Today's challenge topic is something I love and enjoy but don't necessarily feel like I have knowledge about. Makeup! I feel like every person has such specific needs with their skin type and coloring, but these are the things I love! I've finally gotten really comfortable with my makeup routine.
Note: I could really do without the fact that makeup seems to always be named after inappropriate things. I apologize for that!!!
I had been using Bare Minerals for YEARS (probably my freshman year of high school) and before Christmas I had some extra spending money and a desire to shake it up. This product is similar to a loose mineral foundation as far as application goes, but the coverage is just so much better! Even when I use enough for a really nice finish, it doesn't look or feel cakey at all. I love it and don't plan on switching any time soon.
Another new-ish product (I had been discontent with my makeup for awhile!) is this concealer. First, I wish everything I owned was in Benefit packaging. It's so cute and fun. I just use this a little bit around my nose and on the occasional blemish.. I'm planning on the little container lasting at least a year, probably more!
In high school, my friend Katherine gave me this blush for a birthday or Christmas. It's a product that's pretty well known for being beloved by all. Including me! This is my second package (I dropped my first one on vacation a few years ago) but I really just love it! It's a great shade!
I've only recently started using bronzer, and LOVE it. It just adds a little bit of color to my fair skin and just makes me feel a little more healthy looking. :) This product is great because it's easy to apply in layers, so I'm not suddenly orange looking. But, once it's on, it has a really long wear. Since I've started wearing this product I've felt a lot more confident about my makeup as the day goes on and gets to the end.. You know what I mean? Towards the end of the day your look isn't as good.. but this bronzer has kept me looking somewhat put together. I think. :)
Another product that I've used for a really long time. I've had the pot I'm currently using for at least two years. It's so great. It just serves as a base for eyeshadow application. I think it works really well, but it also could be just that I've only ever used this! haha! #notabeautyguru
This has been my favorite eyeshadow since high school. It's a shimmery champagne color, and it works as a base, alone, etc etc. It can be used for everything and I love it! i originally found it in an Urban Decay palette long before the famed Naked palettes but it is also included in the original Naked palette.
The most recent of the Naked palettes, this eyeshadow palette was a stocking stuffer to myself. :) I really should have included the original Naked palette, because I've used just that consistently since early college. I love the colors so much! The Naked 2 doesn't have a lot of colors that I think would be good with my fair skin, but I've really loved the new palette and it's rose gold coloring. These palettes can be used to create so many different looks and I've seriously used up all of three or four colors on my original Naked palette. I've thought about asking for a new one for Christmas or something because it's low! I've used it that much!!
I looooove mascara but constantly feel like I'm searching for a new one. I'm currently using this one and really like it, but I also like the "falsies" one by the same brand. I have tried higher end mascaras at different times but just always come back to the old faithful Maybelline. I love being able to pick up a new mascara easily at the grocery store, with it being the product that is used up most often.