Friday, May 7, 2010

♥ It's a girlie-girl blog!

For the past year or so I've been searching far and wide for a whole collection of makeup that treats me right and makes me look amazing. I'm getting closer with each trial and error and I thought I'd share my experiences with you.


I've got reallllly dry skin; add that to living in Wyoming and you've got a nasty combination that results in flaky skin and unhappy pores. For the better part of my life I've used liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer (for summer, I still use this. It's so light and perfect) to even my skin tone and provide that added moisture through out the day. But, it failed, too. Last year I tried Bare Minerals and LOVED IT OMG. But, my wallet didn't. At $60 a pop, I just couldn't justify going broke to look good and I didn't even use the whole kit that was required to purchase (edit: I recently found out that BM has stores located in Colorado that offer single items for purchase). Enter Mary Kay mineral foundation. Granted, I don't think it's as amazing as the former, but it still does exactly what I want it to do and doesn't make me look like I smeared flour all over my face. In my opinion, mineral wear is where it's at.


Because we alll need concealer. Boys, admit it, you use it too. And it's not a bad thing. I use Revlon Colorstay Concealer and so far I have no complaints. But, I am looking for more. A while ago I stumbled upon medicated concealer. Glitter bless whoever invented that stuff. Not only does it cover up those face invaders, it gets rid of them at.the.same.time. Glitter bless..... Anyone know who made that stuff?


I like my eyelashes to look like I glued spiders to my eyes. Seriously. The thicker the better and I've tried every kind out there, almost. I stopped looking when I tried Loreal Collagen Mascara. It's amazing. I even get compliments on a regular basis on how long my lashes look. The secret? Apply about 15 layers of mascara on each eye. Alright, that might be an exaggeration, but not by much. This mascara handles it well. Sometimes, though, I do notice flaking- easily remedied by adding just a touch of the waterproof kind over the other; it keeps each layer nicely contained.


I don't wear eye shadow on a regular basis, but when I do I go for one color only: bronze/gold. It's soooo pretty! The shimmer, the color, the texture, it makes my eyes say "Ohhhh HAI!" and I'm pretty sure that it would do that for anyone.


This is a tricky one for me; there are so many options, colors, styles. It's like being in a chocolate factory and asked to eat just one kind of chocolate. Impossible. I do love any Mary Kay blush but I also appreciate Physicians Formula Powder Blush (it comes in a collage of different shades) or a simple cheek pinch. My recent thrill, though, is definitely Mary Kay Cheek Glaze!! No really, I can't tell you exactly what I like about it but it goes on so well, it looks so pretty and subtle and with only two colors to choose from (which are sheer enough to compliment anyone) it's a no-brainer! And the best part? If my boy gets a hold of it and decides to play soccer, it doesn't break into a bazillion pieces.

Anything. Everything! All of it, I love. From chapstick to lip gloss to the ever so fabulous and blatantly red lip stain. Revlon, Cover Girl, Loreal; they all win. In my opinion, anyone can wear something on their lips. It's so pretty and can brighten the face with minimal effort.

So, this is it. My recommended must-haves for a daily routine. I don't wear a lot of makeup and during the summer I barely wear any. Less is more. So, tell us, what items can you not live without? We want to discover MOAR! ;-)

1 comments: said...

My can't-live-without's, always-gotta-have's:
Foundation: (Sarah, you can get BM like this at Sephora! $25 is steep, but it takes me almost three, close to four months to finish off a container, if not longer)
Flake-killing moisturizer:
Mascara crushes:, (but only after I bend the brush at an angle; it sucks unless I do that, for serious)
Eyeliner: for the top, & for the bottom.

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