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My Favorite Things :: Make-Up!

It’s Friday night, and for the first time in a long time, I just want to sit quietly, listen to music, read my favorite blogs, check out my favorite shopping sites, and update my own blog. My mind has been going crazy with ideas of projects, photos, thoughts, but I have not sat down and written in too long. So, here we go.

Last weekend, the boy and I were in Winnipeg visiting his parents. I knew I had to replenish a few of my make-up must haves, and considered doing it before we left, but also knew that Polo Park Mall had a Sephora which is always fun and bonus for me, I had some new make-up I wanted to try and knew I could pick it up there. Off to Sephora I went, replenished my must-haves, picked up a few new treats and off we go.

Tonight I want to share my fave products, my 5-minute(ish) face, and my go-to’s!

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My daily faves include:

smashbox halo hydrating perfecting powder :: smashbox Halo longwear blush :: Bobbi Brown eye shadow pallet in Lilac Rose :: Bobbi Brown Corrector :: Bobbi Brown Concealer :: smashbox camera ready BB cream :: smashbox photo finish primer :: make-up forever mascara

So, it may seem like a lot of products and a little complicated, but its quick easy and looks great and feels light and simple!

Step One: After washing my face, I apply the smashbox primer. This is a big thing for me. Even on days I don’t want to wear any make-up I put this on, it just smooths out pores and gives your skin a little life. But I put it under my make-up and love it for 2 reasons. First, it makes my foundation go on much smoother and last a lot longer, it also helps that I don’t need as much foundation to get the coverage I want. Bonus!

Step Two: Apply BB cream all over face – I love the lightness of a BB Cream, its heavier in coverage than a tinted moisturizer but not as heavy as a foundation.

Step Three: Corrector and Concealer. I just started using Bobbi Brown Corrector & Concealer and am hooked. Her products feel great, go on smooth and have an excellent finish. The corrected is just that, corrects the color (under eyes, blemishes etc) and then you use to the concealer to blend it in to match your complexion.

Step Four: I use the Halo Perfecting Powder all over my face. This is an expensive product, but you hardly need any and it lasts for a long time. It feels very light and gives a beautiful finish.

Step Five: smashbox Halo blush. It goes on amazing, and gives a beautiful color to my cheeks that can be simple and natural or a little more bold and beautiful.

Step Six: Eyes. I have my new eyeshadow pallet by Bobbi Brown with some beautiful neutral colors that can be taken from day to night. They go on smooth last all day, and give me lots of different looks. I often will use a black eyeliner and then always finish my look with mascara. Currently I am trying the make-up forever mascara I got as a sample from Sephora.

Although that may seem like a lot of steps, it really isn’t too many and doesn’t take much time. It can be shortened or lengthened depending on the event, time of day or whatever else might be a factor. But these are my go-to products.

Here’s a photo from other night following this routine!

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