This week’s Friend Friday* project is all about beauty, which goes hand-in-hand with fashion. Katy wrote, “Even though some of us are strictly fashion bloggers, we still use beauty products on a daily basis, so let’s delve into that for our readers.”
My Beauty Secrets
What are the three products you couldn’t live without?
Neutrogena sunscreen, Dermablend, and lipgloss.
Which products do you never leave home without?
My MAC Studio Fix compact, and a lipstick or lipgloss.
When purchasing what is your one big beauty weakness?
NAIL POLISH!!! I’m obsessed. I cannot get enough. If you’re a new reader, check out Beauty Confession: Nail Polish Obsession and Oops, I did it again…. After nail polish, I go straight for lipstick and lipgloss.
Do you have a secret remedy, concoction, family tradition that you use?
Yeah, it’s three ounces gin, to one ounce dry vermouth, to one ounce olive juice (or something like that), shaken hard, topped with three bleu-cheese stuffed olives. Just kidding! Well, not about the cocktail, but about it having anything to do with making one look good. I’ve found that it only makes other people look good.
OK, seriously, since my mom hardly ever wears makeup and could care less about skin care she’s no help in that department. My grandmother wore nothing…no makeup, no sunscreen, zip. So these are the secrets I’m going to pass on to my gorgeous little niece (who is also fair-skinned like me):
- Crème De La Mer is a miracle cream and worth every penny.
- Stay the hell out of the sun and wear 100 SPF sunscreen every single day (I have been under a veil of sunscreen for about 14 years now. I swear it has made a huge difference.).
- Don’t smoke! and wear sunglasses and a hat if you’re going to be in the sun for longer than five minutes.
- Never, ever go to bed with makeup on. I don’t care how drunk or tired you are.
When it comes to your face, what area do you usually try to accentuate?
First, my eyes. That means several coats of L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in Noir. Then I like to play with color on my lips. I’m not devoted to a particular lip color—since I hardly ever wear eye liner or eye shadow, this is where I work in a pop of bright fuchsia or coral, a metallic bronze or pale pink, or a shiny, lacquer-like nude.
*The Friend Friday project by Modly Chic is a way for bloggers to share more about themselves and create a friendly connection with other bloggers. Katy of Modly Chic sends us questions weekly, and we answer on our blogs. Twitter tag: #FBFF