Monday, February 1, 2010

What's in my makeup bag?

I often tell you about the products I use on clients but these are the products that are actually in my own makeup bag and that I use on a daily basis - I use a few different things for daytime or evening makeup but some I use for both.

Under eye concealer: Tarte Dark Circle Defense Concealer - this makes me look like I've slept for at least 8 hours and I use this day and night.

Blemish Concealer: Estee Lauder Maximum Cover Estee Lauder Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup For Face And Body Spf 15 Creamy Ivory this is very light in texture but it covers EVERYTHING! It's also waterproof and long lasting making it ideal for day or night.

Foundation: I use Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Foundation hello flawless! - never settle
during the day I use this powder to even out my skintone and provide more sun protection whilst still looking natural. For evening I use Hourglass Fluid Veil for its smoothing and tightening effect and use Givenchy Parure Powder Foundation for touch ups throughout the night it gives a radiant glow that doesn't look at all heavy.

Loose Powder: I always use loose powder after a liquid base as not only does it help to combat shine but also gives an airbrushed effect. I love Jurlique Citrus Silk Finishing Powder Jurlique by Jurlique Citrus Silk Finishing Powder--/0.35OZ for Womenwhich is perfect for my oily skin. I wear this without any makeup sometimes just to eliminate shine and even out my skintone. There are other variations to suit all skin types in the range.

Blusher: I use both a cream and a powder blush depending on the time of day, usually just cream during the day but both layered in the evening. My favorite creme blush is Face Stockholm Creme Blush in Rio it's a bright pink in the palette but is a beautiful sheer pink on that gives a realistic pink flush, perfect for day. At night I like to top it (after powder) with Cargo Powder Blusher in Catalina a tropical looking pinky coral (it's Terri Seymour's favorite too
Eyes: I use Covergirl Exact Liner in Very Black every day! For both day and evening makeup I always start with a thin line of this along my top lashes to define my eyes. From there I can make it look natural with a line of Cream Eyeliner in Putty by Cream Eye Liner - Putty ( Medium Brown )blended out and over the lid or dramatic for evening with a combination of shimmery taupes from Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow in Earth Reflections and a black powder shadow to deepen the lash line. I like to take Bourjois Khol and Contour Pencil in Ultra Black with me just in case I need to redefine my eyes - it's so creamy and a rich deep black that goes on easily. I always wear mascara even if I don't have any other makeup on and my current favorite is Anastasia Lash Lifting Mascara  in Black Anastasia Lash Lifting Mascara Black this really does seem to lift and curl my lashes and makes them look really thick too!   For my eyebrows I switch between Eyebrow Manicure by and Boots No 7 (available at Target and CVS in the U.S.) Beautiful Brows Pencil in black depending on how dark and defined I want my brows to be.

Lips: I always use a stain first Stainiac Hint of a Tint by the Balm  in Beauty Queen the Balm Stainiac Tinted Gel Blush, Beauty Queen is my favorite as it makes my lips look naturally red. For day I will then just top with a slick of Beautifull lips to add moisture and increase fullness but at night I define them more with Colorescience Pro's  lipliner pencil in Bed of Roses and amp up the color with a coat of Lipstick Queen's Medieval Lip Treatment which is a sheeny just bitten red stain.

To finish my makeup off I spray Skindinavia's 10 years Younger Makeup Finish  to set my makeup but also give me a dewy radiance!Skindinavia 10 Years Younger Makeup Finish 6oz

(Some of the above products were provided to me and some I bought)

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