• 31 January 2012

Hello, hello!  I am sorry I've been missing for a couple of days; I realize that isn't like me.   They've been rough ones, but I'm back to my usual daily posting and have so many things to share with you this month!  In fact, I made a very long list...

First off, I want to follow up with you about this makeup post from almost 2 years ago (where has the time gone?).  Since then I've given my makeup bag a makeover, based on some of your thank you!  There were so many comments made and I wonder if any of you made over your makeup bags too.

I kept the Neutrogena Tinted Facial Lotion (a great alternative to foundation and more affordable than the well-reviewed Laura Mercier version), Labello lip balm, MAC powder and the concealer (links all below).  I added a new Bobbi Brown color for lipstick, a new eyeshadow palette (I had the old one for a dangerously long time), and a different mascara.  All in all it's a good mix of drugstore and department store finds, which I believe is the ideal balance; some things you just have to try on before buying and somethings you don't!  Also, I recently started wearing a little blush a few times a week as it's nice to have a little color, particularly in the dead of winter.  I'm still learning how to apply it correctly so if you see me and I look a little uneven, you'll know why :)

What is in your makeup bag right now?  Is there anything new you've discovered?  What about the perfect red lipstick?  I saw a lot of that at ALT, but am not sure I can get away with it myself.  Help!

p.s. I did look into the NARS blush in "orgasm" per your recommendation, but didn't feel like it was quite the right color for me.  Oh and I blushed when I asked the saleswoman about it too...isn't that funny?  I guess we have to laugh at ourselves sometimes, right?!

Labello Lip Balm / Bobbi Brown Blush in Tawny  /  Bobbi Brown Creamy Lipcolor in Brown  /  Neutrogena Facial Lotion - Light Tint  / CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara  /  MAC Pressed Powder  /  Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Palette  /  MAC Studio Finish Concealer 


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