The past year, no really, the past six or seven months, I’ve become something of a makeup hoarder. It all started with a small collection of mini Bare Escentuals eyeshadows I purchased about 7 years ago, but still own. Those things are next to IMPOSSIBLE to use up!
If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I have struggled with makeup my entire life; it wasn’t until recently that I realized that there are tools out there that actually work for me, and could work for you too.
So – using that as a backdrop, I’m about to embark ona series of posts about my mounting makeup collection in 2011.
What is a VIB you ask? A Very Important Beauty of course! That is the term that Sephora uses to categorize its frequesnt shoppers who exceed a
ridiculous certain level of purchases in any calendar year. IN this case, it’s $350. Given that it’s only May, and that I’m telling you I’m a VIB, you can imagine how much product I’ve gone gaga over. But that’s another story.
So here is part 1:
Dateline, November 2010. Sephora was having a deal that if I purchased a certain amount, I’d get a free Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil. Ok so since I’m a sucker for a steal, deal, or sale, I bought just the bare minimum that was on my watch list:
Stila Smudge Pot in Brown. There is a story behind this purchase like many others but…
Smashbox Wish for the Perfect Pencil – a holiday set of 4 mini waterproof eyeliner pencils
Detect a pattern? well my biggest struggle with makeup my entire life was getting it to STAY ON MY FACE! Primarily, I have a serious issue with eyeliner. For me, personally, if I don’t use the right eyeliner, I end up looking like
which is just NOT attractive in any way. So i sort of gave up, because by noon, my makeup would be smudged, budged and otherwise bothered. Who knew why, it just way. I also struggled to find a an eye primer that didn’t irritate my crazy allergy sensitive eyes. So I didn’t use one.
I did a bit of research, and found that there were RAVE reviews on the Smudge Pots as well as the Smashbox liners. So off I went to click and buy.
These two products were GREAT! They really were the foray in to a happy makeup life for me, because for ONCE when I wore them, FINALLY they didn’t budge. They stayed put. They didn’t move. I could put eyeshadow on top of them and it )mostly) looked good an hour later.
I still use the Smashbox pencils from time to time, and they are great, small, and travel friendly.
I have abandoned the smudge pot – thought I”m not sure why, so I’ll need to revist that to review it. Stay tuned!