Starting at the left and moving clockwise: Sephora Green Eyes eyeshadow
palate, Mac lip liner in Soar, Cover Girl mascara, Benefit Fine One One, Benefit play sticks, Mac Creamsheen lipstick in Hot Gossip, Boi-ing
eye concealer, HaldeCraft lip balm, Sexy Mother pucker extreme plumper
by Soap and Glory and 2 different Nars blushes.
This is the extent of the make up that I wear daily. Wait – I don't wear eye shadow every day. In fact, I probably wear once a week, maybe more like once every three weeks. But I included it in there, mostly because I think that that is pretty, and also because I definitely wish I could learn to use it correctly. See those cute little very helpful step by step instructions? Those step-by-step instructions on how to create a natural, as well as a smoky, eye? Yeah, they're supposed to be idiot proof. At least, that's what the Sephora sales agent told me. And when she said that, I was all, "Hellz, yes, sign me up. I desperately want to know how to do this. Put it on my Visa!".
But anytime I try to create that smoky eye, I look as if I have a black eye. Hope springs eternal.
See that orange tube of mascara? That is the greatest mascara ever. I know this because I've tried literally every other mascara out there. In fact, I have gone to Sephora several times without makeup, and tried on 5-7 brands in one trip. I've bought expensive mascara, cheap mascara, in between mascara, drugstore mascara, and beauty counter mascara. I've tried using lash extenders, primers, and Super Awesome and So Excellent Super Star favorite!!! mascara. Mention it and it's probably in my drawer.I probably have 20 other tubes of mascara up there. I have something of a mascara addiction.
Every time, I come back to the orange $6.00 tube of Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume. I
only use this. If you need waterproof mascara, by the purple one – that
stuff never ever comes off.
That copper colored tube contains a three in one cheek contouring system. Called Fine One One, it highlights and contours. I'll talk more about it below.
Benefit Play Sticks are the most amazing foundation ever created. You literally draw on your skin, rub it in, and you look amazing. That, combined with the Boi-ing Blemish and Eye Concealer, gives me a fresh look, almost as if I've had enough sleep.
And we all know that never happens.
I love Cremesheen Lipstick by Mac. Love it, love it, and especially love this color. "Hot Gossip" is not only a great name, but a great color for me.
I am a lip balm junkie. I wear it all the time. Keep it in my pockets, my car, my desk, the back of my bed, my bathroom drawers, my purse – anywhere that I am, there is a tube of that stuff. This is my new favorite. A small, independently owned store called Haldecraft, she makes soaps, amazing massage cream, and lip balm. I'm pretty partial to the lime, margarita, cranberry, and blackberry lip balms.
Extreme Plumper goes on after the lipstick, when I want to have a more shiny look. It's a little bit tingly, but it's really awesome. Can't help it - I'm an 80's girl and I like shiny lips.
Here is a close-up of the Benefit Fine One One. It combines three shades, and you stroke it from the Apple of your cheek up to your hairline. Rub it in with your fingertips. I'm not quite sure how it works, but it really does help to contour your cheekbones. Without this product, I end up looking like I have stripes - IF I decide to contour, so I usually don't.
When I wear makeup, blush is an absolute. I never go out without it. I typically wear the Nars Orgasm - seriously the best color ever, it looks good on almost everyone. There are two blushes shown up there – ignore the fact that the covers are all beat up and they look like they've never been cleaned. They are both actually the same color – Ingeniously called "Orgasm", it's a color that looks awesome on just about everyone. The second offering is called Super Orgasm, and it's the same color with sparkle added. I use it when I go out on the town.
That looks like a lot of product, but it's not. It takes me all of three minutes to apply it. I've timed myself. I've toyed with adding a primer to my routine, but can't remember to buy one and the times I've had some, it doesn't seem to make a difference.I love Sephora. Love it. I could spend an hour in there every week just trying make up on.
So. There you have it. My must use products. Do you use any of these? Love 'em, hate 'em, or have a favorite of your own? Add it for us all - I am always down for trying new makeup.