When I was in my 20's I loved makeup! I would experiment with trends, purchase all the latest products and everyday relish in the fun of putting on a new look.
These days my routine has become much more streamlined. I still love bright lipstick and the occasional smokey eye, but mostly I keep everything clean and neutral.
This past weekend, as I was readying for the day, I realized my makeup drawer also needed a little streamlining. It had become a collector for old, outdated products and just looked a little messy. I started by throwing away anything that was older than 1 year. I also got rid of anything I hadn't actually used in the last 6 months.
What's left are just my go-to products. I finished by lining each drawer and a few pretty boxes with leftover wallpaper from another project. The overall affect of what didn't take much effort is really lovely.
Now every time I open the drawer and reach for something, I smile!
I thought I'd share with you a few of the products that I really love. I'm a big believer in all natural skin care, but when it comes to makeup I haven't quite found natural alternatives that do the job as well as my favorites. I would love to know your suggestions for all natural products that you truly love! Just share in the comments below.
Here's my list of what I currently used daily:
- Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating with SPF 20 Has a little sheen and is great for boosting my complexion in the colder months
- Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift (concealer) This is truly miraculous! It vanishes dark circles and makes my eyes brighter
-Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials Primer Great for over the lid before shadow
-NARS Brow Gel Good at controlling unruly eyebrow hair. I use this before filling in my brows
-Bobbi Brown Dark Brow Kit Perfect colors for filling in my very sparse eyebrows. If I put nothing else on, I have to do this!
-MAC Eye Shadow in Orb The perfect neutral. Not to white and not to pink
-Bobbi Brown blush in Apricot #6 Great, saturated color for the perfect flushed cheek
-L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara False Fiber Lashes in Black Lacquer I'be been a fan of the Voluminous line since I was in high school. This particular version is outstanding in making my lashes extra lush!
-NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick in Dragon Girl I love that it isn't shiny and last a really long time. I have quite a few other NARS lipsticks but this is my favorite by far.
Above, I have everything on from my list. (except lipstick)