Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Blog Series: In my Makeup Bag


This week is Emily's turn to share her favorite makeup products with us. She's the girl behind Recently, and even though it hasn't been that long since I started following her, I like to believe we have become "bloggie friends". Make sure to check out her blog, she has great style and she sure knows how to tackle DIY projects.

What's your current makeup bag?
I'm contemplating buying the monogrammed version of this hand-blocked West Elm bag. Its color, texture and pattern are seriously out of this world!

Do you have a makeup tip or secret you would like to share?
Highlighter! I don't use it on a daily basis, but when I want to emphasize certain areas, I always reach for a liquid highlighter. Benefit and Josie Maran both have wonderful choices. I'll use it on my cheekbones (light application is key!) or dab it lightly in the middle and inside corners of my eyelids to open them up and create depth. Less is definitely more when using a highlighter, and when applied correctly it can give you a beautiful, natural glow.

Any particular makeup trend that you're looking forward for spring?
I'm always a sucker for the latest trendy nail colors and of course this spring will be no different. It looks like pale hues will be on my list of faves, as well as more of the nail art trend we've been seeing lately. Instead of glitter, think more along the lines of ombre and tribal nails. I can't say I'll try every trend, but I'll love the chance to experiment!

How does your day makeup routine differs from your night time one?
My daytime makeup routine is tragically absent lately. Usually, I only have time to apply some tinted moisturizer, a dab of the amazing Argan color stick, a swipe of eyeshadow, mascara and I'm done. For evening, I always add eyeliner, using a dark black, brown or navy just along my upper lashes. I tend to stay away from the smoky eye look because I think it just makes me look older! I do, however, love to wear red or berry lips at night to amp up the smolder factor!

Get Emily's favorite makeup products:
Josie Maran Argan color stick in Petal Pink
Josie Maran Argan Oil
Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Collection
L'oreal Voluminous Mascara
Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Victorian
Benefit "Hello Flawless!" Powder Foundation
West Elm Hand blocked cosmetic bag
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