Friday, January 18, 2013

Get Makeup Ready

Once upon a time, I was that girl that applied her makeup constantly.  I literally went to the bathroom every hour when I was out on the town to reapply a full face of makeup.  I wanted to look perfect ALL of the time.

These days are over.  For many reasons, but mostly because I just don't care enough to try every second of every day.  Yes, I still put on a full face for work and when I attend important events with Crush, but I don't obsessively touch up my look at every opportunity.

In an effort to get the most mileage out of my makeup, I have invested in a few awesome products to get the most out of a single application.

1.  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion: Slap this on your eyelids, let it dry for 30 seconds, apply your eye makeup and watch it last until morning (if you are like me and have the terrible habit of not washing your makeup off some nights.....)

2.  Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer: I wash my face, put on my argon oil, wait 15 minutes, and then apply my primer.  I then wait 5 more minutes and put on my foundation, concealer, and blush.  This primer is better than ones five times as much.  It keeps my skin looking flawless and smooth all day.

3.  Urban Decay All-Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray: Once my face is in place, I spray my mug a few times and this magic solution makes it stay ALL day.  Seriously, 12 hours or so.....yes, I still have to re-powder and re-lipstick, but I will take it. Perfect for brides, go-go dancers, and people who hate to look in the mirror when they are out because they can't stop eating pizza (me)......


  1. I hear that ELF eyelid primer is the same quality as Urban Decay, unfortunately I can't find ELF products anywhere (its supposed to be at Target or drugstores). Oh well. Love it though!

    1. I can NEVER find ELF products, they are always sold out by me, but when I run out of my Urban Decay, I am going to try it for sure! THANK YOU for the tip. I love saving me some money and sometimes the up charge is simply packaging!

  2. I love the Rimmel primer too. Wait... argon oil??? what am I missing?? Don't forget I'm about 20 years ahead of you and I need all the beauty advice I can get.

    1. Here is a post about some of my favorite skin tips:

      I LOVE Josie Maran's Argon oil (you can find it at Sephora). I consider it to be liquid gold. I use this as my daytime moisturizer and then vitamin E as my nighttime moisturizer, Here is the link for the argon oil:,_requestid=42976,cm_mmc=us_search-_-GG-_-pla-_-,ci_src=17588969,ci_sku=1121797

      You can use it for your hair, too!

      A little goes a long way and I think it soaks in better after I use my Clarisonic brush.

      Since I have been using it (now for almost a year), I have been getting many compliments on my skin and I used to LOVE the sun WAY TOO much, so I am happy to report it's helping! Hope you like it, too!


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