I love simple makeup. Welcome back to Makeup Bag Monday week 6! This week I feel refreshed and recharged from my birthday. Thank you all for the birthday wishes! It really brightened my day. Like I’ve said before on Periscope (sereinwu), I seriously wish we could have spent my birthday together at lunch. I think of you as my good friends who have supported me through so much. I took Tuesday off of last week and was forced to put my phone down for a few hours… amazing how addicted to work I’ve become. Unfortunately when I take a day off during the week, everything piles up and I’m now playing catch up. I have to say last week’s simple makeup products I picked out really made me happy each day I sat down to put on my makeup. A lot has to do with the fact that I have found some amazing natural products that I love. Something about applying clean products on my skin makes me feel better. Also after 5 weeks, I think I’ve discovered a happy balance of makeup products to pick out for myself to use. My happy makeup days are simple makeup days. From day to day it’s just my preference to feel fresh faced. Especially now when my skin has been at it’s best, I don’t feel the need to slap on heavy coverage or wear much. I like to subtly enhance my features. It’s also great because I don’t feel like I need to wash my face midday before a work out, which helps with any dryness I have. My skin is still a bit dry on the cheeks, but I have balanced it out tremendously by using The Organic Pharmacy. You can watch my experience with them here. Also make sure to check out last week’s Makeup Bag Monday post here if you missed it. Let’s get on with how I felt about last weeks simple makeup items.
LAST WEEK’S SIMPLE MAKEUP REVIEW
OBSESSED with this palette! I knew when I saw it at Ulta, I just had to have it and I am so happy I bought it. This is the perfect neutral eyeshadow palette. Bare Minerals makes great eyeshadow, I use to own a few of the duo and quads, loved them, but wished they came in larger palettes. Well, my wish came true and they filled it with neutrals! My favorite! I found the palette to work well for everyday and also versatile enough to create deeper, smokier looks for nights out. My favorite two shades I wore most of the week are #3 lost for words and #4 Truffle. Go buy this palette!
I was quite impressed over the all natural, cruelty free brand this week. Full first impression/ Tester Tuesday video on 100% Pure will be coming up on Tuesday this week (tomorrow). This long lasting brows in soft brown works beautifully at defining, filling, and grooming my brows. I find I like this one over the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade. The ABH Brow Pomade can tend to be a bit heavy for my sparse brows. This is a happy medium. The longevity of the product was also quite impressive, didn’t find a need to touch up and it lasted all day.
This coral blush is so pretty for spring. I love how rich and pigmented, but light-weight the blush is. I’m not a huge fan of the gold overlay, however it rubs off rather easily and then you are left with just the blush itself. I was surprised at how well this blush blended.
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in ME-42 + M-60 (coming soon in May)
If you have trouble with your eyeliner smudging, buy this! The formulation is so rich, creamy, and smooth. It does not move once it’s on. You can read more about these eye pencils here along with swatches.
Love this pencil! It’s so creamy and smooth. I used this on my lower lash line all week. I like that it’s mechanical so that I don’t need to worry about sharpening the nude pencil. Typically, everyday I use a nude pencil to line my lower lash line to brighten up my face, so having a mechanical one that isn’t all stiff is a makeup bag necessity. Also you really can’t beat the $5 price tag.
This mascara is one of the reasons I look forward to putting on my makeup each day. The all natural, cruelty free mascara smells so amazing! It smells like berries! 100% Pure has a unique technology to use pressed fruit pigment in their makeup. So when you smell the berries, it’s because there are actually crushed blackberries in your mascara! There is also a slight blueish, purple tint to the mascara which really pops open my light brown eyes. The mascara is a lengthening and separating formula, which I love. Also I’m not sure if by using the all natural mascara has don’t this, but my lashes look longer and fuller now. This isn’t a waterproof formula, but I didn’t find it to smudge on me. However, keep in mind I typically do not have issues with mascara smudging on me. I do however have issues with certain mascaras making my eyes water.
PUR Cosmetics Strobe/Highlight Palette in Sun-Kissed Glow $35
This beautiful strobe/highlight palette surprised me. While it’s a cream product, it finishes like a powder, so you get the best of both worlds. You get the flawless glow finish of a cream, but the longevity of a powder. I really loved using this all week. My favorite shade is the far left one of the palette called Aurora.
THIS WEEK’S SIMPLE MAKEUP PRODUCTS
Knowing what I like now, I choose a few wearable, simple makeup products again to use this week. Some new, some forgotten, and some I just want to try and use up. What are some of you everyday makeup trends? I’d love to hear from you.
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