Monday, April 25, 2011

all made up

This post is all about face.  Actually it’s about make-up, but that goes on your face!  I’ve never been one to be incredibly loyal to a brand of makeup.  I feel like I’ve been there done that with so many different brands always on the lookout for that one that will do everything and not make me feel like I’m wearing makeup.  I especially don’t want it to rub off.  Can you say embarrassing?

In the past I’ve worn Clinique, Mary Kay, L’Oreal, Sonia Kashuk, Neutrogena, Covergirl, Maybelline you name it, I’ve probably tried it.  From my list you can also probably tell that I’m cheap. Most of those brands I can grab at Target and use a coupon for extra savings.  But I’m always disappointed.  Not only are the shades sometimes off, but the coverage isn’t that great.  It always looks like I have make-up on and if it doesn’t it certainly feels like it.  I figured it was time to clean out my make-up bag.

By the way I love this bag by Vera Bradley.  It’s awesome for make-up and travel!

I’ve had some extra money saved up, so I decided that investing in good make-up was a worthwhile use of my money.  When I had the makeover done they used a Mineral make-up by Jane Iredale.  Though spendy, I loved the look and feel of the Mineral make-up.  So instead of spending even more on Jane Iredale, I went for Bare Escentuals.  My mother-in-law wears it and swears by it.  And just let me tell you she looks AMAZING!

So I cleaned out my make-up bag, moseyed into Bare Escentuals, had them find the right colors, and then I headed to Nordstrom.  Online. Why?  Because they had a fun BONUS when you spent a certain amount online with bag, blush, and brush.  I also bought a pair of shoes so my order would ship free, saving me $$, and promptly returned the shoes.  :)

Here’s my makeup stash now:

I can’t tell you how much I love it.  Bring on summer because this make-up is weightless and it doesn’t rub off.  Even better.

What’s your favorite make-up?


  1. I used to use bare minerals & loved it :) but then it started sinking into my lovely lines by my mouth! Time for new stuff... I use make up forever face & body liquid makeup (as foundation).
    I LOVE clinique mascara ( Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula) you take it off with hot water!

  2. Hilarious! It sort of sinks into my crows feet but I think it still looks better than what I used before. I'm loving my clinique mascara too! Love knowing there are other good options out there in case I don't want to spend the money next time:)