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Makeup Wars: Favorite Waterproof Makeup

Makeup Wars Favorite Waterproof Makeup

In this edition of “Makeup Wars” we are talking about our favorite waterproof products. This is perfect timing what with the temps starting to heat up. I think of these more as meltproof/sweatproof products than pure waterproof products, since I am not that much of a pool going gal, as my pale skin can attest. So, I decided to give you guys my quick and dirty look for the summer, and it will even work at the pool, if you are in to that kind of thing.

Now, I don’t include any face products, because, well, none of those are waterproof & they are just going to sweat off of me no matter what I do, so I barely even try during the warm months. 110deg Oklahoma Summer will do that to a gal.

I always tend to keep my eyes fixed, and these items keep them ready, no matter the moistness:

Mally Beauty Waterproof Volumizing Mascara: If you guys remember, this was one of my “Desert Island” staples, so, if it is good enough for the island, it’s good enough for hanging out by the pool. (*If you are looking for a drugstore WP mascara, you might also remember that I’ve hung out at the pool in some Covergirl LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara, too.)

Maybelline Color Tattoo Gel Shadow: I know I have told you about these over and over and over again, but they really are a great waterproof shadow option, especially for a drugstore brand – the variety of colors are amazing, but I generally keep a neutralish color around so I can play with brighter eyeliner.

Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen: These eyeliners are ridiculously great for my eyes. They glide on almost as easy as liquid liner, but with a pencil width and wear. And, their waterproof claim is no joke. I have got an eye that continues to water like a weeping statue, whether from allergies or just to annoy the hell out of me (*which it does). These pencils have become my go-to liner that stands up to my constant wiping, without staining my eyelid, nor fading away after first wipe and comes in a bunch of different, vibrant colors.

As for my lips, we know that we can’t keep gloss or lipstick on for very long, and we need to reapply sunscreen lip products, esp hanging out by the pool/lake/ocean. The one thing I have found that keeps color on my lips and holds up to reapplication of lip wax is a lip stain:

Covergirl Outlast Lipstain: This drugstore goodie is water-based so you won’t dry out your lips and still keep color on your lips while playing in the water. (*Fun fact: I use this to draw on my kids’ face for Spirit Days at school – it wears off overnight and lasts thru sweaty pep rallies!)

So, these are the things that pretty much get me thru an Oklahoma summer. What are some of your favorite waterproof/meltproof/sweatproof products?

And, after you tell me that, go check out what these other lovelies have picked as their waterproof faves:

*Disclaimer: These products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration.

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Makeup Wars: Favorite Cream or Pencil Eyeshadows

In this edition of Makeup Wars we were supposed to list our favorite cream shadow or eye pencil. Uhm, I’m not Sophie’s Choice-ing it over here. Those are two very distinct things to me. Yes, they are both easy peasy color applications, but for me they actually fill different roles. And, you know if my lazy butt can distinguish between two lazy girl products, that is exactly what I am going to be & be a greedy little thing by listing both.

To noone’s surprise, I have another Mally product to share with you, her amazing – to me and according to all of her QVC Beauty Viewers Choice awards, many other people’s favorites – “Shadow Sticks”.
Mally Beauty Shadow Sticks pile

I’m not even going to attempt to pick out my favorite of this pile, because I don’t even think I have all of mine in there. But, I will tell you about the two different kinds of Shadow Sticks that Mally has – her “Evercolor Shadow Stick” and her “Age Rebel Shadow Stick”. Both of these products are long-lasting formulas that are your shadow, primer, and can be used as a liner, if you feel like it. The main differences are that there are at least 24 colors in the Evercolor shadow stick and the Age Rebel has anti-aging properties and comes in 6 colors.

Mally Beauty Shadow Sticks ends
I will give you fair warning, tho. These shadow sticks do tend to go on the shimmery side. I don’t mean with glitter fall-out, I just mean they are bright, glowy and definitely not a matte shadow. These are great on their own with a liner, or even playing with one or more at a time. I don’t generally use these as a base for shadows myself, but I know they can be a good primer for a powder shadow, too.

Now, when it comes to cream shadows, I am sold on the Maybelline 24-Hour Cream Shadows.
Maybelline Color Tattoo
I know I told you guys about them before, and since then they have expanded the color range. And, they now have a habit of introducing Limited Edition colors, so be on the look out for those, too, at pretty much any mass-market retailer or drug store. I do tend to use these as bases for powder shadows when I want to layer with a powder shadow (*esp with the matte shades), but I am absolutely not opposed to just dipping my finger in there and swiping it on my lids and head out the door with a coat of mascara. In fact, that is how I prefer to apply it, as I feel like I get a more uneven application with a brush. Or maybe I just like smooshing my eyelid. Whichever.

So, these are my favorite cream products that I used on my eyes – can you see why there was no way that I was going to be able to narrow that nonsense down? And now you should go see what the other lovelies declare to be their favorite cream or pencil shadows:

*Disclaimer: Most of these products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration, and because I am a Mally Ambassador, but I have been known to buy some of these with my own money.

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Makeup Wars: Valentine’s Day Look

Makeup Wars Valentine's Day Look

In this edition of “Makeup Wars” we are talking about our Valentine’s Day looks. In my case, I associate Valentine’s Day with Pink and tend to stick with that color family, but keep my eyes pretty simple since Pink around my eyes ends up making me look like I have another case of “Pink Eye”, so, no good on me.

Check out what I would use:

  • Three Custom Color “The Sweetest Thing” Palette – I used the deceptively sheer “Icing on the Cupcake” eyeshadow as a wash on my lid, as it reflects different colors depending on how the light hits it. I use the “Lollipop Lip & Cheek Stain” for a bit of color on my cheeks.
  • mark Make It Rich Lip Color Crayon in “Peony” – This lip pencil is a bit more purple & glossier dupe of my beloved NARS 413 BLKR Pencil, which got stolen last year. With the mark pencil only $11, less than half of the NARS pencil, I’m not in a super rush to replace it when I have this fab pencil stepping up.
  • Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream – this BB works like a great tinted moisturizer for me, giving me light coverage, but still knocking down some of my redness.
  • Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender – Pretty sure I have beat you over the head with my love for this finisher. No questions.
  • L’Oreal HiP high intensity pigments™ Color Chrome Eyeliner in “Violet Volt” – get a bit of metallic shine with this vivid purple, playing off the multi-color reflecting eyeshadow. And it lasts all day on me.
  • Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer – I use this double duty product to cover up dark circles under my eyes and then I use it above my brows to highlight my upper face to distract from what the concealer can hide.
  • Covergirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara – This latest LashBlast version lets me layer on the mascara and not make me have to separate everything out at the end, because it’s already done. And the flat side of the brush makes it easy for me to get my bottom lashes, which I would do for a night out. I don’t do them for my day to day look.
  • Mally Beauty 24/7 Brow Express – this dual-ended wand lets me shape my brows up with the pencil end and then set them in place with the powder coated sponge on the other end. They don’t move when they are done.
  • butter London Nail Lacquer in “La Moss” – The one way I *will* vamp it up for Valentine’s Day is on my nail and this deep, dark red is just great for that.
  • So, this is what I would use. What do you do for your Valentine’s Day look? Do you vamp it up? Go all sweet and romantic? Or is it just another Thursday to you?

    Now, go check out what these other lovelies are doing for their Valentine’s Day:

    *Disclaimer: Some of these products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration, and some I spent my hard earned wages on for my own amusement.

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    Makeup Wars: Favorite BB Cream

    This edition of “Makeup Wars” has us discussing our favorite BB creams. As we all know, I love me some foreign beauty products, so it should come as no surprise that my favorite BB cream is a legit Asian BB cream. I say “legit” because the Asian BB creams contain a whitening formulation that the US brands don’t include, which I actually need this time of year because of my ruddy cheeks. It’s also a thicker formula, which is more moisturizing for me as the temperatures cool down.

    And, just to be weird, this contains nail protein extract, which I have no clue how it’s beneficial, but they say it gives the skin “nascent energy”, and really, who doesn’t want *that* (*whatever that is). And since it’s from Asia, it’s going to be a pain to get here in the US, but if you want to hunt it down, it was around $25USD, as a point of reference.

    But if you are curious what I use from the US, my go to lately has been the Maybvelline Dream Fresh BB. Like I said, this doesn’t contain a whitening agent, so it really acts like a tinted moisturizer to me, which is my preferred formula anyway. And, since it’s here in the US, it’s available just about everywhere you shop – big box, drugstore and online for less than $10USD.

    Have you guys jumped on the BB cream wagon? What is your favorite one – and do you switch it up due to the weather/season? Or keep on going?

    Now, go check out what the other gals have picked as their favorite BB cream:

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    *Disclaimer: The Carslan was gifted to me and the Maybelline was provided by PR.

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    Makeup Wars: Favorite Red Lippie

    You guys – I was certain I was going to tell you about the Rouge Baiser red lippie because I don’t wear red. But then, something happened at Fashion Week. I was hanging out in the Maybelline Lounge in Lincoln Center, where they had a vending machine to give out samples of products. I chose the lippie because I was curious what I would get. Out came “Red Revival”.
    I thought “Oh, that’s nice” and dropped it in my bag. But, then I got bored and pulled it out and put it on. PEOPLE. Let me tell you something! I don’t know what happened, but, I *liked it*. I kept it on and wore it out in public. IN PUBLIC, I TELL YOU.
    It got to the point that I started my day with it on and even *reapplied* during the day. I do not do that!

    So, yeah, I think I have found my Red and it’s as close as my nearest drugstore. What about you? Have you found your red yet?

    Don’t forget to see what these other lovelies chose as their favorite red lippie, too:

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