Monday, March 26, 2018

All About Makeup




The Blended Blog gals are always up to something good and this months link ups are such fun.  I had such fun creating this post on all things makeup. I mean, what's no to like about makeup? ~grin~



You must first know where all the face painting takes place for me.  This is at my bathroom vanity with my makeup mirror.  I have always sat down to apply my makeup and not even sure I could do it standing up. ~no joke~  I have this hand towel spread out so it will catch any powder particles.



I keep my makeup in two acrylic trays in a drawer.  I sit the drawers  on each side of the towel and the process begins.



After applying my day moisturizer I apply my foundation.  I use Mary Kay's Timewise Luminous Wear liquid Foundation in Ivory 4.  I have used it for several years and am still very happy with it. I then apply Mary Kay Mineral Foundation powder (with that fat brush shown in picture) in Ivory 4.  I love the super smooth finish that it gives.


Next are the eyes.  I am currently using these 3 colors by Urban Decay.  The colors, from left to right are, Polyester Bride, Diamond Dog and Midnight Cowboy. I know, the names are so interesting. I have basically used these colors in some fashion for many, many years.  I am not attached to a brand of eye shadow, just the color.  I look best in earth tones and currently am loving these 3 colors.



I use these 4 brushes when applying my eye shadow.  I have MAC brushes, Mary Kay brushes and brushes from Salley's Beauty Supply.  I'm not attached to any one brand of brushes either. ~smile~



Next comes eye liner and brow pencil.  Right now I'm using a Lancome eye liner and really like it.  It is silky smooth and easy to apply.  I have permanent eyeliner from years ago and still have plenty enough left to serve as a base.  I love Hourglass eyebrow pencil.  It is almost like a powder and works great at filling in my very sparse brows.
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AND, now it's the best part of eye makeup, MASCARA!!! I have been using Thrive for a couple of months and can't imagine that I will change anytime in the near future.  If you remember, Thrive mascara is on of my "favorites."  It is called, "liquid lash extensions" and that's exactly what it is.  I love it!


Now, it's time for blush.  This is Rose Shimmer Brick blush by Bobbi Brown.  I love, love, love this blush.  It has just enough shimmer but not enough to have a neon glow. ~thank goodness~  It is not available anywhere near here so I order it from Nordstrom, but it lasts for a couple of years and I'm always concerned, when I go to order it, that they have discontinued it.  I am very attached to it and I hope they will never discontinue it.  I use a MAC blush brush to apply it.


Now, it's time for the "icing on the cake," lipstick.  I love lipstick and am never without it.  Currently I'm enjoying Fluid Lips by NuSkin in the above shades.  The shade on the far right, Promotion, is what I use for a base color before applying the darker colors.  It tones them down perfectly but it is a color too, just not a color I would wear alone.  I have told my husband and kids to make sure that I have lipstick on before they close my casket.  No joke, even though I do not want my casket open to anyone outside of family, I still want my lipstick on. ~chuckle~ 

So, there you have it, all things concerning makeup in my life.  Thanks Blended Blogs gals for a fun topic!

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

16 comments:

  1. I'm a lipstick girl, too, Lea! Fun post!

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  2. I love love love seeing other people's beauty routines. My mom didn't wear much makeup growing up so I am fairly simple myself but the older I get the more steps I add in ;)! xoxo ERIN

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  3. This makes me want to clean out my makeup drawer! Good post.

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  4. You don't wear mascara? That's what I couldn't live without!!

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  5. Hello! Funny, I wondered the same thing...no mascara?? lol A must for me! You have made me want to try that blush though. I enjoyed this. Have a good week!

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  6. Cute post Lea. I am a lipstick girl myself. I am never without it. I love wearing mascara.

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  7. This was a fun post. It is always interesting to see what other women use and what their daily routine is. Mine has become so minimal these days. Glad you inserted the mascara because I know that is one of your main makeup items. You had some ladies worried there for a minute. LOL!

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  8. I'd rather do without food than my lipstick! LOL! Enjoyed your answers Lea. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  9. I always enjoy seeing what others are using!

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  10. I'm impressed with your neat drawer. I clean mine and it is neat but it doesn't last long.

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  11. I want that blush !!! Thanks for linking up :)

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  12. Wow...I am impressed with that make-up drawer!

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  13. I just made a note of that blush. It looks so pretty and I can't believe how long it lasts you. I love the way you call lipstick the icing. So cute!!! I've almost always stood to put my face on, so we're opposites therešŸ˜‰Hope your week is off to a great start!

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  14. I've heard great things about Thrive. I'll have to try it!

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  15. I'll have what you're having, Lea. You look great!!

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  16. I have lil acrylic trays in my make up drawer too. So fun getting a glimpse into your routine pretty lady!

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