Go and buy these things…you won’t be sorry. Seriously.
Bare Minerals Foundation/Bisque Concealer – I love this stuff, I really do. I think it has amazing coverage without giving you that “God I’ve got to ge this stuff off my face” feeling. Try it.
Clinique Almost Powder Makeup - If you prefer a pressed powder to a loose one, this is your gig. Comes in great color, easy to match. Not cakey or heavy but gets the job done. Oh…it also has SPF 15! Clinique comes through again!
Clinique Superbalanced Makeup - If you are more of a liquid kind of gal, here it is. This foundation is seriously, well, superbalanced. Love it.
CoverGirl Cheekers Blush - This is an oldie but a goodie. It really goes on softly with a silky veil of color.
Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick - This is a creamy blush which goes on sheer but really pops the apples of your cheeks with gorgeous color! Plus, it comes in a chic little tube. You’ll want to apply blush out in public just so people can see it!
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Sunkissed Bronzer - Glow baby glow! This is a really cool bronzer which also provides an luminescence (big word, I know. Means glow). It’s my favorite right about now, so the only option I’ m giving you!
Lips (Man, oh man, lips)
For an everyday lip:
Neutrogena MoistureShine Soothing Lip Sheers (Plum Kiss) - This is an awesome lip sheer. It’s very moisturizing with a sheer coat of color. It also has an SPF of 20 and contains Vitamin E for extra moisturizing benefits.
Clinique Almost Lipstick (Black Honey) - This has been around forever and is still going strong. The dark color of the lipstick is, at first, a little intimidating but it is actually a very wearable, lightweight, glossy shade. It’s my reach-in-the-purse and apply-without-a-mirror lipstick.
Avon SlickTint for Lips (Glossy Wine) - You guys, these are 99 cents on Avon.com! 99 cents! And I love them. This slick little lip balm gives a beautiful color without drying out your lips. They do have a tiny bit of a strange, chemical taste but the color payoff is worth it! And did I mention they are 99 cents? If you sign up for newsletters on Avon’s website you can shop without a representative and will receive free shipping codes via email all the time!
Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer (Watermelon, Rhubarb, Fig) - I always have a couple of these around. Although they do not contain any SPF they do contain peppermint oil so they give your lips a littel zing while providing beautiful sheer color.
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze - I discovered this line of cosmetics one boring Sunday morning while watching QVC (I will admit I am a beauty show junkie). I was intrigued by the idea of natural cosmetics which use fruit pigments for color. This stuff rocks! And it’s totally pure! Um, 100% pure!
For special occasions (like anytime I leave the house or feel like wearing a good ol’ lipstick):
Smashbox PhotoFinish Lipstick - Okay, I admit these are pretty expensive lippies. But I did place them under the “special occasions” category. And, they are just awesome. Non-drying, beautiful colors, yummy lips.
Clinique Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick - This stuff is awesome! It feels really good on your lips with the moisture of a gloss but the color intensity of a lipstick. And in true Clinique-fashion, lots of pretty colors!
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CoverGirl Lash Exact - I have really grown to love this stuff. Gives me Bambi eyelashes. Adds a certain level of hotness.
100% Pure Mascara - In the interest of natural beauty I decided to give this fruit-pigmented mascara a try. Comes in three different colors: black tea, blueberry and blackberry. Simply beautiful.
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes - I love, love, love this stuff. And it is the only one I’m mentioning because IT ROCKS. Try it.