Mar 29, 2010

What's In Your Makeup Bag Today?

I tend to overstuff my makeup bag with cosmetics and products. That way I can dash out of the house sans makeup and expose my under eye circles and uneven skin tone to only a few innocent bystanders on my commute to work. Then, as soon as I get to a secure location I whip out my face transformation tools and magically add on youthful rest, bright eyes and flushed cheeks. It basically looks like my version of a superhero costume change or in 80's iconic girl power cartoon childhood obsession terms: Jerrica Benton to Jem and the Holograms-with only slightly less spiky pink hair and cheezy fashions! 

Here's what I have in my makeup bag right now:

Clinique: Perfectly Real Compact Makeup in Shade 138 (my saving grace powder foundation that matches my skin to a T)
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron in Minor Crisis (a long lasting beautiful light pink convertible lip and cheek color that's natural and feminine looking)
L'OREAL Paris Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black (Not actually one of my favorite mascaras. The wand is a bit too big and the mascara smudges on my eyelids as I apply it on. I definitely don't think this tube is as good as DiorShow Blackout or Maybelline Great Lash but it really does separate the lashes and gives them plenty of volume)
Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Undereye Concealer in Bronze (stays on all day and isn't cakey or heavy)

in Cherry (My ALL TIME FAVORITE lip color and lip balm. Labello in Cherry makes my lips look beautiful and instantly revives my dull skin. I literally look ten times better with this universally appealing color. The texture of the balm is absolutely satiating to extra dry lips and it smells AHH-MAZING!)

Lipstick Queen 15 Minutes of Fame Lip Gloss in 9 Minutes ( a pink/raspberry tinted unsticky gloss with an easy to use one-click brush from one of my true favorite lip brands. You'll never get more innovative lip colors and applicators than you will from Lipstick Queen)

Julie Hewett Creme Liner/Shadow in Mystere (a gorgeous gray/silvery brown hue that's a fantastic base, all over the lid or accent color on the eye)

Julie Hewett Eyeliner Pencil in Soot (the liner goes on smooth, especially because they use Camellia oil-an oil closest to your skin's natural oils).

Clinique Eyeliner Pencil in 207 Black Amethyst (an amazing purple/black eyeliner that looks amazing on anyone with brown eyes)

Paula Dorf Cheek Color Cream in Candy Apple (an easy way to get instantly flushed, rosy-looking cheeks)

I'm a little fickle when it comes to product loyalty in my makeup bag. It's just not in my nature! I'm loving one blush one week, (cream blush is great when the weather is dry, a cheek stain works well when it's rainy out). I'm always adding new products and taking others out to change up my look and try new things out but right now these are some of my beauty staples. What's in your makeup bag and why would we love it?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Beauty Buff.

    Do you have any suggestions for keeping eyeliner on the bottom of you eye from smudging? ALmost an hour after I've applied it I look like I have dark circles!