Well not just my makeup bag. I have several drawers and a tabletop and buckets of cosmetic crap.
I’m in the middle of remodeling my makeup station. I have started doing my makeup in my room instead of the bathroom for a number of reasons, mainly because my MAC pigments are starting to clump up a little bit in their jars and I’m thinking it probably has something to do with the humidity. So, I have started to use my second bureau as a place to store and apply makeup with my mom’s super old Conair lighted mirror from a million years ago lol. I’ll post pics when I get home and finish my set up, but here is what I have been using pretty much non-stop now for months.
1. Chanel Vitalumière Moisture-rich radiance fluid makeup SPF 15
Shut your mouth and get in your car.
Drive to your local department store (mine is Macy’s) or a Sephora. Do not leave unless this is in your hand.
I am wearing the color Beige right now, which is a little dark for me, but I stole this from my mom so I can’t complain. Never has my skin felt this nice with foundation on. It’s a slightly dewy finish, even with power on top.
2. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in By Candlelight and Soft and Gentle
This is By Candlelight, which I use the most often. I have used it almost every day for a year with my general makeup routine, and it is my favorite MSF that I have tried. I am almost hitting the pan. It’s $30, too which I think is a fair price for what you’re getting and the use factor. I am pretty sure they don’t make this color anymore or it may have been in a limited edition set, so I don’t really know where you can get it other than ebay.
I also use Soft and Gentle, which is a little cooler toned. I wear it less often because I am already the color of a ghost, but if I’m using really heavy eye makeup, I’ll use it to make my skin a little cooler and shimmery. Soft and Gentle is available on the MAC website and probably at the counter too.
3. Too Faced Eye Shadow Single in Label Whore (Now called Exotic Color Intense Shadow Single in Petal to the Metal)
Boo. I hate the new name.
I bought this at Sephora right when Ryan and I first started dating after eying it for months. It’s lasted me a long time, but sadly I am hitting pan. I use it as a dark shadow in the crease, sometimes all over the lid, and a lot of times to set brown or black eyeliner if that’s all I’m wearing. I don’t know when, but they renamed it Petals to the Metal, which is a shitty name compared to label whore. Either way, it’s an awesome color. It’s a dark almost red brown base with tealish blue shimmer. Really weird to describe, but very pretty.
4. Maybelline Colorsational Moisturizing Lipstick in 005 Pink Sand
I don’t usually wear lipstick, especially shimmy lipstick, and I almost never buy drugstore brands, but this was something I had to try. I saw the ads on TV made it look really pretty and I was looking for a quick nude pink dupe of a MAC color I wanted. This wasn’t it lol, but I grew to like it and now I wear it almost every day. At first, I didn’t like the shimmery-ness of it, as I wanted a matte pink lipstick, but I don’t know. I really like it now, esp with some clear gloss over it. Awesome for a lipstick that costs under $7!
I feel bad, but I am not the hugest Benefit fan. I have tried a lot of their products, and the only ones that I think are worth buying are their boxed blushes (not the bronzers) and maybe Highbeam and That Gal. Right now I have some Lemon Aid and an almost full Benetint and I don’t like either one of those products. I have three of their boxed powders, Georgia which I don’t think they make anymore, Dandelion which I have gone through two of them and am seriously almost out of my third one, and my most recent is Sugarbomb which my mom got for me in a free basket at work. I like these as blushes, and I use Dandelion all over my face, but I think Sugarbomb is honsetly the most flattering blush I have ever tried.
6. Any Sephora brand eye pencil.
I go through a ton of these. I run out of black and brown eyeliner almost every month, and these are awesome because they have a ton of colors to chose from, a really great formula for what you’re paying (usually about $8 for a shorter pencil, maybe $10 for a full size, you’ll have to look) I have always gone back to these. My favorites are Electro Choc 08 in the glitter eye pencil, and the Midnight Black 01 in the nano eyeliner.
Well, those are my favorites for now. For mascara I generally use Clinique or Estee Lauder or Lancome. Anything thickening and lengthening. I also use Ardell short singles a lot to supplement my natural lashes. I’ll clean up my makeup stuff and show you all a pic later