I get questions from time to time about my make-up routine and preferred products. I'm not going to play the coy card (like some) and pretend I use nothing but mascara and a tinted moisturizer. Am I the only one that wants to scream expletives when a blogger (clearly wearing make-up) that says she "woke up and threw on some lip balm"?
Did ya throw on that Nars blush and set of faux lashes, too sister?
Not saying natural beauty doesn't exist, but come on, y'all. I've personally never seen someone that looked worse with a little help from Estee Lauder and Bobbi Brown.
I'm Southern to the core. I wear make-up. Every day. And love it. And I'll never deny it. I have imperfections on my face (redness, spot dryness, under-eye circles). I don't care if they do "tell the story of my life" or what have you - I'm using some dadgum concealer, thankyoukindly.
So, for you pretty ladies, make-up mavens around the U.S., Canada and beyond, here's what's currently in my fall rotation:
Laura Mercier Primer
A must, if you wear foundation.
Estee Lauder Double-Wear Foundation (otherwise known as the best stuff ever.)
Make-up Forever HD Translucent Powder
It sets your make-up without getting cakey. And no one ever wants a cake face.
Nars blush in Angelika
Don't be turned off by the bright pink - this stuff will amaze you. It provides very subtle color that, for once, looks like you're actually blushing. Nars makes the best blush, hands-down.
Mac eyeshadow in Satin Taupe and Urban Decay in Twice Baked for shading
I wear mainly neutral shadows, which play well with my blue eyes. I do use a plum shadow on occasion, but it's typically browns and taupes. I'm currently wearing both of the below.
|Urban Decay shadow|
Covergirl Khol eyeliner in Black
Pictured is the liquid blast CG liner, but I can't seem to master liquid eyeliner. Khol is my personal fav.
It's cheap and it gets the job done. Win-win.
I know what you're thinking, but hold on a hot second. This middle school favorite provides the perfect amount of sheer color, moisture and staying power - pinky swear. That is, if you can resist the temptation to lick your lips...
And that, as they say, is that.
P.S. - Someone asked me if I planned to get Botox when I'm "more mature". You bet your Kate Spade slingbacks, I do.
Be blessed, lovelies-