I’ve been meaning to post about products that I love. Beauty related. (This is not the place to start talking about my love for our hot pool boy. And considering I don’t have a pool- well… this could become a very strange discussion) We all know how great of a blogger I am. I tend to forget, get too busy or just lazy. Poor back burner blog! So anyway- I get asked a lot what my favorite things are beauty wise. No better way than to just jump in with my top 5!
<Drum roll> Did you just do a drum roll in your head? I did too.
#5 Redken Hair #12 Styleworks Hairspray
If folks were still using the phrase “da bomb” then this stuff would totally be.. “Da Bomb”. Wow. I feel like a dork just typing that. You may have lost a little cool just by reading it. Oh well. At least your hair will be the bomb diggity. Feel free to push that little X on the top right hand of your window, now.
Fashion Work #12 is awesome because it helps set your style without giving it that crunchy wet moussed look. You will ALWAYS find this stuff in my bag. If I were on a deserted island with a bunch of …brides. I would bring this. I think it would probably make for some good order control too if those brides started getting all unruly and stuff. I truly love Redken products. I’ve tried MANY MANY other products and none measure up to the Redken hairsprays I’ve been using. They smell great, have humidity protection, and they hold the hair without the super producty feeling. This spray is not meant to “seal” a style. It’s a light movable hold. Did I mention that it smells fantastic? It really does. If it didn’t leave me all sticky I’d might use it as some emergency body spray.
My do I love this stuff! People often ask me what they should use for liner, that doesn’t run or smudge off. Well, here’s your answer. MAC’s fluidline is not only smudge proof its also water proof. THE best I tell you. I usually dab the excess onto the back of my hand when using it on a client. And if I don’t clean it off right away I have to seriously scrub to get it off later. Fluidline comes in various colors and will need to be applied with a liner brush. I typically use a semi stiff angle brush or MAC’s 210 Precise eye liner brush. It’s a happy medium between an eye liner and liquid liner. You definitely have more control.
I love, love, love this blush. It’s creamy, which is weird at first, I know. But trust me. This product is amazing. I love it because you can build up your color, so you can go from a hint of pink, to dramatic I could be in theater pink. It also looks super natural. Not like, alien or ghost super natrual. But this puppy does natural..super. I feel like a lot of the pressed powder blushes can sit right on top of your skin and look dry, and unnatural. You rub this into your skin, and it’s creamy so it gives a very natural look. I realize I keep saying, natural. But I’m a natural kind of gal. I can’t help it. And I’m a little rusty with the blogging that I can’t describe things as well as I’d like. You’ll just have to trust me on this one. With this product you can apply with a blush brush- may I suggest a super soft flat head brush. You can also use your fingers. I know! I gave you permission to touch your face. Just be sure to use your ring finger to apply. It’s one of the weakest fingers so you wont be pulling at your precious elasticy face as much. You’ll thank me when your 60. I swear.
You’re probably thinking by now, I wonder if Angela works for MAC. Well the answer is No. I just happen to really, really love their products. Most of them. I haven’t found a waterproof mascara that I love yet. See. I don’t love ALL of their products. But the Studio Fix compact is the best of the best. This is what I use almost every day. I have super oily skin and giant pores and I get pimples every now and then. I always carry this with me. I actually have one in my car, one in my purse, and one in my husbands truck. Only because I often forget to put makeup on and I hate not having any options if we decide to stop by somewhere, where I might run into someone I know. So back to the fantastic product. This foundation/powder feels like powder but has great medium to almost full coverage. It says it can provide full coverage but I’ve never tried it. I think it would end up looking a little too powdery for that. With my oily skin it stays on for quite some time. I would be a hypocrite if I told you to avoid the sponge thingy that it comes with. It’s bacteria ridden and gross. And to use a powder brush and wash regularly. But, if you saw into my compact you would see that my sponge thing has been used within every inch of its life. I use to use Bare Minerals, which I also love, but this is just a bit easier and less messy. Same price.
Okay, so I do technically sell Dinair. But if you knew me, you’d know I am NOT a good sales person. I am a approved distributor of the line, but I don’t really ever sell it. I just get to buy it in bulk which helps because I go through the stuff like running water. And not because you have to use a ton, you don’t. I just use a lot for work and for myself. The benefits to airbrush are that it is water resistant, silicone free, paraben free, and not tested on animals. Um holla! Those sweet wittle bunnies are spared getting toxic painful poisons sprayed into their eyes. Ugh, thats another story.. another day! The foundation is also super light weight. Which ends up being kind of an issue for clients who use heavy foundation. It tends to make them feel more exposed I guess. But I promise you, the amazing coverage is there! Dinair is also contact resistant. So you don’t have to worry about schmootzing your friends clothes if your a hugger. You know what I love best about this foundation? Its SOOOO great for oily skin. I have super oily skin and I have overactive sweat glands on my forehead so I tend to sweat off my makeup fast. You will almost always find me sporting airbrush makeup during the summer. It’s also great for cover up discoloration as well as tattoos. So go get that giant Grateful Dead dancing bears tattoo on your shoulder, the one you’ve been dying to get but don’t want it to show in your wedding pictures. I’ll cover those bad boys right up! If you decide you do want to try it out, let me know and I can give you more info.
Well that’s it. That’s 5 of my favorite things. In doing this post I realized I have a billion other favorite things, so stay tuned for those. And I’ll be sure to try to get on posting more. Got anything you want us to try out and want an honest opinion on it? Shoot us a comment or email and we’ll go pick it up and try it out!