Dec 6, 2006

Swirl, Tap & Buff

I've been meaning to post about some of my beauty must-haves for a while now. I like to hear what products work for other people. I've been using Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals for about a year now and I love it. I used to use Studio Fix by Mac and I thought that was great, but after having a bit of problematic skin, I was tired of getting regular facials only to clog up my skin with makeup. Then I heard about Bare Minerals which used only natural minerals that did not clog pores. I went to a boutique and had a lady put it on. I was hooked. Not only was it great at covering up spots, it did not make me look like I was wearing a mask of makeup! It looked very natural, felt weightless and the starter kit included a color named "Warmth" which you'd sweep over cheekbones, forehead, chin, to give you a warm glow. My Mac powder makeup left me looking flat, so when I tried this, I was just thrilled with the luminosity. And the Mineral Veil is just luxurious. It's a silky, iridescent finishing powder that I can't go without. It doesn't take me long to do the steps either. I first conceal, buff the foundation on, sweep some warmth on, and finish off with the Mineral Veil. If anyone wants to try it, there is a Boutique in the Queens Center Mall & Roosevelt Field mall. As well as locations throughout the city. But I guarantee, you'll be hooked as well. Nothing beats natural makeup.


(Above) This eyelash curler, I cannot do without. It's by Sonia Kashuk and it's sold in Target Stores. This has to be the best curler I've ever had in my life! It's around $8.99 in stores and is well worth it. The Revlon one does NOT compare.
So there you have it, my two beauty must-haves. If I were stuck on an island somewhere...I'd be a happy camper if I had my Bare Minerals & my Sonia Kashuk Eyelash curler. Of course, having a mirror would be nice too! :)

6 comments:

k said...

this is great, thanks for the reviews! I've been using Sephora products for a couple of years now--they are also good at coverup, but do leave me looking flat and feeling over-aware of what's on my skin (that heaviness) I do have to recommend their make-up base--it's like 22 bucks for a tiny bottle, but totally worth it. Makeup goes on nice and smooth and protects pores from further breakouts. as soon as I'm out of my Sephora conealer and compact though, I'm going to try Bare Minerals. It sounds like the "Lush" of makeup ;)

.:.marie.:. said...

Is the makeup primer from Sephora silicone based? It sounds similar to what I used before by Smashbox, named Photo Finish. It was silky smooth and felt wonderful. I was thinking of getting it again...I forgot to mention the set from BE comes with something called a "Skin Rever-upper" that you use first. Hope you like it!

stevie- mono no aware said...

eyelash curler, a French womans makeup.
I am going to try the BE, and if I am not satisfied... ;)

k said...

I don't think it's silicon-based. Apparently the Smashbox base is much more professional then the Sephora one. There's a review comparing the two here: http://www.amazon.com/Sephora-Skin-Smoothing-Makeup-Base/dp/B00021DLO4/sr=8-1/qid=1165464950/ref=sr_1_1/102-3357931-5016939?ie=UTF8&s=beauty

.:.marie.:. said...

Thanks for the link, K! I will try that product one day. Now I want to go to a Sephora....

k said...

Marie, I just came back from the store and spent over 100 dollars on Bare Minerals. But so worth it! As I gain more experience with using it, I'll tell more.