Waves On Wednesday: Put On A Pretty Face

Something about Spring makes me start thinking about new makeup. Of course I’m thinking about makeup for the salon, and for the upcoming wedding season, but I also start thinking about revamping my own makeup stash! I’m ready for bronze skin and less makeup, honestly, but I’m not there yet.

I use the same two or three eye shadows every day. They look so raunchy, I hate to show them to you, but here they are. Hey…maybe it’s the raunchy-ness that’s making me want new makeup!  Anyway…naked                                  naked2

Everyone knows about the Urban Decay Naked Palette, right? I love it, but I can only use a few colors for every day. Those super dark colors are for the young! I never go out on the town anymore, so I don’t have much occasion for a smoky eye. I use naked, buck, and virgin mostly. Sometimes I’ll use dark horse in the crease, the pink one on the lid, and virgin on the brow bone, with a little sin in the inner corners.


This one came from Victoria’s Secret, and it’s seen better days. It’s kind of an easy, no-brainer kind of go-to. With only three colors, how hard can it be?VSshadow

I also like this one, which is made by NYC (I think). It has the eye shadow primer, which I love, and the greasy highlighter, which I hate.  The darkest shadow colors leave all kinds of crumbs in the highlighter part, and when I’ve tried to use the greasy highlighter, I look like someone from Star Trek!  I love the smoky purples, though, and this is about as smoky as I get for daytime.
Now, here’s my wish list:MACwarmneut

I want one of these so bad.  It’s the MAC warm neutral palette.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  You know what I love most about it?  No black!  Black eyeshadow and I just don’t get along.
Here’s the story that made me want it.  Of course, I want this blogger’s skin-tone, also, but we can’t have it all.

Also, I would also love to try this.creme-feat

It’s Lip Creme by TIGI Cosmetics.  I’m not much of a lipstick/lipgloss person, but I should be.  My lips are always dry, and I don’t want lip creases!  This is a cool product…lipstick+lipgloss=lipcreme!  Here’s my favorite color:lipcreme-manhattan

What makeup are you longing for this Spring? Do you wear less and less makeup the warmer it gets, like I do? I ALWAYS wear sunscreen, and I hope you do, too!  I’m actually crazy about Mary Kay CC cream.mary-kay-cc-cream-sunscreen-broad-spectrum-light-to-medium-h  My awesome Mary Kay chick recommended it after they stopped making the tinted moisturizer, and it has the same SPF.  I love it!  In the summer, I may skip foundation altogether, but I never skip my sunscreen.  🙂

Just so you know, I’m not getting paid for any of these recommendations.  I’m just a 40-something makeup artist with skin issues, trying to find what works for me, and I love makeup!  Plus, I have two pretty faces booked for this weekend!  They’re repeat customers from a wedding two years ago, and they want lashes!  I’m so excited!

So, no hairy waves for this Wednesday, but a little bit of what’s making waves in makeup…in my world, anyway!

X,O,X,O Martie