Friday Finds: November 9, 2012.

Happy Friday!

This week I played with a lot makeup - my favorite thing to do. After the Sephora Employee Appreciation 20% off coupon where I spent more than I should, and now the VIB event happening now; I have a lot more to test too. I am also really excited to be winding down the COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss 7 Day Challenge. This new polish looks like it's a winner. Look for the full results next week.

1. Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream - $14.99
This BB Cream is more like a lightweight makeup with multiple benefits. With Arctic Cloudberry at its core, it brightens like a primer, evens skin tone like a foundation, hydrates ike a moisturizer, corrects blemishes like a concealer and delays signs of aging while offering sun protection of SPF 20. It's one of the better BB Cream I have tried. It is creamy and offers more coverage than a typical BB. Shop at CVS.

2. IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Treatment Mascara - $20.00
This super volumizing mascara really opens up eyes as lashes get plumped up and glossy black with just a swipe or two of the brush. I love the little ball detailer at the tip of the wand to really get the formula into the bottom lashes.

3. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brillliant Nail Gloss - $5.49
This new nail polish needs no base or top coat. That's right, it is built right into the formula. The formula is beautifully glossy and glides over my nails with ease. I'll show you more next week, but wanted to tell you it just launched in stores, so look for it and pick a shade (or two!) and give it a try too.

4. LORAC Couture Shine Nudes Duo - $28.00
I originally bought this glossy duo for my daughter because she is obsessed with a nude, glossy lip. It didn't get that far, because once I saw these in person, I kept them for myself. The lip gloss set contains two glosses: Vintage, which is a glossy light beige color and Muse, a soft pearly pink. I am using the pink shade all over, with a dot of the beige in the center of my lips. The look is beautiful.

5. Diorific Long-Wearing True Color Lipstick - $36.00
I couldn't resist this limited-edition shade of precious Rouge Diorific lipstick in Lady, a beautiful true soft red. It comes in a gorgeous vintage-inspired gold case. I bought this for the case alone, yet I'm impressed at how much I really like this red.