Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Few of My Favorites


 Today I thought I would share a few of my favorite makeup products with all of you.

These are all products that I use in my day to day makeup routine.  It doesn't take me that long to do my makeup in the morning, usually about 15 minutes, unless I have extra time then I stretch it out a little longer just because I can!

Now I have to warn you.  I don't have any designer/expensive products in my makeup routine.  Like NONE!  Every now and then I will use my roommate Suzanne's eyeshadow and bronzer because they are both amazing, but for the most part I stick with products that I can buy at Target.   If I could buy the more expensive brand of makeup I totally would.  I'm cheap though and unless I have  a little extra money in the bank I make myself stay away from Sephora and MAC.  

So here we go.

I've been pretty lucky when it comes to my face and acne/break outs.  My skin is not super oily and I usually will only get a blemish or two every now and then.  So I don't have an extensive face cleaning regimen.  That's not to say I don't wash my face every day.  That is definitely something I do, just because I like to start with a clean palette for my makeup.  Lately I've been using this:


For me this product is doing it's job.  My face feels clean and fresh after I use it.  When I've finished with a face wash I usually change it up and buy something different.  I've heard that it's been for your skin to change it up otherwise your skin gets too used to the product and could stop working.  So when this runs out I'll probably try a new one.  Mostly likely it will still be in the Neutrogena family because that is one of my favorite brands.  Their makeup remover is really good too! 


Next up is foundation.  This is the only item that I am willing to spend more money on.  I use BareMinerals and LOVE IT.  



Luckily this powder lasts like 3 months so I don't have it buy it that often.  When you put it on it is weightless and covers great!  I will never go back to any other foundation ever again.


For everyday use as far as eyeshadow goes I'm using Maybelline Golden Metallics in Chai Latte.  At least for right now anyway.  When this runs out, I'll probably change it up again.  The eye shadow that Suzanne has is Naked 2 by Urban Decay and the next time I have a little extra moolah, I fully intend to purchase it.  Until then though here is what I use:

As far as eyeliner goes, I only wear it on my top lid unless I'm going out on the town (which is rare, so you can imagine how often that happens.) I've been using this brand for about 2 years now and I really like it.  It goes well with brown eyeshadow which is what I always wear during the day. It's Almay Intense i-color light interplay for blue eyes.  


My all time favorite mascara is Covergirl Lashblast Volume!  Seriously this is the best mascara EVER. It gives you thick and full lashes that last all day long.  I use waterproof mascara because if I don't my eyes water.  It's actually really annoying but I've learned to live with it.  I will only ever be able to use waterproof mascara.


Last but not least is the bronzer and blush I use.  I usually just lightly coat my face in bronzer and then add blush to my cheekbones.  My bronzer is by smashbox and it is called Baked Stardust (this is the only other expensive product I have). 

 And the blush is by Aveda and is called Apricot Whisper. (I got the blush after getting my makeup done during my best friends wedding) I love it.  It's not too dark nor too light.  It's just right!



My make up routine is very simple and not too fussy.  I've been doing it the same way for years now, using basically the same types of makeup.  I really want to start wearing some type of lip stick but I haven't found one that is good for everyday use yet.  For now I'll just stick with one of the 4 different lips glosses that are currently floating around in my purse.

Suggestions are welcome! :)

Have a great Tuesday! 




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4 comments:

Courtney B said...

I always love to see the different face and make up products girls use... thanks for posting!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Bare Minerals....an answer to my make up prayers!
haha!
(but seriously)

:) xo

Rachel said...

I am also a BareMinerals fan! My mom, sister and I all use it. Thanks for sharing!

Candice said...

loveloveloveeeee the Neutrogena grapefruit line! It really smells lovely! I have been using the face scrub but i think i may just buy the cleanser next time! Happy i came across your blog! its adorableeee