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Friday, February 4, 2011

Makeup Galore!

Buckle your seat belts ladies, this is going to be a long post!  I've gotten several emails lately asking what kind of lipstick I use, if I use foundation, what type of blush color I use and so on.  First of all, let me say how flattered I am, that you even notice the color of my cheeks!  A big thank you for lifting my spirits!!  I have had a little bit of a love affair with make-up since I was a little girl.  I am rarely seen without some form of make-up on.  You don't want to witness that.  I will have complete strangers come up to me and say, "oh dear, are you sick?"  I respond kindly, "no, I'm just not wearing any make-up!!"  Then I turn and yell in my head "GEEESH!!"  I wish I had that type of skin and eyes where I could get away with it, but I am not fortunate in that area.  So, I make due!

Here are my favorite items that I wear and love them to pieces!

I'm a huge fan of Bobbi Brown, not the "It's My Prerogative" guy, but the make-up!
I use the skin foundation with SPF 15 in Porcelain
This stuff goes on so smoothly and protects against the sun.

 I love the pressed powder as well in porcelain.  I am out of this right now, so I have been using Pixi Flawless Finishing Powder from Target.  It goes on great and is priced even better.

I am a brush girl all the way!  The brush is essential for good application!  Unfortunately, they need to be washed at least once a week.  But, if you take care of your brushes, they will last a very long time.
I love this blush brush

I don't have this cheek color, it would look hideous on me!  My color is Pink Clay.  It is the right combo of taupe and pink together.

If you have dark circles under your eyes, then concealer is a must.  I love this creamy concealer with powder to seal it, from Bobbi Brown.  My color is, but of course, Porcelain.

I can't say enough about Bobbi Brown's eye shadows!  They are a little pricey, but last FOREVER!!!
The colors I own are
Java ~ A dark brown
Sable ~ a light reddish brown (this is what I use to define my eyebrows
Khaki ~ a taupey green color

 This is my eyeliner.  I put it on with the below brush.  I have problems with pencil eyeliner smudging and once this is put on, it does not move!  Seriously!  You make a mistake, you better hurry and spit on your finger quick, cause you've got 5 seconds top, to fix it.  It is greatness! 
My colors are:
Espresso Ink ~ Dark brown
Forest shimmer Ink ~ dark green

Eyeliner brush ( Bobbi Brown)

Eye Shadow Brush

I've been using this green concealer stick for the last 2 months, and I really love it.  I am really red around my nose and this takes the redness away.  The green blends better than a Porcelain color to hide red.  Who knew, right?  But, it works.

I really love Maybelline's Stiletto Mascara.  I wear it in Blackest Black

I am a lipstick junkie!  I couldn't even tell you how many I own.  I am really loving Maybelline's Bronze Beam right now.

Here's a picture of me wearing Bronze Beam, with this lip gloss.  I love it!  That's my beautiful sister next to me!  If you have visited Megan before, you're thinking, "Wait a minute, I thought she was a red head too!"  Well, she is. At the moment. But, this pic was taken a while back and she was a full on blond.  She can pull off any hair color, or style and look great!

This is my go to lip gloss, that looks great on top of anything, or by itself.
Mary Kay's Beach Bronze

So, there you have it!  I warned you!  This is the entire rituals if I'm going out, going to church, or going shopping.  But, if I'm just running to the grocery store, I only wear mascara, lips, a little powder and blush.  Hope this helps.  I love to know what other people like to wear.  Because, who knows, if I try it and it works, then I am super excited! 


  1. You and your sister are gorgeous! What a fun post. I'm a lipstick junkie myself and always like to try out new shades and brands. I have not tried Bobbi Brown makeup but think I might give it a try. I love your red hair!

  2. Both of you are BE U TIFUL! I am a Clinique girl myself but I have worn it for years and probably need to branch out a little. I do wear MAC eyeliner though! Great tips here...thanks!

  3. Thanks for all the info. I am ALOT older than you but have and do always wear make up! Even to go to the grocery store, I do not go out of the house without it. I guess the bEACH is the only place I am "bare faced", LOL! My daughter got married in Sept. and I found a new Maybelline mascara called Falsies! I use the Stilletto and put the Falsies on top of that and it is amazing! I still have long eyelashes (thanks, Mom) so love to enhance them with mascara. I only use the Falsies mascara for special occasions though. XO, Pinky

  4. I am a makeup girl too! Have been ever since my mom starting letting me wear the stuff!!! LOL I mostly use Laura Mercier products, but do love Bobbi Brown too. You and your sister are beautiful. My oldest daughter can pull off different hair colors too.

  5. Thanks for sharing! You always look so beautiful and your skin is flawless! I never leave the house without some makeup on. I have dark circles under my eyes and people always think I look like I'm sick. I love the Mary Kay lip gloss too! I use a lot of Mary Kay products and especially love their lipsticks and glosses.

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  6. You and your sister are both just beautiful & you have beautiful hair. Until this year, I have always worn a full face of makeup every day. I just had my 62nd b-day this week and always get compliments on my skin. Living in the desert, I'm really cautious about the sun and always wear a foundation with a good SPF. I also faithfully cleanse my face every night. This year, one of my "resolutions" was to simplify my life. For all these years I would never venture out of my house without the whole works on, but that would take anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes. Now I use my foundation/powder (Loreal's True Match), a very soft pink blush (Mary Kay because I used to sell it), a bit of Maybelline's Natural Smokes eyeshadow (I also use one of the darker shades to enhance my brows), some lipliner & one of a gazillion Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks (love the creaminess, color choices & the price). I do not use eyeliner or mascara any more. Those were the things that took so long to do. Now my simplified routine takes about 15 min., including brushing my teeth. It took me awhile to get comfortable going out without the eye makeup, but I hardly notice it any more and no one has said a thing. Well, I guess they wouldn't or perhaps, better not! Thanks for sharing and I really enjoy your WIWW party.

  7. What a great post..I wear Bare Escentuals and have seen Bobbi Brown in Sephora and wondered if it worked..Next time there I will be checking it out for sure..Thanks

  8. I'am a make~up junkie, I generally use another term for my addiction. In the summer I did a post on my love for make-up..I thought everyone thought I was nuts. Haha. A girl can never have to much.... Happy Monday!!!!!!

  9. I helped with inspiring a post! ; )
    This morning I thought,"I need to see if she responded to my question about her makeup". LOL.Thanks for all of the info and I agree with everyone else...You and your sister are gorgeous! I'm sure your spirts are beyond lifted with all of these compliments!

  10. I think I was born wanting to wear makeup! The best part of dress ups as a little girl ;)
    I'm inspired now to go get that much needed concealer (too many late night videos!LOL) and MK lip gloss. Thanks for Sharing!! You are so beautiful!

  11. Pretty pretty girls!!~ You are both glowing in that picture. I like Bobbi Brown too..good stuff.


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