Thursday, May 28, 2009

Made up with Make up

It's my favorite day to post! Girl Talk Thursday! Thanks Maria. :)

So today's topic is "what's your make up regimen?"

Oh Lord.

I am really not the model example of make up artistry or fashion. I don't love to wash my face and glop on moisturizer, then wait, then foundation, then wait, then powder, then wait, then blush, followed by powder, then wait... repeat, barf, repeat. Honestly I don't think it helps. And I live in Florida. By the time I've loaded the kids in the car and unloaded them where ever we were bound for, well, that crap sweats off and then looks like something out of a circus and I just end up grabbing a tissue and wiping it all off anyways. I can not stand the feel of sweaty-caked makeup on my face. If I have somewhere to go that is uber important then I bring everything in the car and apply the blush, eye shadow and lipstick in the car before I go in. That way it's fresh.

So, my daily regimen...

  • Wash my face in the shower, or forget - depending on the amount of sleep I got the night before or if my 3 year old is standing outside the curtain begging for a train documentary. I use Aveeno's sensitive skin stuff. I hate to use anything that dries my skin out and this is very gentle.

  • Lotion, or not. Since I live in Florida I don't like anything heavy or sticky on the humid days. Again I use the Aveeno night time sensitive skin oatmeal stuff.If I'm going out in the sun, I use the Aveeno with the SPF 15, again sensitive skin.

  • The thing I don't leave home without doing though without fail is my Neutrogena Mineral Sheer powder. I LOVE this stuff. It's not heavy like other mineral powders I've tried. It does balance out my skin tones and I can just stick the whole thing in my purse and use it again later if I need it. I love the design of this thing too. Check it out if you've never seen it or tried it. It's great.

  • The last thing I do daily - chap stick. OMG I love Carmex. Do you guys use that? It's like CRACK, not that I've ever tried crack. Just sitting here now though my lips are tingling and I feel the need to put some on. I never leave home without putting on chap stick. I also have this great natural organic one made by some woman in North Carolina that came in a goody bag from this wedding we went to in January. It's half way gone and I'm a little concerned about what I'll get next to replace it.

On special occassions or times when I need to be a little more presentable than just powder and chap stick, then I use the following things.

  • Mary Kay's medium coverage foundation in Ivory 100.

  • Some sort of eye shadow in either browns/neutrals or in purples depending on my clothes. Sometimes eyeliner, sometimes mascara. The amount of time I have is key here.

  • Mary Kay blush in Sunny Spice, or Clinique's blush in Aglow but apparently that color is not on their website.

  • Cover Girl's Outlast All Day Lipcolor. Seriously I love this. It does actually keep color all day. It does not kiss or smudge off. You get a little lip gloss to shine it back up later if need be... but the color does stay for like 5 hours. It also doesn't clump or get cakey. My color is Adobe Sand from the neutrals.

I have more make up in my drawer but I hardly wear any of it. I should probably throw it all away but when I go through it I see this pretty shimmery eye shadow and say "oh I might wear that" or something along those lines.

Isn't it funny that when we're little girls we can't wait to grow up and wear makeup and now so many of us could care less?


Kekibird May 28, 2009 at 1:19 PM  

Yes, Carmex has crack in it...I swear! I love Burt's Bees with peppermint which has the same effect of tingly goodness like Carmex.

Maria Melee May 28, 2009 at 11:58 PM  

I am the same way about pretty things in my makeup bag. PURPLE SPARKLES? BUT I MIGHT NEED THEM.

I'm curious about the mineral powder. The kinds I've tried were invisible but somehow felt like I was putting plaster on my face.

I use Aveeno wash too. My face gets splotchy at the drop of a hat.

Kekibird May 29, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

Hey there! You've been tagged.

Come on over to my post and play along.

Happy Friday!

Anonymous May 31, 2009 at 6:34 PM  

yeah, mascara and undereye concealer is about as done up as I get on a regular basis.