I am on the plane home from NYFW, and I have so much to share with you! I'm downloading all my photos from my camera at the moment and I can't wait to see them on a computer screen and not my Canon DSLR's little viewer. I'm very excited about some of the shots I captured at a few shows - particularly Michael Costello and Maria Ke Fisherman. I really wanted to be able to take my own photos for my first NYFW experience, rather than rip them from a professional photographer's site. That is all well and good, but I personally prefer to use as much of my own work as possible!
Earlier this week I shared a new outfit post with you. Something else I wanted to share was some information about my makeup in that post! I have some favorites that I wore that day, and I figured you might like to hear a few details.
If you peeped my NYFW Beauty Basics post, you'll have actually heard a bit about what I'm loving these days! For my foundation, I've been using Bare Minerals' bareSkin® Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20. I have the shade Bare Natural, which is actually just slightly too dark for my face. I don't mind this, though, because I feel like that helps me not look so washed out in photographs. Plus, I always dust a fair-shade powder on top, anyway, so that helps cancel out darkness. The powder I've been using lately is Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Pressed Powder in the color Fair. I like it because it doesn't seem to act "cakey" on my face. The little applicator it comes with is a little poof instead, not a sponge, which I use to pat the powder on just to kill shine on my T-Zone.
For cheeks, I've been loving layers a shimmery bronzer with blush. I have seen some bloggers talk about preferring matte for summer, and I do use a matte bronzer often, but I like the sheen a shimmer bronzer gives my face. The bronzer I have is a quad product and has four shimmery shades in it. The label is worn off and I peeled off the stickers so I have no clue what the brand is! I searched around on Ulta's site and did not see it. So, if I rediscover what the brand is, I'll update this post. The two darker ones I swirl together and use for light contouring, and I use the two lighter shades as highlight on the tops of my cheeks.
Let's talk about my newest lip product addiction. Rimmer's Show Off Lip Lacquer is pretty amazing. It applies like a lip gloss but has some serious color payoff. It smells a little weird - it reminds me vaguely of the Botanical Garden somehow. I picked up a few colors during a BOGO sale at Ulta, and I'm loving them. I have Galaxy, Celestial, Comet, and Big Bang. The color I'm wearing in the above photographs is Comet. It's a great basic "My Lips But Better" shade for me. They apply so smoothly that I have been wearing them almost every single day. I don't find them to be drying at all, but I always apply lip balm first. The applicator is a slightly fuzzy doe foot shape with a small hollow in the center that holds product inside. I haven't seen this before in any products I've used, and I really enjoy it. I don't have to keep dipping back into the tube to grab more to apply.
Do you use any of the products? What kind of beauty product are you addicted to?