Hello, my name is Nicole. I’m a blogger and a mother of two, and I get dressed and wear makeup every day.
Am I in the minority among my fellow bloggers? Among my fellow moms? Sometimes it seems that way. I just feel better when I take the time to get ready in the morning, I like the feeling of being able to get up and go at a moment’s notice. And bonus: I’m not embarrassed to answer the door!
Here’s what I tend to use on a daily basis. It seems like a lot when it’s all written out, but I’m done in five minutes or less.
I used to love but they changed the formula recently and I’m not happy with it. It used to help control oil, and now it almost seems I’m worse off when I use it. If you have a recommendation for an alternative, I’d love to hear it.
I like It covers circles and blemishes, and I use my ring finger to apply it.
I have used for years, after my friend Tyrone (yes, you’re reading that right) recommended it to me. I’ve experimented with other brands and finishes (in fact, I’m eying ), but I always come back to Studio Fix.
I love blush. Bright pink cheeks are so cute! I like but if I’m in need of something more understated, I choose (Golly, NARS is risqué.)
I like the sharp precision of liquid eyeliner (I started using after gushed about it, but now her post seems to be gone). Sometimes though, I also like the softness of smudged pencil, and in that case I use
I usually skip this step because I feel like eyeshadow just isn’t a good look for me. It’s likely that I just need to learn how to apply it in a more flattering way. One color that I do like quite a bit though is
A classic for a reason.
My favorite! My friends don’t tend to wear lipstick. I guess it’s seen as old-fashioned? No matter. I brand-hop and experiment with color all the time. I wrote about my quest to find my perfect lipstick shade, and I’m still loving Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Daring Pink as my go-to, everyday color. A few other recent favorites: and
* Edit: A lot of people wonder about wearing lipstick and having a baby that you want to smooch all day. I just withhold my affection in the name of looking good. Kidding! I skip the lipstick most of the time and just swipe it on before I leave the house.
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So tell me… am I in the minority? Do you wear makeup everyday, sporadically, just on special occasions, or not at all? And if you have favorites or tips, please share!