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April, 28, 2017

Current Beauty Favorites (my makeup notes)…

makeup-notes-nordstrombest-of-nordstrom-makeupnordstrom-best-makeup-products - 2 nordstrom-best-makeup-products - 1 nordstrom-best-makeup-products - 4 nordstrom-best-makeup-products - 3Perfume: Jo Malone | Primer: Marc Jacobs (similar here) | Water Primer: Smashbox | Foundation: Giorgio Armani | Powder: Laura Mercier | Highlighter: NARS | Concealer: Urban Decay | Eyeliner: Stila | Beauty Blender | Blush: Charlotte Tilbury | Eyeshadow Palette: Charlotte Tilbury | Lips: Snob by MAC, Lingerie Pink by Yves Saint Laurent, Kim K.W and Blondie lipgloss by Charlotte Tilbury | Lip Liners: Iconic Nude by Charlotte Tilbury liner and by Laura Mercier

Happy Friday, everyone!!

One of my most frequently asked question is about my beauty routine and my favorite makeup products. I test a lot of different products out and I’m very passionate about trying new products and branching out of what I know I love, to possibly find something better or that I didn’t know I was missing.

However, today I want to focus on products I’ve used for years. My tried and true beauty favorites that are apart of my daily routine!!! See above for my makeup notes (sorry I know it’s not the prettiest). Let me know if you have any questions about any of the products!!

Everything is available at Nordstrom and you can shop it in the widget below! Also, now through Monday you can get a gift with your $35 Estee Lauder purchase!

What are some of your favorite beauty products? I’d love to hear!!

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Nordstrom.

  1. Taylor says:

    That blouse you have on is beautiful!!

    Taylor |

  2. LISA says:

    Hello. Are you able to tell us the names of the colors of the blush and eye shadow palette? So pretty,,,thank you!

  3. Cassie Rea says:

    SO many good picks! I’ve used some of these for years now and can vouch they are the best. That’s my favorite foundation as well!
    XOXO, Cassie Rea

  4. Love that Chanel bag! a classic! And you can’t go wrong with YSL lip colors!

    Erica Valentin

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Love seeing what’s in your makeup bag! You always look flawless!

  6. Rach says:

    Thanks for sharing this! Your makeup is always perfect!

  7. Kay Nguyen says:

    You’re so beautiful! Your makeup always seem flawless <3

  8. Jalisa says:

    What a great post, Rach! It’s nice to know which products you’ve loved for years. I’ve heard nothing but great things about that Giorgio Armani foundation, so I’ll have to give it a try once the one I’ve been using is finished. I also want to try that Laura Mercier translucent powder that everyone raves about, too. You’ve got such a great line up of reputable brands and products here, so eager to try! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Thanks Jalisa! You really should try the Giorgio Armani foundation, I love it so much! Happy Friday :)

      xo, Rach

  9. Natali says:

    Tons of amazing beauty products which I need to check out! Thank you for sharing!

  10. I always love hearing about people’s beauty faves. You should try Josie’s Maran’s argan oil vibrancy foundation…I promise you will love it!!
    I’m interested in trying the primer water for sure!

    side note – i really love your top lol

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Thanks Caitlin!! I’m going to have to try that foundation, thanks for the recommendation :)

      xo, Rach

  11. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Beautiful makeup products mentioned … love the Armanni foundation! :)

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia |A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  12. sasa says:

    Thank you for sharing:P

    Shall We Sasa

  13. Yocheved says:

    Ahhh Rach I feel so good that we use the same lipstick! Mac snob is my all time fave!!! You always look stunning and i was actually wondering what makeup you wear so im soooi hapoy that you are sharing this! I am wondering how do you keep you hair sooo thick and gorgeous? Do you wear extensions?

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Isn’t Snob the greatest?! I love it too! I don’t wear extensions. It’s taken me a long time to grow it out and get it this length! haha

      xo, Rach

  14. Kelley says:

    Can you share the names of the eye quad, blush and lip products? It doesn’t show you the specific color when you click on it. Thanks!

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Hi Kelley! Ya for sure! The eyeshade palette is Dolce Vita, the blush is Love is the Drug, and the lips are YSL #7 Lingerie Pink, Kim K.W, Blondie lipgloss and Iconic Nude by Charlotte Tilbury, and Snob by Mac. Hope this helps!! Let me know if you have any other questions :)

      xo, Rach

  15. Jenna Edwards says:

    Hello, could you please tell me what the blush colour is called? Love it! Thanks for the great post.

    Jenna xo

  16. Kate says:

    So many great choices! I have oily skin and I even love the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation! Thanks for sharing!

    Kate |

  17. Tasha Juli says:

    I love that primer water too! I thought it was gimmicky at first, but it works.
    Tasha Juli


    Loved this & now I really need to try out the Giorgio Armani foundation!



  19. EC says:

    I just love the color combination of the blooms and makeup. I love and usually use that foundation, and Chanel primer is a must for me before any makeup application

  20. Carolyne says:

    What shade of the Charlotte Tilbury blush is this? It’s gorgeous!!

  21. I use some of those too! That has been one of my favorite concealers, but I just tried the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer and it might have won me over. Also, I really need to try that foundation because I’ve heard a lot of poeple rave about it.

  22. E.C says:

    Hi Rach. What is the name of that pink nlush please? Thanks,


  23. Alyssa says:

    I love love love this post. All of those products are amazing! xx

  24. Great products! And actually I love how you put the writing like that with the photos!

  25. brett says:

    Great post! I love beauty products and definitely added a few to my wish list!

  26. Ashli says:

    Hi Rach!!! Which Charlotte Tilbury palette is it- the Vintage Vamp or Dolce Vita? XO

  27. bea says:

    Great products! Love & use the GA foundation!
    Can you tell us what nail polish you have on in the photos?
    I really would like to try it!
    – beautiful Chanel bag!

  28. Brooke says:

    Gorgeous!! I’m excited for summer makeup!

    Brooke du jour

  29. That Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick is also my go to! Hope you’re having a lovely week! Xx, Lucinda

  30. leah says:

    Hi Rachel, great post! I do not see the color “lingerie Pink” in the YSL lipstick..are you sure thats the color? Could it be lavaliere nude? I don’t see any lingerie pink at Nordstrom or Sephora…also, which Charlotte Tilbury blush is it? love is the drug? thanks!!!!

  31. Janina says:

    I loveee Charlotte Tilbury <3
    XO Janina

  32. Ika says:

    Hi Rach, those are lovely products and the photos are nice (sometimes it’s not only about perfection :-) but more about the content!) I also love to test new products but I have also my holy grail make up items. I have bought recently Giorgio Armani Power Fabric and it’s great. I wanted to try the similar foundation as you have (just different shade), I have read it makes skin glowy but the coverage is low until medium. Do you think I could also use this foundation for evening event? Thanks a lot!


    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Hi Ika! The foundation is glowy but I think it would be super pretty for an evening event! Hope this helps :)

      xo, Rach

  33. This is such a great post, thanks for sharing! I really need to pick up a CT palette.

  34. Mel says:

    Loving the Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad!

  35. Katie Stephens says:

    Hi Rach! What is the shade on your Armani foundation? Thank you! 💕

  36. Hayley Larue says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the Armani foundation!

  37. Lizzie says:

    Love that you did this post! :) Also please, if you could, link the top you are wearing it is literally so cute!

  38. Paige says:

    The Georgio Armani Foundation is my all time favorite!


Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!