Loving My Make Up

My Mom was the first person to teach me about fashion and makeup.  She was a fashion icon in her own right, designing many original one of a kind outfits for herself, my sisters and I.  Her fashion creativity was known around our community.  As a little girl I remember watching her get herself ready for a night out on the town with my Dad.  She would lay out all her makeup; foundation, eye shadows, false eye lashes, lipstick, etc.  As I would sit and watch her I would think to myself,  “I can’t wait until I get older so I can wear makeup too”.  Back then she was “beating her face”.😀

Over the years I’ve worn makeup on special occasions but not the full “face beat”.  I would just wear eye shadow, eye liner, mascara and blush.  Now I’m into the whole “face beat” thing.  Foundation, face primer, concealer, eye shadow, false eye lashes and setting sprays have now become part of my collection.  I love going to Sephora or Ulta Beauty  to look at all the makeup that’s out there and the different looks.  There are so many different brands, colors and textures to choose from it can be a bit confusing.  Mattes, glitters, and shimmers, what’s a girl to do? How do you choose? So many options.  My favorite three brands are Fenty Beauty, Two Faced and Mario Badescu.  I love Fenty for their lip action and foundation.  I’m in love with their Gloss Bomb lip gloss.  It’s great to wear alone or over lipstick to give you that sexy lip shine.  The foundation is awesome, very light weight and feels very nice on your skin.  It’s great that there are so many different shades to choose from, you will definitely find one that will match your skin tone.  Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is my favorite mascara.  Now, I don’t know about it being better than sex, but I love the shape of the brush and how it allows the mascara to go on my lashes giving me that feathery eye look.  Mario Badescu’s facial sprays are great!  There are three different types, Aloe Herbs & Rosewater, Aloe Cucumber & Green Tea and Aloe Chamomile & Lavender.  I enjoy all of them and love spraying on my face after cleansing, they make my face feel so soft.  They smell wonderful and reminds me of being at a spa.   The great thing is that they can also be used as a setting spray for your makeup.

Putting on makeup and using facial and body products makes me feel very girly and sexy!  I don’t do the whole “face beat” thing everyday but when I want to feel special I’ll get my makeup case out and get to beating my face!

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