Sunday, February 17, 2013

can't live without make-up products

There are many things we can't live without, or so we think, anyway.  I thought I could not survive without eating chocolate.  Well, I gave it up for Lent and even though it's only been a few days and I'm already having chocolate withdrawals, I've far.  

However, when it comes to make-up, I have a few "essentials" I can't live without.  Seriously.

The items vary in brands and prices, but I love them all the same!

Although I don't use these items every day, I like to have them redily available just in case I need them.

The items in the picture are described below:
  1. Bobbi Brown bronzer in Golden Light
  2. Nars blush in Orgasm
  3. Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Warm Natural
  4. Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Warm Natural
  5. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Warm Natural
  6. Maybelline New York Rocket Volume Express mascara in very black
  7. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink
  8. Victoria's Secret eye liner in Extreme Black
  9. DVF lipstick in Foreign Affair
  10. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Romance
  11. MAC limited edition lipstick in Satin Sail La Vie
  12. MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker in Full of Flare
  13. Nars lip gloss in Orgasm
  14. Blistex Five STar lip protector with SPF 30
  15. Burt's Bee lip balm

I don't wear make-up every day, but when I do I follow simple steps to make me look refreshed and natural.  I don't like make-up that looks caked on and only wear dramatic make-up for special occasions.  The only exception to my rule is when I'm feeling adventurous and wear simple eyes with a bold lip, just to go to the mall or to run an errand.  That's when my MAC limited edition lipstick in Satin Sail La Vie comes in handy!

I always start with a moisturizer. Since I have dark circles I always apply Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer.  Next I use Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick to cover up any blemishes.  I then set my make-up with Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder.  Add Bobbi Brown bronzer and Nars blush.   I never leave home without mascara and always finish off my look with lip balm.

I have tons of eye shadows and lip glosses, but most of them just sit there and look pretty.  This year I promised myself not to buy any more makeup that I won't use.  I've realized the items above are all I need to make me happy :)

Hope my tips help you look your best!