I took this instagram last night after I’d “put my face on” (as my Grandmother Rita says…) and had a request to share my favorite makeup products. I’m a bit of a beauty junkie so I hope I don’t bore you to tears. Let me know if this is helpful and I’ll post more makeup/skincare/beauty content! Oh and everything I know I owe to Kevyn Aucoin’s lovely book Face Forward. He made so many women feel beautiful and was a true artist. I highly recommend it.
1/ Foundation – Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation Medium Beige / I love liquid foundation as well (Make Up For Ever for full coverage, Laura Mercier for light coverage), but this stuff is so easy. Simply layer it where you’d typically use concealer.
2/ Bronzer – Benefit Hoola / A great matte bronzer. If you like a hint of shimmer try NARS Laguna, love it as well.
3/ Tweezers – Tweezerman Slant Tweezer / I’ve never had my eyebrows “done.” I just keep them tidy with these.
4/ Eyebrow Pencil – Cover Girl Browshaper & Eyeliner in Soft Brown / Have been using this since high school. As you may have gathered, I love a strong brow.
5 / Eyeshadow – bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0 in The Truth / A recent purchase — the perfect brown palette. Also love Cover Girl’s Eye Enhancer in Swiss Chocolate.
6 / Eye Liner – Cover Girl Perfect Point Pencil in Black Onyx / I also have an Armani pencil, but honestly, I can’t tell a difference.
7 / Liquid Eye Liner – Almay Liquid Liner / The waitress at our local diner has the perfect cat-eye and this is her trick. I found it at the drugstore and love the wand. Also a fan of Bobbi Brown’s gel liner.
8 / Eyelash Curler – Tweerzerman Curler / An essential step.
9 / Mascara – Stila Glamoureyes / A new favorite. Also love the tried and true Diorshow mascara.
10 / Blush – NARS Blush in Orgasm / The perfect peachy-pink. A cult classic.
11 / Highlighter – Benefit High Beam / For the inside corners of my eyes, a small dot at the top of my eyelid, my browbone, etc.
What products do you swear by? I’d love to hear!