Wednesday, February 22, 2012
old faves for my face
I'm always curious to know what are the tried and true makeup favorites of other girls. You know, those ones they've used for years and would die if they were discontinued? Yeah, well, these are mine, listed in no particular order.
Benefit Lemon Aid - I initially found this at Sephora like eight years ago, when the makeup counter girl suggested I try it, as it's a correcting cream that hides discolorations on the eyelid. It is and it does, but what I really like about it is it gives me a fresh canvas before I begin applying my eyeshadow, helping the colors of eyeshadow blend together better.
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara - I'm not gonna lie, I cheated on this mascara for a couple of years, mostly because I wanted to know if there was something better out there. What I discovered: it's not always greener on the other side. This favorite was a favorite for a reason, which is why after my exploration phase, I returned to it. I always buy it in the blackest black. I like that it gets that tacky texture quickly, which really helps in applying and molding the mascara at the roots. My friend saw me applying my mascara one day and was like, "You really put on a lot of mascara." The truth is I really don't put on a lot. Whatever is on the wand is what I use on the one eye before moving on to the other, but what I do (that can give the impression of putting a lot on) is I play with it for a bit. I spread mascara over the lashes top to bottom, then I begin focusing on the base and really pushing the mascara in at the roots and brushing the lashes so they're up (kinda like the idea of hairspray to give that hold at the base) and then I focus on fanning out the lashes so there's not any weird gaps. It's not just about coating the lashes, but working the mascara into it to do it's job, which is to make my eyes look awake. Having the appearance of long, thick lashes doesn't hurt either, which is why Voluminous always wins in my book.
M-A-C Cosmetics Blush in Margin Frost - I was introduced to this particular brand and shade of blush eleven years ago. My cousin was wearing it and I couldn't help but notice how her cheeks had a nice sheen about them. She let me try it and I was converted and have never looked back. It just gives my cheeks a rosy glow like no other.
So what are your tried and true makeup products? Any favorites you've had for years? One thing in my bag I'm looking for a recommendation on is a good concealer or corrector or something to help disguise the veins under my eyes. My skin in that area is so thin and delicate, so the veins come through some and I'd like to hide them, but not with something cake-y. Any suggestions, ideas, tips, I would love to hear 'em.