Love For Makeup Never Ages

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Although taste in music or movies may change depending on your age – the love for makeup and beauty products never seems to go away. When you’re younger and wanting to play dress up the only place to go is your mothers makeup bag (unless of course you have an older sister, in that case I envy you). Today I got the chance to dig deep into my moms makeup and she showed me some of her favourite products that she likes to use.

My mom is someone who likes simple makeup but loves wearing navy shadows to enhance her baby blue eyes. She also doesn’t like the feeling of foundation but a light BB cream she’s recently been okay with. Now for her favourite products…

Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Blam – “I find it goes on very smooth, creamy and doesn’t feel oily. It disappears and looks flawless on your face while feeling light and giving me an even complexion. I personally don’t like anything on my face so the light coverage this gives is perfect for me.”

Pink Toned Inglot Palette – “I had never heard of Inglot before but it looked fun and I love the colours. I had so much fun putting the colours together from an Interior Decorator perspective as I was trying to make all the colours flow. I think I did a pretty good job because it is a palette I reach for often.”

Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter – “I LOVE THIS! I use this lightly under my eyes and blend it along the occipital bone or along my eyelid to bring some shimmer to my eyes. I find it almost acts as a primer, without creasing my eye shadows. I love the feeling of it and I find it blends really well.”

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara – “I love how my eyelashes look when I use this mascara. It isn’t clumpy at all and makes my eyelashes look flirty long. The brush is fantastic! I love that it has the plastic/rubbery spikes oppose to a bristle brush. Going on – Love it. Having it on – Love it. Taking it off – HATE IT! I feel like I loose eyelashes trying to take it off but the effect it gives is wonderful.”

bareMinerals Ready 8.0 Power Neutrals Palette – “I love this palette! It makes me so happy. Kyra and I hunted this palette down in New York City going to several different Sephora stores and when we found it I swear angles sang! I find I lean towards the left four more often then the right four – but the right four really bring out my blue eyes! I also have found that I really need to layer each shadow to get lots of pigmentation but they are so buttery smooth. I also really enjoy the brushes they supplied with it.”

Too Faced La Crème "Naked Dolly" Lipstick – “It goes on very smooth, stays for a long time and it is feels very soothing and smooth. I find for my skin tone it is the perfect nude, without looking washed out. Very soft neutral and I am loving this look!”

bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolour in Meteroite – “Thinking of this eyeshadow makes me want to clap my hands and jump up and down. This shadow makes me so happy because I love the shimmery mocha bronze colour and how smooth it applies. I usually will tap it on with my finger then blend it out with a brush. It does have some fall out so I usually use a wet Q-Tip to wipe that away. For an older eye it has the most subtle elegant shimmer for an evening look.”

Navy Toned Inglot Palette – “I love this palette when I want a more smokey eye. It is my most used eye palette – I love the shimmery golden colour in the bottom left as it isn’t overly shimmery. I thought since I have more mature eyes that I couldn’t get away with shimmer, but if anything I think I’m more comfortable with shimmer then I expected to be!”

Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment – “This is a great lipbalm as it is so light and it isn’t sticky at all. It’s very moisturizing and easily absorbed. I apply this at night right before I go to bed and it has certainly helped my lips from cracking in our -35 weather. I do think you need to get through the lop layer before your able to pick up more of the product though.”

Those are a few of my Mom's favourite makeup products, have you tried any of these?

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  1. I've been wanting to try the Benefit Watts Up for a while. Love the nude palette!

    Stopping by to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award, details are on my blog

    1. Thank you! I just read and loved all your answers to the 11 questions! And my Mom has definitely been loving the Watts Up as well! :)


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