Well, it has been a long while since I have written anything here but I thought I should tell you what I have known for a long time and never thought to write down. Baby wipes are fabulous makeup removers! I have used them on the set to clean off everything from blood and guts to mascara and lipstick! They are so much cheaper than your average “facial cleansing cloths”. Those are 5 or 6 bucks a pack and baby wipes are a couple of bucks for three times as many! The best ones are Huggies Natural Care because they have no fragrance and no crap in them to irritate skin. Hey, they are made not to harm babies so, they certainly won’t hurt you! They really clean all your makeup off and don’t dry your skin out. The goofy print on the box shouldn’t discourage you from throwing some in your shopping cart. Just do it and save some green!
Ok, alot of what I write is based on what I see on women out in the world and on film but this one is for the women I have seen lately on the street. What is the big facination with lime green eyeshadow? I mean it definately does not look good on everyone! In fact there are very few that can wear it and not look like a fly! Stop, please stop! It is a cool thing to follow the trends but only if they look good on you. Its summertime and whether you mean to or not, your skin will get a little color by being in the sun and you should take advantage of that and just let it glow! A little mascara, some tinted lip balm and some moisturizer with sunscreen in it and go! We live in Dallas, and it is really hot here most days so why would you want to have to worry about keeping your makeup on? We will cover long wearing makeup in another post. Meanwhile, just throw on a cute sundress and some cool shades and you’re done!
Ok ladies, if there is one bit of wisdom and experience I could impart on all women, it would be about eyeliner! First, only put it on the upper lid, not underneath unless you are doing a photo shoot for Vogue! Eyeliner underneath tends to drift over time and causes a shadow which makes you look tired and older. Who wants that? Also, it closes in your eye and makes it look smaller. As far as color, save the jet black for evening or a dramatic effect. You can use taupe, grays or brown for every day. I use both a powder and a pencil for my eyeliner. It lasts longer that way. Use an angled brush for the powder. My favorite pencils for eyeliner are NYC and Ulta. They are smooth and come in all the right colors. You will find that I use makeup in all price ranges because I use what works! I know that some of you are really married to the way you use eyeliner but, try it my way for a week. See if you look more awake and bright eyed!