Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ok ladies - let's talk makeup! While I was getting ready for work this morning, I noticed that my makeup bag is somewhat of a hodge-podge of brands.  I used to be a loyal Clinique user, but I've caught myself branching out to other brands.  My liquid foundation is almost gone and my poor powder compact is crumbled from where I dropped it in the bathroom yesterday morning.  I am in desperate need of new makeup.  I just don't know what to buy!!  Do I keep using my beloved Clinique?  Do I try something else that isn't as expensive?  Anyways - Let's take a look at what's in my makeup bag ....

Clinique Superfit Makeup Foundation
I really like this foundation because it goes on SO easily, and it's supposed to last all day - which I'd say it does.  Just a touch up with powder every now and again and you look good as new!

Clinique Almost Makeup Pressed Powder Compact
This powder is a light powder that doesn't look "cakey" on your face  

Bare Minerals Blush
I like the color of this blush more than anything.  You have to be careful not to use too much, or you will definetly look like a clown, but it's really pretty and light when you use it correctly!!

Maybelline Volum Express Mascara
I always try a new mascara each time I run out, so I don't really have a mascara that I am loyal to.  Right now I'm using Maybelline - and it's doing OK.  I bought BROWN this time because I have brown hair, etc - but I really wish I would have stuck with black.  It just looks better!

Clinique Lipstick
It can be really hard finding a lipstick that you like and I have tried quite a few, but I really love Clinique lipsticks.  I haven't found one that I DIDN't like with Clinique. I like the more sheer types and Clinique has a lot of different shades to choose from that aren't crazy. 

Lancome Fever Gloss
Ok - this lip gloss is AMAZING!  It's SO shiny and sparkly and VERY pretty to wear!  I usually wear this on top of my lipstick but it even looks great all by itself!  I recommend this to anyone looking for a nice lip gloss!!

I'm pretty basic when it comes to makeup.  I don't wear eyeliner all the time (basically because I don't know how to put it on correctly) and I'm not a big lip liner person either.  I tend to have dry skin, so I need something that will go on easily and not make me shiny later on in the day.  I don't wear eyeshadow - because like eyeliner, I don't know how to put it on correctly and I end up looking like Mimi from the Drew Carey Show.

What's in your makeup bag?  What makeup products do you SWEAR by?  What would you recommend to others?!


  1. Ok, so I LOVE makeup. I've been basically obsessed with it since I started wearing makeup in middle school! I used to use Clinique until we had to cut back on expenses, and although I know it lasts a long time, I can't bring myself to use it. I typically use Maybelline foundation or whatever is on sale. I've been using Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse, it covers my pores really well and gives a nice soft finish. It is a little heavy though. I am in between colors, too, so I blend it with a lighter shade of Maybelline Liquid Mineral foundation.

    For mascara, I always use Loreal Voluminous and if you haven't tried it yet, you should. I've been using this for probably 6 years now. It's awesome. Right now I am trying Loreal Collagen Mascara and it's really great too. I like BIG THICK lashes.

    Now as far as everything else, I have a not-so-secret for lots of GREAT makeup for not much money. It's called Eyes Lips Face( They have tons of eye makeups, blush, nail polish, primers, powders and brushes and most of them are $1! Their mineral line runs about $3 per eyeshadow (for an example). The best part is that the quality is amazing. Shipping is a little pricey (usually runs about $6) but considering everything else is so cheap, it evens out. Sometimes I try to get ppl to order w/ me and split shipping. you should def. take a look and if you want, Next time I order we can go halfsies and I will just send it to you from my house :) Still saving money!

    I use the powder blush, the liquid blush, I have like 14 eyeshadows, all their brushes, and my favorite is the bronzer that is called a luminzer on the site. It gives my skin a nice shimmer but not in a tacky way. Just makes it look finished.

    I will talk makeup with you anytime!!

  2. I am so sorry I always post a novel when I comment :)

  3. I LOVE your comments!! No matter how long!
    Thank you so much for the info!! I'm gonna try that mascara and def. check out the makeup website! The makeup I have now I have had FOREVER - I'm sure I need to just throw it away! YIKES!

  4. i think more expensive make up and hair products are worth every penny....even if you're on a budget (but that's just me). I LOVE bare minerals....but i also like mac makeup! That's just me though...i know a lot of people who are happy using cheaper stuff. Going through cosmetology school opens your eyes A LOT and I will NEVER use hair stuff from Target again....and I"m sure next month I'll say that about make up as well (when I learn all about that). But like I said, I know a lot of people who use cheaper stuff. I know maybeline has a mineral line....... Anyway! good luck~

  5. I always buy tons and tons of makeup and I kid you not the best foundation I have ever found has been neutrogena. It's been so easy and good for my skin. For everything else I use Mac.

  6. i used to use neutrogena when i used foundation....back in the day. i liked it too.