In honor of Fashion Friday, I thought we could chat about makeup.
Although I wear makeup, I’m not an expert. I’m just a girl, so I go buy some makeup from time to time and add a little color to my face so no one mistakes me for dead.
I shouldn’t admit this, but I still have a blush I bought when I was pregnant with my daughter. My daughter is TEN! I should probably throw that out before I get some sort of face-fungus and my skin melts into a pool under my chin. Heaven knows my chins don’t need any extra baggage these days.
Because I’m often a trial and error type of person when it comes to makeup, I like to take advice. If someone tells me they would take a product to a desert island, I will take note of this product. When I run out of my current supply in 2043, I might even splurge on buying said product.
Up until the last year or so, my makeup routine consisted of washing my face (always a good place to start), moisturizing (my skin is like your garden during a drought), and then adding a little color so no-one sees me in zombie form; however, I’ve recently noticed that I’m getting some lines on my face and this sent me into panic mode. I mean, gray hair is bad enough, but lines too? My daughter already thinks I was around when Betsy Ross sewed the first flag. I don’t want her seeing the lines, because she’ll put me on the nursing home waiting list, and I’m just not ready to play Bingo five nights a week.
So when I saw a review on MAC Strobe Cream, I decided to give it a try.
My fountain of youth came wrapped in tissue paper and MAC did something I’ve never ever seen a company do before. About two weeks after I made the purchase, they sent me a Thank You card. Can you believe it?
Obviously it was a first date for me and MAC. I hadn’t ever purchased from them before, and I bought the small tube just in case I didn’t like it.
It was expensive after all. I think this was around $15, but seeing how my makeup lasts for decades, I felt confident I’d get my monies worth.
I actually mix this with my foundation to make a tinted moisturizer. The Strobe Cream is almost pearlessant. That’s the best way I can describe it. It’s lightweight and shiny and makes you look fresh as the day you bought your first pair of high heels.
The first day I used this cream, I found myself driving somewhere with FringeMan and the kids. The sun was shining and I was feeling twenty-nine. I looked over at him and said, “Do you notice anything different about my face?”
He glanced my way and said the safe thing. “You look good babe.”
“No. I mean, does my skin look dewy?”
“Dewy?” He burst out laughing. “What’s dewy? Do you mean like the grass in the morning?”
Now it’s a standing joke. Whenever he thinks I need a compliment, he tells me I look dewy, but not without a snicker.
I actually like this cream. Dare I say, I would buy it again? In my opinion, and don’t you dare ask FringeMan his, it does add a bit of youth to my face. It looks refreshing, like a good nights sleep or a sunshower on a summer’s day. I think it’s good for my skin too. I have no idea what pickling agent is in it, but there are some things I don’t need to know.
Next up is an eye shadow. I suspect I should be calling this pigment, so correct me if I’m wrong.
I’ve loved purple ever since I was a child with naturally dewy skin, so I bought it at her sale. I suspect I’ll still be wearing it when I’m ninety, because a little goes a looooong way.
No worries. I plan on being the tackiest woman in the retirement community. Preferably that community will be beachside in Flordia. You’ll recognize me when you see me. I’ll be the one wearing flowered capri pants, purple eye shadow, a floppy hat, and too much cheap jewelry. And, I’ll have dewy skin.
I bought this new highlighting blush about the same time I purchased the Strobe Cream. I own two other blushes, the one I bought during my second pregnancy and one I bought about four years ago. I’ll have those for another ten years, but I felt like I needed something new, fresh, dewy. This is filled with white sparkles, but it’s not too sparkly. I don’t look like Edward Cullen in the sunlight or anything. It’s simply refreshing. Good for summer.
Laura sent me this fun set of eyeshadows as a gift when she mailed the purple shadow. At first I didn’t think I could wear these colors, but then I tried them, and I love them. I’ve used all them! I think I use the bright pink the least, but it’s a pretty color and I do use it on occasion. The other three colors I use often.
They are all shades out of my comfort zone and I would never have chosen them myself, but they work. Sometimes it’s good to have someone else make a suggestion and ease me out of my ordinary.
So that’s it. Those are the beauty products I’ve been loving lately.
How about you? Have tried anything recently that you like?
Hope you have a marvelous weekend!