Last night JT got home late so I missed watching The Bachelor and Biggest Loser with him...we recorded both..but I've been avoiding almost every website I usually frequent on daily basis so that I don't see any spoilers. I'm dying!!
Since the first time I discovered blogs I've been inspired to experiment with different makeup. I'll watch a YouTube tutorial and try to imitate it...I'll see a fashion blogger wear a bright lip color and I'll try it. I am not afraid to try new techniques, because let's face it, I've never been a big makeup wearer or really very good at putting it on. But over the years of sifting through blogs, videos, and magazines I've learned a thing or two and have gotten more comfortable with what I like and don't like. I've learned that I always need to put on a little more than I think I do. I always think I'm putting a ton of makeup on and that makes me go really light on my application of everything...which ends up defeating the point of me actually brushing it on. Stupid.
I've also learned that I will never like heavy eyeshadow on me. I just can't get the hang of blending colors in the right spots to get that smokey eye effect and when I actually step out into the sun I look like I've slept in club makeup from the night before. Not pretty.
I'm a drugstore makeup buyer at heart, I just can't bring myself to spend a bunch of money on designer makeup. My most expensive splurges have been Bare Minerals, a MAC lip gloss one time, and the Naked Palette. Lately I've been really into this makeup grouping, because I've been focusing on my cheeks and contouring instead of my eyes. I suck at eyeshadow application and blush and bronzer is SO much easier. These are my favorite products right now!
Foundation: In the last month or two I've been wearing Sonia Kashuk Luminous Foundation in Vanilla. Got it at Target for $9.99 and I've loving it. It's light enough on my skin, but gives me the coverage I want. And it smells good.
Eyebrows: I use the darkest powder in this trio to fill in my eyebrows. I found this eyeshadow trio at CVS for about $4.00 and I've never seen it again. Not sure what I'm going to do when I run out..shit. But it's the perfect color for me.
Eye Shadow: Splurge Alert! This was the most money I've spent on a makeup item in my life. Bought this at Sephora. $50 for eyeshadow? But, it really has the best colors and I use it every day. Well worth the dinero.
Eye Liner: I use Sonia Kashuk pencil liner in Iced Coffee. It's the best brown color EVER! I switch between pencil and liquid, but this is my tried and true right now.
Mascara: My all time favorite. I will never try another mascara ever again. Maybelline Define-a-Lash. In the pink or green tube..both are fabulous.
Highlighter: I use this $1 ELF shimmer for highlighting my cheekbones and brow bone. It's the prettiest champagne color and I love the liquid form. Does what it's suppossed to do and is such an awesome price.
Blush: A new purchase from last week. Maybelline Bouncy Blush. It's a new favorite and I've worn it every day since I bought it.
Concealer: Almay Smart Shade, also a new purchase from last week. Totally loving it. Not really full coverage, but enough for under the eye where I use it.
Bronzer: Sephora Brand Bronzer..cheap, no shimmer, and doesn't make me look muddy. True love..but anxious to try something new. I'm a bronzer addict.