Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What's In My Bag: August 09

Just for fun, I've decided to do a monthly "What's In My Bag" posting (makeup-wise, obviously). Basically, I have multiple train cases FULL of makeup. It's pretty ridiculous, I know. Because of this, to save time, I usually go through all my makeup once a month ish and pull out a few recent faves to keep in my actual makeup bag. Sometimes I get ambitious, or remember something that would work really well with a specific outfit, and I'll go through it again. It really all depends.

ANYWAY, here's what's been in my bag for August:

  • Essence of Beauty blush brush: this thing works amazingly well and you can grab one at CVS for fairly cheap.
  • L'oreal True Match Super Blendable Concealer in fair/light
  • CoverGirl Clean Makeup in Natural Ivory: despite its cheapness, CoverGirl is really the only brand that carries foundation light enough for me. Only worn if I really need a ton of coverage though, otherwise I stick with concealer only.
  • Almay Pure Blends Translucent Shimmer loose powder: enough sparkle to tickle my fancy and it sets all my makeup perfectly (I actually use this last).
  • VS Very Sexy Blush in Runway: it's a great shade. actually two shades, one blush and one highlighter; plus it isn't very dark so it works even on my pale skin.
  • Milani Glimmer Stripes in Berry Glimmer: just an additional highlighter--sometimes used in lieu of blush.
  • Estee Lauder Silky Powder Blush in Pink Kiss: pricey, but great for times when I want a "real" blush.
  • Pixi Eye Beauty Kit in Mirage: great palette of eyeshadow. The colors are purple-based, which bring out my green eyes.
  • L'oreal HIP Metallic Shadow Duo in Sculpted: flattering purple-y burgundy shades (again, for my green eyes).
  • Milani Runway Eyes in Beach Sand: the best shimmery light highlighter/base eyeshadow.
  • The Body Shop Eye Colour in Peacock Green: it's great for when I feel like standing out. Really only for the brave gals out there ;).
  • Prestige Liquid Eyeliner in Black/Brown: a long-lasting eyeliner in a perfect shade.
  • CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eye Pencil in Espresso: probably the darkest brown eyeliner out there--black is too harsh for my fair skin for daytime.
  • Korres Soft Eyeliner Pencil in Black: super blendable liner. Love it!
  • L'oreal HIP Color Rich Cream Crayon in Black: great for a smokey eye for night.
  • Beauty Rush Mascara in Violight: the purple shade is subtle enough for daytime, and really makes my eyes pop.
  • New York Color Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black: this is great because it is natural-looking, yet really adds length and definition to the lashes. Not to mention, it's crazily cheap.
  • Pixi Water Blush in Rose Stain: I don't use this as blush--it's too tricky to blend. BUT, it's a perfect lip stain. You can deepen the color by adding more layers, or keep it sheer with a single wash of the stuff.
So, there you have it. I realize that it sounds like a lot of items, but clearly I don't use everything daily. They're my beauty staples...for now.

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