I am ALWAYS on the prowl for eye makeup that will LAST on my eyes. I will admit that my eyes are not sensitive and have endured a lot of tugging and pulling and rubbing… BEFORE I learned all of the above will give me wrinkles.
And yes, I’ve now got the wrinkles to prove it.
In truth, my real issue is that I have (gasp) — Oily Eyelids. OH, the HORROR. My eye makeup – shadow, liner, mascara – all look great when I leave my house everyday (ok, I’m biased. “Great” is a relative term.) But within three hours, my shadow fades, my mascara makes me look like a coon, and my liner is literally running off my eyes in search of a better home.
I have found some AMAZING products for primer and mascara that but the kibosh on the aforementioned issues. You can find them here.
However, the liner and I have been at odds for going on years now.
Sure, I LOVED the MAC Liquidlast liner… but it gets so thick and difficult after a short while and let’s be honest, I’m not made of money. BUT, it was the ONLY stuff that stayed on my eyelids (and waterline).
Until I found this little baby and tried it out on a whim simply because I got it for FREE at CVS (after coupons, Extra Care Bucks, etc).
Physician’s Formula 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner & Serum
Well, I for one had no idea this collection existed. Apparently, the end of the school year sucked me into a black hole of paperwork and IEPs that left no room for new makeup, or even rumors of new pretties!
Wandering through Ulta aimlessly on Mother’s Day (since my momma lives 18 hours away — but I was on the phone with her), I found this BEAUTIFUL L’oreal nude pink and I fell in love.
The collection itself has 6 nude shades of varying tones, each endorsed by a beautiful female celebrity. Obviously, the shade I chose – “Doutzen Nude” – is endorsed by Dutch model/actress/Victoria’s Secret Angel, Doutzen Kroes.
I’ve worn it everyday since I’ve bought it so I thought I’d do a little review!
(Humor me, this is my first post like this.)
We skipped Spring here all together and are plunging head-long into SUMMER.
It was 90… NINE.TY… degrees here this past week!
The change of seasons means my makeup routine needs an entire overhaul to combat the sun, sweat, and tan-to-come!
((( So can’t wait for that last part! )))
Being out in the sun/heat whether it’s at the pool, the ball park, or just hanging out at the park with friends, I am NOT a fan of a high maintenance look. When you step outside and get that “melted” look…
Girl. Not cute.
Here’s what I stick with to keep my makeup functional, simple, and protective.
Don’t you dare skip that SPF, girl!
Let’s be honest
I’ve managed to keep my makeup obsession under control in merely one area: BLUSH.
This is probably only due to the fact I can never find a shade I love while avoiding looking like Mimi from the Drew Carey Show. True story.
These five little babies have quickly become my favorites in various shades of pink and coral; matte and shimmer. Amazingly enough, all of these are DRUGSTORE finds! (Please join me while I shout hallelujah that CVS now carries NYX! #amazing)
Side note: if you haven’t joined the CVS reward club, you have NO idea what you are missing out on! Free makeup almost every trip, not even kidding.
BUT BACK TO THE POINT!
Feminine Flushed Face
These five little gems will each get their own 15 seconds of fame below…