Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Makeup Bag


Ahhh. Makeup. War paint. What have you.
As much as I love beauty products, I do have to admit a few things: Usually, I just dab on some chapstick, curl my lashes, pinch my cheeks, and away I go.
My pretty bottles and sparkly shadows wait patiently for a night out on the town. Then there was that one time I went 4 months without wearing any makeup. I've never felt more beautiful.
A true kind of beauty.

{My Two Cents}

*I invest in good brushes and splurge on face products/eyeshadows (high pigments).
*Trend items: ex. Coral lipstick/Liquid liner/etc. Buy Cheap (wet N' wild/e.l.f)! No reason to spend a bunch of money on something you might only wear once or twice.
*Expensive Mascara...meh. Honestly. I feel like I've used them all, and really, mascara is mascara. A tube of black inky stuff. Covergirl LashBlast is one of my favorite drugstore picks. {I'm a hypocrite though: I've always used DiorShow just because the MUA would always use it on me back in my modeling days. Yes. I've been brainwashed.}

Lindsay over at Scenic Glory is holding a "What's in Your Makeup Case?" contest. If you'd like to vote for me, go {here} and leave a, "Bon Bon is #1!" comment. Or, "Go Bon Bon Go!" I don't know. I'm just throwing things out there. I think I got some sparkles in my brain.

If I win, maybe I'll finally make that eyeliner tutorial you all, (all 7 of you), have been requesting.
And if I don't win. Well. I'll still make the tutorial. I'm nice like that.

xoxo

{Bon Bon}

33 comments:

Sarah said...

Love it!
I wish I could go without make up but for some reason I always have to wear it.. at least a little bit!

Alexis Kaye said...

hahah I LOVE that you called it war paint. So true. I am with you. NOT a fan of make up. I'm getting my bridal pictures taken on Friday and I'm honestly dreading getting my make up done and my nails done.

Cole said...

I have the same boi-ing concealer as you! And I definitely agree with the expensive mascara advice, I love Lancome Hypnose.
And I voted for you! Good luck!

mary said...

So at first I saw that little bag and I thought, how does the beauty queen fit everything in there? That's it? And then the roll of snapshots began and I was like hooray! I also use makeup forever liquid foundation, any ol mascara, and always up for a little bit o sparkle! Now I have to go vote for you bc obviously you are #1 and I am requesting an eyeliner tutorial! Same time same place tomorrow beauty queen? xox!

christine donee said...

sometimes I buy a new color. It always sits unused. I tend to do the same routine over and over. Why mess with a good thing, right?

Susan said...

I'm the same- I have lots of beautiful makeup but generally, I wear very little. I love your pretty bag!

Maggy said...

agreeeeed on the mascara, every time I see a commercial I want to raise a coup and say HEY, it is allll the same folks.

Nikki said...

I failed makeup 101. Although I do love the bare escentuals powders. I actually stare at myself in my review mirror some days. Sure, dangerous...perhaps.

Chloe said...

I usually wear very little makeup. Just like you.
And my makeup is always the cheap one. haha

Michaela said...

Agreed girl...invest in good brushes and high quality face stuff! I never pay more than 9 bucks for mascara, liner or lip gloss (:

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Good brushes are so worth it, you are right and really mascara is nothing more than just some tube of black inky stuff. I never spend more than $10 on one unless I go for clinique's high impact mascara once a year. The best mascara I once used only cost $2.50. Unfortunatley I don't remember where I got that one from. :(
I hardly splurge on any of my products, except for when I am 249% sure the product is worth its money, which hardly happens.

xoxo

Megan said...

Sooooo true! I bought a lip gloss for $18 once and it makes me sick to wear it. Literally, I vomit. Okay, not really, but I want to.

Megan said...

PS: I'm going to vote for you!

ellie said...

haha, war paint. I think i will start using that term...

Gertrude said...

I really like the Fossil bag. And I totally agree, good brushes are a must, and mascaras are more or less the same. :)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

hahaha. can't wait for the tutorial!!

Amanda said...

wow, you have lots of options there. if i had that all out and for every day use i would get way too overwhelmed. i have my basics and then i bust out the fun stuff when i'm going out.

kira said...

You are so organized. I don't have a lot of make-up, but everything is a jumbled mess in my make-up bag. I would be way too embarrassed to ever show it on the blog.

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Bon Bon, as usual your blog makes me smile. I'm going to vote for you now, tralalala (that's my going-to-vote song)... I'm excited for the eyeliner tutorial but if you get a chance, I'd like to hear your thoughts on brow maintenance -mine are decidedly and genetically unruly.

Jennifer said...

Haha. I love your two cents! I used to buy nice make-up until I got married...now it's just the chepo stuff...but you've reminded me that I do need to replace my brushes. The poor little guys are so worn out!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Ooooo! Look at all that goodnesss!!!! I am the same as you though... I have so much stuff from my days working at Clinique, but wear the bare minimum daily. Brushes are a must have though... <3

Maddie said...

I wear mostly all NARS and invest in good brushes too!

xo
Maddie

Ashley said...

WAR PAINT! HAHAHA. I love your cute bag. :)

Cecilia Warner said...

yeah i wear little makeup myself but for some occasions i like to get all dolled up. i really like your makeup bag. i don't invest very much money in makeup but luckily my boyfriends mother gave me mac brushes and makeup for christmas (^_^)

erin said...

oh i love me all kinds of makeup!
ps. your dog belly flopping was the cutest thing. he jumped so high! :)

Tess said...

Oh my dear, I am swooning over all of that beautiful makeup. I'm just getting into really nice make-up and I've been obsessing over it all week - so this was a perfect post for me. I haven't even thought about all of the brushes one needs!!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

love the cheek color!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

You have a fabulous makeup bag that has me green with envy. I would vote my dear but Gertrude hit me up first and I already committed I am sorry but good luck.

7upkels said...

i always love makeup suggestions! thanks for yours :)

Sana said...

I see that you have an EOS lip balm! I love love love love that stuff! Its so much better than regular chapsticks because its impossible to lose the EOS balm and it smells delish!

xoxo

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Lynn {hearted girl} said...

what a darling make-up bag, so folksy-fun! and girl, that massive palette freakin' rocks, i always wanted a kit like that which opens up to reveal every color under the rainbow. how incredibly awesome. i use that makeup forever HD foundation too, it's the shhh!

sure wish i could pinch my cheeks and go but unfortch if the paint isn't applied i feel like a total frou, no kidding. dark circles, uneven complexion, grrrr. seriously with ya about the mascara tip, cheap and cheerful all the way baby. happy almost weekend lovely! ♥

meme-and-he said...

loved this post-I always enjoy learning what other people are using..husband just doesn't quite give the input and advice I need! Even with all the makeup we girls own nowadays, its so good to feel confident and valued without it...so good for you for 4 whole months without!!

Anna said...

LOVE this bag!!

And love the new design of your blog!

HAPPY EASTER!! xoxo

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