot of new makeup products. But too much makeup isn't a thing, amiright? 

I've been trying to focus on how makeup can accentuate my features rather than covering up what I see as flaws. I really wanted to start contouring and highlighting properly, so I did a little research and found that I like the idea of a makeup stick rather than a powder or a liquid for highlighting and contouring. 

I came across Clinique's Chubby Sticks and figured I'd give them a shot. They have a highlighting, contouring and blush chubby stick- everything you need! The shades of each one are perfect, too! I ordered the contour and highlighter and managed to snag a free gift with my purchase.

Clinique Sculpting Highlight Chubby Stick $22
Clinique Sculpting Contour Chubby Stick $22
Clinique Cheek Colour Balm Chubby Stick in Roly Posy Rosy $22

My free Clinique bag came with a bunch of fun goodies- including the perfect shade of pink lipstick, plus some moisturizers, which are so great!

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion $14.50
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara $16.50
Clinique All About Shadow Trio in Graphite, CH Portobello and Bubble Bath
{The trio isn't available for purchase, but here is the quad palette for $28.50}
Clinique Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer $38
Clinique Matte Lipstick in Petal $17

I also purchased my first ever MAC products over the weekend. I know, I'm slacking. 

I've been on the hunt for the perfect nude lipstick and this one from MAC is the highest contender so far. And of course I had to get a liner to match.

MAC Lip Pencil in Stripdown $16
MAC Matte Lipstick in Naturally Transformed $17

I'll be sure to post reviews as I use these products! What are your favorite makeup products? Help me grow my collection and give me some more suggestions!