So there comes that time in every classy ladies life when she needs to stock up on her beauty must haves. The, I can’t leave home with it type of deal. Trust me, even when I am roughing it in the middle of the jungle or crossing Africa, I still have my beauty must have items. Just because I am roughing it, doesn’t mean I have to totally let myself go. I love being au natural just as much as I like to glam it up. Let’s just say, regardless of the look I am going for, I like to maintain. I am a girly girl at heart in a lot of ways. No wonder my blog is Barefoot & High Heeled.
I am not a one brand type of women. Beauty products being one of my fave things to purchase, I have tried numerous kinds of products, and definitely have my favorite narrowed down from specific brands.
That’s not to say I am not open to trying new products. I am always open to trying new things! However, if they don’t make the cut, I always revert back to my never fail me, and always make me feel beautiful life long products. Although, sometimes in life, some of those absolute fave products of mine go and get discontinued!! Those are sad days…. And so the search begins to try and replace them with something else. At times I luck out and find something even better, and other times I never find anything that compares. And so is life….
Gosh, it can be so hard to stop myself when I am in the middle of Sephora or MAC, surrounded by endless arrays of beauty products just calling my name. I sometimes have to remind myself of what I am there for, so just get what you need and go!
‘Oh look, its new and limited addition of seasonal colors!’……’How about I just sample them?!’….. ‘ No Petrena, remember, mission. Don’t you sample anything! It’s bad news, and you know very well, you’ll buy more then you came for.’
I am such a damn pro a self talk. Literally, mastered the art of it.
Well at least if anyone ever wants to buy me a present, a gift certificate to a beauty store, would never be unappreciated!
So here are a few must have essentials, in all their glory.
This is by far one of my favorite mascara’s of all time! It gives me volume, length, and curl that is incomparable. I do layer my mascara though, and usually will start with a Clinique one underneath. Don’t ask me why I do this, it has just been a habit for me, for as long as I have been wearing make-up. But I can’t live without my YSL mascara. A brand new mascara never wears that great for me, I prefer when its like a week or two old and has thickened up a bit. That goes for all mascaras.
A nice deep coffee brown color. I love these eyeliner gels. They wear so long, and apply so smoothly. I love a nice straight even line of eyeliner, and no smudging! Eyeliner pencils and myself just never get along. With this eyeliner gel, I barely have to touch it up, and it never smudges on me. Gotta pop these baby blues of mine.
It’s lightweight, never sticky, with spectacular shine and beautiful color. Honestly, it goes on so smooth, and gives your lips a beautiful silhouette. I am not a massive lipstick person, I don’t know why, I just never feel lipstick suits me. I like the sheer color of glosses on myself. If you like lip glosses, once you give this a go, you will be hooked.
Oh it’s such a beautiful thing to rip into a brand new package of makeup. There is nothing like using a nice full product. Not to mention, I always love a reason to go beauty product shopping. These few little products are timeless, and as seasons come and go, they will always stay in fashion. Right on my face, and in my bag, exactly where they belong.
What are some of your must have faves?