Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Everday Make-up

Everday Make-up

Everday Make-up by lifebyrikki featuring a black mascara

I love reading beauty blogs and discovering new products to try. If you go into my make-up drawer, you'll find something at every price point. I mix high/mid-end and drugstore make-up all the time.  What's important to me is the quality of the product and how much I like it.  

I thought I would share my simple, everyday make-up with all of you.  It's just a few product that I keep in my make-up bag so I can throw my face on at a moments notice :)

I'm relatively new to the concealer scene.  I used to use concealer in college, then just kind drifted away from it.  These days, there's no missing it.  It definitely makes a difference for me.  Back in the day, I used Revlon Colorstay.  I tried it recently and it just seemed to dry out my eye area.  No bueno, for creasing and eventual wrinkles (ahhh!!!).  So after reading some trusty beauty blog reviews, I decided to try the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer.  It goes on smooth, doesn't crease, lasts an entire work day and still feels nourishing.  I just swipe some on under my eyes and around my nose - a little goes a long way.

Powder Foundation
I used to use MAC Studio Fix; I loved the coverage and smooth finish.  But after while, I got tired of the way it looked like I was wearing make-up.  So I was in search of something with a more natural finish.  I went to Ulta to try Bare Escentuals when the sales lady showed me the PUR Minerals 4-in-1 Powder Foundation.  PUR Minerals matched my skin tone a little better and I could not resist the fact that you could "build" coverage by the way you swiped your brush or the type of brush you use.  I was sold!

If there are two (2) pieces of make-up that I can't live without, they have to be bronzer and mascara.  I've been using Urban Decay Baked since I can remember.  It stays on, goes on smooth and isn't orange-y.  I like to use it more for just contouring my face.  Since I have chubby cheeks, I contour my facial structure using bronzer just under my cheekbones.

Brow Kit
I define my brows by filling them in with the Bobbi Brown Light Brown Brow Kit.

 There are many nude shadow pallets that I really like; Urban Decay Naked, Too Faced Natural Eyes, etc.  But my favorite one to keep in my purse is the Bare Escentuals Eyeshadow Duo in The Promise.  It only has two (2) colors and it's easy to just swipe on.  It has a built in mirror and is small enough to pretty much carry anywhere. The two (2) colors are perfect - one all over color and a soft brown to define the crease of your lid. 

I use MAC eyeliner in Coffee with pretty much every make-up look.  But in this case, I just use it to line the outer corner of my eyes to add a little definition and shape.

I finish off by curling my eyelashes and putting on Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara.  I've tried all sorts of brands of mascara and this one gets the job done and is very inexpensive.  It doesn't clump and the formula isn't extra thick like other volumizing mascaras.

There you go!  I hope you enjoyed reading :) What are your go-to products?   

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