Friday, April 13, 2007

TGIF Looooove list...

Today's list consists of only one item. Well, one collection really. It's Bare Escentuals make up. I'd suggest you start with a basic starter kit. QVC has the best price I've found. The foundation colors are quite forgiving, but for reference I wear fairly light and you can see my coloring in the pictures of Easter lower on the page.

I've never worn foundation regularly until I found BE. I hated the way it felt on my skin! Once I finally broke down and tried BE, I fell in love and have never looked back. It has a natural SPF in it and is reccomended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Now, as with anything new there is a learning curve. The first few times I wore it, I liked the way it felt but wasn't crazy about the coverage. It takes a bit of practice to find a routine you love with it. My routine now takes less than 5 minutes and I can do it without a mirror, which means while I'm running around getting kids dressed, driving, etc. (Shhh!!!) Seriously, it's so forgiving that I don't even have to look at what I'm doing.

What I've settled on that works best for me: Bisque on dark or red spots and undereye circles. Then a dusting of BE Mineral Veil. Then buff on the foundation. Then ANOTHER dusting of mineral veil. A little Warmth on the cheeks and eyelids, swipe of mascara and tinted lip balm, or Buxom Lips and I'm done! This face stays put ALL day long, always looks fresh, doesn't wipe off on my hubby's shirt if I hug him, and is easy as it gets. I'm all about ease. If I'm in a rush, I can skip one or two of the steps like primer or the first mineral veil dusting.

Warmth is a brown terra cotta type color, similar to bronzer, but has no sparkles. (Actually NONE of these products I'm talking about have sparkles.) You can use it under your jaw to accentuate the jawline, in your cleavage for a little added oomph, or wherever you want to contour.

Mineral Veil is like airbrushing for the skin. It's AMAZING!! It has no color, so any skin can use it. You can apply it over and over during the day if you want to freshen up and it never cakes or builds up.

A few tips...
1) When you first start playing with your new makeup, do only half of your face at a time so you can really see the difference.

2) When you first get your products, DON'T remove the stickers on top of the pot!! You'll end up with too much product if you do. Instead of removing the stickers, just poke holes with a straight pin. Start with a few, then do more if needed. This will really help to prevent the "mess". Trust me, this is a biggie and you'll thank me for this later.

3) If you live near a Sephora you can go in and try the products to find out what shades you like and don't. I LOOOVE the Bisque and the Buxom lip glosses.

If you have any questions, just post them here in the comments and I'll do my best to answer. :)


Morgan said...

okay, I've been wanting to try this for the longest time, and you have convinced me! I wonder if QVC has a website I can order through? I'm off to check!

Morgan said...

DUH! Blonde moment! I just clicked the link and saw that, yes QVC does have a website and you have already quite handily linked to it!! LOL~ sometimes I get headaches from all the air in there!

That's not a bad price at all either!

Jen said...

I really really want to try this stuff out but have no clue which color to go for with my skin. They are opening a Sephora in mom and dad's mall though and I know they help you find your shades you need, so I can't wait!!!!