I don't wear much make-up. The reason is that I honestly don't know how to use most of the make-up and face care products out there. I pretty much just wash my face with water. (Is that even allowed?) For serious. For about 15 years, I have used the same items--lipstick, eyeliner (years ago it was liquid, now it's gel), eyeliner pencil (gel), and mascara. I guess this is a good thing, as I'm a busy mom and those 4 things don't take very long to apply.
I recently got some new Mary Kay® make-up; I was happy to have my old favorites, but I also went out on a limb and got some things that I'm not used to. I needed to get a professional photograph taken for something, so I decided a few bits of new make-up were in order. Don't worry, the photograph is for something sewing-related. ;-)
Here's a new mascara, which is always fun. I definitely don't replace my mascara as often as I should. This is the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara™ in black. I love this mascara. It seems to separate my lashes almost better than my old mascara.
And I got some new lip glosses! I'm usually not a fan of lip gloss because I feel like they get all smeary around my mouth, but these are really cool. I got the Mary Kay Nourishine Plus™ Lip Glosses in Mango Tango, Rock 'n' Red, and Café Au Lait. I thought it was funny because the Mango Tango pretty much matches my Tula Pink Salt Water. (Sorry, I know I'm a tease.) I couldn't believe how much I loved the Café Au Lait color, though. It's wonderful. It looks like my natural lip color but with a slight tinge of pink, plus of course the gloss. Pretty cool...The Café Au Lait is going into regular rotation.
You're going to laugh, but this is the first time in my life that I have ever owned a compact. My previous form of mirror was a tiny little cracked circle mirror that I bought on Etsy about 4 years ago. So I'm officially a big girl now! This is also the first time I have ever used blush (which came inside the compact). The blush color is called, appropriately, Shy Blush. I like it. It makes me look like I've just been outside in the cold air for a second. The Compact Mini also came with some removeable Mineral Eye Color, which is a little outside my comfort zone, but I'm anxious to try them because the colors are so cool! Especially the Sweet Plum, which is a dark purple.
So, here's a little before-and-after shot of me using the make-up. (I can't believe I'm showing you the 'before.') So, this is what I usually do. It's probably not the most flashy, but I like it and it's easy.
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