Friday, September 14, 2012

A few of my favorite (beauty) things

I keep seeing posts with fall fashion tips and I would love to post some, but it's just not in me because:
  1. it's so stinkin hot outside that I can't even begin to think about fall clothes
  2. the extent of my fall fashion advice is wear a cardigan.
So, what you are getting today is a list of a few of my favorite beauty products.

So, if you haven't heard of Elf cosmetics and brushes, you need to run to Walmart right now and get some.  This is the complexion brush & this is what I put my foundation on with.  YES--my foundation! I had a girl at Sephora do my makeup this Summer and it's amazing the difference putting foundation on with this kind of brush makes.  Just squirt a little foundation on the top of your hand, dab your brush in and put it on in a circular motion.  You will use a lot less foundation this way.  Oh yeah, this brush is only $3!  You read that right.  All their products are $1 or $3.

Another $3 brush!  I use this with pressed powder.  Fabulous.

I promise that this is the last Elf item, but it's too great not to mention.  Another item that I loved from Sephora was an eyebrow kit.  I had never used an eyebrow pencil or anything, but was amazed by how much better my makeup looked if I darkened my eyebrows a little.  It's a little powder, then a little wax.  The only problem was the brand from Sephora was $35!  This is the exact same thing guessed it $3! 

4.  MAC Studio Fix Foundation

I love this foundation even though it's not cheap.  But I promise that it lasts a long time.  One bottle lasts 3 or 4 months.  Great coverage!

5.  Revlon Colorstay Lipliner and Eyeliner

I have tried everything to keep my lipstick on and this is the best product that I've found.  If you put it on your entire lip before your powder and then reoutline afterward, your lipstick will stay all day.

I've been looking for a great, cheap mascara.  What is your favorite mascara that's less than $10?


Ginger said...

I'm going to have to go buy an Elf brush. 1. You said they were good. 2. They are cheap. 3. I like the name!

lil desiqua said...

Thanks for explaining how to apply foundation with a brush- I've been wondering this for awhile, but didn't get around to checking out Youtube! Love ELF products!

For mascara, I've been loving Maybelline's Define A Lash- it's great for lengthening and separating, to the point where my bf complimented me on my "long" lashes!

Danae said...

I haven't even heard of those brushes and I cannot believe how cheap they are! About 6 months ago I splurged and got 5 brushes and now only 1 is left. Nothing is safe in this house! Ha But with those brushes I wouldn't be so annoyed if they got used for painting, or brushing the dogs teeth!

My favorite Mascara is CoverGirls lash blast volume in the orange tube! I started buying it two years ago and LOVE it!

April said...

Thanks for the tips! I recognize you as one of Kelly's friends. I remember because of your daughter's name. She is the only other Neely I've ever seen. My best friend's little girl has that same name. It is a family name of their's. Is Neely a family name for you all too?

A Walk in the Countryside said...

I'm gonna have to take at look at those Elf products! My favorite mascara is Loreals Voluminous. Blessings, Tammy

Immeasurably More Mama said...

Going to WM today! I'm so glad Kelly "pressured" you into blogging your tips. :) I like Loreal Voluminous mascara.

Kelly said...

I'm going to have to try the brow kit! I swear by Loreal Voluminous Mascara. It's the best!