Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Collection

I am planning on putting together the perfect makeup collection. I recently realized that I am always trying new products but I am never fully satisfied with everything I am wearing on my face at any given time. So the search is on! I want to have my products that I know are the best and that I can recommend to others. Since I have gone through a lot of products I am already loyal to a few items that I know I can count on.

What is already a staple in my makeup bag:

1. BLUSH - Maybelline Dream Mousse gives such a perfect little blush to your cheeks. Being a mousse really helps it blend in and give you a natural dewey look. I use the Peach Satin color.

2. EYELINER - CoverGirl LineExact Liquid Eyeliner Pen. Very Black. I hate all other liquid eyeliners. This is so exact and stays on all day! I have been using it for years.

3. EYELINER - MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil- Feline. This is a great pencil for the Smoky Eye look. It is also perfect for lining the inside of the eyeline. Sometimes I use this for just the bottom and the CoverGirl liner for the top!

4. FOUNDATION/POWDER - MAC Studio Fix powder plus foundation. Find your color! It gives such a great weightless finish on your face. My complexion never looked so smooth and even before this. Apply with a brush and not the spongie.

5. TWEEZERS - I found these little beauties in a Sally Hansen at home waxing kit. It comes with these mini tweezers and I fell in love at first use!

What my makeup bag is lacking:

Tinted moisturizer/Bronzer - I have always used bronzer but lately I have been hearing of everyone using tinted moisturizer. I want to try it but don't know what brand works.

Mascara - I have tried so many mascaras but haven't found my favorite mix of length volume and no smudging.

Eyeshadow - I hear MAC is the best but I can't find a good 'everyday' color.

Lip Color - Always have a problem with this one. I need something to compliment my skin tone and stay all day!

Concealor- Need something for dark undereyes and blemishes.

I will keep you all updated on what I find. If you would like recommendations for any specific products OR have recommendations for me to try...let me know!


  1. I am totally with you on the Mac kohl liner. Love it! As for eye shadow, I really love the Benefit RSVP creme shadow. It doesn't cake or crease like a lot of creme shadows do, and the shimmery neutral looks great on just about everyone! My BFF and I both use it, and it looks different on each of us, complementing our individual skin tones. :)

  2. I only just started using CoverGirl's LineExact Liquid Eyeliner Pen a few months ago and I absolutely adore it. It is definitely one of the best liquid eyeliners EVER!! :)