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Skindinavia Giveaway! and My New Favorite Setting Powder

Hello everyone I hope you are having a great week! This Thursday post has a makeup setting theme to it...

Let's start with the exciting giveaway first:

Ever since I reviewed Skindinavia finishing sprays on The Daily Connoisseur I have been hooked on using their finishing spray after every morning makeup application (no matter how minimal my le no makeup look is). A good finishing spray keeps your makeup in place for up to 8 hours- eliminating the need for touch-ups throughout the day.

Well Skindinavia has kindly offered to give away one of their best selling finishing sprays for winter, the Moisture Lock, to one lucky reader of The Daily Connoisseur!

The contest is open to everyone (not just the United States).

Here is how you enter:

- Please leave me a comment below telling me your favorite makeup item that you cannot do without (so that we can all get some good recommendations out of this!)

- In your comment please let me know how you follow The Daily Connoisseur (follower, email subscriber, kindle subscriber, twitter follower or YouTube subscriber).

- As a bonus, those that have read and reviewed my book, Lessons from Madame Chic, on either Amazon.com or BN.com will be entered twice in the giveaway! So please let me know.

- And finally unless you have a very unique online name, please leave me your first and last name (or last initial) so that I can properly enter you into the giveaway. I will announce the winner this coming Monday. Best of luck!

And now for the rest of this week's post...

Makeup For Ever HD Powder

And now on to a new beauty recommendation I have for you... my favorite new setting powder.

I purchased Makeup for Ever's HD (high definition) powder at Sephora because I had been looking for a translucent powder that created a flawless finish to my makeup and controlled shine (I get so shiny in pictures!)

After reading great reviews about this product on Sephora.com I decided to purchase this powder in the store and have been very pleased with the results.

**As a side note, a little goes a long way with this powder. Do not use too much or you might experience a powder faux pas when in front of flashing cameras as we have seen on some Hollywood starlets recently on the red carpet. Thank you to YouTube viewer thedodgerdog22 for mentioning this. I wore this powder on Thanksgiving where we took lots of pictures and turned out great in all of them, but then again I use very little on my powder brush!

To learn more about the powder, please watch my video above. If you are unable to see the embedded video click here, look in the sidebar of this blog, or visit my channel: www.youtube.com/TheDailyConnoisseur

And lastly, Skindinavia is doing their own very fun contest this week called Backstage Beauty Access. Click here for details.

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Anonymous said...

Good morning, Jennifer! My favorite make-up item is Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 15 With Dermaxyl Complex. I could not believe the difference in how my skin looked after I started using it. Not only does it provide a nice, smooth surface to apply foundation to, but the Dermaxyl really does help minimize the appearance of wrinkes (and stops foundation from settling in them).

I am an email subscriber and Twitter follower. Your book is on my Christmas list :)

- Eileen F.

Rachel said...

I love your blog! My best friend and fellow francophile introduced me to your blog and I've been reading ever since.
My go to product is Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. Some times in a rush I will wear only this and a touch of translucent powder. As more of skin perfectionist than a make-up perfectionist it gives me that bit of coverage I need to cover my dark circles without requiring me to use a foundation to blend the color.
Thanks for sharing all our finds!

-Rachel E.

Anonymous said...

I'm predominately a Bobby Brown girl, but my can't-do-without is the black Noir Intense, waterproof "Great Lash" mascara by Maybelline. Yup, it's from a drugstore, but I swear by it. Tried others, but haven't found any better for the price point in terms of lasting any longer, or smoothness in formulation for easy, even application.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jennifer!
I recently discovered Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. I always had trouble with my make-up disappearing by mid-day. This is a truly wonderful product and keeps everything in place as well as reduces shine!
I am a YouTube Follower (MrsRisse) and check in on your blog a few times a week. Your book was an inspirational read, and I have already recommended it to many friends :)

Ashley Risse

aclearcutsign said...

Twitter follower here!
My makeup must-have item is Urban Decay Primer Potion. Keeps eyeshadow in place!

Julia said...

My greatest make up discovery has been an inexpensive drugstore mascara, Revlon GrowLuscious. It's only $12 but it makes my eyelashes look incredible!

I'm subscribed via google friend connect and I read you in my google reader.

I'd love to try out this finishing spray!

Julia R.T. theworldismyoyster@lookingformypearl.com

Unknown said...

hi jennifer!
my favorite make-up item is eye liner. i'm your twitter & blog follower & i have your book on my nook.


Kamani said...

My favorite, can't live without makeup product is the Bobbi Brown corrector. I follow you on blogger and on YouTube. Tanks for the giveaway.
Kamani V.

LilyBiscuit said...

I subscribe by email. The one product that I'm never without is Bobbi Brown Concealer. I also apply her Corrector under it when my under eye area looks bad. No other concealer has worked as well and I've tried dozens :) I can't use it on other areas on my face though or I'll break out, unfortunately. Thanks!
vac 924 at gmail dot com
Valerie C.

Lacey R said...

Hi Jennifer!

My new favorite makeup item is Laura Mercier Flawless Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain. I was looking to try something new after using MAC StudioFix N4 Powder for 5 years. The tinted moisturizer gives me good coverage and it has SPF in it.

I follow your blog and I will be posting a review of your book on Amazon, I'm halfway through it. Great read!

Lacey R

? said...

Good afternoon! I enjoy reading your blog and as a result, you have inspired me to live a more elegant life! I can't live without Nars blush called "Orgasm." The blush gives my face a healthy glow without the color being too overpowering. I believe most complexions can wear this color. I follow your blog and I plan to order your book off of Amazon. Looking forward to reading your work and also to your future blog entries!

Antonella D.

Anonymous said...

I always have clinique almost lipstick in black honey. It is my absolute favorite. It always looks appropriate whether it's errands or a formal event. It makes your lips look lightly flushed. Also I love madame chic. Just finished reading it on my kindle. I keep up with your blog on my Droid. I am trying to commit to a 10, well maybe 15 item wardrobe.
Tiffany W.

Unknown said...

Hii.. my favorite makeup item that I can not live without will be my Sigmax F80 top kabuki brush bcuz i love the way how apply my foundation looking airbrush and you need less product to cover the hole face. I recommend that brush to anyone

I´m following as GFC Chris Taddei and twitter as christy1531

email: christian.taddei@gmail.com

Thanks for this giveaway

ZĂ©naide said...

I am a follower of your blog who is waiting for "Lessons from Madame Chic" to be available in Canada.

The make-up item I cannot do without is Green Beaver lip shimmer (tinted lip balm). It goes on smoothly and stays put longer than lipstick. As a plus, it is certified organic.

With Love.....Cynthia said...

I just discovered your blog and bought your book on Amazon. I am halfway through your book and am going to tackle my closet this weekend to whittle down my wardrobe.

I love makeup and use a lot of Laura Mericer products.. My favorite product is a cream cheek illuminator called Golden Pink. I wore it under my Mericer cream blush (color: Blaze) at my wedding in October and everyone commented on how I was "glowing". I was so happy and when looking at the pictures, my face shows how very magical this evening was for me.

Oh, and I love Mercier's Secret Brightening Powder over my concealer.

I susbscribe via email.

Cynthia C.

Laura H said...

I love MAC paint pot in painterly. It's a cream eye shadow which also works well as a primer. When i dont do much eye makeup, i'll wear this to hide the veins on my eyelids. I follow your blog byp visiting the website regularly. I havent read your book yet but it's on my christmas list too. Hopefully, santa will leave it under the tree for me. Laura H.

Unknown said...

Hi. I cannot go one day without my MAC concealer(liquid). It does a great job covering my age spots. It matches my complexion better that n any other concealer. Actually, it works so well I don't have a need for foundation. I use a little finishing powder after.
I've read several of the reviews on Amazon. Today, traditions and manners appear lost. However, there is so much beauty and grace when practiced.
I follow your blog by email and look forward to reading it every day.

Merveilleux said...

Fun! My favorite product is my Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer. Anything by Josie Maran is wonderful.
I'm a subscriber through your blog and you're also in my google reader. I did a review on Amazon and it's under "CharlieLimaDelta" (which is connected to my email of digitalteacup).

Jenny said...

Hello! I recently discovered your blog and love it! You write so well and your product reviews are truly helpful. I look forward to reading your book!


Genuine Lustre said...

I've tried many a tinted moisturizer, and can't find anything better than the Aveeno brand in "light." Also a fan of Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil, and the Physician's Formula matte eye shadow quads. Nars semi-matte lipstick is at the top of my list.

Polly E.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hello everyone- I'm loving reading your makeup recommendations! Laura Mercier is very popular on many lists! Looking forward to hearing more... will announce the winner on Monday! xo

TaTs said...

Hello My name is Tatiana and I read your blog and follow you on twitter and youtube... letting you know that you have fans in Mexico City! and today I received my book I am sooo happy I can start reading it!

I work on the telecom industry that means 7 X 24 and a very competitive enviroment so you do not have time for "doll up" they way you should want to... so we need quick solutions and for me is "Hope in a tinted moisturizer" by phylosophy....

It is a marvelous product for busy women...


Tatiana Ch.

Anonymous said...

I subscribe via RSS feed. I love L'Oreal primer, foundation and concealer, some ELF eye shadows, Yves Rocher lipsticks, and Rimmel mascaras.

Marianne P.

Jessica T. said...

Hi, Jennifer! I subscribe to the Daily Connoisseur via email and just bought your book on Kindle. My favorite beauty product is the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. I use it as an eyeshadow primer/base or solo for my own le no makeup look, and occasionally (in a real pinch) as concealer.


Pug1 said...

Wow, what a great give-away!!! Ok, I'm an avid follower, I'm always looking to make quality changes. I certainly don't miss any postings! I watch ALL of your u-tubes, and comment on various ones. I read your inspiring book, LESSONS from MADAME CHIC! I posted a review on Amazon.com xooxoxo.
As far as make-up goes.... I use very little, Mabelline XXL volume and length mascara and Superstay lip color. i just recently bought @ a home party...ARBONNE (RE9)neck creme...I hope it works, I will be 50 yrs old next month!!!!! CHEERS! MIchele

Amy said...

HI Jennifer,

I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and am now enjoying your book. As a student/stagiaire in Paris 15 years ago, I am relating to your advice.

The best make-up product that I have used is Christian Dior's eye shadow palettes. The pigments and color combinations are fabulous.

I follow you on twitter.


Virginia Country House said...

My new fave is the Clinique ultra thin-line browliner in blonde.

Kate said...

My favorite makeup item is currently two things: diorshow mascara and a Dior lipstick in nude. Having a baby less than a month ago I'm trying to stay chic even on harried days!

Kate said...

I follow you on twitter and YouTube! UneVieChic

Kate S.