March 19, 2012

Smashing!

I've kind of being doing a little lot of shopping lately...
In preparation for my upcoming trip to Miami,
I realized that I needed to freshen up my wardrobe, beauty case, 
and anything else that may come in handy for a bachelorette party. 

I'm such a girly girl when it comes to make-up. 
I've been testing out different brands and conjuring up various looks since high school,
and attending last year's IMATS was this girl's ultimate pleasure. 
During my latest haul at Sephora,
I settled on two items from Smashbox - 

I always go through phases in my make-up routine. 
One day I'll be really into rosy cheeks,
and then a few weeks later, 
I'll ditch blush all together and stick strictly to bronzer. 

After watching Kandee Johnson's latest video on how to "slenderize your face",
I was on the prowl for a darker foundation/powder. 
The kit above seemed perfect for my needs -
it includes three different shades for contouring, bronzing and highlighting.
What I like the most about it,
is that the powders are shimmer-free. 
Sometimes a little glitter is nice.. but the older I get, the sillier I feel when my face shines like a disco ball.
Not everyone can pull of J Lo's glow... 
well, maybe just on special occasions,
and I have another set of products to achieve that look. 

I've been experimenting with different colors of lipstick lately,
and this new addition is unlike anything I have ever tried before. 
This is my first Smashbox lipstick,
but so far, I'm pretty impressed with how pigmented it is, 
and the amount of moisture it retains after a few hours. 
The picture above doesn't do this color justice - 
I posted a better picture of what it actually looks like on my lips on my Instagram.

I'm planning on bringing both of these items to Miami,
so stay tuned for more pictures of the combined look!

natasha

5 comments:

Kai.Mercado. said...

i feel you on the make-up! I am all over the place with what I like. Right now I am really into lipsticks, and experimenting with different shades!

Marie Martell said...

Doing the same with my makeup :)
love the lipstick color!

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Katherine Krieg said...

these are so much fun! thanks for sharing.
(and im in love with san diego too!!)

Fashion Kitchen said...

hey natasha! i love your blog! i am now following you, if you like follow me back!
love Ann-Christin

andrea brionne said...

i go through so many phases with my makeup routine. love smashbox! and your blog layout is seriously adorable, love it.

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