please forgive us for being m.i.a. the past few days. life had us hostage. J with fall coming on, we thought we’d share a few of our make-up must haves with you. even if you try to keep your face from getting any sun in the summer, it’s bound to happen and we all know that a little glow relieves some of the need for make-up. but with our skin lightening up a shade or two this time of year, it’s harder to hide those imperfections. here are a few things that we love:
mark just pinched instant blush tint
i just bought this about a month ago and i love it. for some reason i’ve always had an aversion to blush. my cheeks have some color to them and it just hasn’t been as much of a necessity as other things. but this, i love. it’s a cream, and while i usually don’t buy them due to breakouts, this doesn’t affect me like that at all. definitely a new favorite here. just swipe a bit over the apples of your cheeks and blend with your fingers. it gives me just enough color that i don’t look washed out, but it isn’t harsh. i use cheeky.
mark imark custom eye shadows
the custom aspect of this product allows you to pick the colors that you want and put them in the snap case. i love being able to do that versus buying a palette or combo at the store and only using a couple of the colors. i’ve been using this eye shadow for over a year now. several people have asked me how i get my eye makeup to stay in place, and i always tell them it’s the imark shadow. i don’t even need to use a primer anymore. i have lots of colors, but i’m currently in love with goldi luxe and truffle.
covergirl lash blast mascara
i couldn’t begin to tell you how long i’ve been using this mascara. i’ve tried lots of others, but i always come back to this one. it lasts, doesn’t smudge & gives great volume. if they ever stop making it, i think i might die.
estee lauder double matte foundation
having a baby does lots of crazy things to your body. apparently in my case it makes your skin super oily. i’ve had such a hard time finding the right foundation since braxton came along. i have to use a super light, oil-free moisturizer, but i’ve found that a foundation can make or break the look. satin and dewy finishes don’t do it for me. i love this stuff. i just recently discovered it after reading some reviews and i think it’s a go. i’ll be honest, it’s pretty liquid-y and doesn’t smell the greatest. but if it keeps my face from looking like it’s covered in a layer of vaseline, i can deal with that.
amazing cosmetics concealer
i was blessed with hereditary dark circles. these aren’t the kind that say, “i missed out on a couple hours of sleep last night.” these are the kind, when left alone, look like i’m dressing as the bride of frankestein. not a good look for me. i’ve tried lots of concealers. so far, this one is the best i’ve come across. i’m always up for trying something new, but for now, i will stick with amazing cosmetics. it helps me look more….alive.
stainiac lip stain
i’ll admit it. lipstick scares me. i would love to be totally confident with some bright red lips. but i’m just not there yet. i got a sample of stainiac in a birchbox and it definitely fits the bill. it’s buildable, so if you want sheer, it can happen. but if you want a bolder, brighter lip, just add a couple layers. it applies like a stain…not satin-y or glossy. so i can layer my favorite gloss over it. it lasts forever, too. if you shy away from lipstick, give a stain a try. i bet you’ll love it.
we’d love to hear what some of your favorites are. we’re always game for new make-up. J