I Have a theory about make-up. I truly believe it's something to splurge on. I swear it makes a difference. I once made a joke that I could be a bum on the street, but I would still buy my make-up (if I was wearing any) at Sephora. For those who have never heard of Sephora, google it! It's the Mecca of make-up! I swear I hear Angels sing when I walk in one.
As I've mentioned before, my new favorite magazine is Allure. They have very interesting articles and of course Fashionable advice. Every year they come out with a special "Best of" issue. The best of everything beauty! I was bored last night and I was looking for interesting Apps for my iphone. They have an app just dedicated to Allure's Best of Beauty! I was so excited, I had to check it out. Well, I am going to list my faves off their list.
Blush~ I am a powder blush fan. I have oily skin, so powder works best for me. Even though I am a Nars fan, Allure listed Smashbox's Blush Rush (found at Sephora). Now I always go for a flushed look, so I buy the pinkest of pink.
Concealer for blemishes~ They listed Laura Mercier secret camouflage. It comes with two colors and you mix it to match your skin tone. Sounds awesome to me! Everyone needs a cover-up for a blemish.
Concealer for undereye circles~ So this is something I've noticed have appeared in the last few years. I swear it happened overnight! One day I had nice, young looking skin and the next day I woke up with undereye circles, looking a bit older. So Allure mentioned one that I am going to buy asap. Make Up Forever HD high definition invisible cover conealer. Wow, that's a long name! It comes in a tube, and it blends super smooth on the skin.
Liquid eyeliner~ This is something I'm still trying to perfect. I want that perfect thin cat-like line, but it always ends up sloppy and thick. A work in progress I guess. Allure says Dior Style intense liquid eyeliner is the best. It's brush tip is precise and easy to control, so you won't need nine lives to master classic cat-eyes. I guess they were listening!
Eyeshadow~ I'm adding this one on my own. I absolutely love MAC eyeshadows! They come in every color and yes, I think woman should try color for shadow. They are bold with pigment and are just plain amazing.
Mascara~ Another one I'm adding on my own. Christian Dior diorshow mascara in black out. I just recently got a friend hooked on this one. It's thick, black, and makes your lashes look LONG! Everyone should notice your lashes.
Lip Gloss~ Allure's best is Estee Lauder pure color gloss. These come in 34 different shades, last forever, and has even converted lipstick devotees. I am just going to mention lip gloss in this blog. As much as I love luscious red lips, I don't personally like wearing lipstick.
So these were just the few things I picked out from the app. Allure lists tons of things. I just picked the few that stood out to me. I think these are the basics for everyday make-up. Of course I think there are a few things that can be bought "over-the-counter". Basic pencil eyeliner is one. Wear make-up ladies, it will make you feel beautiful!