Middle Aged Beauty Queen

What’s on my Vanity?

Posted on: June 23, 2012

20120623-183725.jpgThis month on my vanity? is blush, or as I like to call them blushers.
I have a question mark after vanity, because I don’t really have a vanity, I have a set of dresser drawers in my bathroom, 3 drawers. The top drawer is where I keep my make up and on top of the dresser is the stuff I use most often, a small jewelry chest, a radio, etc… The usual. Whenever I feel like I’m being overwhelmed with some one item I like to put it in my small basket and for the next month I concentrate on that item. This is a way I can weed out what I don’t like, use up what I do like.
I started this a couple of months ago, if you remember when I had too many mascaras to count, let alone to know which ones I liked. At the end of that month I knew I loved my old favorite L’oreal Voluminous, so no more trying different mascaras. Then I did the same thing with eyeshadow. At the end of the month I knew I did not care for the Maybelline color tattoo eyeshadow but I love the Wet n Wild brand.
So this month was blush. I won a Mac blush in a giveaway from a blog called The Girlie Review, I also received a couple of different blushes from swaps I’d done with friends in the UK. Of course, I had my standby Avon blush, which by the way, is now in the garbage. It was not a good blush, no beuno.

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20120623-184618.jpgSome of the other contenders were by Vincent Longo and Smashbox., Accessorize and Wet n Wild. After a month of concentrating and paying attention to what I was using, why I was using, I came up with these favorites.

20120623-184742.jpgThese are both Sleek brand and only available in the UK. They are drug store brands, very affordable and very good! They look scary in the pan, but can I tell you, they sheer out to the prettiest color. And isn’t that what we want our blush to do? Next to the Sleek, I really love Vincent Longo Misty Blossom. Vincent Longo is a make up artist who started his own line of make up, he is highly thought of by other make up artists and I agree. Misty Blossom has all these different colors in it that when swirled together, again makes the prettiest blush.

20120623-185754.jpgI also really like the Revlon cream blush. As I get older, I think a cream blush looks better on me, doesn’t seem to settle into those “fine” lines. Fine lines my ass, whoever came up with calling them “fine” never had any. Okay, I’m back. Sorry, but I’m just sayin….
I may have gone into this experiment thinking i would come out with only one blush but one thing I’ve learned is a girl needs more than one blusher. I need a peach toned blusher (Mac Immortal Flower & Sleek Life’s a Peach) for the days when I’m wearing maybe a rust colored top, or using more browns in my eye make up. I need a rose colored blush (Sleek Flamingo & Revlon Berry Flirtatious & Vincent Longo Misty Blossom) for most other days. My skin has pink undertones so I probably will reach for the rose/pink blush more often than the peach but I do need a peach now and then.
💄What’s next for What’s on My Vanity? If you guessed LIPSTICK, then you guessed right. I have more lipstick than I know what to do with. I could leave myself little love notes on the bathroom mirror every night for a month and a year, and still have lipstick left over! This may take longer than a month!
😍Thanks for stopping by!

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