I recently purchased a few new cosmetics that have made me very happy. I don’t often buy make-up. I use mine until it’s gone. Shelf-life guidelines are ignored as I paint my face with the same boring colors day after day until I’m out of everything. This month I ran out of foundation, moisturizer, lipstick and gloss…insert feminine crisis. Only thing worse would be running out of mascara.
Or letting my daughter do my hair and makeup…
Truth be told, cosmetics intimidate me. I hate to buy something and then hate it. I killed my money tree long ago, so I want to LOVE my purchases.
First, I tried Eucerin’s facial moisturizer with sunscreen. Since I already managed to acquire a ‘sun spot’ on my face, I figure sunscreen is always good. It doesn’t matter that the sun hibernates in northern states. It was an eight dollar risk that I’m glad I took. I like the moisturizer. It gets fully absorbed and it’s good for my dry skin.
Second, I came to the conclusion that I just hate foundation. Some brands give me pimples, others give me eczema, and the rest just feel like a mask. Maybe I just haven’t found ‘the right one’, but I officially dumped foundation. I’m only using tinted moisturizer now. I like the extra moisture and sheer, light coverage. Yes, you can see a few zits, but since I’m not fifteen, I don’t get a thousand pimples at once. I think the strangers in the grocery store can deal with seeing a zit on my chin. If not, there’s always therapy – FOR THEM.
I went to Target and stressed myself over finding a tinted moisturizer. I ended up choosing Sonia Kashuk’s tinted moisturizer. I am in love. I definitely think it was worth the $12.
Next, I moved on to lipstick. When I was in highschool/college, I wanted my lipstick to last for no less than 48 hours. It didn’t matter if it was an oil-based permanent paint with a safety warning, as long as it didn’t come off on my cup. I also gravitated towards the brightest lipsticks I could find. At night, you could see my lips approaching before my body. Lighthouses considered hiring me as a full-time beacon in the night.
Now I enjoy a more subtle, natural shade of moisturizing lipstick. I think something happens to your brain after thirty and you just get smarter. No offense to all those twenty-something’s out there, but the things I did to my hair and face should be punishable crimes.
My lipstick choice – Revlon’s Caramel Glace. I even bought a matching lip-gloss since they were buy 1, get 1 1/2 price. Who can pass up a good deal?
What I’m not happy with is my mascara. Any suggestions?
Here’s the big question…
ARE YOU GOING SHOPPING ON BLACK FRIDAY?
I really want to be at Target at 5am. I’m still not sure if that’s going to happen, but it’s my heart’s desire right now.
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