Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Everyday Makeup & Into The Gloss
I’ve wanted to do a makeup post since having a peek inside the makeup bags of Jennine Jacob, founder of the Independent Fashion Bloggers, at her blog The Coveted, and Coco Rocha, featured on my favorite beauty blog Into The Gloss. I have been more interested in Coco after she sat on one of the panels at the IFB Conference in September. She was tall and beautiful, just like a model should be, and she seemed nervous moments before she joined her fellow panelists, which made me like her instantly.
I decided to show what’s in my makeup bag after realizing I got some helpful hints from both Coco and Jennine. Maybe somebody can get a helpful hint from me. Also, I don’t know about you, but I love to know what cosmetics different women are using.
Another great bag made by my friend Juliet. I love looking at this bag so it always gets my day off to a terrific start.
If I ran into you on the street in NYC chances are I’d be wearing most of these products:
Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser. An inexpensive cleanser that I use every morning. It’s great for oily skin.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Oil Free, in Porcelain. I switched to tinted moisturizer when I wanted something lighter than foundation and since finding this I haven’t worn foundation at all.
YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch in 2, Luminous Ivory. This is a liquid concealer that multitasks. I use this not only under my eyes but under my brows as well, as a highlighter. It’s a splurge at $40 but it’s worth it.
Origins Just Browsing in Soft Brown. Otherwise my eyebrows would be all over the place. This provides control and a bit of color.
Covergirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Smoky Taupe. My old standby. I have been using this pencil in this color for over 10 years. It blends well and is a fantastic neutral shade. You can draw a precise line or go smoky with this liner. I hope Covergirl never stops making it.
Laura Mercier Eyeshadow, the Mauve Sunset trio (shown here above the YSL gold pen, on the left). I only use the pink-tinged taupe, which is matte. Some eyeshadows irritate my eyes. This is not one of them.
Almay Smart Shade Blush in Berry. I can’t do powder blushes anymore, they don’t adhere to my skin like they did when I was younger. This gives me a more dewy look and I will sometimes even use a tiny dab of this instead of eyeshadow.
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara. I’ve been through three tubes of this since I discovered it while looking for a lower-priced version of a mascara I love, DiorShow Mascara, which sells for $24.50. I use mascara nearly every day so the DiorShow, while a great product with a heavenly rose scent, has to be a treat. The Revlon is a pretty good substitute, not only in packaging but in the wand design and the product itself (though without the great scent) and sells for about $9. It provides volume and definition without flaking or clumps.
Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow in Twilight (the eyeshadow quad next to the Revlon eyelash curler). I use the pale pink shimmer, just the tiniest amount, directly under the brow to highlight that area.
Estée Lauder Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder in 01 Light. This has been good for taking away shine but I’m switching to something new when this compact is finished. I’m ready for a change (and any product suggestions are welcome).
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Cavalière (top) and Chanel Glossimer in Mica (bottom).
For lips I am currently using these (though not at the same time):
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Cavalière. The Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks have sheer shimmering color and are perfect for daytime wear. Cavalière is a wine-infused dark pink. I also have this lipstick in Bel-Ami, which is a lighter shade of pink.
Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer Lipgloss in Mica. I thought this was going to be a bubblegum pink when the Chanel sales associate gave me a sample to try (and therefore way too sweet for me), but it’s surprisingly sheer, with just a hint of pink shot through with silver.
Voilà! The very natural looking result.
I highly recommend the beauty blog Into The Gloss. Emily Weiss, who writes it, is on staff at Vogue and gets amazing lengthy interviews with magazine and beauty industry insiders. My favorites have included Jean Godfrey-June, the beauty director at Lucky, and Linda Rodin, a stylist who started her own line of facial oil called Olio Lusso. If you want to read a really crazy interview, check out the piece on Lauren Santo Domingo. It’s like wealth on another level. She doesn’t even wash her own hair. Ever. She has someone else do it. I’ll admit, part of me is fascinated by this piece of information, even if another part of me is repulsed.
Emily Weiss of Into The Gloss. She’s hustling to make it to a fashion show on time and I love the photo of this guy watching her running in high heels!