Hey there Pearlies! We are starting this beautiful Monday out with the first post in our Beauty Week Series! Alright ladies, lets “face” it… we all wish we had our own personal makeup artist in our pocket 24/7. Most of us non celebrities don’t get to take advantage of that luxury and some of us are just not very good at it (like me). Well, for those of us that cannot necessarily afford that expense or for an everyday casual wear, here are our favorite, PPB approved beauty finds that may help you to feel beautiful all day, every day.
Let me begin by saying we highly recommend hiring a professional make up artist for your wedding day. They know things about your skin that you don’t even know. They know about lighting, what will photograph well and what goes best with your skin tone. We definitely think everyone should try to save some of the wedding budget for this very important service.
With that being said, here are our top makeup bag must haves. Enjoy!
#1 MiMi’s Top Pick, L’oréal Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner – This is one of my favorite must haves in my makeup bag. I am not the best at applying eyeliner or any makeup for that matter. In fact, I don’t do it often because it’s just too complicated for me to do daily with work and mothering 3 littles. But, this eye liner makes me feel like a pro. It’s smooth clean line is flawless every time.
#2 Chrissy’s Top Pick, e.l.f. Prism Eye-shadow – Shimmer is totally in! And this eye-shadow has us swooning. It’s silky texture and luminous beauty is comparable to Urban Decay at a fraction of the price. It comes in Naked, Smoke and Sunset pallets and is a must have in Chrissy’s makeup case.
#3 Cover Girl Full Lash Bloom Mascara – We all want the same thing in a mascara, don’t we? It is really difficult to find the perfect formula! One that doesn’t crumble, one that actually does what it promises, thickens and lengthens and doesn’t clump. Well, I think this one makes the grade. PPB approved!
#4 bareMinerals Warmth – Love, Love, Love this all over face color. It gives you a warm, healthy glow without looking overdone or orange-y. I don’t tan easily and I have very pale skin. This product is just enough and blends easily to give the illusion of a freshly sun-kissed face.
#5 Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss – Everyone hates trying a new lip gloss just to be so disappointed when your smacker is a sticky mess. This is a splurge item that every girl should keep in her purse. The non sticky formula and mirror smooth finish are incredible and are so worth the extra cash. Even if you don’t wear any other makeup, you should at least have kissable lips!
Thanks for joining us on our first day of beauty week Pearlies. We hope you enjoyed our favorite beauty products and we think you will love them too. What are some of your must haves? We would love to hear from you… just comment below!
Chrissy & MiMi