Monday, June 18, 2012

Makeup Must Haves

DISCLAIMER: brother/husband/male population in general: This is another one of those posts that you probably don't want to waste time reading. My brother told me yesterday that he has a hard time catching up on my blog for a few reasons:

1. I post too often (well.... GEEZ!) and
2. Sometimes my posts are about things that don't interest him such as {and I quote} "women's shoes"... Haha - I had to laugh! Well, in those cases, I will give my brother a "pass" and let him know that I'm OK with him skipping my entry for that day.

I have been wanting to do a post about a few of my favorite makeup products for a while now. I actually never wore makeup in high school {it was way too hot growing up in Hawaii, it would just melt off}. I only wore makeup for special occasions such as winterball and prom.

BUT - now, I can barely leave the house without makeup. There was one time during tax season that I went to work sans makeup but that was on a Sunday. Occasionally I will have no-makeup Sunday to give my skin a break from being covered in makeup every. single. day.

Here are just a few of my favorite things I can't live without:

1.  Li-Brow Serum - Sometime last summer, I became obsessed with my eyebrows.  I stumbled into the Benefit Brow Bar at Macy's and got my brows waxed for the first time. AMAZING! I may have gotten my brows waxed a tad too much so I am working on growing them out now a la Lauren Conrad. So, I started this treatment a few months ago and I can really see the results. I am loving it so far! I only apply it once a night before bed and my brows are growing in again in the areas that were too sparse. Hopefully my brows will be where I want them in just a few more months.


 2. Benefit Brow Zings - to help accentuate my brows:
Benefit brow zing | via Sephora

3. NARS The Multiple in "Orgasm" - I have been using this blush ever since college (5+ years ago) and I don't think I will ever use anything else. I always get compliments on it. It's called the multiple because you can use it on lips and eyes too, but I strictly use it for blush.

NARS The Multiple in "Orgasm" | Via Sephora

4. MAC Technakohl Eyeliner in "Graphblack" - This has been another staple in my day to day life for years now. It's waterproof and doesnt smudge. It lasts quite a long time too. I can usually go 3-6 months between purchases. Another thing I love about it is that you never have to sharpen it, it just twists up.

MAC Technakohl in "Graphblack" | Via MAC

I probably have 498,746 more products in my makeup bag, but I didn't want to overwhelm you today. Maybe I can do a weekly or monthly column on new makeup products or staples that I have been using for years.

For those of you on Pinterest {I know your on it - don't be ashamed}, here is a link to my "beauty board".

1 comment:

  1. i like your blog!! i read faithfully. i have lots of sit time with a new baby so keep them coming!!!