Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Make-Up Maven

This morning I was in the chow hall with the dear husband before my morning workout. As I usually just wake up at the crack of dawn to go with Sean to PT, I had no make-up on. I saw a few regulars of the USO who told me I looked tired. In all honesty I looked tired because I wasn't wearing make-up that cover my prominent under-eye circles.

It's funny because when I was in high school I wore virtually no make-up and I don't remember my under eye circles looking so bad. I didn't even wear eyeliner in high school. Now I can't imagine going a day without it.


So my question to you is what's your make-up routine? Do you wear a lot? Or a little? What's your favorite product to use?

18 comments:

Stacey said...

I used to not be able to imagine a day where I would go outside without eye makeup on...my eyes just sink into my head and having blonde eyebrows makes my eyes disappear even more. I have gotten in the routine of just putting on my foundation and throwing on some windpants to take Eli to school though. I don't usually run into anyone, and then when I get home I take my shower and start all over. I have too uneven skin to not wear at least foundation ;), but after the morning you won't catch me without my mascara, eyeliner and shadow, very light blush...if I wear it at all, and lipstick. I'm so pale I rely on it to look alive...lol

mewok said...

Ooohhh I love makeup!! I don't know why some girls "vow" never to wear makeup... its so much fun!

The only time i don't have it on is when i go to bed/get out of the shower.

Otherwise I always have on at least mascara. When I'm going out I usually put on a face lotion (one with a little bit of tanner in it) and then a little bit of bronzer on my cheeks and a quick "pat" on my nose. Sometimes i'll wear powder (studio fix from Mac) with a little bronzer on top (Physician's formula)

I believe in Mac eyeshadows! haha! I have a very eclectic collection. Most of the time instead of eyeliner i'll wet the end of a liner brush and dab it in my favorite mac black shade and use that instead. Makes it easier to blend with my shadow.

I'm not picky about mascara because i go through it so fast so i usually get the little pink and green bottle every girl should have in their makeup case. :-) Is it Revlon that makes it?

Oooo! and Victoria's Secret lip glosses! Love them!

Oh Lord i could go all day on this subject haha!

MG said...

I actually pretty much stopped wearing makeup. I'll put some on if I am going somewhere nice. I could literally count the number of times on one hand that I have worn makeup since July.

Natalie said...

I love make-up! It is so much fun to play with. I have recently fallen in love with the urban decay eyeshadow primer. It is amazing! Really, I don't know why I never spent the money on it before. My eyeshadow and liner stays put all day.

Windy City Kelley's said...

I don't wear a lot during the week, but I can't go without eyeshadow and liner. I spend much more time on myself on the weekend :)

Jessica said...

Love love love my makeup! I do wear it everyday, even if I don't have any plans. I do it for myself and because I want to though, not because I feel like I need it. I think that's important.
I will say that I do need at least some tinted powder everyday to even things out (I like Maybeline's "natural" stuff.. not sure exactly what it is). Then I'll usually add some brozen to liven up those cheek bones, a tiny bit of blush, always some black eyeliner (sometimes play with other colors) and definitely mascaara. I can't tell you the last time I've used eye shadow though.. I just don't like it!

The worst thing I've ever heard on a day I wasn't wearing makeup at work.. I must have been sick.. was that I looked like I was homeless.. nice huh?

JG said...

I wish I was more girly about stuff like this. I try to wear makeup whenever I leave the house, but usually, after fixing my hair and everything else, I've either run out of time or I'm bored, so I just leave! Of course, when I was working I wore makeup, and if we go out I try to wear makeup (except like the other night when we went to a movie right after working out - no time for makeup there!) I am all about Mary Kay. They have the best skin care and colors around. The only thing that I think they lack on is mascara. Their mascara just doesn't do enough for my skimpy, stubby eyelashes.

Sara said...

Aww heck. My basic routine if I am going for minimal is primer, tinted moisturizer, under eye cover, brozer and mascara. My favorite thing to use is my primers, although blush makes me happy too. My least favorite thing to do it put on mascara. Don't know why, just find it tedious.

lola said...

I can't leave without mascara. Other than that, I usually do concealer under the eyes, eye shadow and eyeliner. Always, always have Aveeno daily moisturizer+SPF on first though!

Dana said...

Toddlers don't allow much time for makeup rituals. Tinted moisturizer, powder and mascara. Burt's Bees tinted pomegranate lip balm if I'm feeling sassy.

Kebi Cedawna said...

When it comes to makeup i'm all for "less is more". Thanks to you i'm a BareMinerals girl. I love that stuff!

Abbie said...

I'm with mewok...I love, love, love makeup. Especially Bare Escentuals. I'm telling you, I don't know what I did before it! Their foundation is the BEST! It covers everything! So I never leave the house without that on my face and usually for the day I always use a bronzer or some kind of shimmer powder and mascara. For nights out, I do the whole nine; foundation, bronzer, a tiny bit of blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner and of course, mascara. Oh! And my Mac lip tints lip gloss. They frickin stopped making it last summer so I'm on my very last pot of it. Boo!

Fun post!

Jessie said...

a little eyeliner, mascara, and blush go a LONG way!!!! :)

Shoshanah said...

If I'm being honest I wear make-up pretty rarely. Mainly because I'd rather sleep an extra 5 minutes in the morning than actually wake up and put make-up on

Rachael said...

To be honest, I usually wear a full face of makeup. I still do a pretty natural look, but i do it with foundation, concealer, powder, highliter, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss. Eeek, thats a lot. Sometimes if i'm having a good skin day {very little to no acne}, I'll go with just mascara and a little face powder.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I always have foundation on. Usually I'll at least do that and maybe some eye liner. If I get really ambitious and have time I'll throw on some eye shadow as well.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Serious email me your address and I will send you the BEST eye cream in the world.. say goodbye to your little black circles..

Hannah Noel said...

In highschool I wore a LOT of makeup. I was convinced I looked ugly and homely without it!!
Then I hit college and quickly fell into the "roll out of bed and go to class" look.

Nowadays, I usually go without makeup if I'm staying at home. If I'm going to the store, I'll usually put on concealer, powder foundation, blush, and maybe some neutral eye-liner.

If I'm going to work, I step it up a notch by adding eyeshadow (usually neutrals).

If I'm going out with Mr. AF or with the girls, I go all out and even use mascara ;)