Saturday, September 1, 2012

What's in the Makeup Bag

Hello my lovely blogger friends!
Sorry I've been MIA for a few days, it's been sheer craziness around here! Getting ready for school, potentially a new job, fall cleaning, home DIY and fix-its, whew!
Today's post isn't about nail polish, it's about makeup.
 I was inspired by blogger Amber at Amber Did It! What's in the Makeup Bag? who did a post about her make up bag. It was really cool to what she used and what kind of style she had, so I decided to copy her. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? :-)
So I didn't take a picture of my actual makeup bag because frankly, it's lookin pretty ragged. I might be hitting up Target later today to check out their makeup bags and see what I can find.
Let's start with the basics -
I have a couple of foundations, and which one I use depends on how much time I want to spend on my makeup, or how my face is looking.
 The first one that I've recently discovered is Almay Smart Shade, both the cream foundation and the pressed powder. I really like this product, it has great coverage, and doesn't make me want to scratch my face off like most cream foundations. It's a got a good SPF (which doesn't make me break out thank goodness!) and usually I just use it as a cover up, or to even out some red patches on my cheeks or forehead, then I use the pressed powder to kind of buff it out. The pressed powder is a bit lighter than the cream, so it works well to minimize the redness.
My other foundations are bareMinerals - and they are my absolutel favorite. I've been using them for years and it's the only product that I can rely on to never make me break out, and last all day. I have the bisque that I use for another cover up (for the really henious pimples or redness), the matt foundation, and the mineral veil. Usually I just use the matte foundation for every day, hanging around look and save the rest for if I'm going out.

The third photo is a shot of my brushes. I have another mish mash of brands for brushes. I do like the bareMinerals that came with the set that I bought, but recently I've stumbled upon Elf brushes at Target. They are super soft and super cheap! :-)  Kind of a scrunched photo, but left to right is my small concealer brush (bareMinerals) Elf complexion brush, Elf foundation brush, my bamboo Ecotools that I use for blush. Speaking of blush, mine is Cover Girl Cheekers in Tru Plum, and as you can see, it's been around for a while.
Eyes are pretty simple, my eyeliner is liquid, also by Elf in black, and my mascara is Maybelline Full n Soft in waterproof in Very Black. I love this stuff, it's the best mascara I've ever used.
Now usually I don't wear eye shadow, but my go-to is this Maybelline and I can't tell you the color scheme because the label is worn off :-) and my no-name shadow brush.
So there it is, that is What's in the Make Up bag of me! :-)
I hope you decide to do a post about your make up bag; if you do, let me know so I can check it out!
Happy Weekend everyone! :-)