Tag Archives: makeup

Makeup for the Weekends

Woman with natural makeup

In the same vein that work suits or workout pants do not always look right at a weekend gathering, work makeup or a bare face may not be suitable either.  But something in between will be great!  Here are some quick suggestions to help you look perfectly polished. Brunch with the girls – Some people […]

New Year, New You: Makeup

Woman applying blush to cheeks

Does that makeup collection also need cleaning out, like the closet?  The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make that happen!  Throw out any expired or separated items, share or get rid of items that just are not useful any more, and see what might need to be added. The same […]

Holiday Wish List: Makeup

Makeup products on black marble table

I may be a fashion minimalist, but makeup is a different story!  There are so many beautiful makeup pieces out there that I tend to collect them by the drawer full!  Keep in mind that I usually prefer sets to palettes, but sometimes the palettes are hard to resist.  Oh, and mini anything is very […]

Foundation Recommendations Based on Amount of Coverage

Woman putting on foundation

When you are shopping for the perfect foundation, the second most important criteria is the finish and the amount of coverage.  (Since you asked, the absolute most important criteria is color match.)  I know that seems backwards, but once you figure out what sort of coverage and finish you are looking for in a foundation, […]

What is Your Morning Routine When You Oversleep?

Woman applying lipstick

Whether your sleep was interrupted by a needy two-year-old or you just hit the snooze alarm one too many times, we have all had those mornings where we oversleep and lose the valuable time to get ready.  How do you get out the door and still look somewhat put together? Hair and body – If […]

Do You Prefer Makeup Palettes or Makeup Kits?

Makeup brushes and eyeshadow palette

Around the holiday time of year, a lot of cosmetics companies produce makeup kits and palettes for their customers.  Some of these are quite beautiful and very hard to resist!  I love the concept of having everything in one little container, especially when it comes to travel, but I find that these all-in-one palettes rarely […]

Face mask recommendations by skin type

Woman applying mud mask

Most of us love to treat ourselves and our skin to a nice relaxing mask.  Not only can it calm the frazzled mind, it does wonders for the complexion!  But since there are thousands upon thousands of available products, it is hard to pick one.  In fact, it can lead to a case of those […]

Spend Versus Save: Makeup

Woman with makeup brushes

The same theories apply for make as with fashion.  If you love makeup like I do, it can be an expensive habit.  But there are ways to cut the costs without sacrificing the fun. Spend – I tend to spend a little more on the products that need to match my skin tone flawlessly. If […]

Are Toners Really Necessary?

Woman applying foundation

Some people say ‘absolutely yes’ and some say ‘absolutely no’. Truth be told, many of the people that say ‘yes’ are the ones with something to sell. Personally, I think it all depends on the toner itself and your overall makeup and skincare regimens.For example, if you tend to wear the long-lasting foundation on a […]

Best Makeup For Good Selfies

Woman applying liquid foundation

It really is a ‘thing’ now, the selfie. Truth be told, people have been taking their own picture for years, but with the handiness of a smartphone, selfies are so much easier! Not to mention the filters available that can erase or at least blur almost any imperfection. But if you know in advance that […]