Wednesday, January 26, 2011

There's not a thing that I would change

My first ever Beauty Post...



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I was gonna get really into this, I mean do a whole tutorial and everything, but I didn't have time. Perhaps I will do one after the move. Right now I am knee deep in boxes, but I wanted to take a quick break to post about a couple of my beauty essentials.

As you can tell from my blog posts, I don't have one ideal regimen when it comes to makeup. Makeup to me, is about reinventing yourself in a way you can't express through words or clothing. I can go from light to dark, with just a simple shade of lipstick. And it'll all depend on my mood-or how I'm feeling that day. Makeup is essential. And anyone who tells you otherwise is kidding themselves. I mean, it won't make or break your happiness-but there's something about makeup that makes me feel just a little bit better about myself on a really crappy day.

I'm a huge fan of drugstore makeup. I have a few things that I spend quite a bit of money on like perfume and my hair products. But as far as makeup, sometimes I feel like the drugstore goodies work just as well as the designer stuff...

1.) Boots No. 7 mousse foundation in Almond-I got this at Target about 3 years ago and never looked back. I dread the day that Boots discontinues it, or goes back to Europe. I love the weightlessness of it and how smooth it looks. I can't tell you how many compliments I get on my skin every time I wear it. It's just the perfect foundation.

2.) Deborah Lippmann in Superstar-This is the polish I stalk. It's my favorite in the realm of party nails-which I don't do a lot. I usually opt for the more classic colors. But when I feel like a huge change, this is definitely my go to. It's a bit on the ridiculous side when it comes to the price ($18) but it's worth every penny, I feel.

3.) Victoria's Secret lipstick in Stilleto-I wear this lipstick a lot. Quite a lot. If you see me on the blog wearing a dark, burgundy hue, it's this. I don't think the picture is the correct shade, but this lipstick is very deep and rich. And makes me feel super vampy. And I love that it stays put...but still Geo refuses to kiss me when I have it on. ;)

4.) Victoria's Secret eyeshadow in Provocateur- It's shimmery champagne, for those days I don't want to wear a lot on my eyes, except eyeliner. I like applying it wet, with a primer to really make it shine. A lot of people are always surprised when I tell them the majority of my eyeshadows are from VS. They make the most amazing makeup. No lie.

5.) Revlon Colorstay eyeliner in Black Noir-The name says it all. It just glides on and stays put. I never feel the need to reapply, and the black is super intense. Like carbon black. I love it.

6.) Victoria's Secret eyeshadow in Between the Sheets-This one is a shimmery brown. I love mixing it with my more matte shadows, to give 'em a bit of pizazz. But it's super creamy, and I also love applying it wet-so the color becomes a little more intense. It's the perfect brown.

7.) Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer- My mom actually gave me her old one, that she used like twice. She didn't like it very much, but I became hooked. It's stuck with me since 2007, and I've been faithful. I only put concealer under my eyes, and no where else. And this covers up the dark circles very well. 

8.) Rimmel in Stilleto Red- This shade of red is the old hollywood red I love.  It's the red I go to when I wanna feel sexy and going out with my babe. This also happens to be his favorite of all the polishes I own. It dries super fast too!

9.) NARS lipstick in Roman Holiday-The name got me at first. It's one of my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies. And then the second I applied it, I knew I had to have it. Again...super pricey for a lipstick ($25), but it sure is worth it.  It's my go-to for my light days. It's the perfect pink. A retro pink, if you will.

10.) Essie in Velvet Voyeur- This was a gift from Kristina. It beats all the OPI darks I have, in my opinion. It's super soft, and the color is the perfect blend of purple, brown, black and red. It's just my go-to dark, and I love the saying the name! 

11.) Revlon Lash Fantasy in Black Noir-This was a recent addition to my makeup bag. I wanted to try something new. And boy, am I hooked! I love the fact that there's a primer, and then the mascara all in one tube. It separates all my lashes one by one, and makes them look longer than they are!

So there you have it! I hope you all enjoyed seeing what I put on my face/nails. Maybe next time I'll do a hair post! xoxo

20 comments:

Siera said...

I LOVE THIS POST! do more like this Lainey!!

Sasha B. said...

lovely post! i need some new makeup.. thanks for the inspiration!

Taylor Sterling said...

Great beauty post! I love a lot of the items!

ari said...

yay! thanks for sharing!! your make up always looks great Xx
ari

Becky-May said...

you deff know what you're doing! lovely post :)

The Flower Girl

X

lotsalashes said...

Hi lainey, if you love make up check out my blog..great work fabulous page too ;0)

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

loving glitter nails right now! x


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Miss Woody said...

love

Beth said...

NARS is definitely a pricey lipstick, but it's SO worth it! I love drugstore makeup too. I usually on splurge on lipsticks.

I got my hair bleached and then my stylist toned it and added a super bright red color. It's faded to a really pretty chocolate brown!

THE CHEAP said...

WOW i just scrolled down to your previous posts and you're very beautiful!

xx THE CHEAP

Glenda C said...

the coat below is fab

Elizabeth Victoria C said...

Love products, I'm such a beauty junkie, so I love to see what other people are using. All this stuff looks great, may pick up a few things later, especially that nail polish! xx

Nubiasnonsense said...

Nice Post,

I look forward to seeing the tutorial

Beckerman Girls said...

I think Nars makes the BESSSSSSSSST lipstick....we are obbbsessed with their jumbo lip pencils too!!! Love your beauty post..and that Esse purple nail color is HOTTT!
kisses
xoBeckerman Girls

www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

Abi said...

I'm rubbish with makeup but I've been looking for a nice lipstick and the NARS Roman Holiday looks like just the one

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Coury Combs said...

Oh, i need to try that Nars lipstick...

Joellen said...

We use a lot of the same stuff! Loving NARS' lipsticks xo

http://joellenlove.blogspot.com

3ate4 said...

Love the shade of that Victorias Secret lipstick.

Danielle said...

That's so funny- makeup is the one thing I religiously splurge on! Lancome is amazing, and especially for eye pencils, shadows and creams going for the pricey stuff is sometimes better for your skin in the long-run. Origins is also awesome.

I used to only wear drugstore products and still only use drugstore mascaras, but now I realize there is a big difference after using the pricier stuff. What I do is I wait until companies have the "buy a prodcut, get a gift set for $50" and splurge $100 bucks and it lasts me most of the year. Those sets normally come w/ liners, lipsticks, shadows and blushes and will keep you set for a while. :) cute post! <3

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