Happy New Year, Let’s talk Makeup.

Happy New Year to all my friends, family, and Internet friends. Let’s talk makeup to begin with. I noticed that I was being a little daring during the end of the year. I went out a bunch of times without makeup. I mean really without a stitch of makeup at all. Sometimes I was so busy I went out with my hair tied up a lot too. What I realized is that I needed to break down my makeup routine so that I could look good and get out of the house, with a 7 month old. I am a new mother and I generally am doing the same makeup I was doing before I was pregnant and I just don’t have the time. When I was awake until 2 a.m. trying to figure out how to fit my old routine that required 30 minutes into the 10 minutes I had. So I broke it down to the bare necessities:

Primer with some brightening or light reflecting quality to play with the light.
Liquid foundation or a creamy concealer for a even quick fix.
MAC  mineralize skin finish natural to set everything with. That created a perfect bare canvas.
For dimension I use elf cool bronze for highlighting and contouring.
NARS Dulce Vita blush for a pop of color
Maybelline great lash big on my lashes, color sensational Nearly There on my lips with clear gloss and instead of liquid liner I switched to a pencil on the top lashes only  for day to day wear.

This was a hard decision for me because I always like a lot of options and always want to change up my look. I realize that my life no longer offers me the luxury of time for that. I use these products daily and I only change them from week to week. The only products I switch are my blush and lipstick, which I have never worn until now.This saves me a ton of time and keeps me sane at the same time.

Now, about the lipstick thing. I never was a lipstick girl. I was always liner and gloss but one day I decided to try a red lip. I bought Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in Bordeaux and loved it. I wore it until the end of the tube. I was hooked on Rimmel London Lipstick until I tried Maybelline Color Sensational in Plum Paradise. I was in love all over again. I loved the feel of this lipstick and the color was amazing I used it also until the end of the tube and now have a collection of not only Maybelline but Rimmel and NYC lipsticks as well. And to think all of this started when I wanted to try a red lip.These are all great lippies to try if you want to get started with a lipstick.

Another product I have converted to is Maybelline Great Lash “Big”. I never liked Maybelline great lash until now. They have given it a bigger fuller brush which was my only complaint about the mascara. Now I am in love. The maybelline great lash we all love now with a volume building brush I love it.

I am so glad to share all of this with you guys let me know what your favorites are and leave a comment. I want to hear your opinion. I will accept any and all requests also. XOXO Dee

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