I’m all about easy. These days I rarely have enough time to take a shower AND put makeup on, so a great, fast makeup product is gold. I love a bronze shadow and cream formulas are so easy to use.  They look great from morning to night, and compliment all skin types and eye colors. Major bonus for not having to use a brush to apply. I’ve rounded up a few of my faves.  Simply rub a bit of product on your lids, using a clean finger and blend.  Voila!

CreamShadowsFrom left to right:
Make Molten Shadow in ‘Bronze’
Jouer Créme Eyeshadow in ‘Suede’
Ilia Illuminator in ‘Sway’
Becca Eye Tint in ‘Bronze’
RMS Eye Polish in ‘Solar’


I’m very much in favor of anything that speeds up my morning makeup routine.  Having a toddler means virtually zero alone time, and these days the morning minutes seem to disappear virtually instantly.  Sometimes a little mascara and concealer just doesn’t cut it and I want to bring it up a notch.  This is where Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Color Chameleon’ Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil comes into play.  Since the pro makeup artist launched her new line, it’s been getting rave reviews.  I’m a fan of many of her products (and more reviews of the ones I like are to come), but I especially love the versatility of these pencils.  They glide on silky smooth and are  blendable, but stay put until you take them off.  You can sharpen them to a point for more of a precision liner, or smudge them all over the top and bottom lashes for a smokier look. So far I’m loving the bronzy “Amber Haze” color for my green eyes, but I definitely plan to pick up a few of (if not all!) the rest.



Mother’s Day is this weekend so you still have a few days left to get that special lady a gift.  I’ve compiled a few ideas that she’s sure to love no matter how long it’s been since you called your mama.


Clare Vivier Wallet Clutch
I’m a huge fan of Clare V. bags and these small but luxurious clutches are perfect as a makeup bag.  You can even monogram her initials or nickname as an added personal touch.


Lipstick Queen Discover Kit 2
All three shades are super wearable and will take you from day to evening to late night. Plus their sleek tubes look trés chic.


Dolce & Gabbana Mini Brush Set
Who doesn’t want a super fancy Dolce & Gabbana brush set?

Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Modern Classics 1.0 Kit
This paired down kit is perfect for anyone that wears the basics and needs a foolproof makeup upgrade


SpaFinder Gift Card
No matter where the mom in your life lives, you can treat her to a massage, facial and many more treatments in the city she lives in.