Sunday, September 19, 2010

Makeup Basket Revealed

Happy Weekend!!!

This was our off week for football so Trav has had the weekend off with us! It's been such a blessing to have him home an extra day and a half!


I love knowing the details about other people's lives.  Whether it be what they eat for dinner, what they buy at the grocery store, their favorite anything, what their daily schedule looks like... you name it and I love to know!  Some might call it nosy... I call it inquisitive :)

I have seen several posts around blog land where ladies share what's in their makeup bag.
So, that's exactly what I'm doing today!  Just in case anyone else is inquisitive nosy like me :)


First things first... I don't use a makeup bag.  I prefer to use a basket to keep my makeup in.  That way I can see exactly where everything is when applying.  Whenever I travel I simply throw everything into a ziploc bag.

All the makeup is in crazy order so bare with me.

Also, it should be known that I do not spend alot of money on my makeup.  The only time I ever have was when we were first married and living off of two incomes.  I then bought Clinique for about half a year.  And in my opinion it was just the same as what I am currently using!


Green Smoke Eye Shadow by MAC- My sister Bekka has a fabulous MAC makeup kit that she acquired through cosmetology school.  I was rummaging through it the other day and came across the perfect shade of green eye shadow!  It's called Green Smoke by MAC.  This is definitely the shade to use if you have any green in your eye whatsoever!

Alot of the makeup that I currently have is Loreal.  The reason behind that is because CVS runs "buy one get one half off (or sometimes free!)" makeup specials every now and then and Loreal happened to be the brand that was on sale when I was stocking up on new makeup.


Loreal Wear Infinite Eyeshadow- Sand Dune: I love the colors in this set for every day wear.  I think it makes my eye makeup look smooth and finished.


Covergirl Pressed Powder- I have used this stuff for years and years.  I apply it with a brush instead of the pad that it comes with.  I tend to use it more as a finishing powder than a coverup.


Loreal Voluminous Original Mascara- I really love this mascara!  I've used it for about two years.  It's not to watery... it doesn't clump... makes your eyelashes thicker.  Love it!

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Sunset Strip- This is a fun little bronzer that adds a nice glow to your cheeks!


Loreal True Match Super-blendable Makeup: LOVE this foundation!  It's not too heavy.  And it's not too light.  When you apply it feels very light and feathery but gives great coverage!


Loreal Visible Lift Line-Minimizing and Tone-Enhancing Under-eye Concealer: It's a mouthful right?! :)  THIS concealer is my favorite item of makeup!!!  As a mom of two little ones and another on the way I feel like I tend to look exhausted all the time.  I really feel like this concealer brightens under my eyes and makes me look a tad bit more alert and awake than I am :) (and no...I'm not getting paid to rave about this product!!! ha!)


Maybelline Loose Shimmer Powder- Copper Glimmer: I bought this two summers ago on sale at Walgreens and STILL have over half of it left.  I mainly use it during the summer time for a fun shimmery look.  Time to put it up again until next summer!


So there you have it!  Everything that's in my makeup basket!  Normally I have eyeliner in there as well.  I've just been out for ohhhh about a month now and have yet to buy another one :) 

What are your favorite makeup products?!!?  I'd love to hear what they are!  Even if they're not from Walmart or CVS ;)  Does anyone have a favorite lipgloss or lipstick? I'm still on the hunt for a good one!

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!  Goodnight!


  1. I got so excited when I saw this post because I'm just like you.. "inquisitive"!! haha! I LOVE these kinds of posts too!

    I'm going to have to try that eye shadow. I really like the neutral colors for everyday, and I've been on the hunt for some that doesn't disappear before the morning's over!

    two of my favorite products: cover girl lash blast mascara (I LOVE mascara!) and physician's formula finishing powder. it helps even everything out. love it!

  2. For us older girls I use Roc under my make up for day time and Olay Regenerist at night. I use Pur Minerals for powder foundation, bronzer, blush and eyes. I use the same Loreal Mascara you do and love it!!! Don't have a favorite lipstick, use all kinds.

    Ashley you would look great with no makeup. You are beautiful on the inside and out!!!!!! Love your Aunt Marsha

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