Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Maybelline Concealer in Medium 25 - I picked this up when Maybelline's Fit Me debuted. It was with the foundations, powders, & blushes. At first, I wasn't a fan but I find the light, yet buildable consistancy to be perfect for getting rid of redness prior to foundation.
MUFE HD Powder - Originally I was afraid to try this because it contains Bismuth Oxychloride (which I have always believed broke me out horribly while using Bare Minerals) but I can't skip this powder after foundation application. It really helps control my oily skin.
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller - I had first heard of this via MakeupByTiffanyD and was very skeptical of all the hype. I have to say, this is one time to buy into the hype. I roll this underneath my eyes 2-3 times and then use my pinky finger to pat it in and don't even need to use concealer for my undereye! It's a wet consistency so it doesn't settle into fine lines or get cakey. Even on days that are makeup optional I use this and it seems to just brighten my entire face for a fresh, natural look :)
Urban Decay All Nighter - This is definitely HOLY GRAIL! I use this EVERY SINGLE DAY after I have finished putting on all of my makeup (besides my eyebrows). It keeps my makeup fresh and makes my makeup last all day & night and sometimes into the next morning, lol. I spray like the directions say, 'in a T motion and in an X motion'. Then I take my ELF Studio Complexion Brush and pat it on all over for a better distribution over the face.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance - Eyeshadow and TFSI go together hand in hand, you can't have one without the other. I have used this since I first started out in the makeup world. I can't say that it's necessarily HG due to our love/hate relationship but it does the trick better than Urban Decay Primer Potion.
MAC Naked Lunch & Sable - Both are Frost finishes which I was surprised to have liked so much but these two, paired together are absolutely beautiful! I use Naked Lunch on the entire lid and all the way up to the brow bone. Then I take Sable and swipe it in the crease. It's a natural, simple look that really makes the eyes pop.
Maybelline Stylish Smokes Natural Smokes 02 - When Maybelline's line of Stylish Smokes first came out I had blown this quad off. I later went back and bought it after hearing beeisforbeeauty talk about it as one of her favorites. I use every single shadow in this quad just how it's labeled (Lid, Crease, Brow Bone, Outer Crease) and it makes a lovely eye for daytime that can be smoked out to a sultry night look. I own A LOT of a palettes (low and high-end) and have nothing that is a dupe for these shadows.
Wet n' Wild & ELF Pencil Eyeliner in Black - These are both drugstore treasures! They retail for around $1 and I love them for lining the lid and then smudging out. Although I'm a fan of Urban Decay 24/7 liners I find that Wet n' Wild & ELF aren't as creamy and make for an easier time of smudging.