Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blog Series: In my Makeup Bag


This week's turn to share some makeup goodies and tips is Sam's from The Peak of Tres Chic. Sam's blog is one of my favorites and you should definitely check it out for an extraordinary daily dose of inspiration!

What's your current makeup bag?
It seems I am always changing makeup bags and none of mine are very cute. But here is one I would really love to have, this makeup bag from Anthropologie!  I'm a sucker for Chevron print.

Do you have a makeup tip or secret you would like to share?
-The most important part of a good beauty routine is having the right application brushes. It may seem unnecessary, but brushes really are worth investing in. I suggest Origins or Chanel- they both have great brushes.

-Get regular facials. It may seem indulgent- but there is no better money spent than protecting and caring for your skin. I try to go every 6 weeks and get extractions to clear out my pores.

-Do your makeup in a place with at least a bit of natural light. This way, you will be able to blend your makeup well and make sure you don't walk out the front door looking orange!

Any particular makeup trend that you're looking forward for spring?
The trend I have been wanting to try is electric  lips. I typically don't follow makeup trends regularly, but this one has intrigued me and I am waiting for the perfect time to sport some bright pink lips!

How does your day makeup routine differs from your night time one?
My day routine for work or errands on the weekends is much more natural. I wear concealer, a small amount of blush, mascara, and lip gloss. I don't usually wear eyeshadow or line my eyes too prominently. 

For date nights with my boyfriend or nights out with the girls, I will typically apply a bit more makeup. I'll apply a smoky eye, line my lids with that Artliner I already raved about, and might even slide on some lipstick! :)  If I do wear lipstick, it's always Benefit.  My go-to shade is called Wild Card! 

Get Sam's favorite products:
Chanel Glossimier Lip Gloss in Coral Love (# 146)
Chanel Teint Innocence Foundation
NARS Blush in Torrid
Bare Minerals All-Over Face Color in Warmth
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Very Black
Shu Uemura 24K Gold Eyelash Curler
Lancome Artliner in Noir
Chanel brush
Benefit full finish lipstick


* Thank you Sam for sharing your favorite goodies and those great tips! Love that makeup bag, I'm also such a sucker for chevron! ;)
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