Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Make-Up Favorites

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved make-up! I can still remember for my 12th birthday (that was how old we had to be before we could wear make-up) my mom bought me my first eye-shadows and mascara. It was a tradition that she did with each one of us girls.  Hayley had dark lashes already so my mom bought her "clear" mascara and she had a fit. I can still remember her face when she realized it was not black mascara! I think my mom ended up buying her real mascara shortly after.

I decided to share some of my favorite make-up products and also get any products or tips that you would like to share.

EYESHADOW: My favorite eye-shadows are from MAC. The trick to long-lasting, true color look is to use MACS eyeshadow paints. I wear Painterly every single day under my eye-shadows. By putting a primer or paint on first the color looks like it does in the container and will last all day long. You can try using other paint colors too for more dramatic look.

EYELINER: I just started using liquid eyeliner, just a cheap one from NYC. I use it only to line the top of my eye. It lasts all day as well and doesn't smear to the top of the lid.
MASCARA: L'Oreal Voluminous in Blackest Black is my favorite mascara, it gives me full dark lashes.

BRONZER: The key to a good bronzer for me is NO SHIMMER. I used a mineral bronzer from Mac for a while but I looked like a disco ball if I put on just the slightest bit too much. I recently looked up what Bronzer Kim Kardashian wears, cause lets face it her makeup is flawless. It is Smashbox Bronze Lights in Suntan Matte... I love it! No shimmer, great shade and you can build it up or wear it more natural.

LIPS: Since I have smaller lips I prefer to do a natural look, to not draw to much attention to how small my lips are, thanks DAD :). I recently purchased NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere, it is a perfect nude, but needs to be paired with a gloss, since it is so matte. I like to wear either a clear gloss or NARS Chelsea Girls for a slight pink-nude look.

FACE: This is where you come into play. I need some advice on face foundation. For years I have worn Teinte Idol from Lancome, but I feel like I need a change. My friend swears by Bare Minerals, and have thought about trying that out as well. What face foundation do you like? I'm looking for one that lasts all day long...aren't we all!


  1. My favorite by far is the painterly! I live by that everyday, an item every girl needs!

  2. p.s. NO, mom did not buy me black mascara soon after...I had to sneak it for probably the next 6 months after!...And you need to convert to bare minerals...nothing like it

  3. My girls just took me to Sephora for my first time and I am excited about what I bought! It is tinted moisturizer. I like it because it is not "cakey" like some foundations and makes my face look smooth. But, I also use Bare Minerals as well. Love your blogs....and you.