April 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
So last month, my daily makeup routine was all about long-wearing. As I have mentioned six billion times, I recently started working and I needed my makeup to last all day, through some heavy-duty wear and tear too. I was very active last month AND I was sick the entire month (i.e. constant nose-blowing).
1. I’m going to try really hard to mention different products every month, but let’s be real here……sometimes, you’re going to see the same products more than once.
2. If I blogged about it last month, chances are that I’m still using it and loving it this month…. whether I mention it or not.
3.. You won’t see much in the way of eyeshadow and lip products, because I wear something different in both categories every single day.
Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation. This is a relatively new item. This foundation is Ah-mazing.
I used it every single day last month (with exception to some weekends) and it served me very well. It dries quickly, lasts ALL day, and has impressive coverage. I use it with a moistened beauty blender and the result is like magic.
Youngblood Mineral Primer. I’ve had this for a long time and I really like it. You apply it to your face before foundation, and it creates a smooth, pore-less canvas for your makeup and increases the longevity of your foundation and powder. It’s enriched with good-for-skin vitamins….which I’m all about.
Eyelid primer by The Balm. Same story as the above primer. Eye primer keeps your eye-makeup on longer and without creasing. I use my eye primers on my lids and on my under-eye area to keep everything in place all day. This is REALLY GOOD and I love it, but I can’t decide how it stacks up to Urban Decays Primer Potion. This one by The Balm is a runnier texture, and I prefer the thickness of the Primer Potion. But, regardless of the texture, this product works really well and is worth the money if you’re looking for a good primer.
They’re Real by Benefit. Basically, this is the end-all-be-all of mascara. Really.
It’s not advertised as waterproof, but it might as well be because this stuff will last through damn near anything and look good doing it.
Covergirl’s Lash Blast Mascara in Waterproof. A good, non-smudging, long-wearing mascara at a much cheaper price than the above option. I used this on days when I just didn’t want the cement that is They’re Real on my eyes.
Last month, I was appalled when I realized I had forgotten to mention a highlighter in my favorites post. For my March post, I’m making up for that by mentioning the TWO that I have primarily been using.
My most favorite highlighter that I own right now is this Wet N Wild Fergie “bronzer”. It’s advertised as a bronzer (which is stupid), but it’s actually a very shimmery highlighter that looks amazing. This is in the color Rose Champagne Glow.
The other is a baked blush by Hard Candy in the color “Honeymoon”. Maybe a little too pink in color for some to use as a highlight, but it all depends on personal taste.
Physicans Formula Healthy Wear powder foundation. A really good powder all around, but the thing I like about it most is that it has SPF 50. If I’m going to be outside for any length of time, I always wear this. This is my second compact. Even if I don’t wear it all over my face (like when I’m wearing a good sunscreen), I will wear this all around my eye area to give that sensitive skin some protection from the sun. (Note: the little sponge that comes with this compact is stupid and worthless. )