Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 11...

...of the 31-Day Blog Challenge - What's in your makeup bag?

Oh mercy. Trust me when I say you do NOT want to see a picture of my pitiful makeup bag. I've never been good at makeup. And I have tried so many times to do the foundation/powder thing, and I just cannot do it. I feel like I'm wearing a mask. And it smudges all over Ben's collar if I hug him. If I scratch my face because it itches, it gets underneath my nails. Shudder. Is my skin tone even? Probably not. But it's just not worth it to me to have an even-looking skin tone if it's at the cost of my personal comfort.

Kay. I've got some concealer that I use for my dark circles under my eyes. I'm almost out of that. Note to self: get concealer at the store this weekend.

I've got many, many colors of eyeshadow. Beads had me for Christmas, like, five years ago, and I told her I needed some eyeshadow, and she sent me like four huge palettes of any color you could ask for. I love them. Yes, I still have them. When you have forty different colors of eyeshadow, it takes awhile to use them up.

I have brown liquid eyeliner and black liquid eyeliner. Pencil eyeliner hurts my eyelids. And I feel like I'm getting splinters or slivers in my eyelids when I apply it. Which I know isn't true, but still.

I just aquired an eyelash curler a few months ago. I highly recommend these. My eyelashes have gotten thinner and shorter as I've aged, and using this has helped to kind of breathe new life into my poor little eyelashes.

My favorite mascara is Voluminous by L'oreal. I need all the volume on my lashes that I can get.

I use an eyebrow pencil to kind of fill in the small bald spots on my eyebrows. I used to have very thick eyebrows, but no longer. I hardly ever have to pluck, even. Patty tells me this is one of the effects of thyroid disease - your eyebrows don't grow very well. Who knew? Not me.

I have these little razor thingeys that I use to shave my peach fuzz moustache. You can buy them at Sally Beauty Supply. They're the kind that nurses use to shave patients' peach fuzz before surgery. Beads first taught me about using these, and I adore mine. Sometimes, when I'm in a hurry, I use my razors to shave my stray eyebrow hairs so I don't have to pluck them. Works like a charm.

Since I don't use foundation, if I used powder blush, it wouldn't have anything to stick to, really. So I use a liquid blush. You push this spongey thing and out comes some liquid blush on my fingertips.

I keep my lip glosses in a teeny bag in my purse. I don't like lipstick lately. Lip gloss all the way. Tinted lip gloss. A bit of color.


Lyner said...

You are more of make up girl than I am. I am dumb when it comes to make up. The mascara you said you love, that is the one I use and I love it too! Concealer is something I should have in my bag, but I don't :( I wear foundation and powder but I have to be so careful when I first put it on, but then nothing happens during the day so I can snuggle with Kyle all I want. I did not know about eyebrows. I have really thin eyebrows, I do not know if they even look good. Huge comment, sorry, but fun post! :)

Lyndsay said...

Ha ha! I've given up on lipstick. I kiss my babies too often and it gets all over their faces! I need to get better at wearinig foundation and powder to help even out my horrible skin. Oh well. My hubby loves me, even without make up!

Anonymous said...

I'm not much of a make up girl either. If I put it on that means it's probably Sunday and I have a few minutes before running out the door to church. I usually don't get time to do it then either:P I'll have to try some of the things you do. The liquid eyeliner sounds great! I hate the pencil kind and always have!!

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