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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Let's Play With Make-Up!!

One of the many things I love about being a girl is being able to play with make-up.

I remember when I was a teenager, and brush-on make-up became in vogue my Dad use to tease me and ask if I needed the dust pan. 

He would tell me that he didn’t understand why I would take so long to put on make-up to get a natural look!!

He was right! I did spend a lot of time choosing just the right colors and blending them to give me a fresh faced natural look.

To this day I still love nothing better than to look naturally enhanced!!

As I have become older I am finding that a little less make-up with a softer touch is better for the look I enjoy.

Today I am going to share with you the make-up products that I have used, and have had success with.

Let’s start at the bottom of it all …..

I actually have two foundations I use, sometimes alone, and sometimes together, depending on the look I am going for.

Bare Minerals:

I know everyone in the world uses this product. It is a tried and true product for me.

I do find that I have to use it with a light hand as I get older, but it has wonderful coverage for the days, or nights I feel I need a bit more staying power.


I love the smooth finish the Chanel foundation gives me. I wear a color called  03 Cendre. A little goes a long way.

Next is what I call my miracle make-up!


Such a funny name!! But, it is named well, because it really does make your eyes going Boi~ing!!! 

I was so glad to find this product. I have very dark circles around my eyes and this stuff really does hide them well. You have to try this!! I promise you will thank me later!!
Now that I have my foundation in place it is time to do my brows. Don't forget to fill in your brows, remember they are like a frame around a pretty picture.

I love this dynamic duo by Bare Minerals. I use the light ash blonde. I find this product so easy to apply and it looks soft and natural. Remember I love a natural look!!

Have you all noticed the trend of thicker eyebrows, again?

I have green eyes so I use a liner that is a very dark plum that comes off as a soft dark brown with a purple undertone. The purple makes my eyes pop more than any other color.

The trick to using this product is to blow off any access on the special angled brush before applying and then just dab it close to your eyelashes. That way you get a more natural look. 

The beauty of this product is you can apply more for a dramatic look for evening, and with the angled brush you can even get a fun cat-eye look without looking too harsh.

I always, always use an eye lash curler. Every one swears by the  shu uemera, but I read an article claiming that the Sonia Koshak at Tarjay was just as good. 

That is the one I own and I love it. I was having a hard time getting my eyelashes to stay curled but with this curler they are great.

Last but not least…….
I have trouble with most mascaras making my eyes weep so I have used Maybelline for years and it seems to work great for me.

One by One Volum’ Express!

Last but not least I pop a soft pink/lavender shadow in the very center of my eye lid,  blending it outward.  I learned a long time ago this makes my eyes stand out more.

The shadow I use is discontinued so I am on the hunt for the perfect color. When I find it I will share it with you, I promise!!

If you are still with me you are to be commended. I know this is a lengthy subject.

Next post I will tell you all about my favorite lipsticks, glosses and blushes. Oh my, I do love a good gloss!!

Be sure to come back, and also leave any helpful comments telling us which products  you swear by.

 Inquiring minds want to know!!

If you missed my last post be sure and read  it. It is all about my tried and true skin care products I now use. There is also a picture of me so you can see my make-up in action!! Go HERE!