Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I Am No Beauty Queen

But I do have a few great beauty finds to share with you!

I grew up close to the beach in hot, humid Florida. I have never been one to wear much makeup. When I moved to "the South" for college, I was blown away by the amount of makeup that girls wore! It just wasn't me. I told people I was more the "natural" type.

Well, my face needs more than just the "natural" look. A bad bout with chicken pox and the scars of acne have left my face full of blemishes. I just don't like to take the time to put on makeup in the morning.

The photos from a recent dress fitting reminded me that I should never go without makeup ever again. No, those pictures will not be appearing here - scary!

So I went to the closest Ulta (if you have never been to this store, you must check it out!)

I finally tried bareMinerals. Uhhh...where has this been all my life??

It is so easy to apply, and covers my blemishes with ease! Amazing! I wore my new "face" to my bridal shower if you want to see pictures of how it turned out. I even had people who asked me who did my makeup for the shower!

My other great find is too fabulous to not share with you. And it comes by way of CoverGirl. Yes, CoverGirl. Have you seen their new Outlast Lipstain?

Trust me, it lives up to the hype! And in case you want to see an example, I have it on in my bridal shower pictures too. :) I hate the taste of lipstick and hate that it wears off so quickly. This solves both problems! Put it on in the morning, and it lasts all day. Really. To make it look fresh, just put the lip gloss on. Perfect! I have a feeling this will be my wedding day lip color.

Do you have any great beauty product finds you'd like to share?


  1. You looked always do...and I'm not just saying that because I'm your mom...ask dad or grandma or....

  2. I love the bare minerals.. I've been using it for years. I'm still looking for that perfect lipstick though, so thanks for the tip!

  3. I have super sensitive skin and I've been scared to try bare minerals. I might give this a shot when my next check comes!

  4. I've been using Everyday Minerals for years because I've been afraid of BM with my sensitive skin, but since there is an Ulta near me and you can return, I might give it a shot!!

  5. I trialed Bare Minerals as potential makeup and liked the coverage. I might still do "regular" coverup, but was really surprised at the evenness of powder. Are you wearing it for the wedding then?