Thursday, July 21, 2011

.My Bag of Tricks: Make-up Edition.

I'm just going to start off by saying that this is sort of a weird post for me as I'm a little out of my comfort zone here. I really have no {as in zero, zip, nada} formal training on this topic, but as a few of you have asked, I've decided that I may as well share my daily regime.
So, in case you haven't figured it out yet, I am going to share {in a few installments} my tried-and-true favorites for hair, make-up, and general beauty products. These are things that I use on a daily basis, and can't live without. Now, as I mentioned above, I am, by no means a beauty expert, but I do certainly have a few things that work for me, and I always love to try out the newest products {if only husband really knew how much my face, hair, and skin costs.....}.
I thought I would start with my favorite out of the three: Make-up.
Make-up is a fun one for me. Trends are constantly changing {new shadows, blushes, or lipsticks} so you never get bored, and I can always lose hours wandering around the cosmetics section of stores. You should see my mess of a make-up drawer that is now spilling out onto my counter. My wonderful hubby even bought me a lovely vanity last Christmas so that I can have my very own place to, as he so put it, "Paint your face".
{pictures of the vanity will be coming soon...working on getting the thing organized first}
 Now, I usually don't go for the outwardly wild and daring look, but sometimes, I do play a little. I will show you the products I use for my 2 go-to looks {day & night} and hopefully give you a helpful opinion on them.
::Burt's Bees Lip shimmer in Peony {perfect shade of pink for the daytime, and makes your lips tingle}
::Clinique Super Balm {lip balm} {have been using this forever, stays on long and isn't goopy}
::MAC Lustreglass in Luminary {this stuff if rocking. not goopy and so pretty}
::Sephora Blush in Tender Peach no. 4 {perfect hint of pink}
::Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Blackest Black {now I actually use 2 brands, this is the everyday one though} {love this cheap mascara. stays put and makes my lashes look longer}
::L'Oreal True Match Pressed powder in N3 Natural Buff {have been using this instead of foundation for the summer. actually, i've been using this for about 3 years. light feeling and perfect color}
::Tarte 'the earaser' Liquid Concealer in Bisque (4 in one concealer. can't beat that!}
::Gosh Kohl Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Black Ink (soft pencil eyeliner. goes on easy and stays put}
::Gosh Kohl Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Bananas {I use this for my waterline and it helps brighten up my eyes} (this color is perfect for daytime. brings out my baby blues}
::MAC Eye shadow in Naked Lunch {Highlighter}
::MAC Eye shadow in Era {Base}
::MAC Eye shadow in Brulee {Base}
::Sephora Eyeshadow in Coffee Brown No. 18 {Crease}
::MAC Paint pot in Rubenesque {sometimes use this as a highlighter; sometimes as a shadow base}
::MAC Brush #224
::MAC Brush in #219
::MAC Brush in #227
::Sephora Eye shadow Brush

::L'Oreal True Match Pressed powder in N3 Natural Buff
::Tarte 'the earaser' Liquid Concealer in Bisque
::Too Faced Bronzer in Snow Bunny {gives me a sunny shimmer & glow}
::Sephora Blush in Apricot Raisin No. 6 {little more color than my day blush, with a rosy tint}
::Doir show Mascara in Black Ink {plump lashes? ohh ya. this stuff works}
::CK Electric Edge Liquid Eyeliner in Electric Black {on my last leg of this discontinued product, but the pencil applicator makes it so easy to apply. heard that MAC has a similar one}
::Gosh Kohl Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Black Ink (Used for my waterline)
::Cargo Eyelighter in Gold {doublesided, this stuff is awesome. apply it to the inside and outside of the eyes and totally brightens them up. also don't be scared of 'gold', it's very soft and pretty}
::MAC Eye shadow inNaked Lunch {Highlighter}
::MAC Eye shadow in Twinks {Crease}
::MAC Eye Shadow in Brulee {Base}
::Spehora Eye shadow in Coffee Brown No. 18 OR in Sun-Kissed No. 78 {Outside Edge}
::MAC Lustreglass in Luminary
::MAC Lipstick in Lustre VIVA Glam V {gives me a little color for night. goes under my lustreglass}
::MAC Brush #224
::MAC Brush in #219
::MAC Brush in #227
::Spehora Eyeshadow Brush

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