Friday, January 4, 2013

New video: Current Makeup Routine

Were you can buy the products
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (Nude)

Sephora #44 Bronzer Brush

Benefit Erase Paste

Boi-ing By Benefit

Benefit Highbeam

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Toasted

Stila Eyeshadows (Kitten and Twig)

ELF Essential Eye Shadow Brush

ELF Studio Powder Brush

ELF Essential Total Face Brush

MAC Eyeshadow in Sketch

Sephora #29 Blending Eye Brush

ELF Mineral Foundation (Medium Beige)


  1. Yay! I like makeup videos. I'm afraid to try the tinted moisturizers because I don't think they'd cover enough on their own, but the Laura Mercier seemed to give you a really nice finish with just a small coat so that's pretty impressive. I used to use Benefit's Eye Bright pencil the way you use the Highbeam now. I also agree with what you said about wearing glasses. I pack it on pretty heavy for everyday, but I figure behind glasses you need the extra razzle dazzle, right? :)

    My foundation brush also has densely packed bristles (it's a flat top) and I agree that those tend to blend everything better and give me a medium to full coverage on the first coat so I waste less time.

    One thing that I find interesting is that the dual purpose concealers/lid primers don't work as well for us real gals, but my makeup ladies that I've used for our wedding and anniversaries and special occasions use Mac Studio Finish concealer for both and my eye makeup doesn't crease and lasts all day when they do it! Go figure. I wonder if it's some special magical "pro makeup artist" mojo. lol I asked at a Mac counter about it as a dual purpose product and they tried to sell me on two different things. At the time I just thought they were trying to make a bigger sale, but now I wonder...

    Btw, have you tried or discussed BB creams yet?

    1. I bet a lot of what the professional makeup artists use is "pro grade" product and not like what you can buy at the drugstore or at the makeup counter at the mall.

      I tried a sample of a BB cream once but I don't think one little sample is enough to give an opinion. I see ads for them in the magazines and have heard good things about them. I'm almost out of a couple of foundations, maybe I'll pick up a BB cream or two at CVS and try them out.

    2. That's a good point. It could possibly be fancy pro stuff and not the regular joe shmoe stuff we get. If you do a BB review, maybe you could try a high end one vs. a low end one. Sephora and Ulta have so many and I know drug store brands carry a lot, so I wonder if it's one of those things where it's all brand hype or if it really is one of those "you get what you pay for" deals.

    3. I'll have to remember that if I do decide to try a few BB creams. I probably will but will wait and see if I can get a few on sale, that way if I don't like them I haven't spent a ton.

  2. Hey Rachel,

    Recently found your blog and love it. I have the Garnier BB cream as well as the Smashbox Photofinish BB cream. I love them both. I prefer a more natural look and I find these help me accomplish that rather than a more full coverage foundation. I feel the real difference is shade range. There's more options with your higher end products vs. drugstore.

    1. I'm with you there, the options available at someplace like Ulta versus Walgreens is significant. The one BB cream I tried was a tiny sample from a magazine so I don't think I got the full experience. I'm planning on giving a few of them a try, but I want to try and catch them on sale and/or with a coupon.

      Thanks for stopping by!