Archive for February, 2011
One of the most enjoyable parts of the beauty community are watching the “Favorites” videos/blogs. I love getting some good ideas and even some things to stay away from. So here are my favorites for the month of February! Let me know if you do or don’t like these… Enjoy!
This month I have a tie between my two favorites, both are VERY different. I am in love with Pro Longwear by MAC. I am NC20 so I am pretty fair. It blends into my skin very nicely, leaving a dewy finish. On top I use either MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in NW20 or MAC Prep and Prime powder. I am also in love with Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. This is a cream to powder formula, and it leave (surprise, surprise) a matte finish. I tend to either leave with with no setting powder or MAC Prep and Prime powder.
There has been no standout blush this month really. But the one that I have been gravitating towards the most is MAC’s Her Own Devices beauty pwoder. This is part of the Venomous Villains collection, Cruelle de Vil being the star of the packaging. Its the perfect champagne – medium nude color. It complements my skin tone but doesn’t make me look like a doll. Note: the image is about two shades darker than real life.
This past weekend I dragged my boyfriend to my nearest MAC counter to pick up a lipgloss from one of the newest collections, Wonder Woman. But OMG the gloss was double the normal MAC size tube and applicator. It wasn’t worth it. After talking to the Makeup Artist she said that a good alternative would be MAC’s Venetian. I AM IN LOVE WITH IT!! I can apply a thin coat for a little “work” drama (Lord knows I don’t need any more of that!) or I can layer it on for a more powerful look. It’s not fire-engine red so I don’t get washed out and it has very small gold shimmer. The formula is one of my favorites, its a lustreglass, so it has a brush applicator (not a sponge doe-foot) and its not sticky.
Since I got my Naked Palette I haven’t been using a lot of other shadows. But my favorite non-Naked Palette at the moment would have to be Vex. Its a beautiful medium-toned grey with a duochrome of a light pink. I have never seen anything like it. It’s pretty sheer but it has a nice glow on the eyelids. It really goes with every outfit I could wear!
After dragging my boyfriend to MAC we stopped at Sephora so I could pick up another brush for foundation. I HATE the normal paddle, flat foundation brushes so I wanted to grab something else. I have been using the Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Kabuki, but it just absorbs the product completely. So I finally decided on the Professionnel Mineral Powder Brush. Yea yea yea I know that its a powder brush, but it is easily the BEST brush I have ever used. My make up looks airbrushed and completed natural.
In hopes of change up my rather dull makeup routine, I thought I would get a new foundation. I had such good luck with Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse so I wanted to try the new Dream Smooth Mousse. SO ORANGE! I got the lightest color they had and it was like I was trying to be a Snooki look-a-like! Its just terrible. Not only the color, but the texture seems very “wet” although it claims to be a “liquid to powder” but it still feels overly dewy to me. Simply not good…