Friday, April 3, 2009

My latest obession

One of my wierd contradictions is that I love makeup. I rarely wear it tho, mostly because I just don't feel comfortable being all made up. I'm very much a natural girl at heart. I used to be strictly a Clinique girl, but for some reason this past January my skin just did a complete flip-flop. Now I look like a prepubescent kid, all broken out and red and splotchy. It's just so not attractive. So I started looking around for a new face regimine. I talked to my esthetician and she suggested Neutrogena facial products, which I have to admit have cleared up my skin a bit. Since I was changing things up a bit I thought I'd try some new makeup too. I have now fallen in love with Bare Minerals .

I bought my starter kit at Ulta, where the technician tested several different shades on my skin before I settled on the medium.

I watched the 30 minute dvd, just to get an understanding of why 'less is more'. I'm used to putting makeup on until everything that I don't want people to see is covered and what I do want them to see is accentuated. Not with this stuff. When they say less is more, trust me they mean it. It took me a couple of days of swirling and tapping to get it right, but man oh man now that I have it down I just love it! It's so super easy too. Just a tiny little bit on the inside of the cover goes a long way. I use the concealer brush to do under my eyes, eyelids, nose, chin, and any problem areas that I have.

Then just a quick brush with the large brush with the same color blends everything in. A quick sweep with the warmer and then the mineral veil and voila, I have clear skin.

I love that it only takes 5 minutes, and if I want that 'natural look', I just have to put some mascara on and i'm done.


Practically Perfect... said...

I know what you mean - I don't like looking all made up, and I'm kind of clueless about makeup! Thanks for the suggestions!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

My mom wrote a review of Bare Minerals that is set to post on my blog in a week or so - we love it too! I first asked her to buy me some for Christmas after my daughter was born. I wanted something fast and natural. She went with me and she is just as hooked as I am - it's super!

I love makeup too, but think it's all about highlighting our natural beauty. I feel I've "done it right" when you can't tell it's there.

Happy Friday!

AndreaLeigh said...

i love BM. i get what you mean about your skin changing. mine is breaking out a ton lately and i have no idea why.

Saucy said...

We've been hooked on the bare minerals line here since they first launched on the home shopping channel. If you get a chance or live near a Sephora, check out the "heavenly face" brush, the minerals go on lighter and smoother. Plus, there was something about that kit brush that bothered my skin a bit.

Good luck! Oh, BTW the bare minerals blush is also nice. It lasts all day.

Robin said...

Supposedly our skin changes every so many years, through the years. I have used Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals for over 2 years now. I like it because it's not that heavy suffocating liquid base makeup (which I could never get used to and wear). When I was younger I just wore a moisturizer and a little blush. Then I switched to Neutrogena’s moisturizer with slight tint (BTW....I think Neutrogena is a great line). Now that I'm older (52) I want a little more coverage but not that weight and grease. About a week or so ago I found out about a new line called Everyday is suppose to be better and half the cost of Bare Minerals. I sent away for a free sample kit last night. Looking at their line, it is a lot cheaper.....I will have to wait and see if it's better. Bare Minerals has a tendency to accentuate one's pores. This new line is supposedly designed to minimize your pores. But then I'm 52 and your 34(?) may not care about the pore issue. I don't think I had a issue with my pore back then. :-)

Robin said...

Oh.....Incase you are interested here is the website for the Everyday Minerals.

Hope your day is beautiful.

Clare said...

I love reading about this. I adore makeup and need foundation tips big time! Found you off SITSAs