Friday, April 8, 2011

Great find

I have been on a foundation quest for many years.  The quest for the perfect foundation.  My idea of a perfect foundation is one that looks flawless, and most importantly - STAYS PUT.  I have always had oily skin, so my make up blotches.  Additionally, I live in Texas where 100 degree days are common, so the heat would just melt make up away even faster on my oily skin.  After some extensive internet research and make up blog stalking, I have found a product I like.  It's not a new foundation, but a primer of sorts.  It's by Smashbox called ANTI-SHINE.
I was skeptical at first - how could a product absorb oil or prohibit the production of it so that my make up will last most of the day (or at least until lunch)?  The package is not a lot to look at and the $27 price tag for such a small tube is enough to shy anyone away.  I bit the bullet and I was pleasantly surprised.  I am a big fan of MAC Studio Fix make up and these two products work great together. 

I think it's early to admit my search is over, because I am just never happy - BUT this has put the search for perfect foundation on the back burner for now.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Another product fav

Ulta had a HUGE sale over the past 21 days.  I took advantage of several of the great sales that Ulta had.  I'll review more polish stuff later - but what I'd like to chat about is Urban Decay's lip gloss in Naked.  It says it's lip plumping, and it does do that ever so slightly.  It feels good on and tingly - I'm sure it's the mint infused to make the lips look "plumped".  I don't know what the technical term is, but it works good on me.  The color I chose was Naked.  It is a great color on me as a red-head.  It's not too bright, and not too dark.  I use it with a nude lip liner as a base and it adds just the right amount of lip color as to not fight with strong or dramatic eye make up colors.

I'll give this gloss a 3 out of 4.  I also want to give a thums up for the packaging.  The top makes it easy to find in my purse when I'm just feeling around and digging for that particular lip gloss.  Great job Urban Decay!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Nail obsession

I have recently been obsessed with nail color.  I have always been a fan of all things cosmetic, however my recent nail polish fetish has me taken.  I got a great deal on a mani/pedi yesterday and got this color on fingers and toes.  I'm going to Ulta today to see if I can find it to add to my collection (and I got a little chip in the polish that is bothering me!).  It's hard to tell from the photo but it has some bluish/grayish/greenish qualities to it. It rocks! 

For my eyes today, I'm trying not to be too trendy - or too young for my newly 40 age.  I have been adding a little pop of color - but not too much that it is over-done for the office.  I applied MAC Retro-speck all over the lid and added MAC Coquette in the crease and corner.  Followed by MAC Powerpoint eyeliner ind Fly-By-Blu.  I'm currently using Lash Blast Volume mascara in black brown (it goes best with my red hair).

My make up search continues for the perfect nude lip color for pale-skinned redheads, as well as foundation that will stay on my oily skin.