Monday, February 29, 2016

A Makeup Minute

Hey You! Did we just end another month?! It doesn't feel like it, although I'm not sure how the end of a month is supposed to feel. Anyway, last night into this morning, I was determined to cross some things off  the February calendar. Needless to say, I lost sleep over those things. I looked like I lost sleep and everything else! Because life continues to move regardless of whether we get enough sleep or not, I needed to redeem myself. Today was going to be a busy one, so I didn't have much time for full glam. I lined by entire eye with black, retractable eyeliner. The retractable eyeliner is easy to use; even if you don't have a real steady hand, it still goes on smooth. Mascara is a given. I lightly dusted bronzer on my forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks. Then for my lips, I used Revlon's Mauvy Night lipstick and brushed over that with Almay's Rosey Lipped lip-gloss. (Side note: These two lip colors are great to use together to adjust for different skin tones.) Done in five minutes... tops! I hope this brief makeup session gave you some ideas on what to do the next time you need to get your winning life and face back in a hurry! I would love to hear some of your makeup tips and tricks.

Extra note on the eyes: Don't forget the concealer! If you are not used to wearing it, I suggest going to a cosmetic counter to test the product to be sure you are getting the right coverage.
Almay on the left with color #800 and Revlon on the right with color #473

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Beauty Corner!

I hope this post finds you healthy and wealthy! Just wanted to drop in to share a few beauty finds. As you know, I am a cosmetic buff. Unless I plan on making a big purchase, I stay away from cosmetic counters. Every product looks new, even when it's not! So, I'll share with you the two products I picked up. Revlon launched this "new" mascara line called "All In One" that's supposed to give your lashes extra volume, length, and lift. Ok. So you maybe thinking, "Aren't all mascara lines made to do that?" I think Yes. But I can appreciate a product that does what the ads and the package say it's supposed to do. Now to my Smashbox Pure Wine lip color; the color on my lips looks different than how it shows in the tube. Surprise. Albeit, a pleasant one. Life sometimes demands simple makeup.  Both products work together for that early morning plane ride or that last minute date. Even when you want a little more drama, these two are easy to build a dramatic look from when you are short on time.  I'd love to hear about your new beauty finds!

A Serious Close up!