I'd be lying if I tried to front and pretend that these are the only items in my make up bag. After x amount of years of being on film and TV sets, I've accumulated quite a kit. Okay, I admit it's actually a little out of control, but that's a story for another time.
For now I thought I'd share my go to staple pieces with you.
BASE - There's a reason they call it Foundation. A good base sets the stage for the whole look, brightens your skin, hiding those annoying blemishes (we all have 'em!) and done properly evens out any inconsistencies.
In My Bag - Make Up Forever High Definition Foundation
EYES - I've always believed that you can't go wrong with a black liquid eyeliner. Depending on your mood, you can rock a thick sixties mod look, thin sexy cats eyes or whatever takes your fancy. Then of course, it's all about the mascara. I'm useless with applying false lashes, I always end up looking a little coo coo for Coco Puffs! Instead, I go for a mascara that gives major volume. I apply it sparingly in the daytime and whack it on super thick in the evening.
In My Bag - Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
CHEEKS - I feel like the whole look comes alive with the blusher. You have to be careful not to go too crazy though or the look gets a bit Bozo the Clown. I'm happy to go for a powder or a cream blush and sometimes I like to use the two together to get more of a pop. Don't be embarrassed to give yourself a big cheesy grin in the mirror and hit the apples of your cheeks with color.
In My Bag - Chanel Powder Blush Rose Petale
LIPS - There are so many options on the lip front, it can get a bit overwhelming. So I tend to stick with the same brands and colors that I know work for me. I love a vibrant red lipstick, but really only wore it in the evening until recently. I think there's something about being in Manhattan with it's wild energy, that had me step it up a notch and I've been working the red at all hours of the day. Give it a try for an extra pep in your step! For those days when I'm feeling a little more subdued, I'll go for a neutral gloss in a pink or brown tone.
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