Now for a long post. Unfortunately the weather this week has left me less than inspired to blog about things fashion related. Still I have to talk about SOMETHING right and if there's one thing that I'm passionate about other than fashion its got to be health and beauty, minus the health. I probably started really using makeup products about 3 years ago and since then I have tried many a makeup product. I am slowly but surely narrowing the contents of my makeup bag to strictly HG (holy grail) products. Now for most college students speed and ease are probably the most important factors in determining what products to use. Unfortunately for you readers I am verrry slowww about getting ready in the morning and like to take my time so a speedy makeup routine isn't exactly a priority. Still, I have accumulated some fantastic products over the course of several months by obsessively scouring beauty blogs and product review sites that might be of interest to readers out there looking for their next beauty fix.
Bobbi Brown Concealer I look like a character from a horror movie when I wake up. Why? Insanely dark circles under my eyes! To avoid having young children run screaming for their moms the first thing I do every morning is put on concealer. Bobbi Browns concealer is awesome, it provides really great coverage and lasts all day.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Some of you may have heard about this product as it is usually at the top of most foundation/tinted moisturizer best lists. Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer is lighter than a foundation and blends really easily. The best part about it is that it evens out my skin tone and makes me look... alive.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat I don't use this highlighter ever day but thought it was worth a mention because I love it so. It's probably YSL's most famous product because it never cakes and contains light reflecting pigments that brighten up areas of your face. You can put it pretty much any where for a natural glow.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler Umm not much to say here, best eyelash curler, hands down. All you have to do is try it once, you'll never go back.
Shiseido The Mascara Base This is definitely a HG product, the difference is AMAZING, it keeps my lame asian eyelashes curled and adds volume and length. The only thing I will say is that its a bit trick to get off, so worth it though.
Lancome Virtuose Mascara This is a new buy and I think I'm in love. After many makeup counters, an annoyed boyfriend, and many tester tubes later I've found it. It has this crazy curved brush and the formula is awesome at keeping my eyelashes curled and light, my eyelashes have never been happier.
Benetint This is another one some of you may have heard of, its a cheek and lip stain and serves as an alternative to blush and lip gloss. I like this stuff because once you get the hang of applying the stain its easy and won't budge all day long. The lip stain isn't quite as long lasting but it makes your lips the color lips are supposed to be!
Man after writing this I feel like I wear a lot of make up... still my whole makeup philosophy is to use as many products as it takes to look as natural as possible. Does that make any sense?
Also I've included a few pictures of what I wore to work today.. to keep it fashion related and all.
This is me being a turtle... or being exasperated by my boyfriends crappy photography skills