I enjoy your beauty related posts, so would like to read about: your make up bag; travel skincare/make up; beauty heroes etc.
Like a lot of things in my life, I like to keep my makeup and skincare simple. Currently all my products are low-cost, and I think if standards remain as high as they are I may never go back to expensive products.
I love the Maybelline products I have, and also use a few Avon products. In my makeup bag is Maybelline Superstay Better Skin liquid foundation, and I use a light dusting of translucent powder (I also touch up during the day as I get a shiny t-zone). I have a bronzing powder but don’t often use it, instead preferring a glowing pink blush.
I use an Avon ‘Blonde’ eyebrow pencil, and eyeliner sometimes top and bottom, sometimes just bottom. The colours I prefer are brown, dark grey and dark blue.
On my lips I prefer sheer colour. Often I’ll put a lip balm on, then some lipstick, then lipgloss. A little bit of each creates a nice sheer colour.
I have to force myself to take my time to build up mascara, because I’m impatient to get finished with my makeup. But I know that my eyelashes need help so I make sure I do a couple of coats. Then tidy up with a cotton bud (q tip).
I’m not loyal to any one brand, and sometimes buy items on special if I like the colour. Makeup seems to last for ages, so it’s rare I will run out of anything. Probably mascara and eyebrow pencil are the items I seem to buy most regularly. My most recent favourite mascara was Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Smoky Eyes in a bright yellow container.
When I travel, I take the same makeup items I use at home. I’ve learnt that even though I think it’s a good idea taking products that I don’t use at home on holiday, I don’t use them there either. Now I take just exactly what I put on at home.
With skincare I will decant bigger items such as shampoo and conditioner, cleanser and toner, but usually take the moisturiser that I use at home, unless I have a sample size to use. I don’t save samples for travel though, I use them as I receive them. By the time I travelled again they would be out of date…
Beauty heroes? Hmm, no specific brands, but products I can’t live without? All of them! I love wearing makeup. I like it sheer and subtle with a little bit of oomph, that’s my style.
Thank you for your question, Suzi!