Okay – I wasn’t going to do this, but I can’t get it out of my head…so here goes. Beth at Stories of A to Z is having a makeup party. There’s no way I’m going to show you what I look like without makeup, but I thought I’d at least show you what cosmetics I use.
My favorite brand is Bobbi Brown. It’s way too expensive (for me), but my mom hooked me on it years ago and I’ll beg, borrow and sell on Ebay to pay for it. The whole line is high quality stuff, and it creates a look that’s pretty and fresh, but still looks natural. I definitely don’t like to look like I’m made-up…unless I’m going to a party in the evening or something.
My secret beauty tools are:
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
(I wear Porcelain because I’m soooo pale)
This foundation is super easy and fast to use - just swipe it on and blend with a sponge. It provides coverage without looking “fake”. Love.it.
Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit
(I wear Ivory)
This is the best concealer I’ve found. I have dark circles under my eyes and it takes some serious concealer to…well, conceal them. This stuff does the trick.
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
(I wear Natural)
For the truly pale, this stuff is a Godsend. I just add a little to my checks, forehead and nose to make me…not look like a corpse. The Bobbi Brown bronzer also isn’t sparkly at all, which I like – because a real tan doesn’t make your skin look like glitter, it just gives you color.
Bobbi Brown Blush
(I wear Sand Pink – not the fuchsia color below )
I apply the blush lightly on my cheeks over the bronzer.
Bobbi Brown Eye Shadows
(I wear Bone all over my lids, Stone on lower lids and crease, and I line upper lid with Black Plum shadow)
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo
I lightly fill in my brows with this powder using a small angled brush. It works great and keeps things looking natural.
L’oreal’s Voluminous Mascara
(I wear black)
Bobbi Brown Lipstick
(I wear Brownie – my fave everyday color…that’s not the color in the photo below)
L’oreal Color Juice Lip Gloss
(I wear Passion Fruit Squeeze)
And that’s it. The whole makeup shabang…now back to regularly scheduled programming. Thanks for indulging me.