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Duplicate Orgasms

by fancypants, January 2, 2011

Right now I’m filling my make-up bag (cute patterned pink from Target) to leave at the gym so I don’t have to schlepp things back and forth and inevitably leave something needed behind! My friend Mel and I spent a lovely morning at Sephora on Friday, and it has made me do an audit of my makeup selection and although I’m trying to be a bit more adventurous this year, there are certain staples that I couldn’t live without! For a lot of these, I have to give credit to my friend Rachael Donaldson who amongst other things, is a stylist and took me makeup shopping when I was feeling dreadfully pregnant with my 3rd child – some of her suggestions are my faves! Thanks Rachael!

Also, I’m 37, so I think my main make-up priority is to look fresh, with a bit of a glow. That’s something that doesn’t happen my itself anymore! You’ll find that a lot of the items in my bag pay attention to that, and also, the whole kit and kaboodle HAS to take me 5 minutes or under…
– FACE: #1 must have: Urban Decay Surreal Skin Mineral Make-up. Makes me feel like I’ve been airbrushed. Takes seconds to apply. I carry a spare in my handbag. Always.

– LIPS: it comes a close second, but who could live without NARS Orgasm lip gloss? Yep, it’s all about the orgasm. It’s iconic, and always makes me look polished. The lip gloss, that is…

–  CHEEKS: then we’re on to a selection of NARS “The Multiple” and surprisingly my favorite isn’t Orgasm, but actually South Beach. Granted I’ll use Orgasm by itself on a Sunday grocery trip, but I’m also a fan of Copacabana as a highlighter on the cheekbones and under the eyes. I think I got that tip from a supermodel in a magazine. The Multiple is a stick of cream that nobody should go without.
– while on the cheeks, yes, a dab of NARS Orgasm Blush over the South Beach gives it a great lift, and that dewy look I’m hankering after.

– EYES: Um, I haven’t slept for 7.5 years, so I need a little help in the eye department. Rachael taught me a great tip in using NARS (can you see I’m a fan?) Cosmic Girl Cream Shadow in the corner of my eyes, and I like to smear some over my lids before I apply another color.
– and eyelash curler does make a difference. Hell, I don’t know exactly what it does, but all I have to do is squeeze three times on each eye and at least I feel professional!
– and while we’re on the topic, MASCARA: I have bought every mascara ever made. For a while there I was addicted to Dior Show. And then we got a nanny whose eye makeup looked like Tammy Faye Baker, but man, were her lashes perfect. This girl would rock up at 7:30am to look after 3 kids and she’d be TV ready. Her secret? Growing up in a small town in Idaho with nothing to do, and Covergirl Volume Lash Blast. It’s an orange tube of mascara magic!

So I’m all set. I can’t wait to hit the gym tomorrow morning and be able to glam out afterwards…in under 5 minutes!

Comments

  1. You can never go wrong with Nars and the beginning of the year is a great time to do some inventory. I usually get rid of stuff that I just don’t need or want and rotate my makeup this way: main kit–>gym kit–>travel kit–>car kit. I have these little kits in these 3 places so I never have to schlep anything and don’t have to part with great makeup just because I want some new goodies, and I never have to pack makeup. It’s always available.
    xo

    1. baciamille says:

      Ooh, I love that idea!

  2. Olivia says:

    I love make- up!!
    I can play a trick or two with colors for any occasions- be it may.. Loved to read this. The images were nicely posted- they hooked me up- almost.. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this..
    Wishing you a beautiful 2011
    Love xox

  3. mary says:

    fyi – tried a new mascara this go ’round: maybelline falsies. wowza, am in mad love.