Today I went to Memphis to restock my makeup bag, so I thought it would be the perfect time to blog about all of the makeup that I use, especially since a lot of y'all have been asking. Here we go...
Basic Face Makeup
Fun Face Makeup
Now for the fun stuff! I pair two bronzers together and I SWEAR by them. They are the most perfect combination. The first one is Hoola by Benefit Cosmetics...
The next bronzer that I use is Warmth by Bare Minerals. This is also one of the products included in the starter kit. This bronzer is mineral makeup instead of pressed powder, so it is very light. It does have shimmer, so I apply it on my T-zone and cheekbones on top of the Hoola. Together, they make the PERFECT combination. Definitely one of my best beauty secrets.
When I wear blush, I use Bare Minerals blush. Two fun shades that I love are Gorgeous and Fruit Cocktail. I also LOVE the Bare Minerals blush brush!! I prefer the mineral makeup as opposed to the pressed powder.
Next I use my highlighter, Watt's Up by Benefit Cosmetics. If you have not yet read my blog post about the "dewy glow," make sure you go find it and read it! It gives a great description of Watt's Up and also shows a video of how to apply it correctly. This gives me the most wonderful glow. I apply it under my eyes, under my brow bone, on my nose, and above my blush.
I think this is most people's favorite :) I use Urban Decay eye shadow primer and then the Naked eye shadow palette. The one that I have is Naked 2...but they are all awesome! I prefer Naked 2 because it has mostly dark shades.
Usually, I wear pink, clear, or nude lip gloss and that's it. The pink and nude glosses that I wear are by Bare Minerals. LOVE them!! They are so pretty! The clear gloss that I apply over every lipstick I wear is Beauty Rush by Victoria's Secret. It adds the perfect amount of shine to any lip color and tastes like mint..yum!
When it comes to lipstick, there are two trends right now that I really love. One of them is bright lips...for this, I prefer Nars lipsticks. They have the craziest shades that are so unique.
When I'm all finished with my makeup, I use Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray to keep my look fresh. Just a few spritzes of this, and I'm done! I also really recommend the Bare Minerals Brush Shampoo to keep your brushes clean. You shouldn't have to buy new ones too often, at all.
With the exception of my mascara, the clear gloss, and the red lipstick, I buy ALL of this makeup at Sephora. I will post a link below so that you can fill up your cart right now!! If you haven't registered for a Beauty Insider card at Sephora, you should do so. For every dollar that you spend, you get a point. When you reach a certain number of points, you can redeem them for AWESOME prizes! If you save your points to 1000 like I did, you become a "Very Important Beauty Insider" and get free shipping and free makeovers forever...pretty cool stuff! You also get a birthday gift every year...I got mine today :) The emails aren't junk, either...you get awesome coupons and free stuff all the time. So go register! It's free.
Happy shopping! Always keep your makeup fresh, and let me know if you have any questions :)