Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Stuff We Would Kiss On the Mouf: The Makeup Edition

So I was getting ready for work AGAIN this morning (I don't know what they think, expecting me to be there EVERY MONDAY....) and whilst applying spackle and joint compound, errrr, tinted moisturizer and the TEENSIEST bit of blush (BWAH), I thought to myself - Self, you need to write a post about your Favey Crockett makeup and girlie stuff. So wivout further ado, here goes!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion: Perhaps the Holy Grail of all makeup stuff and nonsense in my drawer. Believe the hype - this stuff is the BEST. I could go deep sea diving in my eyeshadow and it wouldn't budge. Okay, that may be a bit of a stretch, but it does stay on my eyeball region for a long, long time when I wear my primer potion.

Amy: Yes. Yes. Yes. This stuff is dope. Oddly enough, I went deep sea diving in it last weekend and it does work. And by "deep sea diving", I mean "put on a Charity Fundraiser", but still...didn't budge.
Fresh Supernova Mascara: I am a mascara freak. I've tried them all - from Diorshow to Great Lash to Givenchy, and Fresh is my beyotch. Well, mine and Sarah Chalke's, whom I have had a girl crush on ever since I first saw Scrubs, but that is another post altogether (Sarah, if you're googling yourself and come across this post, call me - Shannan....)

Amy: Next on my list to try, I suppose. I have the title of The World's Worst Eyelashes (unlike Shannan who has lashes so great they look fake. Jerk.) so am always on the hunt. Current fave is Diorshow, but basically I'm pretty much guaranteed to copy any lash move Shan makes.

Anyhoooo, Fresh Supernova lengthens, strengthens, and makes sure you pay all of your bills on time. It is the BEST.
Arbonne Flirt Blush: I love makeup. I love finding any excuse to try new and fun, but this little blush is the BEST shade of girlie pink, sooooo soft and loverly. I love it even more than NARS Orgasm. That's right - I said it. I'm not saying I don't like Orgasm, it's lovely, but a little more peachy than Flirt, and I prefer my blush on the pink side. Ames - the next time you place an order, why don't you order me up another Flirt - I'm almost out. Thankyee kindly!Amy: Will do. Flirt coming at ya. Again, agreed. I go between Flirt, NARS Orgasm and MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty. Which, that screaming shade isn't Dainty but I got frustrated with the MAC site and am posting that one.

Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals: Amy here. There are some running themes in my life. One being that I'm eternally trying to lose just 5 more pounds coupled with the fact that I'm still eating as if I didn't need to. The other that I'm constantly searching for the perfect foundation.

See, mine is a color issue. I've tried drugstore brands to high-end brands and can't seem to find the right shade. I've had make-up artists help and done it DIY. I don't care what it costs as long as it doesn't leave me with Ye Olde Orange Face White Neck. It's sad really. I'll think something is right for about 2 or 3 days and then find out otherwise and add it to the makeup graveyard.

Now, I don't want to jinx things, but I think I may have met my match. Not only is the color the closest thing I've found to "me, only better!", but the makeup itself is smooth as satin. It feels like buttah and is good for your skin. Score. I'm in love with you, Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals. I believe James Ingram and Patti Austin said it best: "Baby Come To Me. Let Me Put My Arms Around You. This Was Meant To Be. And I'm Oh So Glad I Found You."

Urban Decay Twice Baked Eye Shadow: Still me, Amy. I have many more loves but cannot end my portion without raving about Urban Decay Eye Shadows. Specifically, Twice Baked. Not just a delicious way to serve a potato. Also, a really great shade to use to create a smoky eye or use as liner. A pot of that and a good chisel brush and you have the perfect eyeliner, my friends. Put it on over your UD EyeShadow Primer you are good ta go. Trust.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume: Shan again here. Bought this at Nordie's after reading great reviews (I'm a BIG review reader) and testing it meself. I though it would be total floral, which I don't love, but it is not. It's just soft and lovely, and comes in the cutest little hand grenade shaped bottle of goodness.

Hanae Mori perfume: I (Shan again) got this especially for my wedding day. I had never worn it and wanted a new fragrance to wear that day for the first time that would forever remind me of that day afterwards. This one fit the bill. Again, found it after searching Makeup Alley's product reviews, and the description of strawberries and sugared almonds sold me (I'm a HUGE foodie fragrance fan). It doesn't last on me quiiiite as long as I would like, but I. Love. This. Perfume.


S said...

Haha, this post is fun! :-D

Hi, I'm Silvia, write from Milan (Italy).

I was looking for info on Fresh Supernova. I shall decise between that and Shu Uemura Ultimate Expression (Sephoraaaaaaaa!! I shall test both)

I love your style, both in makeupo and in writing :D