Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What's in your makeup bag?

I don't wear a lot of makeup day to day.  Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against it at all.  In fact, when I was younger (*cough*80's*cough*) I wore probably too much makeup and wouldn't have thought of leaving the house without my warpaint.  These days however, with my hands not too cooperative many morning, I have learned to pick and choose.

For everyday, I wear Maybelline Waterproof (liquid) Ultra Liner and either Covergirl Lash Blast or Maybelline The Falsies mascara.  Liquid Eyeliner is much easier for me to control and I can sweep it on even when I have numbness in my fingertips.  As for the mascara, I have very long eyelashes but the tips are blonde.  These two mascaras have great coverage without the "spider" effect.  I have actually had someone ask if I used false eyelashes- which I took as a great compliment!  I also use either a basic or tinted Burt's Bees lip balm or a light lip stick.

For those days that I feel the need for more coverage or when I am going someplace special, my makeup bag is pretty precise.  I am a HUGE fan of the Bare Minerals line.  It only takes the lightest touch to brush on even coverage, you can choose how deep or how light you add your bronzer or color and the Mineral Veil sets everything without looking "cakey".  It lasts all day (or evening) and even if you sleep in it, it won't harm your skin.  It's a bit spendy (around $99.00 for the Starter Kit at Sephora) but it lasts SO long because you don't need much to look polished.  I am also a bit of a lipstick hoarder.  I find that they can change your whole mood.  In that vein- I am a fan of the M.A.C. line.  It goes on smooth and lasts without feeling sticky or cakey.  I also like the Sephora line and Bobbie Brown as well.

Do you have a particular product that you love?  I am always interested in finding the next great mascara, lipstick or any line that is easy to apply and looks good!  If you care to share- I would love to hear what secret "look great" weapon you have in your arsenal!  


abcsofra said...

I wish I could use bare minerals as I sooo agree about the ease of use but at last...I was allergic to one of their ingredients. My biggest problem in my makeup bag is outdated products. I only use lip gloss anymore and Clinque Blush. Makeup takes too much effort to put on and then take off. And I suppose my concern for upkeep has gone down hill with the progression of my ra. Live free is my new motto :-) And who care who I scare in the process.

Julie Faulds said...

I have the "outdated product" problem too- but mine are in a drawer. LOL. Specifically eye shadows. I tend to find one I like and then not use it enough to make it worth while (shrug). But you never know when you might need it, right? ;-)