Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Makeup Monday (Err, Tuesday)

When Maria asked via Twitter if anyone wanted to participate in #MakeupMonday during the month of May, I knew immediately that I'd want to participate. It would give me the perfect excuse to actually put some effort into my appearance; something that I've found easy to let slide ever since becoming a stay-at-home-mom.

For the first Monday, I went all out and did a full-face of makeup, including false eyelashes. Before having Aiden, I loved to put on falsh lashes, but I hadn't done it once since he was born.

Products Used:
1. Yes To Tomatoes Daily Moisturizing Lotion (this is great for use with foundation)
2. Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Combo/Oily, I mixed it with...
3. Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow - a Birchbox sample
4. Dermablend Concealer - another Birchbox sample, I love this stuff.
5. Clinique Airbrush concealer
6. Wet 'N' Wild Eye Palette in Nude Awakening
7. Urban Decay Primer Potion - a must have for my hooded lids
8. Physicians Formula Eyeliner
9. Ardell Wispies False Lashes
(Not Pictured)
10. Milani Baked Blush in Corallina
11. Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon
12. NYC Bronzer in Sunny


This picture motivated me to go in and groom my eyebrows (eek); and my participation has encouraged me to keep up with maintaining my appearance. It might seem vain, but it has really been a bit of a morale booster for me. And I need all of the boosting I can get.


  1. I don't think it's vain to give yourself a boost. I hope if I become a mom, I still want to put on some make up or get dressed up. You were you first and you like make up! No shame in that.

    1. Thanks :) You're absolutely right!

  2. Gorgeous!! I've been wanting to try a BB cream for awhile now. Your skin looks amazing!!

  3. Thank you! I haven't found one that I like enough to use on its own (I have hyper-pigmentation and acne scarring that isn't covered well enough), but this one is as close as I've gotten to satisfaction. It's a little too shimmery for my combination skin, so mixing it with my foundation just gives me a really nice glow.