Friday, February 24, 2012

Going on a Trip: My long weekend getaway makeup necesseties

I am going away next week for a long weekend to Vermont and I figured this would be the perfect time to do a travel makeup guide. This will be a compilation of the products I feel are necessary for my makeup needs.

  • Makeup Forever HD Foundation (I am in shade 117)- Since it is so cold and windy in the area of Vermont I will be in I need a hydrating foundation that has a lot of coverage. My face is red enough as it is, so anything I can use to cover that so only redness from the cold and wind show through is perfect
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder- Best powder to set my makeup. I use it mostly for my concealer though.  
  • Urban Decay All Nighter- This is a must have no matter where I am going or what I am doing. I love this setting spray and I don't really need a primer when I use it with the MUFE foundation. 
  • Benefit Erase Paste- My favorite concealer. It covers my dark circles so well, which is good for the long nights out I will be enjoying. 
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion- No brainer. 
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Pallet- I love this pallet so much. It is perfect for every day looks and since I will need a look to go from day to night this will be the perfect pallet to bring with me. I love the combination of Bootycall all over the lid with Tease in the crease. To amp this up for night all I do is add Busted to the outer corner. 
  • Lush Lip Scrub in Sweet Lips & EOS lip balm- This is what I need to keep my lips from getting chapped and cracked. The combination of the scrub and the balm are perfect for amazingly soft lips.
  • Maybelline Baby Lips in Grape Vine- This provides SPF, moisture and a little bit of color. I don't have to worry about reapplying lip color and I don't need a mirror for it. The Baby Lips are effortless and since I will be spending a lot of time outdoors it is perfect for my trip. 
  • L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara- The best mascara ever. It lasts all day and doesn't flake. It makes my lashes look full and long and I just love it. 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero- Best eyeliner ever. Period.
I am super excited for my trip and I can't wait to see how all of this works out for me. I also get to try the Naked2 pallet and see if it is the one I want to bring with my when I go to Vegas in May. I am pretty much having an all out battle between Naked and Naked2.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Review: Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Eye Shadows

At first I wasn't impressed with these shadows, but the more I use them the more I like them. I am still a little wary of them because I have had some difficulty with the application of them, but all in all they are pretty good.

Left to right: Tough as Taupe, Too Cool, Audacious Asphalt
My favorite is definitely Tough as Taupe. It applies so smoothly and it a very unique color. I love that it can be purple, gray, and taupe depending on what you wear it with and that I love. Too Cool is the one that has given me the most problems application wise. It gets a little clumpy and applies sporadically on the lid and when swatched. Audacious Asphalt is a dark color that I don't use very often but I like that I have a dark base when I want to do a smokey eye look.  

Left to right: Tough as Taupe, Too Cool, Audacious Asphalt
I think these three are the only ones I am going to keep in my collection. None of the other colors stood out to me and I prefer the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows over these.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January 2012 Beauty Favorites

There aren’t too many for this month, but I didn’t want to include random things I didn’t love this month. Enjoy :)

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette- I love this palette. It has every color I could possibly want or need for any look. I use it for my every day look which is Bootycall on the lid with Tease in the crease. It is my favorite combination for my eyes and if I don’t know what to wear on my eyes that day that is what I reach for.

Benefit The POREfessional- I love this primer so much. I have been searching for the perfect one for a long time and this just makes my makeup stay all day. I do use a setting spray when I am going out for the night, but for every day this is all I use under my makeup. It feels so smooth and I love that it has a slight tint to it.

Tarte Lip Surgence (Enchanted)- This  is the best lip stain I have ever used and I think it’s because it doesn’t behave like a lip stain. I love that it has a glossy finish when it is freshly applied. Though that fades, it is great to pair with a gloss on top. My favorite is Buxom’s Dolly. They are my perfect pair on my lips.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes- This is a rediscovered favorite of mine. I used this all through college and stopped for a few years (I’m not sure why) but I always knew this was a favorite and repurchasing it confirmed that for me once again. This is the perfect mascara for me; it makes my eyes look bigger, my lashes longer and fuller.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush (Coffee Cake[right] & Candy Coral[left])- These are the most freakishly amazing blushes I have ever used. I am still getting used to the application, but they work so well on my skin that I can’t get enough of them. These are the only two colors I have right now, but I definitely want more. They end up so smooth on my face and I like how sheer they can be applied since I have so much redness in my face.