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Give good face

April 1st, 2010

I used to have an oodle (a meticulously organized Kaboodle) of makeup – lipsticks, eyeshadows and blushes in every color imaginable. I was 13 – never wore it but loved to have it. Since then, I have done a lot of dabbling from one cosmetic to the next just to find a handful of things I absolutely love (makeup that works well and looks good)! Everything here makes up my day-to-day beauty regimen and, since my skin is so overly sensitive, much of it is made from natural ingredients. However, you will notice that there is one very important item missing – mascara. I am still on the hunt for the perfect mascara.


I prefer the natural look and feel of a tinted moisturizer over a cakey foundation and clogged pores. Smooth Operator by tarte is an oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 and packed with skinvigorating™ ingredients to keep skin looking and feeling naturally smooth. And, it is certified vegan and cruelty free by PETA.

I like to sweep a powder over a liquid (even if it is oil-free). Sexy Mama is an anti-shine powder by The Balm and it is translucent (so your perfect shade of tarte won’t be spoiled). The formula removes shine (ick!) and leaves you with a smooth, matte finish. It is virtually invisible keeping your look soft, not overly done up.
With two shades to complement and enhance each other, this blush duo by Hourglass practically compliments you. In Brazilian: A warm, neutral peach blush (to make you look alive) and a milk chocolate bronzer (to make it look like you are enjoying life). Apply with Brush No. 2 with its Taklon bristles (PETA-friendly) to contour supermodel worthy cheekbones.

Shadowlift by DuWop is a liquid eyeshadow. Like an eye cream, it is packed with anti-aging and skin perfecting ingredients which all work to oxygenate, nourish and tone the delicate eyelid area. Instantly cooling and, as it dries, it tightens giving the eyes a lift. Choosing a shade is easy: golden pink, champagne, bronze or taupe.

For the intensity of a liquid liner but forgiveness of a pencil, DuWop’s EyeCatcher Pencils. They are ultra smooth eyeliners that complement the color of your eyes (or the blackest velvety black for all dramatic eyes). The formula is noncomedogenic, completely smudge proof, water resistant and conditioning.


Absolutely love the Sugar Lip Treatment by Fresh and if you don’t have it, you need it. It is sensational – melts on your lips and keeps them feeling moist all day (should be a staple). For those nights on the town, their lip glosses have a high shine without all the stickiness and is enhanced with a bright citrus flavor. Yum!

Stately Scroll from the Letterpress Collection

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