How about a little random girl talk today? Sorry men, there may be a little bone in here for you somewhere. We are going to discuss makeup and I think your lady friend could use some new products in her stocking this year…. Maybe? If not, come back tomorrow when we’ll be talking food again.
We girls love to talk about products we use, whether in the kitchen or on our skin. So today I want to share some of my favorite (current) makeup items and get your recommendation on what you like to use. Just for kicks!
I’ve tried every option out there, mineral powder foundation, air brush sprays, creams… and Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer is my go-to foundation. It’s not as thick as a traditional foundation, so doesn’t offer as much coverage, but I like the sheer natural look. Also Tarte products are great because they’re made of all botanical ingredients and free of harsh chemicals. Love this stuff!
Tarte again. I like the Amazonian Clay 12- Hour Concealer. It stays put and hides the dark circles under my eyes when I’m having a spell of hormonal insomnia. Yay for being in my thirties!!
One of my buddies is an Arbonne consultant. She has been talking up Arbonne’s all-natural makeup line, and the first product I tried is their Mattifying Powder. This finishing powder is amazing and holds off shine like magic! I plan to try a few more Arbonne cosmetic products with her next order, maybe the lipstick. If you’re interested in Arbonne’s healthy makeup, you can contact my consultant at: BethanyRuthJones @ gmail.com
I’m a fan of cream eyeshadows and Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow is the best! They are a little sparkly and have major stay power. I’ve been using these for about 4 years now and have no interest in switching.
Benefit again. Love Benefit’s BadGal Waterproof Eyeliner, especially the Charcoal color. It has a spongy tip to smudge the liner for a more natural look, then dries into place and lasts forever.
I have two favorites, Dior Show Mascara and Benefit They’re Real Mascara. I honestly can’t decide which one of these I like the best, so I buy them both. The Dior Show mascara is thickening and seriously glamorous, making me feel very va-va-voom. The Benefit They’re Real makes my lashes look long and separated. I alternate them on a regular basis.
Blush and Bronzer.
So… I stopped using either for these products a few years ago and haven’t bought them since. I don’t know, I’ve just never found one I thought was very impressive. Do I really need to wear blush? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
Lips are an issue for me. Every lipstick and gloss I’ve ever tried (even the ones that are supposed to moisturize) dry my lips out. I’ve resorted to using Loreal Infallible Never Fail Lipliner (which is pretty great for a grocery-store makeup item) and a local product called SkinFare which is a giant all-natural
lip whole body balm.
I line my lips, slather on the SkinFare and press my lips to blend. This has worked pretty well, and I keep sticks of SkinFare everywhere so I can slather up everyone in the house all winter. (I usually put it all over the kids’ faces when they’ve been playing outside in the cold air.) However, I’d love to hear your suggestions on lipsticks and glosses.
What are your favorite makeup products?
Do you have any makeup tips for us, or solutions for my lip dilemma?
Tell me all about it in the comments below!
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post and there are no affiliated links here. Just talking about things I like. (…Same as when my posts are sponsored.)