So, as I mentioned in my brief introduction I am OBSESSED with my skin. I RARELY wear make up and when I say rarely I truly mean rare, it all depends on if I have somewhere to go, and these days with my school schedule I do nothing. So it’s fair to say for 2015 I have yet to wear any make up. That included new years, and I did go out.
When I do decide to get glammed up, My favorite make-up brand is IMAN. I find IMAN matches my skin tone perfectly, my makeup always looks flawless and I use a minimal of everything.
Let me just get into it.
I am a fan of liquid foundation so I use “IMAN second to none liquid foundation. ( can be found at sears or Rexall in Toronto)
My shade is CLAY 3.
I also use the second to none pressed powder in medium dark to set my make-up. Please note I use these as they are complimentary to my skin tone. ( can be found at sears or Rexall in Toronto)
For primer I do not use IMAN instead I use Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer, this eliminates all the oil I could possibly think of that may be on my face; so when I do apply my foundation and powder. I do not need a filter for those instagram posts as I look like a doll.
I don’t always use a primer it really just depends on where I’m going. Some places I know that I just need a little fluff so I do not prep my face to that extent.
I know a lot of people love MAC I wish I could love it as much, however, I am allergic to Mac products. I really do love their blush so I have stuck it out with fluer power.
It is smooth, and stays on all day. Some days when I want to brighten up my face I add a little.
Now, MY FAVORITE mascara of ALL TIME has to be.. well let me give you a little story. I was that girl because I did not wear much make I didn’t really care to invest in anything. I used whatever mascara was on sale. Until one day I went into Shoppers Drug Mart ( a drugstore) and decided I was going to buy into the usual sales pitch that I always run from. I run from them because I DO NOT use testers, and it is plainly for sanitary purposes, and trying products in sales pitch meant that a tester would be applied to my skin.
This day after listening to the cosmetician pitch to me why I should try this mascara, I told her I would only try it if she opened a new one. She was so confident that I would love it. She did. ( now to me she is a good sales person, because if I hated it, she would have had to account for the loss). However, she unboxed it- I tried it and never looked back.
This is the Lancome Hypnose Mascara. It changed my life. The best I have had. It is not water proof. Doesn’t really matter to me, I know some people do like their waterproof mascara. But, I will never use another brand again.
As for lipsticks, I try different brands, I do not have a favorite, same as eye shadows.
I use Vaseline on my lips for every day moisture. I find it is simple and cost effective, and it keeps my lips moisturized for up to 8 hours, especially in the colder months.
There you have it my staple make up items. I am a simple girl. I do not have a make up case, nor am I well versed enough on what’s out there.
I try different looks with my eyes, but these are the staple of my foundation
Where my product junkie habit lays in my skincare, but I will leave that for another day!