I decided to start my own weekly feature. Favorite Things Friday. I can go on and on (and on) about my favorite products so I thought I'd start doing it weekly. Maybe that will get me more into blogging.
I decided to start with my makeup bag. I've seen a few other bloggers do this and loved it. I like seeing what other people use and their honest opinions about make up and hair products.
My make up bag is a cute little zipper pouch I got at a Thirty-One party. I hadn't ever heard of them either, until I was invited to one. They ran a special where if you ordered $31 in items they would let you pick a little zipper bag for $2. So, amen. I was on board.
I don't do any sort of foundation or powders. I haven't found one that matches my skin tone well enough that didn't get cakey or feel oily. There's now a Bare Escentuals store in our mall, so I'm thinking about trying it.
The first product I use is eye shadow. I have 2 favorites... Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Plum Potion and Almay Intense I color eyeshadow in Trio for Greens. I use a brush to apply the lighter shades and the sponge thing to apply the dark color. I love this brush that Erica got me for my last birthday.
I then apply eyeliner. I loved this eyeliner so much that I took that cute little nub that I had left from the last time to the store with me because I couldn't remember what brand it was. It was so short and worn I couldn't read anything on it. Sad little guy. Luckily I found it. It's another Almay product made for green eyes... Almay Intense I Color Kohl Liner in Rich Mocha for green eyes And I love the little smudge thing on the end.
Next is mascara. Mascara and I have a love/hate relationship. I buy TONS of mascara and I'm disappointed in the results 90% of the time. I've probably spent hundreds of dollars on mascaras that I didn't end up liking. Well, that is NO MORE! I got an email from Sephora where I could "spin" a wheel for a free product --- but I had to spend $25 to get it. Whatever. So I got a couple nail polishes and an eyeshadow that ended up being the EXACT color of my eyelids... what a disappointment. Anyway, I got this wonderful mascara as my prize... Buxom lash mascara. I'm picky about mascara. I usually hate plastic brushes. I prefer actual bristles. And I don't like when it's really wet. I tend to blink sorta hard and if it isn't completely dry I end up looking like Twiggy with eye lashes painted on my face. So I ended up getting this mascara and love it. I always get the "blackest" black I can get and this kind didn't disappoint. It has a plastic brush but it isn't tapered to the end which I like. It can really get in there and be somebody with my short little lashes. And then when my mom was visiting over Thanksgiving I noticed that she uses the same kind. Great minds, Mom. :)
The eye lash curler is also from Sephora. I love it. I had a Revlon one that was fine but it would sometimes pinch my eyelids and dang, does that hurt. So out with it.
That pretty much does it. I do have a little concealer wand thing that I use on occasion -- used to use it more often when Ezra was sleeping less and I had bags under my eyes. But sometimes still need a little "pick-me-up". It's Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector and it's been discontinued. Which is a little sad because when I use it, I like it. But I guess I could still get ones on Amazon. (Another reason why I LOVE Amazon...)