Thursday, July 28, 2005
What's in YOUR makeup bag?
What's in my makeup bag?
BLUSH is a new item for me b/c, I admit it, I didn't know how to apply it properly! Well mark's "tint tint" (in blossom) changed that. It's a sheer, tinted gel in a little pump, which is just adorable. You need apply only a tiny squirt to each cheek, blend quickly and voila, naturally flushed cheeks in seconds! Tint tint is $6.00 (meetmark.com).
CONCEALER is my substitute for foundation. I just put it where I'm red and call it a day. CG Smoothers Concealer by Cover Girl is my current favorite (I use fair). It comes in a lipstick-style tube, covers well yet is easy to apply and blend. Price, about $5.00. Now that's beautiful.
LIP BALM is a staple and I'm just hooked on Kiehl's "Lip Balm #1". The 0.6 ounce jar lasts more than a year (for me) and costs $5.50. Hey, that's less than a penny per use!
LIP GLOSS is lovely, but I don't use it everyday. When I am in the mood for a shiny pout I love Neutrogena's MoistureShine gloss in "Groove". It's very shiny, not sticky at all, and tastes good. Cost? About $6.00.
EYESHADOW is my favorite (after mascara). For months I have been using a gift-with-purchase shadow from Clinique and when it runs out I'm running out to get more! It's called "Sunburst Duo" from the Color Surge collection. One is a peachy coral, the other is a pale golden champagne- I only use the latter. It's perfectly shimmery with a silky application that stays put. I also love that it doesn't irritate my eyes as many shadows do. $17.50 for the duo and single shadows are $13.50.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
About My Links
2. Paula's Choice is her namesake website with tons of info as well as the place to purchase her great products (or by phone). TIP: wait for free shipping events, which always coincide with holidays like July 4th.
She's the one whose books really got me into skin care. Check out "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me" and "The Beauty Bible." Look for the latest editions, both of which are available on the site, at bookstores, and at the library.
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3. Renee Rouleau is a skin care entrepreneur located in Texas so, like Paula, her products are only available online or by phone. She's pricier than Paula but almost all of her products are terrific! Do yourself a favor and check out her excellent advice section and if you'd like to make a purchase, shipping is free when you spend $75 or more.
4. DermaDoctor is best for its extensive articles on skin care. The doctor is Audrey Kunin who I actually met at an event in NYC.
5. EMAIL AskAmie. If you have a question that you do not want posted, just send me an email and I'll answer you confidentially.