(Handkerchief designed by my dear friend, Abby, of Hi+Low. It was inspired by a vintage hankie that you can see and read about here. AND! That vintage hankie? I was the lucky, lucky friend that she gave it to. :) :)
OK, time for girl talk. :)
What is your favorite make-up look? Mine is on those pretty girls at J. Crew. Their simple make-up with pops of color makes me want to call and ask "And what color exactly is that pink lipstick paired with those tangerine pants?? (and so...well, I went ahead and called them one time. Why not give it a try? And yes, within the minute they told me all their secrets. J. Crew customer service is now my make-up consultant. :)
So, because I'm all about sharing beauty secrets...here are some of mine. I've had quite a run of trying products over the years (my husband can attest to that! haha :)
These are some of my favorites:
MAC Eye Paint - best eye shadow on the planet earth for my eyelids...cause this stuff will actually stay on. This is the only product I've ever used that will not end up in a creased line. Never seen anything like it. I use the Still Life color and sometimes add an eye shadow on top. (You can also get the MAC paint pots in more colors.)
Clinique Lash Power Mascara - I've scoured the earth looking for a mascara that will not end up on my face. Cause that's not attractive. But this mascara is the ONLY ONE I have found that will actually stay put. Sometimes if I want more volume, I'll use this as a base and then add some Voluminous by L'Oreal.
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation - OK, I've tried all the big shots. But this oil-free foundation is the ONLY Oil-Free Foundation I have found so far that does not actually accentuate every little patch of dry skin. Thank you, Bloomingdales, for letting me try out and return foundations until I got it just right. :)
Nars Blush (Color: Orgasm) - Blush of the century, apparently. It's recommended everywhere.
But! For a shot of pink blush that will stay put ALL DAY....
Revlon ColorStay Lipstick - in Perennial Plum - used as a blush. I think I prefer this to the Nars blush on most days. Put a dot on your cheeks and rub it in. It will brighten you up and won't budge. It would stay on overnight if you let it. I learned this trick from one of the most radiant, beautiful girls I know (Andrea Coombs!)
Lipsticks - I have quite a line-up...here are just a few favorites.
Reds: Ruby Woo by MAC is bad-a** red.
You know Diva Orange from Vera Moore is my red/orange go to.
Nars Funny Face. I get loads of compliments on this one every time I wear it. I really love it. I also love Carthage.
Soft Pinks: Pink Plaid by MAC. Just a decent color for non-bright-lipstick days.
Sometimes I wear Pink Plaid mixed with a shot of: St. Germaine by MAC.
Chapsticks - I've used Avon "Care Deeply" since I was a child and got this in my stocking. I use it every single night. If it's full of harmful ingredients, I'm screwed. :)
On my current wish list: A peachy lipstick.
What make-up do you guys wear?? Do you have any favorites you can't live without? (I am dying to hear! :)