I thought it would be fun to share with you what I have in my personal make-up bag. It differs dramatically from my professional case! My professional case weighs a ton and needs to be stocked ready to do anything or anybody! I have gotten better definition in my arms from schlepping my case for all these years!
My personal make-up case can do it all too! A natural look, a defined smoky eye…you never know what your mood will be that day or night!
Concealer is a must have for me. I have noticed that the aging process really hollows you out under the eyes. I now understand more than ever why the #1 question I am asked about make-up relates to concealer. I carry my Hidden Agenda concealer palette; I can mix up the colors to get to the right shade and I always use the neutralizer to spot out any redness.
Next is foundation; I think everyone should use some type of a foundation. You can achieve perfect looking skin and you do not have to use very much! A small amount goes a long way…use foundation more as a touch up tool rather than applying all over. 99% of most women do not need foundation all over, apply only where it is needed and make sure your color is correct. Once you apply foundation you should no longer see it! I love a dewy finish to the skin so I created my newest foundation, (which just went into stores a couple of weeks ago) to let the skin glisten and glow. I also love love the packaging. It is Perfecting Luminious Foundation and it does all that it says!
With my skin hopefully looking flawless, I am onto blush. I always use my Rosey Crème Blush. Again, gotta have that dewiness! I usually apply it with my fingers, but when I am applying on someone else I always use a brush. I love the coraly /pinky tone it looks so fresh on everyone.
Next it is on to my eyebrows. A spoolie is a must have for me to brush up the brows to really see the shape. I fill in any holes with my Taupe brow pencil, a perfect shade which looks so natural. I apply in mini little strokes and then use the spoolie brush to soften the lines. The end result looks so soft (no one will ever know you didn’t already have the perfect brow).
Onto the eyes of the soul…for an everyday quick fix, I dust a medium brown from my Perfectly Neutral Eye Palette across the entire lid from upper lashline to just beyond the crease. ( I do use either a tiny bit of foundation or the eye base from the palette to prime the lid before the application of color). If I want a little extra splash, I might give a little definition on the outer corners of the lower lashline with the same color.
If I need to kick it up a notch for evening I will use my Dramatically Defining Gel Eyeliner in Ebony for definition at the lashline and sometimes fill in the lower rim of my lashline with my Blackest Eye Pencil. I always use black mascara and I always use a eyelash curler before applying my mascara. After my 2-3 coats of mascara I comb through my lashes. Since my mascara comes with a comb you have no excuses for not having the most fabulous lashes! Another weird thing, my lashes have gotten straighter! I use my travel lash curler because I can actually see my lashes against the white (my eyes have gotten terrible)! For work, I use the Dramatically Defining Lash Curler.
On lips I tend to stay softer, I am a huge fan of my Velvety Matte Lip Crayons. They are so easy to use, come in the best colors that look gorgeous on everyone! Although they are matte, they are creamy and moisturizing. Also my new Mauvey lipcolor has found its way into my bag too! For a pale beigey lip I love Sheer Morning Glory or Truffle lipcolors.
Last but not least, I use my new Brightening Powder dusting lightly into the inner corners and under my eyes. For any overly shiny highlights I use my Flesh loose powder to soften the shine yet leave the sheen.
I am thrilled to hopefully design the best make-up bags, that are actually affordable! You can change out your bag each season…you have to keep it clean and pristine! Nothing more disgusting than a funky make-up bag! Also, remember to keep your brushes clean…wash them at least once a week. Do it at night so when you wake up in the morning they are all dry and set to go!
I had so much fun with the giveaway last week, I decided to do it AGAIN! Post your comment on what Sonia Kashuk product you can’t live without. One lucky winner will win a replica of my personal make-up case! Total Value $250!!! (see list of products below) Winner to be announced on my blog, Twitter and Facebook on Monday April 19th! Be sure to Tweet about it daily for extra chances to enter the contest… Tweet to say: I want to win the @SoniaKashuk make-up giveaway #soniakgiveawayb2
Product List for giveaway: Straight From Nature Bamboo Powder Brush $19.99, Angled Contour Blusher Brush $17.99, Small Multipurpose Powder Brush $10.99, Domed Eye Shadow Brush $9.99, Large Eye Shadow Brush $12.99, Synthetic Domed Crease Brush $9.99, Smudge Brush $7.99, Spoolie Brush $1.99, Shaped Blending Brush $5.99, Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette $9.99, Blending Sponge $9.99, Perfecting Luminous Foundation $10.49, Creme Blush in Rosey $9.99, Brow Definer in Taupe $5.99, Perfectly Neutral Eye Palette $12.99, Dramatically Defining Gel Liner in Ebony $8.99, Lashify Mascara in Black $6.99, Deluxe Travel Eyelash Curler $9.99, Velvety Matte Lip Crayon $7.99, Brightening Powder $9.99, Luxury Lipsticks in Mauvey, Sheer Morning Glory & Truffle $8.99 each, Small Train Case $14.99