So to return to this blog's roots...here are the basics that help me get going, and look a little better, every day.
Wow, that's a big picture! This moisturizer is so good. I have tried several products from Mario Badescu, and I'm very impressed. They aren't too expensive and they work. Since my rosacea diagnosis, I have had to be very careful with what I put on my face, and this stuff gets a thumbs up. Keeps me soft and smooth and doesn't irritate.
I decided to make concealer a more regular part of my life after getting a really good look at my undereye circles this summer. I guess stress and age finally caught up with me. I put on eye cream, then take a little tiny bit out with a finger or brush and put the product on the back of my hand. This warms it up and makes it easier to blend. Then I use the finger or brush to tap and blend it under my eyes, around my nose, on my chin, etc. I figure that this pot will last until I about die...or until I don't give a shit about my dark circles anymore.
Still my go-to powder/make-up. Again, it doesn't irritate my skin and it makes all skin--dry to oily--look good. If your skin is dry, make sure you don't put too much on. Swirl a bit onto your brush, and then swirl it all over your face.
A really good brow pencil. Christian Dior, so it's expensive, but it lasts a really long time. Brush your brows down with a spoolie brush (you have one, right? So handy), fill in the top of your brows with the color, fill in any holes, then brush your brows down and see what you've made. Pretty, huh?
Yes, I'm blogging about it again. Still the best mascara, in my opinion. Stays on, makes your lashes look thick and happy, it can be layered if you want the Hollywood crazy-make-up look, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
There you have it. Go forth and shop, and have lots of fun with make-up!