A Special Post for the Birthday Girl




  • Maria's top 5 products


  • G&T's on the rocks and start reading! We are celebrating today!


  • Yes! These have been in Maria's makeup collection for quite some time now


Happy Saturday everyone! Today, we are celebrating a special person, the other half of the EQ team and my best friend, Maria. Similar to the last birthday celebration we had, I'll attempt to name her five favorite products. Full disclosure, it's not going to be that difficult. Maria is a creature of habit; when something works for her, she's hesitant to change it. Therefore, most of these have been recurring products in her collection since Snoop Dogg released "Drop it Like it's hot." Open a new tab, play the song and read this along. 

When asking those around Maria, for the product that best describes her, the frequent theme was of a black bold eyeliner. Her wing is flawless and the L'oreal Felt Tip Liquid Liner helps her achieve the look she wants. It has been in her collection for the longest time and even though she attempts to try other black eyeliners, her heart is set on this one. 

What comes after that perfect wing? A mascara that'll lift your eyelashes up to the sky. The L'oreal Telescopic Mascara offers a natural yet intense eye look. For Maria, mascara works as an instant mood lifter. We can't disagree with that. 

Truth be told, M is not a foundation girl. Give her tinted moisturizers, sunscreen with color, BB and CC creams, those she'll want to try. However, there is one foundation that's stolen her heart and I doubt she'll ever part ways with it. The Vitalumiere Aqua foundation by Chanel has been a perfect match for her. It's a light and comfortable formula that stays in her vanity day and night. 

This wouldn't be a post dedicated to Maria if we didn't include a highlighting product. I'm sure you've guessed it right; we're talking about the Hourglass Ambient metallic strobing palette. Three colors in one palette to reveal a reflective, vibrant glow. Regardless of the look you're going for, one of these colors will perfectly meet your needs. The entire EQ team is quite obsessed with all Hourglass products. 

Saving the best for last, her favorite lip combination by Charlotte Tilbury is the "pillow talk" lipstick and lip pencil. This smells like vanilla and sits comfortably on the lips for hours. It can be paired with any eye look you choose and is a perfect color to stay on its own for a no makeup- makeup day. It's a nude shade you'll want to keep in your collection forever. 

If you're wondering why there isn't a concealer in the list since it's quite evident she's crazy about them, it's because I do not think she has found the perfect concealer just yet. Surely, there are a couple that have been in her collection for years now, yet I don't think they are a perfect match. We'll keep you posted if she does discover the one, truly perfect concealer. For now, help us celebrate by wishing my best friend and best business partner, happiest of birthdays! 



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