Hi Smallworld beauties,
A few blogs back, I listed some of my “can’t live without” skin, hair & body products.
Here are my “can’t live without” beauty & make up essentials.
# 1 I “can’t live without” my BABY WIPES
They are great at removing make up at the end of the night before deep cleaning my face. If I go out to dinner, it’s a great way to clean my hands until I get to the ladies room. Baby wipes are also great to wipe your pickachoo so you can stay fresh all day. You never know!
# 2 I “can’t live without” my COVERGIRL Hydrating Foundation
I have tried so many foundations and its always hard finding something that compliments my skin tone, and does accentuate ever flaw and pore on my face. I have been using COVERGIRL’S hydrating foundation for over a year now and I always get compliments on how flawless my skin looks.
Trust me, my skin is not flawless. It’s all in the makeup application. I actually learned how to apply foundation from my mom. She used to apply it like a moisturizer. Dab here and here, then even it out like a moisturizer. Hmm.. how smart! So I have stolen her technique and I never have any blotching, or definite jaw line. This foundation is very light yet dewy. It gives me the J Lo Glow.
# 3 I “can’t live without” my Sally Hansen SKIN BRIGHTNER
You know how it is. You walk into CVS and somehow you end up with a basket full of cosmetics when you arrive at the cash register. You may get to use them a few times before they are replaced by another group of products at your next CVS visit.
This one was one of those products that ended up in my basket, and won its way on my beauty shelf.
Sally Hansen SKIN BRIGHTNER is tinted sheer moisturizer. I love wearing this to the gym because it gives me a tiny bit of color without anyone noticing. I also like to mix this with my COVERGIRL hydrating foundation, to create a more radiant glow with a hint of bronze.
# 4 I “can’t live without” my SW MINERAL MAKEUP
After my foundation is applied, I like to go back and conceal my blemishes and dark circles. I love using mineral makeup to do so. Mineral make up contains light reflecting ingredients that can trick the eye. I have created my own Mineral Makeup line so I don’t have to spend a fortune on “powder”. Apply just a little here and there, and watch how you can transform your flaws into perfection. Email me if you are interested in purchasing some SW Mineral Makeup.
# 5 I “can’t live without” my MAKEUP BRUSHES
I have my powder brush, blush brush, angled eye shadow brush, thin lip brush to line my lips and an eye brow defining brush.
I love my brushes because they make me feel creative whenever I apply my make up. I am an artist for those 10 minutes.
# 6 I “can’t live without” BLACK RADIANCE BRONZER
Even though Black Radiance is a great line created for the woman of color, their hues and products are beautiful!
Black Radiance has this bronzer that can compliment any tanned complexion. I think I might really cry if they discontinued this one.
This compact has four shades to create a natural sun-kissed bronze, and contains the perfect amount of shimmer to reflect any texture flaws.
Mascara is a great in creating long seductive lashes. I’m always down to try new products, but Drew Barrimore’s cute face worked in reeling me in to try the new CoverGirl LASH BLAST. It delivers what it claims; Full, Luscious Lashes! Who doesn’t crave that?
Eyes are the window to the soul, so make them gorgeous!
Having a gorgeous made up face is great, but I also like to make sure my legs and body look good too.
I have accepted that, so I choose to conceal and accentuate them when I want to wear a beautiful dress. AIR Stocking is an airbrush like foundation that easily covers any imperfection. Spray it on, blend a little and watch how your legs scream sexy. Try a little of the Black Radiance Bronzer on top to add a little shimmer if you’re heading out to a lounge with some friends.
Now it’s your turn to share your “can’t live without” favorites with us!