28 May 2009

Girl Talk Thursday - Making it Up



I have the world's most crazy-sensitive, Casper-white skin. So once I discover what works that doesn't make my skin (a) get all peely and weird or (b) break-out, I stick to it.

I wear sunscreen every single day of my life. This Neutrogena SPF 70 stuff. I use it as my lotion. I also color in my eyebrows every single day, because if I don't, my eyebrows are only visibly about 1/2" long, and that's problematic. I use Maybelline's Expert Eyes® Twin Brow & Eye Pencils in Blonde. I'm actually a Sephora makeup snob, so I'm sure there's something better out there, but I've been using this since I was about 13 years old, and so far, no one has accused me of Cholita Eyebrows.

On a day that I'm wearing makeup, my skin being the crazy-sensitive creature that it is, I have a very specific routine. I start with philosophy the supernatural tinted foundation primer. 90% of the time this is it for my face, if I'm going somewhere I have to bring my A Game, I'll go over it with Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil. If I have zits, I use Neutrogena Skin-Clearing Oil-Free Concealer. I use whatever eyeliner I have floating around, Stila eyeshadow and the occasional smudge pot, depending on if it's work makeup or going out makeup I use either Rachel Perry (lightweight), or Fiberwig (vaVOOM) mascara.

The only lip anything I ever wear that isn't chapstick is Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, which I'll recommend to anyone with lips. Including you.

10 comments:

  1. Black Honey is a fantastic color!

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  2. I am also seriously pasty and have sensitive skin. i found that Mario Basescu works best for me and I use heavy SPF on my face. Bring a hat for the hot Chicago sun this summer!

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  3. You need to do my makeup at BlogHer.

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  4. have you ever tried Trish McEvoy make-up? http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2811715/0~2376780~6009391~6017849~6017855~6017863?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6017863&P=1
    I couldn't live my life without FINISH LINE- just a tiny drop turns any eye shadow into water proof eye liner!!!! Fan-Tabulous!!!!!

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  5. I have seriously sensitive skin too... I do not use straight suscreen as my lotion though... I use lotion with spf something in it already....

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  6. I glow in the dark too, and my skin is ULTRA sensitive. I try to avoid makeup altogether, but unfortunately I have to cover up the uneven skin tone, raccoon eyes and pimples that I was blessed with. Colorescience is the only makeup that doesn't make my face look like a piece of pepperoni pizza; it's legit mineral makeup. Their lightest shade of compact powder entitled, "light as a feather" is actually to dark for me; ain't that about a bitch. There are only 3 specific brands of shampoo that my skin doesn't react to; it's unbelievable.

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  7. I use that Neutrogena sunscreen stuff too, but have never tried is as an everyday type of thing, how's that working for you? Does it feel like your wearing sunscreen everyday?

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  8. Can you teach me how to do make up? I suck at it. :(

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  9. Which Stila shades do you like?
    We find Cloud, Wheat, Kitten and Barefoot are the most popular over here in the UK.

    Jayne x

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