TBB talks... about makeup

Monday, March 26, 2018

It's beauty month at the Blended Blog so on Mondays we've been sharing all things beauty.

I hesitated doing this post because I feel like all I've done all month is talk about SeneGence products and I don't want this to be a salesy place. Having said that, it's legitimately my primary makeup of choice at the moment so there would be no makeup post without mentioning it. Plus, the products are kinda great, if I'm being honest.

Now that that is out of the way, let's talk makeup!!

I LOVE makeup! I finally figured out how to use it in University-ish (because I maybe went "out" a little too much and of course had to try and look my "best"... oh those were the days). Since then I've been trying, stockpiling and falling in love with all the makeup.

I think the reason I love makeup so much isn't just because it can make you look totally different, but more for the same reasons I love clothing and accessories, it's the ability of these things, when properly used, to make you feel good about yourself.

This won't come as a newsflash, I am a busy mom of three, so I don't do "full makeup" often, but I try and put at least a little bit on every.single.day. and I do that for no one else but myself (because, some days I really try and leave the house as little as humanly possible lol).

I'm thankful to report that Mr. B takes the kids downstairs and gets them breaky, and I rush to 'do my face' as fast as possible so that I'm ready to finish helping with the morning routine and get all the people where they need to be!

So, as much as I'm not inclined to post this, here is my before and after.

 And in better lighting (um YAY for good lighting) - does someone wanna just follow me around with a ring light 24/7? Any takers? no?

Here's how the magic happens:

Today's face was made up of this (except the wrong lip colour because I changed my mind at the last minute).

SEE it's not ALL SeneGence stuff!!
I swear by Benefit brow products and use them daily to fill and even out my eyebrows. I think I need to get my brows microbladed because filling my brows, while necessary, is the bane of my existence.

My Face: Colour Correcting Tinted Moisturizer in "light" is my go-to. Love this stuff. Goes on lovely over my normal moisturizer and is light coverage so I don't look too "made-up" but evens everything out.
ShadowSense: This stuff is so amazing and multi purpose. I use Garnet for shadow (corner of eyes) and liner. Candlelight was primer and under eye concealer today. Pink frost shadow. I normally use Mulberry as a blush but skipped blush today.
Pearlizer: I use a tiny bit of this as a highlighter on my cheekbones and under my eyebrows. Love it.
Lips: obviously I'm sporting LipSense because lip colour that doesn't move all day and that I don't need to reapply is key. This is praline rose, I adore this colour. So so good. 
Mascara: I do like our mascara but it's a two-step and I'm lazy, soooooo I'm using the rest of my Younique Epic mascara which I really like. I'm awaiting a new mascara from a different company (Limelight) so I'll let you know how that goes.

There you have it. My face.

Tell me your makeup Faves because I LOVE trying new things!!