November 8, 2012


I have a few exciting features coming up on L+R.  Exciting to who, you ask?  Oh, come on!  I have another style at home feature lined up, a few style muses, will finally start sharing personal style posts again {I know... I haven't done one since June!}, AND... ta da - this post right here!

Once upon a time, my sister and I went to Sephora to buy make-up for my wedding.  We decided to have our makeup professionally done, then purchase those products to do it ourselves on the big day.  This is how we met the amazing Madolyn.  She spent at least an hour with me... asking me what I wanted my make-up to look like and carefully choosing products, then showing me how to apply it.  And then she spent the same quality time with my sister.  I have to tell you, I loved my make-up {and Kate's} on my wedding day.  We have both continued to use some most of those products Maddie chose. 

Since then, I have been back about three? times for different things... a concealer, an eyeliner... stuff like that.  I buy whatever Maddie tells me to buy.  Seriously.  I tell her what I'm looking for, and I 100% trust her recommendation on the brand and shade of whatever that may be.  Not to mention - she's gorgeous, and always has the coolest cool-girl haircut and personal style.

I have been wanting to start writing about beauty products once in awhile.  And what better gal to start us off, and share her favorites, than Maddie!  Below is the first half of her current favorite products, starting with complexion.  Look for the second half of her list next week!  Thanks, Maddie!

In the words of the fabulous Madolyn Wagner...

1. Primer: I LOVE the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer! It gives a beautiful subtle glow to the skin before you put on your makeup. If you're a powder foundation girl, this product is amazing because powder tends to be flat and dull, but this primer has an illuminosity to give the skin a hydrated youthful glow! So great for winter when we tend to be dry and dull!

2. Foundation: I'm loving the NEW Urban Dacay NAKED.  Its the newst innovation for foundation! Its Ultra Definition - which means all the color molecules in it are so finely made that as soon as it hits your skin it melts right in, and never looks like makeup. It's made to mimic your skin! Its weightless and has great skincare benfits to it also (lifts, plumps, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, and gives radiance).

3. Powder: Benefit Hello Flawless can be used as a setting powder or a powder foundation.  It too (like the above) is finely milled giving the effect of skin! It's so easy to travel with, and includes a brush and a sponge for both applications.  It also gives a satin finish :) One of my favs!

4. Concealer: Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer is not only extreamly long wear, it's never dry and gives the perfect amount of luminosity for the under-eye.

5. Blush: Tarte also wins my favorite blushes. The Amazonian Clay blushes wear for 12 hours and they come in 16 amazing shades! These are some of the most pigmented blushes Sephora carries, and they are the best selling blushes nationwide (next to Nars Orgasm!).

Madolyn Wagner
Personal Beauty Advisor - Sephora Polaris // 
614.785.9990 - ext 2 or 4


  1. Awesome! Can't wait to share this info with the girls from work! Looking forward to the second installment. Maddie is the greatest!

    1. Thanks, sis! :) Isn't she?! You need to come down and makeup shop with me again! xo

  2. just started following your blog and i love it! i have the laura mercier primer and i love using it with bare minerals make-up - it really does add a bit of glow. i am looking forward to the next madolyn post. I also just checked out your "couple style at home", and think it is awesome!

    1. Leah, thank you... for the comment, the sweet compliment, and for following :) I'm drying to try that primer. I think it might have to be my next purchase! The second Maddie post will be next week! :)

  3. I AM A BEAUTY JUNKIEEEEE! So, I'm in love with this new segment. I'm actually anxiously waiting for some things I got on Wish I would've seen his post earlier! I def wanna try the new UD foundation!

    1. I am so glad you like the new segment! I am a makeup junkie, I figured it was time I write about it once in a while :) The UD foundation powder and the Laura Mercier primer are the two things I really want to try! Thanks so much for your comment!