“putting my face on”

I’m not sure where I picked up that phrase, but that’s what I’ve always called my make-up application process. Example:  

“Are you ready to go?”  

“No.  Give me a minute to put my face on.”

Anyhow – I have a couple more product suggestions for you.  A few weeks ago I recommended  Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Technology Mascara, and I still love it.  My hearty endorsement still stands.

This is my new favorite product:

 Neutrogena 3-in-1 Concealer for eyes. 

Find it at your neighborhood drug store for under $10 bucks.  The “3-in-1″ product name is because it’s a concealer, as well as eye cream and spf 20.  But the part I really like is that it’s a great concealer!  Covers some serious tired-mama dark circles.

Here’s what prompted the sharing of this product with you:  One day this week I was struggling with allergies, and my right eye was continually watering.  At the end of the day I looked in the mirror and thought,

“Holy Cow! When did I get punched in the face!?!”  

Then I realized that the concealer under that right eye had simply been removed as my eye watered all day long and I wiped away the tears.  My right eye was showcasing my tired-mama dark circle, and the left side was being nicely concealed with this product. Huge difference.   

This next product isn’t for your face, but rather for legs that haven’t seen the sun yet this season:

Neutrogena Build-a-Tan

I’ve always been terrified of self-tanning lotion.  It came to popularity when I was in Jr. High, and my memory is of girls walking the halls with horrible, streaky orange legs.  The fear of looking like an oompa loompa has always scared me away.

But this year I decided I give it a try and I’ve been happily surprised with this product.  You can “control your shade”;  the directions say “sheer color builds from a healthy glow to a deeper tan with each application.”  I only use it once every 4 or 5 days.  (I’m not really going for a “deep tan” look; I just don’t want my legs to match the color of raw chicken.)  No streaks, easy to apply, and dries quickly.  Less than $10 bucks at your local drugstore. 

Who else has product recommendations to share? 


3 comments on ““putting my face on”

  1. I like the results of the self tanning lotion but I hate the smell!! My nose is so sensitive (even more so lately) & I can smell it on me all day. I have yet to find one I can tolerate. :( I read that the smell comes from the chemical that gives you the tan look. So, I guess you can’t really get away from it! How does the build a tan smell?

  2. haven’t noticed anything too overwhelming….. I just unscrewed the lid to take a whiff, and to me it just smells like unscented lotion. But I make no promises what it might smell like to the pregnant nose. ;)  

  3. oompa loompas, legs the color of raw chicken. Love it. :-) Laughing over here. Send me some of that mascara and some fo the concealer, BFF! We ain’t got no Wal-Mart over here!! I’ll paypal you!!!!

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