24 July 2007

best of beauty - my version

i used to buy nail polish like crazy, until i discovered that out of about 50 bottles i had lots of slight variations of essentially these same few colors over and over again:


really red

deep burgundy

sort of a dusty mauve (which i call granite)

sheer pinkish white

and then the occasional impulse - a bottle of bright orange or teal or something that just didn't fit in.

(incidently, these color swatches are of sephora nail polish, which i haven't tried yet.)

i also maybe finally have an essential makeup list, some of these i have been going back to since high school:

{pressed powder}
clinique super powder in matte neutral
cover girl fresh look in transcelucent light

{lengthening mascara (always in black!)}
revlon luxurious lengths mascara

{any brand matte eye shadow in creams, browns, and purples:}

maybelline instant age rewind in creamy natural light 5

{rosy blush}
cover girl cheekers natural rose

clinique quickliner for eyes in dark chocolate, really black and violet

clinique almost lipstick in black honey
clinique different lipstick in angel red
revlon super lustrous lipgloss in glossy rose
revlon super lustrous lipstick in cherries in the snow (which i love but don't actually leave the house in)

{lip balm}
c.o. bigelow classic rose salve (do they still make this?)
neutrogena lip nutrition honey rescue balm

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