Monday, February 14, 2011

Beauty Bag: Wendy, Desire to Decorate

Hello Wallpaper readers! Isn’t this fun? I love this series, who knew that I too would join in all the fun one day – great timing too – read on!

Truth be told, I don’t have a makeup bag but I do have a makeup drawer. Knowing January was ‘organization’ month in most stores, I was on the hunt for something pretty to organize my makeup drawer. While I was originally thinking pretty pink paper lining with a clear acrylic tray, then I received a HomeSense gift card and that’s where I changed it up.

This is what my drawer looks like…

Since high school, putting on makeup has been a part of my everyday get ready routine. Never a lot of makeup but makeup none the less. I’ve always loved to try new techniques, colour combinations and change it up based on the occasion.

Today, my everyday is moisturiser, foundation, powder, a little blush, mascara and lip gloss. When I’m going into the office I add shadow and sometimes liner. Although my lip gloss isn’t in my drawer, I have them all over the house and in my coat, purse and car! I buy in bulk at Bath & Body Works, love that they’re now in Canada and in the mall near me to boot! My other favourite lip gloss is Bare Necessity by MAC.

Here’s what my everyday looks like…

Moisturizer: Right now I’m using Olay but more often use Viche or L’oreal. If I don’t have anything on my face it gets really itchy so moisturizer is a must for me.

Foundation & Powder: The L’oreal true match line of products is fantastic. I had someone help me out the 1st time and it’s been a breeze ever since. In the summer, I tend to move up a shade because I tan so easily and my original shade begins to make me look pale. I interchange L’oreal true match powder with bareMinerals every now and then. They both work well.

Eye shadow: A few years ago I won a MAC contest and received a box full of goodies, $400 value, so most of my brushes are MAC as are my eye shadows. When they’re finished I simply purchase a refill and pop it into the holder.

Mascara: CoverGirl Lash Blast is CoverGirl’s newest mascara. It works… but it has a fault. The brush doesn’t taper enough at the end so it’s a little difficult to get the little corners lashes. I often use Smashbox which is great however, CoverGirl’s Lash Blast is a nice budget-friendly deal available at Shopper’s Drug Mart - and Walmart and the Real Canadian Super Store, where I’m more likely to be at some point throughout the week.

Eyeliner: I’m using Rimmel right now. My other go to is a black paste from MAC used with an angle brush, works wonderfully.

So there you have beauty collection. As you can see I'm not attached to one product line-good or bad, that's how it is for me. In an effort to keep my skin clear, I drink a lot of water and I wash my face in the morning and before bed with Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser. Oh,and the one item I can't live without...while it's not pretty it's a necessity, it's moisturizer (and lip gloss), especially at this time of year.

Thanks to Wendy of Desire to Decorate for sharing with us!!