Friday, February 11, 2011

Show us your life Friday! Beauty tips!

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

I haven't done a "Show us your life Friday" in a while and I'm super excited that Kelly is bringing it back with all new topics. This weeks topic is hair and beauty tips. Back in "the day" (4 years ago ha!) I was a makeup artist for Estee Lauder. I started out by working at the makeup counter in Macy's and then went on to become a makeup artist that traveled to different stores to do events. I LOVED going to all the stores and doing makeovers! I also got to go to several Estee Lauder "schools" in which they tech you about the products, the brand and any new products about to be launched (plus they give you tons of free goodies). I am a huge fan of EL and I always will be. For many years ALL of my makeup was Estee Lauder. Now that I am no longer working for the company, I only buy my favorites just cause it can get so dang expensive to buy it all  ha! So here are my "must haves"...

The #1 product that I absolutely ADORE is the EL "Pure Pops" cream eyeshadow. Unfortunately they have discontinued it but you can find it on eBay or other sites.It keeps your eyeshadow on so well and gives your eye the perfect shimmer. My favorite color is Golden Seduction.

The next "must have" is the Double Wear foundation by Estee Lauder. This foundation is one of the top selling foundations in the world and for good reason. Its not "cakey" and it stays in place ALL DAY LONG! My color is Ivory Beige.

For blush I am in love with the Brilliant Shimmer blush powder by EL. Its the perfect color and gives the perfect hint of shimmer to the cheeks without going over-bored.

For the lips my go-to is the EL Double Wear lip duo. Its the BEST lip stain ever! It truly lasts for hours and I love it! My favorite color is "Ultimate Bronze"

For mascara I gotta give it to Lancome.... They have EL beat! The "Definicils" mascara is the BEST!


  1. I can't do EL foundation but I sure wish I could. It makes me break out for some reason. However, I love the appeal of the double wear foundation.

  2. I'm testing out Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight- I bet it is similar to EL's Pure Pops. It's so pretty. I usually use Stila Kitten as my base shadow, and Candlelight is the perfect primer for it.

    I have heard great things about the EL Double Wear foundation and have been meaning to try it.

    I bet it was so fun to be a makeup artist!

  3. I have never used EL but I am hearing so many good things about that foundation I might have to switch although I do love my smash box your daughter is BEAUTIFUL!!

  4. These products look great! I enjoyed checking out your blog!

  5. Hi there! I have been looking for new foundation lately, glad to hear that you like EL! Have a great weekend!


  6. Hey! Golden Seduction was fav too! Good picks:)

  7. I found your blog over at Kelly's Korner!!! So cute! Thanks for sharing! Your daughter is precious!

  8. Sounds like great items! I have never tried any of them!

  9. They sound like great products! I'd like to try the blush! I'm blog hopping and found your blog. I'm now following. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!