Thursday, August 14, 2014

What's in My Makeup Bag?

Well guys, I haven't posted anything beauty related in forever.  I think it has actually been like over two years since I dumped out my makeup bag and shared my faves with you!  I seriously don't blame you if you are not at all interested in which products are a part of my everyday makeup routine, because my makeup is about as plain Jane as it gets.  But I have mastered the art of covering up some pretty funky acne prone skin that likes to act up on the very days that I have something important going on, and I've finally found reasonably priced versions of the things that work well for my skin.  
 
Let me preface this by saying I have oily skin and a medium skin tone.  So if you're pale and trying to buy sand beige colored foundation, don't come back here fussing at me if you try it and it looks like you smeared mud on your face (that has happened before or else I wouldn't be telling you this). These are just the products I love, so pick the colors that work for you.  Sometimes I even think I could pick better colors for my face.  Always open to suggestions you makeup experts you. ;) 
 1\\Maybelline The Expert Wear Palette in The Nudes
Nude colored eye shadow with a hint of shimmer is my jam.  It's perfect for everyday wear because it makes a statement without going over the top. I always do a medium colored shimmer on the lower lid inner corner, matte nude on my lower lid, brownish matte in the crease and a lighter shimmer on the upper lid.  If you're a makeup pro and want to slap me on the hand for giving this eye shadow advice because it's all wrong you totally should.  This is just the way I do things and I'm sure it's so not the right technique.
2\\Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in Sand Beige
If you have beautiful flawless skin, please don't cover your pretty skin up with this foundation.  This liquid is fairly thick and perfect for us girls with a few acne scars and darks spots. This stuff is full coverage and it lasts all day long without feeling like I have goo caked on my face.  Perfect.
3\\Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder in Light
Let me first say that if I could bring myself to shell out $38 for Lancôme powder like I did two years ago, it's worth the splurge because it does give better and longer lasting coverage.  But at this point in my life I would much rather spend that money on a throw pillow or something for my house.  I apply this with a powder brush and it does the job for 1/3 of the price. 
4\\Maybelline Lash Discovery in Blackest Black
 I love this stuff.  It grabs all of my lashes in a few quick swipes of the brush and coats them evenly without clumping.  And since I'm almost always running a little late, I'm not trying to spend more time than I need to fluffing my lashes.
5\\Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black
I'm seeing a Revlon Colorstay pattern here.  No, this is not a sponsored post.  It's just good stuff.  I don't use a lot of this but a little bit on the corners makes my eyes pop, especially after those nights Kollyns has her foot resting on my head and I don't get enough sleep.
6\\Rimmel Exaggerate Automatic Lip Liner in Natural
 I always follow the line on my bottom lip, but line just above my top lip a tiny bit to make it appear fuller.  It works wonders and it's a lot cheaper than lip injections if you're into that kind of thing.  Y'all know I'm way too tight to even think about ever having that done.  This $3 option is like magic.  Just get a color that matches your gloss/lipstick or you might end up looking a little funny.
7\\Revlon Photo Ready Concealer
I don't use much of this but it's great under the eyes and giving that extra coverage to my breakouts when they strike!
8\\Covergirl Colorlicious Lip Gloss in Honeyed Kiss
This stuff is perfect for giving lips a little shimmer without feeling sticky.  I wish I could bring myself to put color on my lips but I just can't.  I'm such a wimp.
 
There you have it.  And PS I can put every bit of this on in less than 10 minutes sitting on my bathroom counter while listening to Joyce Meyer on my phone and with my malti-poo sitting in my lap while drinking my coffee.  Just saying.  ;)

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