Along time ago, I heard someone say that if the barn needs painting then paint it. That has been my Moto ever since. My barn needs painting, the barn I call my face. It is very rare that I leave the house without makeup. Maybe if I’m going swimming, I will, but I must have mascara! LOL! Although, I don’t like a face full of heavy makeup, I do prefer that the spots on my face are covered. You see, I was a child of the 80’s, baby oil and iodine were mixed was my favorite suntan oil. Sunscreen was a terrible thing; the darker the tan the better! I’m paying for that now; oh boy, am I ever paying for that! Today, I have brown spots and broken capillaries on my cheeks and my nose. I prefer those are covered, and I also am seeing my pores more than ever. I struggle every day with keeping them cleaned out. I never really had acne as a teenager, I had it bad during my pregnancies, and on into my 30’s. Even today, I will have the occasional pimple. So, great makeup begins with great skin care, which is another blog all together.
As I said earlier, I prefer that all my sun spots are covered, but I don’t want my face to feel like I have make up on. (I know, I’m weird) Recently, I’ve been using It Cosmetics, CC Cream in Light. I really like this, it does a great job at covering my redness and doesn’t make my face feel too cakey. (made up word, I know LOL!)
Right now, I’m really enjoying the blush palette that Anastasia of Beverly Hills released this past Christmas. It has four colors in it, a warm pink, a bubble gum pink, a coral pink, and a terra-cotta color. I sometimes swirl my brush through all of the colors and lightly apply the color to the apple’s of my cheeks.
Now, I have to admit that I really love eyeshadow. I own a LOT of eyeshadow. I have several palettes from Urban Decay, but right now I am LIVING for Morphe eyeshadow. I am in love with the last three palettes they released. First, the Jaclyn Hill palette is to DIE for. It has everything that you could ever possibly need. I must say she did a great job of choosing the colors and the consistency is perfect. All of the colors I have used have blended like a dream. Second, have the 39A Dare to Create palette, and it is just gorgeous! The third one I have is the 24G, Grand Slam palette. It is equally as beautiful! There are some mattes and shimmers in these and they blend like a dream as well. I must say they have really stepped up their game with the release of these last three palettes. I’m very impressed and want to point out that they are also a great value. I have paid $55.00 for my Urban Decay palettes, and these run between $23 and $38 dollars.
I own more lipstick than I want to admit. I have a real problem when it comes to lipstick. I keep looking for the perfect shade of pinky-brown. I haven’t found it yet. Sigh… I will just have to keep looking. I am the girl who likes to put my lipstick on and not touch it up every 5 minutes, or worry that it’s all over my teeth and face. So I stir clear of items like that. When I ordered the 24G palette from Morphe, I also ordered a matte liquid lipstick. It’s called Vanity. Now, when you first apply it, it is a little light, but once it dries down, it’s very nice. Still not my perfect shade, but I have reached for it a good bit in the last few weeks. It seems to stay in place, and not feel too dry like most liquid lipsticks. I’m impressed to say the least with Morphe!
Ok, I guess I should have put mascara at the top of the list since I won’t leave the house without it. LOL! Too late now! I love Too Faced, Better Than Sex, waterproof mascara. I have tried to wear many others, but they always seem to slide off my eyelashes. Working on a computer, I look down most of the time, this mascara does a great job staying in place, and it applies really nice. I don’t have to work so hard to build up my lashes. I would say maybe two coats is all it takes to make my lashes look full and long.
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Be Blessed Today,